Weight Training

Debra Atkinson

Why strength matters most to women 50+

Strength training can lengthen your life. In fact, in one study, people who strength trained outlived other people who did just about every other exercise under the sun but strength training. So there is definitely something special about boosting your strength…

Debra Atkinson

How to get heavy-weight results lifting light weights

You can’t always lift heavier. But holding a light weight longer is one trick to making the same weight feel heavier without increasing risk of injury.

Debra Atkinson

Is fitness bootcamp for you?

Bootcamp can work for you if you love group training. It’s the best for your upper body. But you may find that supplementing your bootcamp style class with a few exercises done in the weight room helps you get the best of both worlds.

Jenny Smiechowski

Forget ‘no pain-no gain’ and get muscles this easy way

Strong muscles are important… and not just if you want to look buff. If you have decreased muscle strength, you’re less mobile and more likely to fall, which means you can’t be as active and independent as you want to be.

Easy Health Options Staff

The quad strength/brainpower connection

By now you know the benefits of moving your body — walking, lifting weights, yard work, swimming and anything that gets your blood moving. But what you may not know is that one muscle group in particular can help your brain the most.

Easy Health Options Staff

Lift these to lower diabetes risk

There are many lifestyle changes you can make to lower your risk of diabetes. Of course diet is way up there at the top. But not all of them are as easy as spending a few minutes a week picking these up to bring your risk down…