strength training

Strength and Power Training Benefits Beyond Muscle Growth

Maintaining or improving strength just to get stronger is a worthy goal in itself, but strength has added value. Strong muscles and muscle groups affect almost every system of the body, every physical activity of daily living, and help combat many common health conditions. Here are three additional benefits. Arthritis … Read More

No Gym, No Problem

Chances are your local fitness center is closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If it’s not, you’re wise not to work out in a crowded gym populated by people breathing heavily, exhaling saliva droplets, and touching the same exercise equipment as you—essentially, the equivalent of pumping iron in a … Read More

Creating and Sustaining Strength for Life

Every serious exerciser eventually hits a wall. If you don’t vary what you do, muscles get used to it and no longer make improvements or strength gains. It’s called plateauing. You may be working as hard as ever but not getting any measurable benefit. That’s a clear signal to reevaluate … Read More

Strength Training for Brain Health

Aerobic exercise may be the kind of workout most closely associated with brain health benefits. Think about the circulation boost you get from a brisk walk or game of tennis. But strength training with weights, machines, resistance bands or your own body weight (think push-ups) also may help improve cognition. … Read More

Fight Memory Loss by Watching Your Waistline

While a definitive link between body weight and memory loss has not yet been established, a number of studies suggest that controlling your weight may be a good way to protect your brain. A high body mass index (BMI, a ratio of height to weight that is used to measure … Read More

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