Corn - source of corn oil - which is very high in omega-6 fatty acids and prevalent in the modern Western diet
Diet & Nutrition

Omega-6 Fats – What You Need To Know

Omega-6 fatty acids (often called just omega-6 fats) are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) that are important for a number of functions in the body. They are a type of essential fatty acid so-called because they are required by the body, but cannot be manufactured or synthesized by the body. Therefore, your diet is an important source of these fats. Omega-6 fats are essential for proper development and functioning of the brain and nervous system. They also stimulate skin and hair growth, provide and maintain good bone health, help regulate the metabolism, and help keep the reproductive system healthy. There are several omega-6 fats, including: linoleic acid (one of several), eicosadienoic acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), and arachidonic acid [Read more …]

Rogue Abmat - Made in the USA - a product of Rogue Fitness
Exercise Equipment

Rogue Fitness Shipping Deals

When purchasing fitness gear, free shipping or shipping discounts can make a huge difference to your budget. Most fitness gear is heavy and bulky and if you pay for shipping it’s a considerable expense. Does Rogue Fitness offer free shipping? The answer is a little complicated. Let’s explain. Rogue has many Daily Shipping Deals that change regularly – but free shipping deals are offered regularly on select products or if you order a certain amount. See Rogue Fitness Shipping Promotions Now Free Shipping Rogue occasionally offers straight up Free Shipping on certain products. This is only valid in the continental US (the lower 48 states) and excludes expedited shipping requests. 3 Ships Free What’s 3 Ships Free? This is a [Read more …]

NIke Metcon 4 - the best CrossFit Training Shoe - shown here in University Red and Black/White color combination - best looking training shoe for 2018!
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Metcon 4 vs Nike Metcon 3 Training Shoe

Nike’s best cross training shoe for 2019 – the Nike Metcon 4 – is now available online via Rogue Fitness. The Nike Metcon 4 is designed to be a CrossFit training shoe. It is great for lifting heavy weights, jumping, climbing, and running. How does the Nike Metcon 4 stack up versus the Nike Metcon 3? Let’s find out… But first, here’s a sample of some of the styles available. The majority of my workouts in 2017 were done in Nike Metcon 3s – and I love them. So to set the stage for the new model, let’s review what made the Nike Metcon 3 shoe special – and find out what they’ve improved upon in the new Nike Metcon [Read more …]

The FitAtMidlife Home and Travel WOD Generator works great on iOS - phone or tablet - as well as Android
Exercise

Travel and Home Workout Of the Day Generator

We’ve built the FitAtMidlife Home and Travel WOD (Workout Of the Day) Generator to help you improve and maintain your health and fitness. It’s totally free, simple to use, and works on iPhone, Android, Windows, and Mac. What’s a WOD? It’s the Workout Of the Day. Simply load up the Travel WOD page and you’ll see a traveler and home-friendly, randomly chosen fitness routine – complete with a stopwatch style timer. If the exercise choice doesn’t work for your situation – simply hit the “Change WOD” button and try another combination. The WODs utilize a lot of time constraint techniques to boost intensity and keep you moving – such as EMOM (Every Minute On the Minute), Tabata intervals, AMRAP, and [Read more …]

Business Travel can disrupt your regular fitness and nutrition regimen - get tips on how to maintain
Exercise

How to Stay Fit While Traveling for Business

How to Stay Fit While You Travel Ah, the joys of business travel – on short notice, you’re up at 4am to catch a flight to somewhere three time zones away – and then a full day of meetings and a formal business dinner. Just keeping on top of your regular email and to-do list is a challenge – never mind fitness and nutrition. You don’t need a gym to get a good workout. The barbell – Olympic or power bar, kettlebell, air bike or dumbbell are all ways to get an excellent workout. But sometimes less is more. And when you are traveling there are better options. Advice for busy midlife professionals If your travel schedule has a lot [Read more …]

Sardines - a good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Diet & Nutrition

Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fats

Omega-3 fatty acids (often called just omega-3s) are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids that are important for a number of functions in the body. They are a type of essential fatty acid so-called because they are required by the body, but cannot be manufactured by the body. Therefore, your diet is an important source of these. Omega-3s can be found in cold-water fatty fish, such as salmon or sardines, or shellfish such as oysters and scallops. Flaxseed, canola oil, and walnuts also are other good dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Because of the importance of these fats, it’s also become popular to use supplements such as fish oil as a source of Omega-3s. The three principal omega-3 fatty [Read more …]

That time of year is almost upon us - New Year's resolutions for 2018 will be out in full force soon. Here's tips to maximize your chances of success.
Diet & Nutrition

New Year’s Resolution 2019 – Tips for Fitness Success.

New Year’s – Not the only time to make a profound change We believe that making a profound lifestyle change for health and fitness sake is something you can do any time of the year – not just at New Year’s. But we also understand the excitement and fervor for a fresh start with the new calendar year. We’re happy to contribute some tips and tricks to maximize your success. With that in mind, consider that all these tips and tricks apply at any time of the year. The time-honored tradition of the New Year’s Resolution is just about upon us again for 2019. Soon you’ll hear countless declarations from your friends and family – about getting a new, fresh [Read more …]

Tea - Tea is a healthy drink, low in calories and loaded with nutrients
Diet & Nutrition

Health Benefits of Drinking Tea

Tea is an aromatic beverage made by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Tea originated in Southwest China as a medicinal drink – but it rapidly spread around the globe (the British empire played a big part and this). Tea is now second only to water as the most common beverage consumed globally. What’s herbal tea? Herbal tea is made with infusions of fruits or herbs, and typically does not include the tea plant. We’re not going to discuss herbal tea in this article, instead we’ll focus on the traditional kind. The exclusion of the tea plant leaves in the process for making herbal tea makes it a fundamentally different beverage. How is [Read more …]

A photo showing Concept2 indoor rowers in use at a CrossFit box - indoor rowing is an excellent exercise.
Exercise

Indoor Rowing – an Excellent Full-Body, Low-Impact Exercise

An indoor rower (or indoor rowing machine) is an exercise machine that simulates rowing a watercraft. Indoor rowing is an all-around excellent exercise. First of all, it’s a highly effective full-body exercise, but it’s also a low-impact workout. But it’s not easy – remember the last time you had to row a boat? Shown here is the Concept 2 Model D Indoor Rower, which many consider to be the gold standard for indoor rowers (especially in CrossFit). Why is rowing such great exercise? Here’s the reasons: Full-body exercise – The indoor rowing machine requires effort from both your upper and lower body. With a lot of major muscle groups in use this is a tough workout. But you can pace [Read more …]

boneyard WL bar and a Rogue Ohio Cerakote bar - side by side
Exercise Equipment

Guide to the Rogue Cerakote Colors Olympic Barbells

Did you know that Rogue Olympic barbells are available with Cerakote – a thin-film ceramic coating that offers amazing durability, protection, and a choice of colors and patterns? Cerakote is also popular in the gun industry – because of the range of custom colors that can be used, but also because of the amazing durability of this thin-film coating. Here’s the barbells we are going to review in this article. Before you buy Need help understanding the lingo for Olympic barbells? Check out our barbell guide. Make sure you get the right barbell for the training you intend to do. Why Cerakote for a barbell?? Cerakote has a number of advantages over traditional coatings. Cerakote is resistant to wear, abrasion, [Read more …]