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 for the Ages
While regular physical activity is a cornerstone of wellness at any age, it’s during your 30s, 40s and 50s that exercise becomes especially important.
Exercise Goals for Healthy Living
You know it's important to stay active but still find yourself falling back on old habits. What can you do? Planning for exercise isn't hard if you make it a priority.
Exercise Goals for Kids
How much activity should your child get? What kinds of activity are important? Find out here.
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 Your Way to a Healthy Pregnancy
You don't have to give up exercising just because you're pregnant. Most women who become pregnant can follow a modified fitness program, with their doctor's approval.
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.
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.
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.
Foot Care for Walkers
Wearing the appropriate type of shoe is the most important part of foot care for walkers.
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 Young Athletes Plenty of Fluids
During hot weather, if young athletes don't get enough water to replace what is lost through perspiration, they face the risk of dehydration.
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.
Heart Screens for Teens: What You Need to Know
Most people don’t think of heart problems as an issue among teenagers, and for most of them, it’s not. But in rare instances, a teen can have a heart abnormality that can lead to health problems and even death.
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 Do You Fuel Your Workout?
Energy bars, fitness drinks, protein powders, sports supplements -- are these the best ways to power your workout?