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Find Fitness That Fits

Having a consistent exercise routine
is critical to sustained weight loss.
Goodman worked with fitness expert
and author Mackie Shilstone, whom
he met in his adopted home city of
New Orleans, to create his program.
Shilstone, who also trains tennis legend
Serena Williams, helped Goodman set
up a routine he could stick with, working out at a boxing gym when he was
in town and exercising at home on his
elliptical machine and recumbent bike.
The goal was to gradually increase his
heart rate to maximize weight loss.
But you don't need a celebrity salary
to get fit. Goodman also used low-cost
resistance bands for strength training.
"It's important to have the right workout structure, something that fits your
lifestyle," Shilstone says. "Resistance
bands are great because they're convenient and easy to use at home or travel
with." They're also relatively inexpensive: You can pick up a set for $20 or
less online.
And Goodman's workouts have
brought benefits beyond weight loss.
"I'm getting to the age where I can't
afford to sit still anymore, and it gives
me the energy to work, because work is
very draining," he told film critic Peter
Travers in 2016.

Stay Strong

Like losing your keys and forgetting
where you parked, muscle loss seems to
be a natural part of aging. In fact, you
can lose up to 5 percent per decade after
age 30, and most men lose about 30 percent of their muscle mass throughout
their lives.
"It's called sarcopenia, this aging loss
of muscle, and dynapenia is the aging
loss of strength," Shilstone says. "In
order to grow stronger, you're breaking down muscle tissue, repairing

and rebuilding it, and the rebuilding process becomes more difficult
as you age. It's something we all
face-women, too, especially after
menopause, due in part to a loss
of estrogen."
To help preserve lean muscle and
burn fat as you age, Shilstone recommends regular circuit training,
in which you complete a series of
strengthening exercises using dumbbells, weight machines, resistance
bands or your body weight.

Set a Goal

Having a goal to improve your health
gives you something to focus on, like
dropping a pants size or getting your
blood pressure, cholesterol or glucose
numbers in check. For Goodman, his
primary goal was to lose weight so he
could have knee surgery.
Goodman says he didn't target a
number for his weight loss when he
started, and he doesn't know exactly
how much he's lost. But that doesn't
mean he's not paying attention to
progress-or signs of a slip-up.
"I don't want to know [my weight];
I just go by belt sizes and pants getting smaller," he told Travers. He
reached his goal and has had two knee
replacement surgeries.
Al Bochi recommends starting with
small changes-one or two things
that will have a better impact on your
overall health. It could be as simple
as walking 30 minutes three times
a week or having one more serving
of vegetables each day. Once they're
accomplished, you can add more. And
focus on progress, not perfection.
"Don't wait until everything is perfect in your life to get started," she
says. "You'll always have things going
on, so just focus on your goals and
take it one step at a time." ■

Winning the
War on Weight:

DIET VS.
EXERCISE

When it comes to diet versus exercise,
which matters more for weight loss?
Most recent research tips the scales in
favor of diet, and studies have shown that
adding exercise alone may not be effective
for weight loss because of compensatory
behaviors, meaning people often eat more
when they're working out and reduce their
activity after hitting the gym.
But it's important to remember that
exercise can be critical in maintaining
weight loss, and it offers invaluable
benefits beyond moving the scale, like
reducing your risks of cardiovascular
disease and diabetes.
"There's a surprising amount of debate
on this topic," says Neelima Dachuri,
MD, medical director of the medical
weight loss program at GMC's Center for
Weight Management. "The bottom line
is, a balance of both diet and exercise are
important, and not just for weight but
overall health."

WEBSITE

Diet, Exercise Not
Always Enough
Eating a nutritious diet and
getting exercise aren't always
enough for lasting weight loss.
Learn about the comprehensive
weight loss options at GMC's
Center for Weight Management
by visiting gwinnettmedical
center.org/bariatrics.

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