BMI, or body mass index, is used by health care professionals to determine whether someone is a healthy weight. However, this method has serious flaws. Here are six reasons BMI is not a good measure of health or fitness.
You lose both muscle and bone tissue as you age and both can lead to problems like frailty and disability. But are the two correlated? If you have strong muscles are you also likely to have greater bone strength and density?
Exercise not only makes you look and feel better now – it makes it more likely you’ll be healthy enough to enjoy your retirement years. Staying physically active can help you age smarter. Here are four ways exercise improves the aging process.
Exercise is one of the best prescriptions for bone health. Combine regular high-impact exercise with a calcium-rich diet and you reduce your risk for bone loss and osteoporosis. Resistance training should be part of that equation. How does resistance training cause bone growth and how hard do you have to train to boost bone growth? […]
Still obsessing about a number on the scale? Some women make it their goal to get “thin.” Find out why thin isn’t always healthy and why the number on the scale isn’t a good indicator of your overall health.
You probably work out mainly to build lean body mass but resistance training does more than give you muscle definition. It also builds bone density. Is resistance training better for boosting bone density than aerobic workouts? Find out the answer, and discover what type of resistance training is best for reducing the risk of osteoporosis […]
Think the only good reason to exercise is to firm up your body? Even if you’re satisfied with your physique, working up a sweat can slow down Father Time. Here are five ways exercise slows down the aging process.
Some women shy away from lifting weights. When they do head over to the weight rack, they lift weights that aren’t heavy enough to really challenge their muscles. The reason? Some fear it will make them bulky or destroy their feminine shape. Others are intimidated by the idea of lifting a barbell or dumbbell or […]