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Tackle Arthritis with Strength Training

Believe it or not, lifting weights might help reduce the pain caused by arthritis, which can help and manage joint pain. It may sound counterintuitive, but lifting weights actually helps to lubricate, support, and protect joints by strengthening the muscle around them to increase shock absorption, improve flexibility and possibly help control swelling. A study…

What is High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)?

High-intensity interval training, otherwise known as HIIT, has become an increasingly popular way to train, mostly because it’s efficient and heart healthy. With more and more demands on time, many people think they can’t fit exercise into their schedules. If you’re one of these people, HIIT may be the right workout for you. HIIT works…

A Sedentary Lifestyle Will Kill You

What Happens When You Stop Being Active? Chronic Disease. Sitting is the new smoking. We hear that a lot these days. Most people don’t believe, but evidence is mounting. As technology bleeds into more of our everyday lives, long days at desk-jobs become the norm, and we spend more time binge-watching our favorite shows. That…

Runners Should Consider Strength Training to Boost Performance

Whether you’re a weekend runner, a daily miler, or a marathoner, you might want to consider adding something to your exercise routine other than just running. To improve performance and results, runners should be lifting weights. Resistance training programs for runners are designed to increase strength, boost power and develop the neuromuscular system. Tom Myers,…

Exercise Tips While Traveling

Traveling for business or pleasure? Don’t let long trips disrupt you exercise routing. Just two to three weeks away from training will result in muscle loss. There are simple ways to work strength training in while you’re away from home. “One of the first things to remember is we have a functional body,” said Juan…

Six Strength Training Benefits That Will Change Your Life

Intimidated by lifting weights? Don’t be. Worried that pumping iron will make you too bulky? It won’t (unless you want it to). Strength training provides so many more health benefits than just changing outwardly appearances. Muscle strength is the foundation of many of life’s everyday activities. And the stronger you are the more you will…

Senior Fitness: 5 Tips for Working out Safely

According to the World Health Organization, seniors should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activities or 75 minutes of intense exercising per week. Getting the maximum benefit out of your your workouts meanings doing your exercises safely. The goal is to improve the state of your body, not to hurt it. We have come…

7 Powerful Benefits of Strength Training for Seniors

By 2030, all baby boomers will be 65 or older. For the first time in U.S. history, seniors will outnumber children.  Are you in this category?  The good news is you don’t have to resign yourself to a bedpan and 24/7 nursing care. You can have many years of healthy ageing ahead of you, yet! How? Learn…

Step It Up: 5 Great Fitness Trackers for Seniors

Fitness trackers are a popular trend, and for a good reason. Trackers are an excellent way to monitor critical aspects of your health, such as sleep, calorie intake, and daily exercise.  As more and more seniors are living longer, healthier lives, fitness trackers can help contribute to healthier lifestyles and detect potential health problems.  There are…

Strength Exercises for Older Adults: Five Workout Ideas

In the United States, 28% to 34% of adults aged 65 to 74 take part in physical activities. Being active as a senior can improve mental and physical wellbeing in many ways and, ultimately, it may extend  life expectancy.  That’s why the World Health Organization advises people who are 65 or older to do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity…

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