Workouts and Diet Make Gains Against Diabetes

Lee Bacchi went on and off the exercise wagon for decades – not really training with a purpose, but going to the gym sometimes. That continued even after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes more than 20 years ago. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How His Fear Got Him Moving

Fear can be a powerful motivator. Forget about the entertaining scares from ghosts, aliens and the supernatural. Think about how fear – blind TERROR – can cause us to take action. It’s the classic  “fight or flight” response that’s hard-wired … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

She’s Fighting to Lose the Pandemic Weight – and Loving It

Mary Frances Benton, 59, knows it will take some time to lose 40 pounds. But she’s already down 15 since February, so her spirit is strong. She’s also done this before. About 10 years ago, Mary Frances noticed that she … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How Exercise Helps with Hip Replacements

  More people are getting hip replacements all the time. Some 400,000  will get one this year, and that’s expected to double by 2030. As we age, the main reasons tend to be arthritis and general wear and tear. Also, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

The Power of Fitness in Menopause

Selene Yeager was in her late 40s when she started noticing strange changes in her body and mood. A lifelong competitive athlete, Selene noticed that her training wasn’t having its usual effect. She had night sweats and anxiety, but she … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

The Skinny on Belly Fat: How to Fight It for Real

  Nobody likes belly fat, but almost everybody struggles with it to some degree. Among all kinds of fat, belly fat is the one that gets the most attention. We are frequently asked to help our training partners lose weight … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Resistance Training Prevents Obesity, Study Indicates

Women and men over 50 who want to avoid obesity should be lifting weights regularly. That’s the finding of a large new study of how resistance training (weights, bodyweights, yoga, resistance bands, etc.) can improve and lengthen lives. We tend to … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Tell the ‘Dad Bod’ His Days Are Numbered

Have you seen something like this and wondered, What in the world? While not a common sight it is part of the tenacious “Dad Bod” idea, which was introduced a few years ago and just keeps hanging on. Some people … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Fight Obesity, Even as the Trend Soars

Do you want to fit in and follow the latest trends? Then have another plate full of heavy food and start another TV-binge session! More Americans than ever are obese – 42.4 percent, according to new research. It’s been steadily … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Healthy Choices Always Beat the Bogus ‘Shortcuts’

Hey, have you heard about the new miracle fat-loss product? It’s a special tea. Or a lollipop. Or a rubber vest you zip tight around your abdomen. Or… or… or… We’ve all seen countless “too good to be true” products … [CLICK TO READ MORE]