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Time-Efficient Cardio During a Busy Holiday Season

Time-Efficient Cardio During a Busy Holiday Season

Resistance training provides benefits above and beyond increases in muscle strength and size. Cognitive function, memory, bone mineral density, resting energy expenditure (the calories we burn while not working out), resilience to aging, and cardiovascular function...
Muscle Weakness is the New Smoking

Muscle Weakness is the New Smoking

The preponderance of research suggests that muscle weakness is associated with negative age-related health outcomes. For the past decade, we’ve started to view muscle strength (both upper body and lower body) as a “biomarker of aging.” To be clear, researchers haven’t...
Overcoming my Fear of the Bod Pod

Overcoming my Fear of the Bod Pod

Discover Strength bought a Bod Pod in 2014. We knew it was the most reliable way to assess changes in body composition (changes in lean muscle mass and fat mass). Instead of simply weighing ourselves, we should analyze what our weight is really comprised of. The Bod...
Myth: Running is Bad for Your Knees

Myth: Running is Bad for Your Knees

Both runners and healthcare professionals express concerns over the potential for long-distance running to contribute to osteoarthritis of the knee. Authors of a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine debunk this long-standing myth. The authors...

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