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Strength Training: Health Benefits for Every Age

Most of us know that regular exercise provides many benefits. However, as we age, we lose muscle mass, bone density and strength. Strength training, also called resistance or weight training, can substantially slow or reduce these effects of aging. Strength training is any exercise where muscles work and contract against an object. Push-ups, lifting weights […]

Starting a Weight Training Program

One of the challenges of weight training is determining how much effort to put in for the most benefits. A little may not be enough for an impact, while too much may be detrimental to your health. Extensive research recommends a weight-training program of two sets of eight to 12 repetitions per set, three times […]