When your smart watch tells you 500 calories were burned in exercise, is it telling the truth?

This morning my fitness watch showed that I burned 720 calories between a one-hour aerobic dance class and a 45-minute walk with my dog. Yeah, me! But, a new study, says not so fast!   My last post reported on a new study that said middle-age weight gain is not tied to a slower metabolismContinue reading “When your smart watch tells you 500 calories were burned in exercise, is it telling the truth?”

Want to age strong? Follow these tips for the strength advantage.

This blog post is a collaboration with Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner., managed by NCBA, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. What does the word STRONG mean to you? Bulging muscles, nerves of steel, mental resolve? We all want to be strong but how do we get there without living in the gym or developingContinue reading “Want to age strong? Follow these tips for the strength advantage.”

Food & Fitness After 50: Seafood Nutrition Part 2

Today’s post is Part 2 of Seafood Nutrition, answering your questions on fish. In future posts, I’ll address fish oil supplements and sustainability/environmental concerns that you raised. In the last post, we covered differences between the five types of salmon, omega-3 content of various fish and shellfish, how cooking affects omega-3s, taste comparison between wild-caughtContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Seafood Nutrition Part 2”

Food & Fitness After 50: Is 70 the New 40?

First, let me wish you a Happy Older Americans Month; May is the month when we celebrate those of us in the “older” demographic! May coincided with a conference that I participated in and the timing was perfect. Last week, my co-author, Bob Murray and I delivered a presentation to a group of sports andContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Is 70 the New 40?”