Gardening in Your Senior Years
Whether the move is to a smaller townhouse, apartment, or assisted living center, physical challenges and a lack of space can confront gardeners.
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.
Grow Older in Good Health
Get a jump on the rest of your life by committing yourself to making the following changes in your lifestyle today.
Gym Exercises That Work
This workout can be done at home or at the gym, using your own body weight as resistance, or with weights.
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.
Help Girls Stay Active as Teens
The teen years often bring a sharp drop in physical activity, especially for girls.
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?
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 Avoid Sports Injuries
Sports injury rates could be reduced by 25 percent if all athletes — professionals and amateurs — followed essential safety, conditioning, and preventive strategies.
How to Be a Happy Camper -- or Hiker
Whether you're a first-time hiker out for an easy walk in the woods or an expert camping in the wilderness, think about safety before you head outdoors.
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.
How to Fit In Fitness
To get your kids moving, find physical activities they can enjoy at their own pace -- and become active with them.
In Gymnastics, Kids Flip for Fitness
The sport helps build strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Its all-around fitness benefits make it a good springboard to other activities.
Injuries Plague Athletic Baby Boomers
As we age, our bodies change. Knee joints have less cartilage; bones become more brittle and connective tissues less pliable.
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.