5 Ways Strength Training Is Good for Your Heart

Remember in your 20s, when only bodybuilders wanted to lift weights? But now, we know that strength training is essential for all kinds of people over 50 to maintain health, daily function, and independence. Since February is American Heart Month, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Success Story: Don’t Call Her ‘Sweetie’

  Barb DeAngelis, 76, sees the stereotypes against older people exercising to stay strong, and she shatters them every chance she gets. Not only does Barb love lifting weights and setting records, but she sees herself as a quality-of-life ambassador … [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]

Why Everyone over 50 Should Be Lifting Weights – Including You

If you’re over 50 or so, you might be gaining weight, developing high blood pressure, and becoming frailer and weaker by the day. It’s true. Sorry. Plus, if you’re like most people, you’re worried about falling and developing dementia. But … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

The Science Behind Weight Lifting

What happens to your muscles when you work out? When you lift weights you are actually breaking down the muscles by producing micro tears in the muscle fibers.  This is what happens when you bring the muscle to failure.  It … [CLICK TO READ MORE]