Physical Activity Research By CDC

The following link shows an article by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) summarizing recent research about the benefits of physical activity and strength training, even among older individuals. Physical Activity and Strength Training: CDC Summary: Benefits of Strength Training: 1. Decrease arthritis pain 2. Improve balance 3. Decrease risk for falls 4. …

Strength Training: Free Weights Vs. Machine Weights

Benefits of Free Weights: 1. Free weights work multiple muscle groups together. This maximizes your workout time and may provide time for additional strengthening, cardio, plyometrics or flexibility exercise. 2. Free weights include weightbearing exercise, which strengthens the bones. They use your own body weight as additional resistance (for example: squats or calf raises). 3. …

Weightlifting Safety: How Do I Avoid Injuries?

Photo by: ¬†Official U.S. Navy Imagery 1. Do a 5-10 minute cardio warmup first. If you will be strengthening the legs, warm up on the treadmill, bike, stairclimber, elliptical machine, etc. For upper body warmups, try the arm bike, row machine or elliptical (using both arms and legs). 2. Warm up strength exercises with light …

How To LOSE WEIGHT Safely

1. Do not use diet pills.2. Do not injure yourself by exercising too hard, too fast. An injury will limit your ability to exercise, so do not risk it.3. Do not starve yourself.4. Do not eat so little that you are hungry all the time.5. Find ways to not only burn calories but to boost …