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Brittany Lewis
Mar 20, 2019

7 Kettlebell Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Training with kettlebells is a crazy-easy way to increase strength and power—as long as you’re using them right. Check out the most common mistakes trainers spot all the time, then clean up your kettlebell act to up your calorie burn and reduce your risk of injury. 1. Your Weight Is Too Heavy If you’re making the jump from dumbbells, it’s Read More »

Mar 19, 2019

How to Get Started With Yoga

  It wasn’t too long ago that yoga was a relatively unknown activity practiced mainly by New Agers and people with hippie parents. But times have changed, and now it seems like everyone’s doing yoga: your sister, your nephew, your grandma — even football players and prison inmates. And there are good reasons for that. Read More »

Bill Brown
Mar 18, 2019

Could Being an Optimist (or Faking it) Improve Your Health?

If you’re the type of person who believes everything will work out eventually and bad situations are only temporary, it’s likely you have an optimistic personality. Congrats, because that could mean major health benefits. According to Harvard Medical School, several studies have suggested a connection between a positive outlook and better outcomes from surgery, a Read More »

Bill Brown
Mar 15, 2019

The Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body When You Start Lifting Weights

We hate to sound like a broken record, but it really is crucial to incorporate lifting weights into your workout regimen. In fact, when it comes to exercise for older adults, strength training actually trumps cardio because preserving muscle is more important than losing fat as you age. “Every decade, starting in your mid 30s, you lose a percentage Read More »

Bill Brown
Mar 14, 2019

The dangers of hidden fat:

Exercise is your best defense against deep abdominal fat Scientists know that the type of fat you can measure with a tape isn’t the most dangerous. But what is the most effective way to fight internal, visceral fat that you cannot see or feel? The answer: exercise. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center analyzed two Read More »

Aron Layman
Mar 13, 2019

Lifting Weights May Lower Your Diabetes Risk

Moderate amounts of muscle lowered type 2 diabetes risk by 32 percent More muscle was not linked to more protection, researchers say Most adults don’t get the recommended amounts of strength training in per week We all know strength training is important for more than just looking good. After all, lean muscle mass keeps your Read More »

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Bill Brown
Mar 12, 2019

You Asked: What’s the Most Effective Machine to Use at the Gym?

Most machines you find at the gym are engineered to train specific muscles—usually a primary muscle and one or more secondary muscles. The chest press machine works your pectorals and shoulders, while the leg curl machine hits your quadriceps and hamstrings. So depending on the muscles you want to train, every machine is effective in Read More »

Brittany Lewis

9 Ways to Eat Healthier This Spring

Simple strategies that won’t leave you feeling deprived. At the start of spring, you begin to think about shedding a few extra pounds along with your sweaters. Meanwhile, a new crop of fruits and veggies begins to show up at farmers markets, making it easier to stick with those eat-healthy resolutions you may have made back in January (and maybe have Read More »

Steve Levert
Mar 11, 2019

The 6 Best Books for Fitness Beginners

Are you starting to exercise after a long break, or maybe for the first time ever? It is one of the best ways to immediately improve your well-being. Need proof? Fidelity Investments asked 9,000 people how different life events affected them over the last year. They found that exercising regularly had the second greatest positive Read More »

Brittany Lewis
Mar 08, 2019


“Sit up straight!” “Don’t slouch!” I’m sure we’ve all heard those admonishing words more than once from our mother when we were growing up. And most of us would roll our eyes and as soon as mom walked away we’d slump back over in a hunch. She wasn’t just annoyed with how you were standing, there is Read More »


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