The first fitness question asked in Hong Kong by people looking to lose weight is "What should I change in my diet?" It's particularly appropriate at Chinese New Year, when there's plenty of eating going on! Click on the image ushering in the Year of the Dog to find out what to change.
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.)
To get the most benefit from exercise, try to push your body in high-intensity bursts. But what does high intensity mean? (For the full story, click on the image of what certainly felt like high-intensity exercise at the time ... an atomic pushup, suspended on a TRX.)
Why do New Year's Resolutions all too often fail? Because we go about them all wrong. You get to the top of the mountain, whatever your fitness goal, one step at a time. (To get the full story about how to fulfil your fitness resolutions, click on the image of Mount Yotei in Hokkaido, Japan).
Drinking coffee reduces the risk of cancer, heart attack, cardiovascular disease, and premature death in general. It's particularly good for your liver. And it's a good idea to drink coffee before a workout, since it improves exercise performance. (Click on the main image to get the full picture of coffee's benefits to health).