Strength/Resistance Training


Strength/Resistance Training: increases mobility, cognitive benefits, increases cardiovascular health, increases strength

The science behind strength training is taught in superb fashion in “Body By Science” by Doug McGuff.  Even if you’re not interested in a so-called “12-minute a week” program, the teachings about exercise in this book are invaluable.


FYI: More info on strength training: it leads to the maintenance of functional ability, the prevention of osteoporosis, sarcopenia, lower-back pain and other disabilities, a reduction in insulin-resistance, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, falls, fractures, disabilities, the cardiovascular demands of exercise, depression, an improvement in metabolic rate, glucose metabolism, blood pressure, body fat and central adiposity, blood-lipid profiles, gastrointestinal transit time, cognitive function, and quality of life, and an increase in muscle and connective tissue cross-sectional area, strength, power, endurance, hypertrophy, flexibility, joint stability, posture, mood, and self-esteem.