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 vascularanesthesia.com 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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