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.
Just Do It—But Don't Overdo It
Exercise is good for you. You're probably sick of hearing that message.
But did you know too much exercise can make you sick?
Kayak Your Way to Better Health
Unlike most sports, rowing and paddling activities such as kayaking concentrate on the upper body rather than on the legs.
Keep Clear of Golf's Hazards
While many view golf as a leisure activity, more golfers are becoming fitness-minded. The sport demands superior flexibility, strength and cardiovascular fitness.
Keep Moving to Manage Your Weight
You can lose weight by dieting, exercising, or a combination of both. Including exercise into your daily routine offers other benefits besides weight control.
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.
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.
Make Variety a Goal in Kids' Sports
Children should avoid specializing in a sport until they reach adolescence, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends. Reason: for every prodigy who becomes a successful athlete, thousands of youths suffer physically or psychologically from being pushed to compete at a young age.
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.
Managing Arthritis with Exercise
Exercise has important health benefits for everyone -- regardless of age and physical condition. But for people with arthritis, working out regularly, and within their limits, is critical.
Move to the Music: Dancing as Exercise
The benefits of dancing go well beyond heart health and physical fitness. Dancing, especially group dance activities, provides opportunities for people of all ages to be socially and mentally engaged, as well.
No Sweat? No Good!
Even if you're fairly well conditioned, overdoing it may lead to heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heatstroke, causing the body to lose its ability to sweat.
Offbeat Ways to Eat Better, Exercise More
To improve your eating habits and work more exercise into your schedule, consider these tips.
Organized Sports for Kids
Picking the best sport for your child and providing the right level of encouragement can be a challenge, but with a little research, you will find the sports program that best fits your youngster and your family’s budget and schedule.
Pedal Your Way to Work
Trading your car for your bike for all or part of your commute can save you cash, increase your fitness and help the environment. You may be surprised at how easy it can be.
Performance Anxiety Can Choke Up Athletes
Anxiety can help focus and sharpen performance. For some athletes, however, the pressure of performing well takes its toll in the form of performance anxiety, which causes them to do less than their best.
Pilates: A Core Conditioning Program
Pilates is a conditioning program that strengthens the joints and muscles used in everyday actions such as walking, sitting, twisting, bending and lifting.
Practicing Better Posture
Good posture improves your appearance and reduces stress on muscles, joints and ligaments.
Preparticipation Physical Examinations
A preparticipation examination 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.
Putting the 'Fun' Back Into Fitness
Start thinking of fitness as fun. If it's something you want to do, then you'll figure out ways to find time for it.