Fitness

Finding a Yoga Class That's Right for You

Yoga improves flexibility, increases strength, reduces stress and develops a mind/body connection.

Fit for the Ages

Need inspiration? Look to these five Americans who show just how physical you can get in later life.

Fitness From Within

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.

Follow the Road to Safety

Exercising outdoors can be fun and enjoyable, but you should keep personal safety in mind before you head out the door.

Get in the Swim

Besides providing a good workout for your heart and lungs, water offers constant, gentle pressure on every part of the body, which, in turn, helps improve circulation from the outside in, eases joint and back pain, and increases flexibility and range of motion.

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.

Give Your Energy Level a Tune-Up

Eating smaller, healthy meals distributes energy calories more evenly than large meals and keeps your blood sugar normal throughout the day.

Give Your Health a Lift

Weight lifting is one of the fastest-growing U.S. fitness activities. And the American Heart Association recently threw its weight behind weight lifting, too.

Helping Your Child Choose a Sport

Before you look into a sports program, make sure your child is ready. A child’s readiness can depend on a number of factors.

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 Intense Is Your Workout?

Can you keep on talking while working out? Then you're exercising at a moderate intensity.

How Much Exercise Is Enough?

A private advisory group's call for 60 minutes of physical activity each day are in line with the 2005 USDA Guidelines for exercise of 30 to 60 minutes. The new advice was meant to get people moving, but some experts are worried about recommending 60 minutes.

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.

Interval Training Can Spice Up a Workout

Interval training alternates short bursts of intense activity with periods of "active recovery," which means more moderate forms of that same activity.

Is It Too Hot To Trot?

If you're not careful, you could wind up with a case of heat exhaustion just as easily as the couch potato next door, no matter how fit you might be.

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.

Jog or Walk? Both Boost Your Health

Walking is easier on your joints, but jogging burns calories more quickly.

Jumping Rope: A Kid Favorite with Grownup Benefits

A jump rope is simple and rugged. You can work out with it at the gym or in your living room. And it can fit into your purse or even your pocket.

Kids Need Safety Gear for In-line Skating

Having your child wear the appropriate safety gear and use common sense when skating can help reduce the risk for injury.

Labor Pains: Reducing Your Desk-Job Ailments

If your job requires you to sit for much of the day, sooner or later you may experience pain in your back, neck, shoulder, hands or wrists.

Living Well to Reach Age 100

Healthy lifestyle choices can help you enjoy a better quality of life for an increasing number of years. The best news is that it’s never too late to get started.

Make a Splash with a Water Workout

Although many people enjoy water aerobics classes, you don't have to be in a group to work out.

Make Exercise a Family Affair

Like adults, children should be physically active most, if not all, days of the week.

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