Exercising After Age 50 to Stay Healthy and Strong

 

As we age, it may seem inevitable to lose strength, energy and vigor—but that doesn’t have to be the case according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Weakness, frailty and decreased energy associated with aging are in part due to muscle loss due to inactivity. When it comes to muscle, the old saying is true: “Use it or lose it.”

Doctors recommend that one of the best ways to keep muscles healthy and strong is through strength training exercises.

Regular strength training builds muscle, bone, and helps to preserve strength and increase energy. These exercises are safe and effective for men and women of all ages, even if you’re not in perfect health. If you have health concerns, such as arthritis or heart disease, you may benefit the most from lifting weights a few times each week.

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8 Delicious High Protein Foods to Help You Lose Weight

 

Protein makes up the basic building blocks of our muscles, organs, muscles, skin and pretty much everything else that matters in your body. It’s important to eat high-quality protein at every meal, no matter if you’re on a weight loss program or maintaining a healthy weight.

Many studies have shown that this improves health in various ways, such as helping you lose weight, while increasing muscle mass and strength.

Diets high in protein also helps to lower blood pressure and fight diabetes.

The recommended daily intake (RDI) for protein is approx 7-8 grams per 20lbs of body weight.

It may not be easy finding high quality great-tasting food that is high in protein, so here is a list to get you started. Next time you’re out at the grocery store, pick up a few of them for your next delicious meal as part of your journey to reduce fat.

 

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The Importance of Protein in our Diets

 

Protein, fat and carbohydrates are essential for our well being. With protein however, our body doesn’t store it, unlike the other two. We need protein every day and here is why.

There are three types of amino acids in our body:

  • Essential
  • Non-essential
  • Conditionally essential

Your body needs 20 different amino acids to grow and function properly. All 20 of these are important for your health. (Nine of these amino acids are classified as essential)

Essential amino acids help to keep our body healthy by making new cells, enzymes and various hormones. This helps us to build muscle and lose weight.

Non-essential and conditional amino acids are made by the body as needed. Essential acids cannot be produced by our body and has to come from protein in our food.

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Philadelphia Weight Loss Doctor Issues Warning about End of Summer Fast Weight Loss Products. Speak To Your Doctor First.

Dr Fisher Cleanse21 Challenge for Breast Cancer AwarenessDr. Jon Fisher, one of Philadelphia’s most respected medical weight loss doctors, warns about the dangers of products targeting people who want to lose weight fast.

With only a month left until the end of summer, you may be in a hurry to lose a few pounds before the beaches close. If so, be careful of those heavily advertised (and often misleading) products you see on the internet or at local stores promoting "fast, effortless" weight loss without exercise or lifestyle changes. While these companies are very good at telling the consumer what they want to hear, if you look closely at what they're selling, you'll see that their products often involve purchasing pre-packaged meals or drinks, herbal pills or a "starvation" diet plan that can be unsafe, costly and often helps you lose nothing more than your money!

Dr. Jon Fisher from Dr. Fisher’s Medical Weight Loss Centers in Philadelphia, PA says, “These so-called "miracle" weight loss plans and products often send dieters into a cycle of quick weight loss, followed by a “rebound” weight gain once normal eating resumes. Sadly, in many cases, the weight gained back is often greater than what was originally lost while on the diet plan!”

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Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Philadelphia: Take the Cleanse21™ Challenge and Help The Eileen Stein Jacoby Fund Raise Money For Breast Cancer Research

Dr Fisher Cleanse21 Challenge for Breast Cancer AwarenessTake the Cleanse21™ Challenge for Breast Cancer Awareness at Dr. Fisher's Medical Weight Loss Centers and Lose Weight While Helping a Good Cause

According to BreastCancer.org, “Every three minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer.” Researchers agree, besides having yearly mammograms when you turn 40, lifestyle changes including losing weight, getting active and following a healthy diet can help lower a woman's breast cancer risk.

This month we invite you to make the commitment to a healthier lifestyle by taking The Body Focus Cleanse21™ Challenge for Breast Cancer Awareness and join us in raising money for breast cancer research.

The Body Focus Cleanse21™ Challenge asks women to turn awareness into action by following a 21-day Detox Diet and Eat Smart • Stay Fit™ Program. By doing so, those who take the challenge will not only lose a few pounds but will also be supporting a good cause.

To register for this Breast Cancer Awareness Event in Philadelphia and help raise money for breast cancer research through the Eileen Stein Jacoby Fund (www.esjffund.org), you can schedule a consultation at one of Dr. Fisher's Philadelphia Weight Loss Clinics using our online appointment scheduler or by calling (215) 987-4592. Register to take the Cleanse21™ Challenge before Nov. 3, 2018, and you'll save $75 off the regular price for the Cleanse21™ Program.

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