An innovative fitness blog helping people over 40 years of age to look & feel their best!
“I started this blog back in 2009 with the thought that what is popular and trendy in health and fitness is not always correct. In fact, a good percentage of the time individuals are just following the crowd and getting frustrated by not getting the results they want. “ – Mike Cola
The goal of this blog is to figure out what are the most advanced innovative ways to: improve your health, build a strong flexible body and maintain an optimal weight. Mike utilizes his 30 years of fitness training experience along with analyzing the latest research, to sift through the noise and find out what really works.
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When I was in my teens, over 30 years ago, I spent a lot of time reading bodybuilding books and magazines looking for information on how to build a muscular body. The top bodybuilders of the time were Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Zane and Franco Colombo, just to name a few. I will never forget reading in Franco Colombo’s book when he said “sugar kills (…)read more
There are a number of innovative medical treatments now available to accelerate the recovery from an injury. Platelet -rich plasma (PRP) and Prolotherapy are two cutting-edge treatments sought after by athletes and individuals suffering from acute injuries and chronic pain. PRP was brought into the spotlight last year when Pittsburgh Steelers (…)read more
Sometimes I forget how healthy my wife and I eat compared to our friends. This weekend we had some unexpected friends stop by right before dinner. I like when friends stop by and was excited to have them join us for dinner. My wife had made a salad, roasted chicken, baked brussel sprouts and baked red potatoes. This is a typical Sunday late afternoon dinner (…)read more
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