Exercise / Fitness / Nutrition / May 3, 2015

May is National Osteoporosis Month. And chances are, you or someone you know has suffered from osteoporosis. So you understand that a sudden fracture can not only interrupt your regular routine, but change your lifestyle for the worse. That’s why today (and the rest of the month), I’m asking you to join us in spreading the word about the importance of building and maintaining strong bones. Test Your Bone Health Knowledge Below is a video of Barbara Hannah Grufferman, who is the Bone Health Ambassador for the National Osteoporosis Foundation. She asks Millennials a few questions about their bone health and offers up a few tips. You may be surprised at how much (or little) they know. Do you think your loved ones know the answers to these basic questions? If you want to make sure, share this video and…

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Exercise / Fitness / April 21, 2014

Guest Author : John La Puma MD is a practicing physician, board-certified in internal medicine and nutritionist. His latest publication is REFUEL: A 24 Day Eating Plan to Boost T and Stamina Naturally. For more from Dr. John La Puma, please visit drjohnlapuma.com. Transcription Hi I’m Dr. John La Puma with your Refuel Minute. Stay strong as you get older. People over 60 need 50% more protein than younger people to maintain their muscle mass. Resistance exercises that build strength can also add muscle cells. You want more muscle cells because that’s where the insulin receptors are. That means better insulin sensitivity, less fat storage, and less inflammation. To stay strong, ask your doctor to write you an actual exercise prescription. Know your numbers. How many push-ups, pull-ups, lunges, bur-pees, jumping jacks, and how long a plank can you do…

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