Exercise after 50: What to Consider

In last month’s sports medicine bulletin from the American College of sports medicine, there was some interesting information about how our body responds to exercise after the age of 50.  The following are a few of the key points: Strength training should be a part of a workout program because if people strength train, they […]

Protein: Updates on Recommended Levels and Timing of Intakes

In the latest issue of my Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Newsletter, I read in interesting article with some updates to the current protein recommendations. To start, it is important to understand that one of the main functions of protein in the body is to build and maintain muscle mass.  Without adequate protein each day, […]

Updated Exercise Guidlines by American College of Sports Medicine

Frequently, people ask me “how much exercise and what type of exercise should I be doing?”  While the answer varies depending on individual goals (weight loss, muscle gain, general health, etc.), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) does provide some guidelines to follow.     In July, ACSM just released new recommendations. The recommendations for cardiovascular […]

Self Monitoring Proven to Help Once Again

This month in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, an article was written about the importance of self-monitoring in weight loss.  Researchers reviewed the findings from 22 studies that looked at how self-monitoring effected weight loss outcomes.  They found that there was a “consistent and significant positive relationship between self-monitoring diet, physical activity or […]