Fitness

Via: WebMD.Com As women age, the threat of gaining weight increases. There seems to be a solution to this problem. A new study shows women who are at a healthy weight already and get an hour of moderate activity every day can avoid gaining any unwanted pounds. A lot of research has been done to […]

VIA: MSNBC.Com Breaking up your fitness routine is hard to do. But it’s crucial for avoiding the bigger heartache of overuse injury, fitness experts say. “People tend to do the same thing over and over again, without varying it, without taking adequate rest, without building slowly, and they end up with an overuse injury,” said […]

Via: Diet.Health.com If you are someone with a busy lifestyle that includes working, taking care of family and always being on the go, it can be difficult to find time to work out. When you manage to get a minute for yourself, all you may want to do is sit down and relax. Regardless, it […]

VIA: FITNESS.COM   Building good exercising habits can be a bit of a lifestyle change, but with these exercises it is plain to see that anybody can do them. You have no excuses to not create a more healthy lifestyle through exercise because you should not have to leave your house to do this. These […]

VIA: MENSFITNESS.COM   Pick Up the Pace Six expert tips for getting the most of every running experience Tip 1: GO OFF-ROAD “Running on trails never gets boring,” says Dave Watt, executive director of the American Running association. His advice: Be sure to wear a shoe that has more grip or traction, and stick with […]

VIA:  WebMD.Com By Miranda Hitti WebMD Health News Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Sept. 14, 2005 — If you do just one thing to fight fat, exercise might be the way to go, judging by a new study. Consider the study’s results: Inactivity led to a buildup of fat deep inside the belly. Modest amounts […]

VIA:  Health.Com Outside activity for children is the best thing; being that we live in a society that is at its’ all time high for childhood obesity.  Running can have more than physical benefits for children as well. Carol Goodrow, a teacher from Sturbridge, Mass. started incorporating running into her first and second grade classroom […]

VIA:  Health.Com By:  Amanda MacMillan Belkin DualFit Armband ($24.99) wraps around your arm to give you easy access to the controls on your iPod while you’re pounding the pavement. Belkin will donate $2.50 for each armband sold to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. New Balance 2009 Lace Up for the Cure collection. The 41-piece […]

VIA:  Health.Com Provided by:  Healthwise You don’t have to be an athlete to be fit. Athletes reach a very high level of fitness. And people who take brisk half-hour walks every day reach a good level of fitness. Even people who can’t do that much can work toward some level of fitness that helps them […]

VIA:  Health.Com By:  Kathleen Doheny/HealthDay Reporter According to Health.Com, Cottrells tean found that the fitter the student, the better the test scores.  The study was conducted with 1,200 students, who’s physical fitness was assessed in the 5th grade and the 7th grade.  Standardized tests were used to evaluate each student in the following areas:  reading, […]

VIA:  Health.Com By:  Michele Bender 1.  Do one set of strengh-training moves. Recently revised guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommend a single set of 8 to 12 strength reps (with enough weight that you can’t do any more) instead of 2 or 3 sets. 2.  Mix it up. Try adding bursts […]

VIA:  Health.Com By : Amanda MacMillan ChiWalking emphasis good posture, loosens joints, and relaxes the arms and legs, making walking easier on the body. ChiWalking originated from ChiRunning, a practice invented by ultramarathoner Danny Dreyer to help runners learn to land on their mid-foot (the most efficient way to run long distances) and prevent shin splints […]