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]

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]

Can You Really Avoid Gaining Weight Over the Holidays? Yes!

When fall and winter come around, so do the holidays – a time for happiness, but also a time for stress. Not all methods for coping with holiday stress are healthy! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve all … [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]

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]

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]

Obesity and the Pandemic Don’t Have to Throw Off Fitness

Obesity among older people is a growing problem in North America, Europe and the entire developed world. Now, amid the coronavirus crisis, it can complicate health even more for the millions of people who are overweight. But one woman in … [CLICK TO READ MORE]