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Thursday April 01, 2010

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Obesity in middle age leads to chronic health problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and dementia later in life. Middle age begins at age 41 and it can be a very interesting time. The kids are older and maybe even out of the house. Your career and professional goals are being met and life may start to slow down a bit. A slower pace may be nice, but this isn't the time to decrease your physical activity or start eating to many unhealthy foods at this time. Check out this week's article on Preventing middle age weight gain: a hard job.

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Hot Fitness Tip of the week

You need to determine the reason behind pursuing the sport whether you are looking to make a career in the field, enter a competition, make a body for modeling, flaunt it on the beach or are doing it just for fun. This will help you set your goals and move ahead. Before beginning anything you need to have a concrete plan and then execute it. You must know what you are looking for only then will you be able to get achieve it.

 
Words of Inspiration

Connect with your "Why"

 

When identifying your vision and goals, it's important to know exactly why you want to achieve them. If you haven't already done so, sit down and write out your "Why's". These can be powerful motivators when the chips are down. This is called the pain/pleasure principle.

 

Simply put, you link incredible amounts of pain to abandoning focus, and an incredible amount of pleasure to achieving it. By answering some key questions linked to your "Why" such as, "What will I miss out on in my life if I don't achieve this goal?" or "What kind of momentum would I have in my life if I achieved this goal" can help trigger strong emotions about your goal, and draw you towards their achievement.

 

Set goals and change your reaction about potentially not achieving them. It's okay if you don't achieve your goals! Successful people often miss their target. The key is getting in motion, creating momentum, and moving ahead.


 

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Success Quote

"What a man accomplishes in a day depends upon the way in which he approaches his tasks. When we accept tough jobs as a challenge to our ability and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen. When we do our work with a dynamic conquering spirit, we get things done."
- Arland Gilbert

 
Healthy Recipe

Spiced Aubergine Salad

 

Makes: 4 servings.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 small aubergines, sliced

  • 75ml/ 5 tbsp olive oil

  • 50ml/ cup red wine vinager

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • tsp ground cumin

  • tsp ground coriander

  • cucumber, thinly sliced

  • 2 tomatoes thinly sliced

  • 30ml/2 tbsp natural yogurt, to serve (optional)

  • Salt and ground black pepper

  • Chopped flat leaf parsley, to garnish

Direction:

  • Preheat the grill. Brush the aubergine slices lightly with some of the oil and cook under a high heat, turning once, until golden and tender.

  • Cut the cooked aubergine slices into quarters.

  • Mix together the remaining oil, vinegar, garlic, lemon juice, cumin and coriander. Season with salt and pepper and mix thoroughly. Add the warm aubergine, stir well and chill for at least 2 hours.

  • Add the cucumber and tomatoes and mix well. Transfer to a serving dish and spoon the yogurt on top, if using.

Nutritional Information:

Per serving: Energy-148kcals, Protein-1.5g, Fat-14.2g, Saturated fat-2.11g, Carbohydrate-3.8g, Sugar-3.6g, Fibre (NSP)-1.92g, Calcium-29.7mg.

 
Article of the Week

Preventing middle age weight gain: a hard job

 

Middle age begins at age 41 and it can be a very interesting time. The kids are older and maybe even out of the house. Your career and professional goals are being met and life may start to slow down a bit. A slower pace may be nice, but this isn't the time to decrease your physical activity or start eating to many unhealthy foods at this time. Obesity in middle age leads to chronic health problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and dementia later in life.

 

There is plenty of research on how to lose weight and keep it off, but ''there's very little research on preventing weight gain in the first place," says the study lead author, I-Min Lee, ScD, an associate epidemiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Her team addressed this question, trying to pinpoint the amount of physical activity needed to prevent weight gain over time, without calorie restriction, a question that is much debated with little consensus.

 

The study results are no surprise to Suzanne Phelan, PhD, assistant professor of kinesiology at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and adjunct assistant professor of research at Brown Medical School in Providence, R.I., who has researched the topic. In her recent research, Phelan found that women who have lost weight and are trying to maintain the loss may even have to put in a few more minutes a day than do normal-weight women who are just trying not to gain as they age.

 

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