Weight Training

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…

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.