Weight Training

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…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Experts say muscle ‘power’ beats muscle strength for life

We would probably all like to live a longer, healthier life. Past studies have shown that the key could be stronger muscles. But there’s another option that’s been proven to be more important than muscle strength to determining how long you live — muscle power. Here’s the difference and how to boost it…

Jenny Smiechowski

The supplement that builds muscle but kills brain cells

Fitness has become a lifestyle for many. But to keep feeling good, losing weight and building muscle, some turn to supplements that promise big results faster. Sometimes these supplements promise results before the science is there. Or worse, they provide results that sacrifice your health in other ways.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The better way to lower stroke and heart attack by 70%

When it comes to exercise, aerobic exercise, the kind that gets your heart rate up and blood pumping, has been considered the holy grail. After all, it does have some amazing benefits. But if you want to lower cholesterol, stroke and heart attack risk in less time, try this…

Easy Health Options Staff

Resistance training helps the brain resist symptoms of MS

Resistance training has remarkable benefits for people with MS. Not only does this type of exercise improve MS symptoms, but it offers a form of brain protection that can slow the progression of the disease. Even better, anyone wanting to stop brain shrinkage can benefit…