Start Your Walking Workout
There are good reasons why walking is America's favorite workout: It doesn't require a gym membership; it is more fun than riding a stationary bike; and it's more convenient than going to a public swimming pool.
The New Exercise Hit: Do Less
The usual excuse of lack of time for not doing enough exercise is blown away by new research. Astonishingly, it is possible to get more by doing less!
Exercise and Diabetes
Exercise should be an integral part of the treatment plan for all persons with diabetes. Exercise helps all persons with diabetes control weight, improve insulin sensitivity, bring about a healthier mental outlook, and reduce cardiovascular risk factors.
Normal Weight but Obese?
Science has confirmed the role that excess body fat plays in health problems like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. But conventional wisdom has always associated an increased risk for these diseases with overweight and obesity -- until now.
Make Your Muscles Work
While the term "strength training" may elicit images of a Speedo-clad Arnold Schwarzenegger, bodybuilders encompass only a fraction of strength-training enthusiasts. In fact, from marathoners to moms, everyone can benefit from increasing their muscle mass.
Tips for Choosing Athletic Shoes
Style... brand... price? What do you shop for in athletic shoes? Experts say at the 'sole' of many women's aches and pains is bad footwear.
How Much to Exercise
The emerging message of exercise studies seems to be: the benefits of physical activity vary with how much you do. This article discusses several studies and what the results may mean to anyone interested in getting into shape.
7 Ways for Kids to Have a Slimmer Summer
This may be the first generation of kids who do not outlive their parents because of health problems related to childhood obesity. But parents can take action now to help prevent the early onset of these diseases.
Found: Four Hours a Week for a Healthier Lifestyle
The Nielsen Media Research report from Fall 2006 shows that the average American spends 4 hours and 35 minutes watching television per day. So the average viewer is watching 40 minutes of commercials a day or more than four-and-a-half hours weekly.
Fall Fitness Tips for Armchair Quarterbacks
Even former athletes are at greater risk for heart disease, cancer and other maladies if they no longer get 30 minutes of moderate exercise five or more days per week. Here are some fitness tips for football fans who can't turn away from the gridiron action.
When Exercise is a Battle
We are surrounded by messages about the importance of physical activity. So why do so many of us have such trouble starting or sticking with a plan to be more active?