The festive season is right round the corner. Partying, going on a holiday with friends and family will soon be the order of the day. Fitness routines and diet control, more often than not go out of the window at this time. So if you follow the general trend of not working out and generally going easy with your diet, you might emerge in January as having done major damage to your fitness goals whatever they might be! It does not necessarily have to be like that. Of course you cannot come across as a party pooper and not partake of the festive mood, thus I believe in this the season we need to shift to a maintenance mode. The aim would be to do as little as possible to preserve – muscle mass, low body fat, cardio vascular fitness and or strength but still have fun. In other words, enjoy the best of both the worlds. Nutrition is the biggest problem when we are in the mood to party. Load up on protein, go for the barbecue section of the menu for … [Read more...] about Fit and fine: Fitness in the festive season
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Osteoporosis is a common disease that makes bones weak, thin, brittle and more likely to break. The condition typically occurs in women after menopause and can increase the risk of fractures, especially in the hip, spine and wrist, according to the National Institutes of Health.The condition is often called a "silent disease" because bone loss can happen slowly and without any warning signs. People may not be aware they have osteoporosis until they break a bone, lose height or develop hunched posture. About 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and another 44 million have low bone mass, or osteopenia, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.There are a number of factors that may lead to osteoporosis, said Dr. Harold Rosen, an endocrinologist and director of the Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. One such factor is the accelerated bone loss that occurs after … [Read more...] about Osteoporosis: Risks, Symptoms and Treatment
Katherine Tallmadge, M.A.,R.D., is a registered dietitian, author of "Diet Simple: 195 Mental Tricks, Substitutions, Habits & Inspirations" (LifeLine Press, 2011) and a frequent national commentator on nutrition topics. This article is adapted from one that first appeared in the Washington Post. Tallmadge contributed this article to LiveScience's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.One of my 50-something clients recently lost 20 pounds through a combination of a few nutrition, eating and behavior modification tricks I provided to her, along with her increased pedometer steps and added weight training.Afterward, she confided in me that she feels sexy for the first time in years! On the tennis court, she performs better and is more flexible, stronger and quicker. Who could ask for more in your 50s — or 40s, 60s and beyond?To get results like these, weight training is key. My clients regularly ask me, "How do I maximize my workouts to gain muscle as quickly and effectively as … [Read more...] about What — and When — to Eat to Build Muscle (Op-Ed)
HOW have we sat through a year of thrilling heavyweight action and still ended up almost exactly where we started? Just like in December 2018, Anthony Joshua holds three of the major world titles and insists he wants to decide an undisputed ruler with Deontay Wilder. But Wilder, just as he was a little over a year ago, is preparing to defend his WBC crown against the giant Gypsy King. In the last 12 months, Dillian Whyte took two steps forward and a couple back, cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk stepped up a division and got an instant mandatory shot and some porky lad called Andy Ruiz Jr went from zero-to-hero-to-20st-zero inside six whirlwind months. Some of the grizzled old veterans are clinging on, for now, and a handful of young movers and shakers are waiting in the wings to smash their name into the history books. Here is how SunSport sees the division, in reverse order...10. Andy Ruiz Jr (33-2) How different life would have been if Ruiz Jr had got the points win he deserved in … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury all crack SunSport’s top ten heavyweights – but who takes the No1 spot?
Check out who the experts at CBS Sports are taking when three titles are up for grabs in Las Vegas by Brent Brookhouse , Jack Crosby & Brian Campbell Dec 14, 2019 at 9:23 am ET • 5 min read All of the trash talk has come to an end, so the time for talking has finished and it's time for UFC 245 as the 2019 calendar year reaches its conclusion as well. Saturday night in Las Vegas, UFC 245 will bring us a main event for the welterweight championship featuring the champion Kamaru Usman defending against the polarizing Colby Covington. Not enough? Well, there are two additional title fights on tao as Max Holloway puts his featherweight title on the line against Alexander Volkanovski and Amanda Nunes defends the women's bantamweight championship against Germaine de Randamie. The UFC's final pay-per-view of 2019 features a stacked card from the prelims to the main event and we have picks for all the night's main card fights, which … [Read more...] about UFC 245 fight card, predictions — Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington: Expert picks, odds, date