Vacations are a great time to take a mental break. But you can't just spend them ... ahem ... lion around. Click on the picture of the Queen of the Bushveld to learn why taking total time off from your exercise routine is a very bad idea.
How often should you work out? How much exercise is too much? The minimum requirements for exercise suggested by the U.S. government may surprise you. Click on the image of two guys who get permanent exercise in Hong Kong's Exchange Square for the full story, including guidelines for how many times to work out each week.
Active older people do not build up fat or cholesterol like their inactive counterparts. They even have the immune system of a 20-year-old, a new study shows. This allows them to enjoy the Third Age of Man, a whole new phase of life. (Click on the image of this supercharged senior to find out why).
There's a bit more alphabet soup to add to Mid Age Man. Head trainer Alex Frew McMillan is now a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT). Here's why that piece of paper shouldn't really matter for those of us looking to get in shape. (Click the image of the NASM textbook for the full story.)
Two friends, Jake Ulick and Dan Groshong, died recently, both unexpectedly. Both were very good men. What can we learn from sudden loss? (Click on the image of Sunset Peak for musings on the topic)