What’s the Best Exercise for Burning Fat?
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What’s the Best Exercise for Burning Fat?

Fat is good for us.  It provides fuel for our activities, including thinking.  Some fats contain omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids that help our bodies fight disease and inflammation.  Fat is there to help protect our organs, keep our bodies heated to a fantastic 98.6 degrees, carries around vitamins like A, D, E, and K.,…

Exercise: Go Big or Go Home?
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Exercise: Go Big or Go Home?

Disclaimer:  I am not talking about running marathons, lifting weights to exhaustion, or even making sure you glisten with sweat as seen on TV.  I am not even talking about making sure you eat a supersize ANYTHING after a workout. No no!  This time it’s about range of motion – big MOVEMENTS when you exercise,…

Strength Training:  When It’s One Thing AND Another
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Strength Training: When It’s One Thing AND Another

What are you trying to do when you strength train?  Get stronger, of course!  Many of us imagine our muscles growing, our bodies becoming more defined, and becoming able to leap over tall buildings.  All these things can happen (except for the tall buildings part).  But how does it work?  Can understanding how you get…

Oh no! Inevitable Loss of Muscle (Sarcopenia) as We Age?
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Oh no! Inevitable Loss of Muscle (Sarcopenia) as We Age?

Is this another case of “it’s always something” to worry about?  Can we not have some good news in these troubled times?  In an attempt to stop anyone going into anxiety and depression over this, let’s say this… It does happen, but it is good to be informed about how it happens, so that there…

One-Sided Exercise: Good Idea or Not?
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One-Sided Exercise: Good Idea or Not?

Perhaps some of you have heard that, if you strength train with one arm, the other arm gets a bit stronger just by association. That is actually true! A huge analysis of studies on this has shown an 11.9% to 17.7% increase in strength of the non-trained limb, depending on the type of training. There…

Arthritis and Strength Training: A Great Match
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Arthritis and Strength Training: A Great Match

For those of us who get a bit older every day, the thought of developing arthritis can loom large. With good reason. According to the CDC, 49.7% of all adults over 65 report doctor-diagnosed arthritis. By far the most common type of arthritis involved is osteoarthritis. This is the one that is related to wear…