A Heads-Up for Football Safety

Coaches should tell players not to tackle or block with their heads or run head-down with the ball.

Arthritis and Exercise: Q and A

Doctors and physical therapists say people with arthritis can improve their health and fitness through exercise without damaging their joints.

Athletic Shoes: Lace Them to Fit

Simply lacing your shoes or sneakers properly, along with choosing a shoe that fits your foot correctly, can add comfort to your stride and prevent foot injuries.

Biking Your Way to Better Health

Riding a bicycle can be an excellent fitness activity. Cyclists can burn 400 to 700 calories an hour when they're pedaling at a good pace.

Buying a Bike for Your Child

Most youngsters learn the basics of pedaling, steering and braking on a tricycle or "big wheel" cycle, and around age 4 are ready to try a two-wheeler with training wheels.

Common Injuries of the Shoulder

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, but because of this flexibility, it is not very stable and is easily injured.

Conditioning Strategies for Peak Athletic Performance

Invest some time at the gym to get your muscles in peak condition.

Dehydration and Heat Stroke

Dehydration and heat stroke are two very common heat-related diseases that can be life threatening if left untreated.


Exercise doesn't have to be vigorous to offer health benefits. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity daily, or on most days of the week.

Exercise and Eat Smart to Keep the Weight Off

People who keep lost weight off tend to have several habits in common. Here are strategies that can help you be a successful long-term loser.

Exercise Ideas for Older Adults

Finding ways to get exercise as you get older is a smart and easy way to stay fit and improve your health.

Exercise Your Way to a Healthy Heart

Physical inactivity is just as big a risk factor for heart disease as high blood pressure and smoking are. So, be the exception rather than the rule. Here are eight ways to exercise for a healthier heart.

Exercise: Before Starting an Exercise Program

It is always important to talk with your doctor before starting an exercise program, particularly if you have certain health conditions.

Female Teen Athletes: At Risk for Injury?

Teen girls who are athletes face unique obstacles when it comes to their bodies and how well they perform.

Five Fresh Forms of Indoor Fitness

Cold weather doesn't have to put a chill on your fitness routine, even if the treadmill or stair-stepper seems boring compared with jogging or riding your bike outside.

For Parents: Bicycle, In-Line Skating, Skateboard, and Scooter Safety

Detailed information on bicycle, in-line skating, skateboarding, and scooter safety

Getting the Most for Your Health Club Dollar

Joining a fitness facility is costly -- from a few hundred dollars to more than $1,000 per year. To make sure your money is well spent, manage your membership the same way you would any other significant investment -- by keeping your eye on your goals.

How and Why to Keep a Training Log

A training log helps you organize and save information about your exercise routine so you can work toward your important goals.

How to Avoid Common Running Injuries

Knowing about common injuries and how to prevent them can keep you on track toward achieving your fitness goals.

How to Control Your Temper

At least some anger is necessary for survival. Frequent or intense episodes of anger, however, aren’t good for you or the people around you. If you find yourself boiling mad more often than not, try some of these tips to keep your temper in check.

It’s Snow Fun: Skiing and Snowboarding

Snow sports can give you an excellent workout. They are cardio, so they work your heart and lungs, but they also strengthen your bones.

Making Family Fitness Fun

Activity can help prevent heart disease, cancer, and stroke. It can also lessen feelings of depression, and boost confidence. As children get older, they often reduce their physical activity. Because of this, making activity a family priority is key.

Preparing for Your Best Year of Fitness

Preparticipation Physical Exams

A preparticipation exam may be required for any child who wants to take part in a school athletic activity or in an organized sports activity outside of school.

Preventing Sports Injuries

Good preventive steps: Warm up before you work out, alternate days for exercising certain muscle groups, and cool down when you're done.

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