Hopefully, you plan on training for the rest of your life, but as you enter the second half of life, you might want to make a few changes to your routine. Here are five to consider.
It seemed like you gained strength quickly when you first started strength training. Your muscles also grew in size fairly quickly during the first year. Then, progress slowed and you stopped seeing rapid gains – but why?
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You likely think of aerobic training as the form of exercise that’s best for your heart and blood vessels. Yet, research shows strength training may keep your heart and blood vessels healthy too. Find out more.
What oil do you cook with? Extra-virgin olive oil works well for low-temperature cooking and it’s one of the healthiest options available. However, when you’re taking foods to higher temperatures, this is one of the healthiest alternatives – and you’re probably not using it.
Are you having a hard time getting your abs to show, thanks to a layer of belly fat? Why is belly fat so hard to lose, especially as you age? Find out.
As cold weather approaches, colds and other viral infections become more common. Your best defense? A healthy immune system. Here are six keys to keeping yours in tip-top shape.
Your immune system is your line of defense against foreign invaders, including those that cause infection and cells that could potentially cause cancer. You need it to be on its best behavior, especially as you age. Find out how your immune system changes as you grow older and whether exercise slows immune system aging.
Are you not getting the strength gains you expected? In this article, you’ll learn five strategies for getting back on track and maximizing the gains you get from a strength-training program.