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Weight Lifting Reduces Arm Swelling in Breast Cancer Survivors by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Mon 13 Dec 2010 10:48am Many breast cancer patients are at risk for developing lymphedema , a swelling due to a blockage in lymph drainage, in their arm after breast cancer surgery, particularly breast cancer patients that have had lymph nodes removed.  This can lead to impaired arm function and decreased quality of life for breast cancer survivors.  There has been conc ... Read on »
The Guns: My Favourite Upper-Body Exercises by Fat Girl PhD Posted Thu 19 Jul 2012 11:04am I love weight training. There’s nothing more satisfying. It’s hard, and it’ll make you pull some interesting faces – and probably break into a sweat sitting down – but it’s pretty empowering to be safe in the knowledge that you’ve got great upper body strength. Plus, it’s amazing for toning up – meaning combined with a healthy diet, it’s pretty ... Read on »
The Right Exercise For Your Body Type by OurHealth Posted Mon 15 Mar 2010 8:13am By, Vanessa OurHealth Staff Writer My body needs a lot of high intensity cardio. A year and a half ago I started running and I’ve experienced the most success that I have ever had with maintaining a particular weight without major dieting. Running works for my body type. The only other thing that’s come close to running for me is Spinning/in ... Read on »
This and that.............. by Andrea Patient Expert Posted Sun 19 Jan 2014 12:00am Greetings from sunny and (relatively) mild NC!  That cold snap a couple weeks ago was annoying, but I know it wasn't nearly as bad here as in other parts of the country. I hope everyone is ok.  You are all taking your Vitamin D3 right now, aren't you?  Besides  helping with seasonal affective disorder, it also helps build your immunity.  Here in ... Read on »
Machines versus Free Weights - Round 2 by Lance B. Patient Expert Posted Sat 29 Nov 2008 12:27pm We are only one round away from finally crowning the champion of Strength Supremacy. We will finally settle this debate between machines and free weights by letting Mikey 'The Machine' and Donnie 'The Dumbbell' slug it out! Here's the Scout Report on Donnie 'The Dumbbell': Has a higher intimidation level Allows for a g ... Read on »
Postpartum Weight Loss- Exercise to Tone the Chest and Shoulders by Sara H. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 13 Aug 2010 11:15am To Sara of Fit by Sara: “I’ve lost the baby weight but feel so weak and flabby on my upper body.  What exercise do you recommend to tone my chest and shoulders?” From Fit by Sara: “Congrats on losing the baby weight. One of the best exercises you can do to tone the chest and shoulders is the old school push-up. You can modify the push up by ... Read on »
Upper-Body Workout for Runners by RunnerDude Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 29 Aug 2010 7:18pm Friday's post talked about the importance of a strong upper body for runners, especially as we age. The post gave a workout for the core and today I have a workout for the upper-body (arms, chest, and back). As a runner, the focus of the upper-body workout should be to gain muscular endurance. So, go with lighter weights and higher ... Read on »
Weight Training 101 by Brett - Sheer Balance Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 04 Sep 2012 7:53pm If cardio is your main format of exercise, it might be time to incorporate strength training . Many individuals, especially women, tend to fear weight because they are afraid that they will bulk up . The fact is, it is very hard to do so if you are 1) a woman and 2) eating a regular diet. Although there are a variety of types of strength traini ... Read on »
Strength Monday – 07/02/12 by Melissa J. Posted Tue 03 Jul 2012 11:56am Jul 3, 2012 Posted by Mel on Jul 3, 2012 in Blog | 5 comments photo – flickr. ... Read on »
My 3 Favourite Upper Body Exercises by Tracy S. Facebook Posted Fri 26 Aug 2011 9:00am It's Friday!  Time to share some of my favourites ;) A few weeks ago I posted my 3 favourite lower body exercise , so it is only fitting that I follow up with my fave upper body exercises. I am particularly fond of these exercises as they require very little equipment, can be done anywhere at anytime and can be modified to suit every ex ... Read on »