5 Tips to Help You Achieve Your “I’m going to get in shape this year” Goal 1.  Leave your cell phone in the car! If you can text, talk or Facebook, you are not working out! 2.  The machines are not resting stations. You are not at the gym to sit down or talk on your…

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While people typically lose 30% of their muscle strength between the ages of 50 and 70 years, it is critically important to maintain muscle strength as we age, to preserve mobility and independent living. Frank Mayer, from the University of Potsdam (Germany), and colleagues reviewed recently published studies about strength (resistance) training in elderly persons,…

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In patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, aerobic exercise combined with resistance training improves glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels vs levels in a nonexercising control group; however, neither form of exercise alone achieves this benefit, a new study has found. Timothy S. Church, MD, PhD, with the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System, Baton…

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