Strengthen Your Balance

How much time do you spend on one foot? About 80 percent of the time when you’re walking! It’s a good fact to keep in mind when thinking about balance training and how important it is to help prevent falls … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Rowing Your Way to Strength and Stamina

You know it’s important to get a good cardio workout regularly. Some people like the treadmill, stationary bikes, or elliptical machines, and that’s great. These are all excellent choices. But a dark horse is gaining popularity lately with active adults, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

What Muscle Means to You after 50

What does it mean to have muscle? When we were kids, we probably thought of athletes and superheroes. In our 20s, we might have associated muscle with lots of weightlifting in the gym and young men with bulging physiques. But … [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]

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]

Q: What’s The Biggest Muscle In Your Body?

Quick question: What’s the biggest muscle in your body? Chest? Biceps? Brain? Nope. It’s the gluteus maximum, also known as the glutes, also known as: Your Butt. If you think you’re stuck with the tush you have, then you’re not … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Strength Train at Any Age!

At what age can you start strength training? Contrary to the traditional belief that strength training is dangerous for children or that it could lead to bone plate disturbances, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) contends that strength training … [CLICK TO READ MORE]