strength training

Ice hockey players should dress in layers, use the proper equipment and wear helmets to avoid injuries. (Photo: angel-beil/Instagram)

Weekend Warriors

Training Helps Avoid Winter Sports Injuries Watching Olympic athletes zoom down the slopes or tear up the rink can inspire you to get involved in winter sports. But when you strap on skis or lace up skates, it is important to remember that you have not trained like an Olympian,
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Progressive strength-training for 40 minutes, twice a week using resistance bands can strengthen muscles and protect bones. (Photo: Penn State)

Maintaining Muscle

Strength Key to Functioning Independently Although people of any age can benefit from regular strength training, it becomes especially important for those in middle age and beyond, as muscle fiber begins to break down at a rate of about one pound per year. “When you lose enough
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