Arthritis and Strength Training:  A Good Match
Exercise Basics | Movement

Arthritis and Strength Training: A Good Match

For those of us who get a bit older every day, the thought of developing arthritis can loom large. With good reason. According to the CDC, 49.7% of all adults over 65 report doctor-diagnosed arthritis. By far the most common type of arthritis involved is osteoarthritis. This is the one that is related to wear…

Is It Worth Investing in Ankle (or Wrist) Weights?
Exercise Basics

Is It Worth Investing in Ankle (or Wrist) Weights?

Speaking as a trainer, of course my answer is YES! But, what are they good for, and what are they NOT good for? Some people invest in ankle or wrist weights thinking that they are going to help them lose weight. That is, by wearing them around the house or when out for a walk,…

Where Should I Start?  Strength or Cardiovascular Training?
Exercise Basics

Where Should I Start? Strength or Cardiovascular Training?

Suppose you are just starting out or getting back into exercise. You have limited time to devote to this, but want to at least do something. Should you get going and find some cardiovascular activity that you like? Or should you start enjoying the feeling of getting stronger through strength training? Seems that every time…

Three Steps Toward Integrating Posture, Balance and Endurance
Golf Fitness

Three Steps Toward Integrating Posture, Balance and Endurance

GOLF GAME RESULTS: LONGER DRIVES. Oftentimes when we think of getting in shape for golf, we break things down into three categories: Strength training, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility. Certainly working on any or all of these areas will help to keep you fit on the golf course and beyond. But, there are other areas in…