Aerobic exercise

Want to lose weight? Boost your mood? Increase your stamina? Then add aerobic activity to your routine.

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Barriers to fitness

Don't have time to exercise? Too tired to work out? Check out these easy ways to increase your physical activity.


Energy density

You really can eat more and still lose weight. How? The key is eating foods that are relatively low in calories but high in volume.

Fitness motivation

Having trouble sticking with your workout? Try these tips to reignite your enthusiasm.

Fitting in fitness

Finding time for fitness can be tough. Start by making it convenient.

Ingredient substitutions

Healthier recipes may be as close as your own pantry. See which ingredient substitutions you can make to improve your diet.

Interval training

Sample menu

This sample menu shows you how the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid can help you plan daily meals and snacks.

Strength training basics

Wonder if you should add strength training to your fitness program? The short answer is yes. Here's why.

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Walking for fitness

Motivated to improve your fitness level? Try walking. It's simple — and effective.

Weight gain after menopause

Concerned about menopause weight gain? Take control of your weight with healthy lifestyle choices - starting today!

Weight loss after pregnancy

Ready to trade your maternity clothes for your favorite jeans? Good for you! Here's help getting started.

Weight training

Lean muscle mass naturally decreases with age. Flabby muscles aren't inevitable, though. Reverse the trend with weight training.

Weight-loss surgery

Have you ever wondered how gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries work? Check out this guide.

April 05, 2014