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We’re Not Dead! We’ve Just Moved

Hello,

I am here to inform you of some very sad, yet very exciting and important news.

As you have probably noticed, if you were a regular reader of Fit Over 40, there haven’t been many posts in a number of months. A series of changes have taken place…no I didn’t grow any new hair (I WISH!!!) This has caused us to focus on expanding our capabilities.

After almost two years of blogging, we have just simply outgrown our old site.  So we stepped away from the keyboard, packed our stuff and successfully decided to make a move.

No worries, it’s the same blog — just new and improved. The new location offers much more room for expansion  as we continue to grow. The only things that have changed are our new name and our new address. 

Please bookmark our new address at:

http://www.Ask-The-Fitness-Pro.com

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Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal“Park your butt in that seat and eat your breakfast.”  That’s usually what the little voice inside my head says to me each morning as I get ready for work. It’s so easy to just wake up, shower and run out the door without putting something substantial into your body.

Now thanks to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), many who are already finding excuses not to eat breakfast will have serious doubts about following through on this plan of action. (more…)

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steak-and-beer

It’s the weekend.  The time to relax…put your feet up…release your pent up tension and sit down in your comfortable easy chair with a big, ice cold, HEALTHY bottle of …BEER????

I read an article the other day about the health benefits of beer.

Yes, you’re reading that right; I couldn’t believe my eyes either – Health Benefits! (more…)

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Living in America is great!

Land of the free…home of the brave…and seriously stupid!

I’ve taken a little time off lately to catch up on life and I came across this story that was almost beyond belief.

There’s this place out in Arizona called the “Heart Attack Grill” that blatanly advertises that their food is not good for you.

I have to give them credit for not pretending to create a menu that looks healthy but, everyone knows isn’t…like your favorite fast food joint.

No, this place is for those who really want to have it their way!

If it wasn’t so sad, it could be considered to be funny.

Watch this video and see for yourself.

 

 

 

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I usually spend my days writing about the hazards of being overweight and how unhealthy it is to be obese.  But, I’m flipping the coin today to speak about something that is equally important: skipping meals.

8 million people in the United States are suffering from bulimia, anorexia nervosa and other related disorders, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.  This number is only an estimated “guess” because so many people suffering from this problem are very secretive about it and hide the truth from everyone they know. (more…)

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Talk about taking on the “battle of the bulge!”

Bathroom scales all around the city of New York were breathing a sigh of relief this week.

 

According to Newsweek magazine, New York City officials began cracking down on crime. 

It wasn’t drugs, gambling, prostitution, or strong armed robbery; it was a crime against human excess. 

The New York City’s health department began issuing citations to chain restaurants that haven’t gone along with the game plan.  Apparently, there is a new law requiring these kinds of restaurants to post calorie counts on all of their menus.

I guess it’s a way of having the patrons identify which is worse; a double whopper with cheese, extra mayo and special sauce or a Venti White Chocolate Mocha.

It’s a great thought, but I’m not too sure that someone who is ‘on-the-go’ and just trying to stuff something in their pie hole during their 30 minute lunch break will really be too concerned with how many calories they are eating.

Educating the public about what can be the worse of two evils doesn’t take away the fact that what they are eating is still not good for them.

But, it’s a start in the right direction.

Obesity is an epidemic that Americans all across the country, not just in NYC, face each and every day.  The next time you sit down and look across the table at what’s on your plate, will you be in need of a calorie counter too?

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