Fitness

Tips, tricks and expert insights on keeping your body and mind healthy

  • When launching an exercise routine with arthritis, look for a custom fit

    When launching an exercise routine with arthritis, look for a custom fit

    Patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis can pursue an exercise regimen. The key is customizing an exercise program to a patient’s capabilities.

  • It's time to heed the call to exercise more

    It's time to heed the call to exercise more

    We all know that exercise is good for us, but most of us find reasons not to do it. We should reconsider.

  • Exercise gets your brain in shape as well as your body

    Exercise gets your brain in shape as well as your body

    Working out for physical fitness is great, but exercise also improves your mental fitness.

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  • 5 skin conditions you don’t want to bring home from the gym

    5 skin conditions you don’t want to bring home from the gym

    Fungi and bacteria lurk on your favorite workout machines and in common areas at the gym. Learn how to protect your skin against gym germs.

  • Why does your young athlete need an annual sports physical?

    Why does your young athlete need an annual sports physical?

    Just as sports can be for everybody, a pre-participation physical exam should be, too, especially for young athletes.

  • Why you shouldn't skimp on your post-workout stretch

    Why you shouldn't skimp on your post-workout stretch

    Stretching after a workout can help you avoid injuries and reduces post-workout recovery time, stiffness.

  • What not to wear during an MRI

    What not to wear during an MRI

    It’s difficult to know for sure if your athletic clothing is made with metallic fibers. To avoid burns during your next MRI scan, here’s what not to wear.

  • Banish workout boredom with fat-burning HIIT exercise

    Banish workout boredom with fat-burning HIIT exercise

    Your normal workout routine may not be helping you lose those extra pounds. Find out why mixing it up with high-intensity interval training can do more for your physical fitness then you think.

  • Men can pedal without fretting about performance

    Men can pedal without fretting about performance

    An enduring concern for some men is that the numbness they feel when riding a bike may lead to erectile dysfunction. But studies show that's not the case.

  • Your back will thank you for trying these simple stretches

    Your back will thank you for trying these simple stretches

    Get in the habit of practicing some back-stretching exercises, and you may be surprised at how much better you feel.

  • Guard your heart: How to prevent, survive and recover from a heart attack

    Guard your heart: How to prevent, survive and recover from a heart attack

    Protect your heart and ward off a heart attack with diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle choices. And perhaps a spare aspirin in your pocket.

  • Yoga tools that raise your game

    Yoga tools that raise your game

    To enhance their yoga practice, many people use tools to achieve correct poses and avoid injury while building strength, flexibility and balance.

  • Change your POV: Can hanging upside down improve your health?

    Change your POV: Can hanging upside down improve your health?

    Here are some of the most popular reasons people practice inversion therapy today.

  • Exercise and physical activity are key to living well with Parkinson's

    Exercise and physical activity are key to living well with Parkinson's

    Exercise can be helpful whether you have been living with Parkinson’s for a day or for decades.

  • Sitting is the new smoking: Unshackle yourself from your desk

    Sitting is the new smoking: Unshackle yourself from your desk

    The demands of your job may tend to keep you hunched over a computer screen, focused on the daily project. But to stay healthy, you should make time daily for physical activity and to eat well.

  • Wheeze, sneeze, compete: Athletes and asthma

    Wheeze, sneeze, compete: Athletes and asthma

    Although athletes suffer from asthma at a higher rate than the general public, it doesn’t mean they can’t compete at an elite level.

  • Do supplements cause kidney stones?

    Do supplements cause kidney stones?

    People who work out should keep their kidneys in mind when they consider taking dietary or vitamin supplements.

  • The Everyday Better philosophy

    The Everyday Better philosophy

    Find out how one CrossFit box owner approaches coaching to make members every day better

  • New blood pressure guidelines trigger rethinking of heart risk

    New blood pressure guidelines trigger rethinking of heart risk

    What once was prehypertension is now "elevated" blood pressure

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  • How to have a body-positive spring break

    How to have a body-positive spring break

    Spring break can be challenging for students who have anxiety about their body, but these tips for body-positive thinking will make beach and pool time more enjoyable

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