Racket Sports: Tops in Training
Playing tennis or racquetball is a fun way to boost the intensity of your fitness program, as well as improve your balance, strength and agility.
Rating Thirst-Quenching Sports Drinks
Most sports drinks consist of water, carbohydrates in the form of sugar and small amounts of electrolytes, which are minerals such as sodium and potassium that encourage quick replenishment of fluids lost during exercise.
Ready to Exercise? Take It Inside
Here are some guidelines that can help you make the right choice when shopping for gear.
Ready, Set, Run!
It may not be as trendy as Pilates or power yoga, but running still delivers a great fat-burning, stress-reducing aerobic workout.
Relaxation Techniques That Really Work
To keep stress at a minimum and reduce its effects on your life, you need to find and practice healthy ways to manage it.
Rev Up Your Walking Workout
To make walking something you can look forward to each day, add the ingredients that appeal to you personally.
Safety for Snow Sports
Whether you're heading for the mountain to ski or just taking your sled to the hill, you can enjoy a great day out and get some exercise at the same time.
Seniors Can Volunteer Their Way to Fitness
If you try to exercise by yourself, you'll generally come up with any excuse not to do it. With volunteering, you are involved with a group where you have to make a commitment. You're not going to let the group down.
Set Your Clock to Workout Time
What's the best time to exercise? There are some surprising pros and cons to exercising at different times.
Shape Up Safely
Regular exercise can improve your health and longevity. But doing too much too soon or not taking proper precautions can cause injury.
Shape Up to Hit the Slopes
Ideally, you should start to prepare your muscles two months before you go skiing or snowboarding. But as little as an hour of training a week for four weeks can get you ready.
Simple Exercises to Make You Limber
Stretching is an easy thing you can do to improve your health, yet it's often the most neglected part of people's fitness regimens. Stretching can reduce your injury risk and help you become more limber, regardless of your age and physical condition.
Sports Injuries: When to Call the Doctor
Sports injuries can be either acute traumatic, which require immediate medical care, or chronic overuse injuries.
Stay Fit When You Have a Health Challenge
Working out when you have a serious illness or health problem can be challenging. But for most people who have health issues, exercising can improve their prognosis and well-being. In fact, exercise can play an important role in helping you cope with or recover from a health challenge or accident.
Staying Fit on the Road
Whether you're a frequent business traveler or heading out on a family vacation, leaving town doesn't have to wreak havoc with your fitness routine.
Staying Fit the Old-fashioned Way
The major culprit behind the U.S. decline in physical activity may be our own high-tech and increasingly sedentary lifestyle.
Street Smarts: How to Protect Yourself When Walking
Walking alone on the street—especially as a woman carrying a purse—can still be a dangerous thing to do. You can take a few easy steps to minimize your risk when walking on the street, whether it’s at night or any other time. Here are some tips.
Strength Training and Heart Disease
If you think that you can’t begin a strength-training program because you have heart disease, think again.
Strength Training at Home
Getting to the gym for a weight workout isn't always easy. That's why it pays to have weights at home as a backup, or even as a substitute.
Strength Training Myths
Taking time each week to build your strength can help you live a more healthy and independent life. Read on to dispel myths and to get the facts about strength training.
Strengthening Exercises for Kids
. Stronger muscles can help prevent injury or make it easier to recover from injury. They can help a person keep a good level of body fat. Activities that build bone are especially important for children.
Strength-Train with Yoga
Yoga is more than a stretching regimen. It can help you build stronger muscles, as well as help you relax and focus.
Stretches for Your Lower Legs
Stretching can keep your lower legs limber and your joints pain free.