Tag: health and fitness

9. Exercise Resources

Your Exercise Toolbox
With a little searching, you probably can find many physical activity experts and community resources to help you on your fitness journey. Whether it’s an exercise class to inspire you or a personal trainer to give you one-on-one instruction, there are a lot of options. Community fitness programs,

7. Getting Active

Taking the First Steps
If you’re ready to get more active, start by thinking about what sounds like fun. Remember when you were a kid and it was fun to play hopscotch, jump rope, or ride your bicycle with your neighborhood friends? Most likely you didn’t think about the fact that

HIIT Moves Out of the Exercise Lab and into the Real World

The HIIT movement (high-intensity interval training) has been gaining popularity among elite athletes and serious, younger, well-conditioned exercisers for several years. Now a scaled-back version may be ready for wider use among older, less fit, and overweight individuals, as well as those with certain health issues.
The science behind HIIT is

With Diet and Exercise, It’s Quality, Not Quantity, That Counts

A multi-mode exercise routine that includes resistance training, interval sprints, stretching (including yoga or Pilates), and endurance training, combined with consuming moderate amounts of protein throughout your day, has multiple health benefits, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Applied Physiology May 16, 2013. The results will

Got Osteoarthritis Symptoms? Try Exercise First, Surgery as a Last Resort

Got Osteoarthritis Symptoms? Try Exercise First, Surgery as a Last Resort

Medications, injections, supplements, surgery. They’re helpful treatments that have provided pain relief and improved function for millions of arthritis patients.
But perhaps nothing can do as much for your joints, and possible rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis symptoms as the things you can do yourself—namely, exercise and weight management.
Getting in Shape
Exercise is

Activity Trackers Can Motivate You to Move More

Much research links cognitive decline with factors such as heart health and fitness. When it comes to meeting recommended physical activity goals, you aren’t restricted to formal exercise sessions: everything you do contributes to your goal. But how can you monitor what you’re doing? Modern fitness trackers are the answer,

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