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Exercise and Fitness
The answer to the question “When is the best time to exercise?” is the time of day you are most likely to stick to it.
Remember those BowFlex infomercials that showed how to go from a fat belly to a lean belly at home using a weight machine fitted with special resistance bands?
Exercise scientists have determined that getting couch potatoes to step in place—just during TV commercials—counts as exercise that can result in significant calorie burn.
Getting fit is work. And like most parents, getting fit typically means having to schedule in a constant and predictable workout plan that most kids would relish about as much as doing homework during a holiday. To help parents and their kids get fit together, Dr. Michael J. Berry, Director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Wake Forest University provides 11 tips on how parents can take the tedium out of exercise and get their children interested in getting fit with them.
Fitness trends seem to come and go as quickly as fashion. One minute it's TRX training the next minute we are all trying out CrossFit.
On the Dr. Oz Show, special guest Jane Fonda reveals her life’s secrets and the lessons she has learned in what she refers to as “The Three Acts of Life.” Act I is about her early years and a life of privilege where she had to deal with a distant father and stardom in film. Act II is about her rise as a controversial activist and then a fitness revolutionary dealing with her own issues of bulimia and anorexia. Act III is about healing the psychic wounds she bore from life. All three Acts are shared with viewers to explain how they can perform a “life review” and move forward to a fuller, healthier and richer future.
Lack of exercise in the office environment and rising rates of obesity has raised legitimate questions about the future health of the people who work online eight or more hours a day.
Exercise is one of the most important things that you can do for your health, particularly heart health. But researchers are also discovering other benefits to vigorous physical activity.
Athletes who are looking for help with muscle growth and strength often turn to the bottle—one containing high-protein supplements or beverages, that is.
Cyclists--and other athletes--who want to better their riding times or performance may be interested in the results of a small study involving beetroot juice.
Owning and walking a dog could have measurable benefits for helping Americans meet activity goals to thwart disease and improve health.
Did you purchase an Xbox 360 Kinect, PlayStation 3 Move, or Nintendo Wii for Christmas?
The exact cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), a condition that most commonly affects women ages 30 to 50, is unknown and there is no cure.
What does it take to be a winning wrestler? A new study reports that higher testosterone levels were found in men who won their wrestling matches when compared with those who lost.
Jack LaLanne is known as “The Godfather of Fitness.” Born in 1914, in San Francisco, California, he admits to being “addicted” to sugar and junk foods just like the rest of his childhood friends.
Aetna Insurance Company and Details, the manufacturers of Walkstation, have created a partnership to bring wellness into the workplace through a novel option to walk while you work.
Preventing diabetes might be possible by simply taking more steps every day.
Staying active in young adulthood, especially for women, helps fight middle-age weight gain, found in a research study that followed study participants for 20 years.
Although it may be no surprise that boxers can develop brain damage from repeated blows to the head, a new study has identified the acute complications and long-term consequences of engaging in thi