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Motivation: Strength Training

In this week’s Motivation, we want to motivate you to pick up those weights and do some strength training! Dr. Fletcher + Dr. Palermo talk about the importance + health benefits of strength training. Learn more about why you should pick up some heavy weights today! Click the LINK to view the video!    ...

Why Strength Work Needs to Be a Priority at Every Age

By: Nancy Palermo “Every day is another chance to get stronger, to eat better, to live healthier, and to be the best version of you.” In 2020 the Baltimore Sun did an article on an 84-year-old grandmother, mother, and retired secretary, Ernestine Shepherd, who won the Guinness World record for the oldest female competitive bodybuilder in the world. This record won her the title of “6-pack Granny” What makes Ernestine’s story so amazing is she did not start working toward this goal until her mid-50s after the death of her sister. Prior to that she rarely visited a gym. Ernestine’s story is a great reminder that it is never too late to get in shape, and you are never too old to build muscle. There are many reasons we want...

3 Benefits of Strength Training for Women Over 50

You probably know some of the benefits of strength training, such as how it increases your physical strength and helps you lose weight faster. What you might not know is that those benefits increase as you age. In fact, strength training can help women over 50 improve their metabolism, fight muscle deterioration, and maintain good bone health. Let’s discuss the health benefits as well as how to get started with a strength training routine.   Improve Your Metabolism   The higher your muscle mass, the faster your metabolism will be. One of the best ways to increase your muscle mass, and thus speed up your metabolism, is strength training. Good metabolic health is crucial to a number of health functions, most famously maintaining a healthy weight or losing weight....

Get Lean Quick with These Simple Exercises

Get Lean By: Amy Peacock Want to look good in that bathing suit and look better naked? Lifting weights along with your cardio and clean eating is the secret key we can steal from the body building world to sculpt our bodies perfect and lean out. Resistance training is a natural way to change the shape of your body, and counteract that age related muscle atrophy (aka creepy skin and loss of strength) that starts much younger than you imagine. Bonus? The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn…even at rest. Make a commitment to getting back to fit today. Who doesn’t want a strong, lean and healthy body for this life? Try this simple program to get started. You will just do 20 mins of interval training for your...