A fitness routine that includes elastic resistance training—with a resistance band or resistance tubing, for example—is a great way to gain strength or rehabilitate an injury. These portable, flexible tools can complement traditional weight train
It seems like common sense: we get weaker as we get older. All we have to do is look at the world around us, at all the young, strong people and the frail elderly people. There’s even a word for it: sarcopenia, or the “age-related loss of muscle
For too many of us, massage is something that other people do. It’s something we see in the movies when a character is rich and bored. It’s extra pampering for someone who’s already pampered enough. For too many of us, professional massage is a
If you’re in your 50s or early 60s and you’ve lived a largely sedentary lifestyle, your heart just isn’t what it used to be. It’s not as strong, the muscle is getting stiffer, and the risk of heart failure is increasing. But there’s good ne
We know we need to stretch. People have been telling us so our entire lives. It’s like the wisdom of the ages, passed down from your middle school P.E. teacher to that guy at the gym who keeps offering to critique your deadlift.
But while stretc
There was a time not too long ago when fitness and fatness might have seemed mutually exclusive. Lately, however, the idea that you can be fit and fat at the same time has been debated with increasing frequency—and it’s not likely to go away any
Feeling wobbly? You’re not alone. Loss of balance isn’t just for old people anymore, according to a study from the Journals of Gerentology. The two-year survey of mobility, strength, endurance, and balance showed the expected results of steady de
When it comes to health and fitness, there are a number of long-running (occasionally passionate) debates that could each be settled by the same one-word answer:
Diet or exercise?
Strength training or cardio?
Weights or resistance bands?
We promote exercise at every opportunity with good reason. Exercise is the number one thing you can do to start improving your health today, unless you’re a smoker. If that’s the case, the first best thing you can do is quit smoking — and also
Physical Therapists have a number of primary goals: to promote a patient’s ability to move; to reduce a patient’s pain; to restore a patient’s functional abilities and to prevent disability. Although they deal with a wide variety of body struct