Shrink your waistline with some side planks

The side plank is a core exercise: it trains your lower-back, abdominal, and hip muscles. Great for preventing lower back pain. And no gym or equipment involved! Many ways of doing it, here are some instructions on how to do a common one.

Resistance training, a key component of my weight loss/maintenance, builds muscle, strengthens bones and improves metabolism. It has tremendous benefits for anyone of any age. (Studies highlight the benefits for older women in particular).

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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