Tag Archives: weight-lifting

Men Who Skip Checkups Also Miss Preventive Health Benefits

When it comes to taking care of their health, men are less likely than women to seek medical care and stay current with annual checkups. Not only are men 22 percent more likely than women to neglect cholesterol testing, but they are also 28 percent more likely to be hospitalized for congestive heart failure, according […]

Four Women’s Workout Myths Debunked

This blog was written by Aaron McKissick, MS, CSCS, PES, CES, USAW with Bon Secours In Motion Sports Performance. Lifting weights will make me look like a man.  First off, women only have 1/10th the amount of testosterone that men have. Testosterone is a hormone that helps build muscle. Because women have less testosterone, women […]

Weight-Lifting, Yoga Help Women Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Aerobic exercise isn’t the only workout strategy a woman has for reducing her risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. According to a new study published in the journal PLOS Medicine, lifting weights, taking yoga and other muscle toning classes can also lower the risk. And, when combined with aerobic exercise, the risk of diabetes plummets. […]