Build Your Inner Strength
Pilates continues to grow in popularity because it can be an excellent exercise program for adults of any age. If your doctor gives you the green light, a regular Pilates workout can slowly strengthen your most important muscles without pain and sweating
Exercise Habits Should Start Early
Parents have a great opportunity to harness the natural energy children have and instill lifelong habits that will keep them active as they grow older. Regular exercise is as important for children as it is for adults because the problem of overweight affects both groups.
Gently Strengthen Core Muscles with Pilates
Since increased physical activity is one of the major ways to reduce health risks, along with eating a nutritious diet and maintaining a healthy weight, different exercise programs can offer important benefits to your health.
Measuring Body Fat: Pros and Cons
Since the health risks of being overweight are mostly related to excess fat, many people think they should check how much body fat they have. Technology to estimate body fat levels has now become readily available.
Is a Little Excess Weight a Problem?
Part of the uncertainty about the effects of moderate overweight revolves around the level of a person's fitness compared to their fatness. Some researchers suggest that physically fit people in this category have less health risks than inactive people.
What You Need to Know About Physical Activity and Diabetes
When you take care of your diabetes, you'll feel better. You'll reduce your risk for problems with your kidneys, eyes, nerves, feet and legs, and teeth. You'll also lower your risk for a heart attack or a stroke. Among other things, you can take care of your diabetes by being physically active. Learn how easy it is!
Hopping Back on the Diet Wagon
Whether dieters reach their goal or barely lose a pound, the day almost always comes when they go off the diet. Although this break can mark the beginning of a downward spiral that sends a person right back to the starting point, studies now show it doesn't have to.
Fitness Trends for 2004
The importance of motivating our sedentary society to move more will grow in 2004. There are already signs and predictions that how we exercise is going to change as well.
Mix of Factors Related to Exercise Among Minority Women
Women from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds say that having more convenient and inexpensive places to exercise would encourage them to become more active, a nationwide collection of studies in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine concludes.
The Power of Pilates
An estimated 6 million people across the country are now strengthening their bodies and minds, and losing weight, with the help of pilates exercises, the fastest growing fitness trend in decades.
More Sprawl Means More Weight and Less Walking
Residents of sprawling counties weigh more, walk less in their leisure time and have higher rates of high blood pressure compared with those in more "compact" counties, a new study finds.
Exercise: How Much is Enough?
For many people, the question isnít whether or not exercise is good for health, but how much physical activity it really takes to get health and weight control benefits.
Weight and Type 2 Diabetes
Carrying extra body weight and body fat go hand and hand with the development of type 2 diabetes. Managing your weight is the best thing you can do to prevent the development of diabetes.