Want to lose weight? Boost your mood? Increase your stamina? Then add aerobic activity to your routine.
Don't have time to exercise? Too tired to work out? Check out these easy ways to increase your physical activity.
Ready for a more challenging workout? If so, boot camp might be for you.
A carbohydrate-loading diet can give you an extra edge during an endurance event. Here's how it works.
Cold outside? Don't put your fitness routine on hold. Stay safe and warm with these cold-weather exercise tips.
Putting a little thought into your meals and snacks might help you get more out of your workout.
Want to improve your mood? Get better sleep? Lose weight? It may be as easy as including physical activity in your daily routine.
Knowing how to judge your exercise intensity can help you meet your fitness and weight-loss goals.
While the evidence about warming up and cooling down for exercise is mixed, done properly they may help performance and decrease injury risk.
Regular physical activity is key to good health. But before you start a new exercise routine, you may want to check with your doctor first.
Arthritis shouldn't keep you from exercising. Regular exercise increases your strength and flexibility, reduces pain and fights fatigue.
Fitness balls may look like toys — but they can play an important role in nearly any fitness routine. See how fitness ball exercises are done.
Having trouble sticking with your workout? Try these tips to reignite your enthusiasm.
Ready to get fit? Put together a winning workout with these easy steps.
Starting a fitness program is easier than you might think. Follow these five steps.
Finding time for fitness can be tough. Start by making it convenient.
Functional fitness exercises mimic everyday tasks. Should they be part of your workout?
Do you know how fit you are? Find out today. All you need is a few simple tools, such as a stopwatch and a yardstick.
Are you too sedentary? See how to sneak more activity into your day.
Overuse injuries can be avoided — if you know how to pace yourself. Follow these tips to stay injury-free.
Thinking about taking drugs to enhance athletic performance? Think again. You may be risking your health.
Heard of Pilates but think it sounds intimidating? Overcome your resistance by finding out what's at the core of this exercise routine.
Engaging in physical activity when you have Crohn's disease can make your body stronger and healthier and may reduce some Crohn's disease symptoms.
Wonder if you should add strength training to your fitness program? The short answer is yes. Here's why.
Stretching may benefit your exercise routine. Here's how to do it safely.
Explore activity trackers and see if these devices can help you set and achieve your fitness goals.
Motivated to improve your fitness level? Try walking. It's simple — and effective.
Follow these tips to start a walking group and boost your fitness program.
This easy 12-week walking schedule gets you on the road to aerobic fitness.
Walking shoes have a few features other shoes don't. Find out what to look for and how to get the best fit.
Lean muscle mass naturally decreases with age. Flabby muscles aren't inevitable, though. Reverse the trend with weight training.
Weight training can help you lose fat and increase muscle tone, as long as you do it correctly. Check out these simple do's and don'ts.
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