Now here's some good news for everyone over 30. All you need is some frequent exercise to maintain muscle strength. At any age. Maintain higher functional capacity and quality of life with a little exercise. So 10-pound grocery bags don't feel like 20-pounders.
If you're in Italy next weekend, you get to celebrate Cantina Aperta. Translation: the wineries are open, come party. Sadly, nothing like that here in the States. So I made up a day-long Walking & Drinking Extravaganza in Napa, CA. Good for any day.
A 3-minute exercise to strengthen and train the muscles you use to stay on your feet. A dynamic balance exercise. It's not as goofy or easy as it looks. A little like tightrope-walking. No rope, no net. You can do it right on the floor.
Time to head to the beach. Eat your way through Miami and burn more calories than you consume. Here's an all-day culinary tour that leaves you with a serious calorie deficit. And a big Vitamin D boost.
It's Almost-Yoga Monday. And that's Sanskrit for the good old Upward Dog stretch. Great for stretching, relaxing and strengthening everything you've got above the waist. A real feel-good stretch. A lot of flexibility from two minutes of a single, simple exercise.
More than 100 miles of walking and biking trails. Along Lake Michigan on the east side, the Milwaukee River on the west. Two to three hours in the morning; two to three more in the afternoon. In between tasting stops. Burn 1,500 calories along the Way.
Time for a 1-minute exercise you can do at home or at work. One example of something you should do once every hour or two. C'mon. Stand up. Flex those chest and shoulder muscles. Press Play to see the Way.
Chilaquiles for breakfast at the century-old Cafe Tacuba. Six or seven hours of sightseeing. A big, long, slow, late lunch at the even older Bar Alfonso. A siesta. A one-mile stroll around the 16th-century Zocalo, the city's central square. And time to contemplate dinner.
That's Sanskrit for the good old Reverse Plank exercise. Actually, Reverse Plank's probably Modern Gym Class for this age-old yoga pose. That's great for maintaining muscle strength when you start to approach old age. Stronger arm, back and core muscles.
Happy National Parks Week. Now walk a trail to one of the most extraordinary views on the planet. Two huge rivers merging. At a point where they've cut deep, sharp canyons. What you see is what you get - after 20 million years of erosion. Take a walk to a 3D geology lesson.