Dr. Stacey Smith is today an active and fit psychiatrist in private practice, allied with Washington University’s Department of Psychiatry. But that wasn’t always the case in the years after the former U.S. Ice Dancing Champion and Olympian hung up her skates.
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improves bone density, even in the elderly
It may reduce depression, give older people better cognitive function, boost good cholesterol and more.
The workout they use in New York is the same one we offer at 20 Minutes to Fitness.
Which is more important for healthy aging: exercises that work the heart and lungs, or muscle- pumping strength training? Both are valuable, of course, but many experts now say strength training may be the key to preventing disability as you age.
For decades, some have assumed cardio workouts help people lose weight and stay in shape. But recent studies have shown that the key to fitness and weight loss is resistance training with weights.