Archives for November 2011

Stopping Aging In Teeth

aging teeth

What will your teeth look like when you age?

There are many aspects of aging that get a lot of attention in terms of general discussion.

For example, things like deepening wrinkles, weight gain, thinning hair, etc. are very popular topics for people who feel that they are beginning to show some physical effects of aging. One aspect of this process that is not talked about as frequently, but which can also become a significant concern for many people, is visible aging in teeth.

It is not at all uncommon for people to notice their teeth darkening, and becoming less clean looking and even more vulnerable to decay, as they grow older. With this in mind, here are a couple of helpful tips for keeping your teeth pretty and your smile young.

To begin with, you may want to follow r tips on how to keep your teeth clean and white over time. There are a number of different ways to maintain whiteness in your teeth, some of which can be executed by professional cosmetic dentists, and some of which you can perform yourself. [Read more…]

The Ultimate Fitness Goal – Aging Well

walking with a caneBefore I start with today’s topic, I want to have a mini-rant.

I’m so mad at myself because I had planned on writing and publishing this post yesterday, but it didn’t happen. Why? Because when I started my computer and got online, I promptly got carried away: I stumbled on a couple of new blogs and spent hours reading them.

They were hours I had planned on writing for my own blog.

This is one of the most exasperating aspects of Internet: I absolutely hate it when it steals my time and my attention and I seem powerless to prevent that. I also think that limiting the time spent surfing on the Internet is something that would improve the quality of life for may people, not just me.

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Marion recently wrote a post on her blog about her “Sexy-When-I’m-80” plan. It’s great plan and I think everyone should have one. Marion’s plan consists of all the things she must do and things she must avoid in order to be in a reasonably good physical shape when she’s eighty.

In Marion’s own words: [Read more…]

Four Must Have Ergonomic Gadgets Aimed At Office Workers

Today’s guest post is from Missy Diaz who writes about some must have ergonomic gadgets for office workers. You should definitely check the Mashable infographic about “how sitting all day is killing us”!

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Office workers now a days have a myriad of cool gadgets to choose from in order to make their office stations as comfortable and ergonomic as possible. The right office equipment, tools and furniture can make the difference between a passable eight hour workday and one that seems to last forever and gets you home with a series of aches and pains.

Make no mistake about it, if your office station set up is lacking in comfort – your body will notice it and fast. As BodyCapabe is all about the right environment and tools for your comfort,  I highlight four fun ergonomic gadgets for office workers that you might be interested in – should you need an office makeover or simply are in need of comfort. [Read more…]

My Push Up Challenge: 10 Military Push Ups By 31st May, 2012

I think it’s a good time to write about my new fitness challenge in detail. As you may recall, a month ago I announced my new fitness goal: being able to do 10 consecutive military style push ups (i.e. male push ups) by 31st May, 2012.

push up challenge

This is what I aim for - I'm going to leave out the neck crane though.

Why push ups, why not running or walking a half-marathon or something?

I really don’t know, but for me, being able to do 10 military push ups is an epitome of cool. It would make me an absolute badass!!  It  would also be a breakthrough goal, because it would mean a tremendous increase in both core and  upper body strength. It would probably also have a positive effect on my hanging underarms, because push ups are supposed to be good for your triceps…

And besides, how many female, middle aged, 43-44 year-old office workers you know who can do even one real push up? [Read more…]

Introducing Real-Life Exercise Hero Lori Kimble

Lori flexing her biceps before the triathlon.

Welcome to the third interview in the Exercise Hero series.

My series features real-life  persons who have morphed from coach potatoes to exercise heros who can be a source of inspiration for the rest of us.

My interviewee is Lori Kimble (43)  from New York, USA. She has an impressive list of exercise-related accomplishments behind her, including a triathlon, duathlon and several 5K races. AND she can do chin ups!

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Why did you start exercising? How long did it take before you started liking it?  I went through a few periods of exercise. I was doing Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds videos and using our Bowflex at home.  I had tried running, but I approached it wrong and hated it the first time around.  It wasn’t until I did the Couch to 5K that I figured out it wasn’t all or nothing.  I also found a bike that fit me that was a hybrid and I began biking a lot, which became more and more fun for me.

What is your favorite form of exercise?  Biking far and away is my favorite, favorite exercise! I don’t even think of it as exercise. Fitness is just a bonus from the fun I have. [Read more…]