Weight Training

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

5+ reasons women over 50 should weight train

Walk into any gym and you’ll notice a great divide, with women hitting the treadmills and ellipticals, while the men lay claim to the weight machines. It’s a divide that seems to only get greater with age. But if you’re a woman over 50, skipping the weights in favor of just cardio could be a big mistake.

Joyce Hollman

4+ ways strength training protects you from disease and frailty

We know by now that exercise is not an option… but not for the reason most often associated with exercise, like getting in shape. Without some form of regular exercise, most of will find it hard to live a long, full, healthy life, avoid cancer and weak bones and the telltale signs of frailty creeping in…

Jenny Smiechowski

How muscle mass helps you fight off disease and sickness

Your body needs muscle for more reasons than just movement. It needs muscle to regulate hormones, perform metabolic functions and maintain organ function. So, losing muscle quickly creates a dangerous domino effect that makes your body unable to perform critical tasks for survival.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The best way to slim up a dangerously fatty heart

Fat around your heart is a dangerous thing. It’s linked to cardiovascular disease and the possibility of early death. But can you slim your heart down the same way you do your body? Research found the best ways to knock off up to 30 percent of two types of dangerous heart fat…

Jenny Smiechowski

5 reasons building muscle instead of losing fat makes you healthier

When you look at yourself in the mirror every morning to make sure your fly’s zipped, your cowlick’s tamed and your green smoothie didn’t give you a “mustache,” it’s easy to get hung up on one thing… your weight. Fuhgeddaboudit! Focus on muscle and all falls perfectly into place…

Joyce Hollman

Use it or lose it: Urgent advice about your muscles and your mind

I’m closer to 63 than I am to 62. And believe me when I tell you, I’m not a lover of exercise. But I may make an exception for one kind. Why? Besides benefitting my muscles, it can affect the holes, or lesions, that develop in your brain’s white matter as a part of aging…