Exercise wins

Exercise Wins: Fit Seniors Can Have Hearts That Look 30 Years Younger We know we need to exercise for our health, but a lifelong exercise habit may also help us feel younger and stay stronger well into our senior years. In fact, people in their 70s who have been exercising regularly for decades seem to have put a brake on the aging process, maintaining the heart, lung, and muscle fitness of healthy people at least Read more…

Weightlifting and aging

Weightlifting for an Hour a Week Cuts Risk for Stroke and Heart Attack Up to 70 Percent Written by Dr. Joseph MercolaFact Checked November 30, 2018 Previous Next STORY AT-A-GLANCE Strength training is foundational for optimal health, especially as you get older. It’s not just about keeping your musculature strong; resistance training also benefits your heart, metabolism, cognition and mental health Recent research shows less than an hour of strength training per week can reduce Read more…

Muscle mass is a vital sign

Muscle mass should be a new vital sign, research shows ABBOTT SHARE  PRINT  E-MAIL IMAGE: THIS INFOGRAPHIC DETAILS THE LINK BETWEEN MUSCLE MASS AND A PERSON’S OVERALL HEALTH STATUS, AND HIGHLIGHTS KEY FINDINGS FROM THEANNALS OF MEDICINE REVIEW PAPER. view more  CREDIT: ABBOTT A comprehensive review published in Annals of Medicine confirms low muscle mass is linked to an increased risk of serious health complications and decreased survival Growing scientific evidence suggests muscle mass should be Read more…

What I Learned during 13 years of Strength Training

What I Learned During 13 Years Of Strength Training Sivan Fagan November 08, 2018 • 7 min read I’ve gone from being an 18-year-old with anorexia to a strength coach with more than a decade of experience. Here are the most important lessons I’ve learned along the way. It all started when I was 18. At the time, I was slowly recovering from an eating disorder known as anorexia nervosa, and my dad was trying Read more…

Get stronger after 50

How to Regain Strength After 50 Safely and Effectively Do it the right way, and reap the benefits of getting stronger There are a ton of benefits to regular strength training, especially for adults over 50. Aside from just feeling better, overall, strength training helps us combat the natural functional decline that comes with aging, which can lead to frailty, disability and falls. If you haven’t done it in a while (or ever), though, it Read more…

Eat less Age less

The Cure to Aging Could Be Hiding in Plain Sight Since the dawn of man, we’ve been searching for ways to escape our mortality. The long-sought “fountain of youth” may not lie in divine water or a miracle pill, but rather, in something as simple as the foods we eat and the way we live. In 2016, for the first time in half a century, US life expectancies dropped for the second year in a row. That Read more…

Prescription exercise

Not exercising worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease, study reveals Updated 11:47 AM EDT October 19, 2018 Atlanta, Georgia We’ve all heard exercise helps you live longer. But a new study goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. Dr. Wael Jaber, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic and senior author of the study, called the results “extremely surprising.” Read more…

Exercise and cancer

It’s well-known that exercise is good for your heart and can lower the risk of developing medical conditions like heart disease and diabetes. A large study released Monday now shows that exercise is an important factor in reducing the risk of developing a wide range of cancers, too. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy Researchers from the Read more…

Keep lifting Grandpa

Do You Even Lift, Grandma? Why Older Adults Should Be Making Gains. It’s More Than Just Bro Science Do you even lift? According to urbandictionary.com, it’s a condescending expression used on body building and fitness forums to question the legitimacy of someone’s fitness expertise or weight lifting routine. But if we’re paying attention to the research, maybe it’s a question we should be asking older adults and everyone for that matter.  And this is no Read more…

Is fasting the fountain of youth?

For the past year and a half, Keith Taylor and his wife have adopted a lifestyle that includes fasting on a regular basis. “For six days per week we don’t eat until around 5 pm, but eat as much as we want and whatever we want from 5 pm until we go to bed. It is not a diet in the classic sense — we do not restrict WHAT we eat or HOW MUCH we Read more…