- September 1st, 2008
No strangers to pain, runners do a lot of damage to their bodies while pounding the pavement or tackling the trails. Yoga can help by strengthening weak, underutilized muscles while healing overworked or injured ones, as well as tendons and joints, says Baron Baptiste, former athletic trainer and creator of Baptiste Power Yoga.By Nora Simmons
- August 1st, 2008
Before jumping in the pool, warm up to prevent cramps and reduce your likelihood of injury. “Stretching heightens joint mobility,” says Dave Scott, six-time Ironman winner and fitness consultant. When you stretch, the muscle fibers lengthen, allowing for more contraction force (also known as power in the water).By Elizabeth Marglin
- August 1st, 2008
If you’re anything like me, you might fantasize occasionally about having someone do your yoga for you. You would reap all the delight and benefit of the stretch, but with none of the awkwardness of having to heave yourself into a backbend. Just the thought of outsourcing yoga can send me swooning into Savasana.
Pair yoga and massage for a deep release.By Rana Lee Araneta
- June 1st, 2008
Not so long ago, you either had high blood pressure or you didn’t. Your blood pressure could even flirt with the high normal range without anyone getting overly worked up about it. The same held true for elevated-but-still-normal blood sugar levels.Precursors to hypertension, diabetes, and osteoporosis don't have to turn info full-blown disease. Here's how to stay healthy.By James Keough
- April 1st, 2008
When my third daughter was born with six digits on each foot, I knew I could never look at feet the same way again, especially my own. I might only have 10 toes (and so does my daughter after surgery), but my feet are fraught with problems.8 exercises to soothe your soles—and your toes.By Jennifer Lang
- March 1st, 2008
After a long, pavement- pounding summer of tennis and 8-mile runs, I was tired and running out of cartilage. I wanted to find a balanced exercise regime to match my high-octane personality, one that didn’t involve sleeping next to a sexy bottle of ibuprofen.
One day, while pretending to be busy at work, I saw an email from my sister.
One man finds a hard-core workout that's soft on the knees.By Jay Clark
- February 1st, 2008
Ever since the 1950s, when the Framingham Heart Study established a correlation between high cholesterol and heart attacks, doctors have focused on lowering cholesterol as a way to prevent heart disease. For years they’ve told us to accomplish this by eating a low-fat diet and exercising and, if that failed, by taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins.A new wave of doctors is relvolutionizing the way Western medicine prevents and treats heart disease. Here's what you need to know to keep your heart healthy for many beats to come.By James Keough
- January 1st, 2008
My body and spirit were failing. “What can I do? Where can I go?” I wondered. Getting enough sleep and eating properly just weren’t cutting it.” I needed help.By Anna Smith