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Aging and Energy Production with Frank Shallenberger, MD

submitted by: admin on 04/20/2016
  As we age, energy production declines. Our ability is directly correlated with how well we use oxygen. Using fat as a fuel is ideal and is a sign of conditioning. Even younger people decrease energy production because of poor lifestyle. It is possible to reverse this process. Exercise and diet are a very important solutions.        

Exercise Intensity and Weight Loss

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
The intensity of exercise is important because it burns calories faster and causes a sustained increased basal metabolic rate for several hours afterwards. Interval exercise stimulates the ability of the body to condition itself faster. We burn fat until we become fatigued, at which we begin to burn carbohydrate and produce lactic acid. Aging is associated with...

Fitness Without Effort

submitted by: admin on 07/16/2019
Being in better shape makes physical activities easier. Getting into the zone is another way to do this. Effort is less with more confidence and focus. The way we practice should also include less effort.

Importance of Exercise for the Elderly

submitted by: admin on 07/16/2019
Exercise is especially critical in the elderly. As we lose our youth it becomes easier to lose our strength and fitness and it takes longer to get our fitness better. Walking 3 days a week does a lot to support healthy aging, better mood, and mental acuity. Exercise allows the body and mind to adapt and do more work with less energy.

Preventing Exercise Induced Injuries

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Exercise injuries are preventable. Overdoing exercise or being the weekend warrior are recipes for injuries. Getting in shape, stretching, and starting slowly are protective.