Here are strategies that can inspire anyone to maintain fitness motivation—whether you’re an elite athlete or a couch potato trying to get into shape.
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.
For many of us, getting regular exercise is challenging enough. But it can be even tougher when you've taken off a month or more.
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.
During hot weather, if young athletes don't get enough water to replace what is lost through perspiration, they face the risk of dehydration.
Eating smaller, healthy meals distributes energy calories more evenly than large meals and keeps your blood sugar normal throughout the day.
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.
This workout can be done at home or at the gym, using your own body weight as resistance, or with weights.
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.
The teen years often bring a sharp drop in physical activity, especially for girls.
A training log helps you organize and save information about your exercise routine so you can work toward your important goals.
Energy bars, fitness drinks, protein powders, sports supplements -- are these the best ways to power your workout?
Can you keep on talking while working out? Then you're exercising at a moderate intensity.
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.
Knowing about common injuries and how to prevent them can keep you on track toward achieving your fitness goals.
Sports injury rates could be reduced by 25 percent if all athletes — professionals and amateurs — followed essential safety, conditioning, and preventive strategies.
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.
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.
To get your kids moving, find physical activities they can enjoy at their own pace -- and become active with them.
The sport helps build strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Its all-around fitness benefits make it a good springboard to other activities.
As we age, our bodies change. Knee joints have less cartilage; bones become more brittle and connective tissues less pliable.
Interval training alternates short bursts of intense activity with periods of "active recovery," which means more moderate forms of that same activity.
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.
Snow sports can give you an excellent workout. They are cardio, so they work your heart and lungs, but they also strengthen your bones.
Walking is easier on your joints, but jogging burns calories more quickly.
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.
Exercise is good for you. You're probably sick of hearing that message.
But did you know too much exercise can make you sick?
Unlike most sports, rowing and paddling activities such as kayaking concentrate on the upper body rather than on the legs.
While many view golf as a leisure activity, more golfers are becoming fitness-minded. The sport demands superior flexibility, strength and cardiovascular fitness.
You can lose weight by dieting, exercising, or a combination of both. Including exercise into your daily routine offers other benefits besides weight control.