exercise

  • Counting Calories: Fun Fitness

    Is your workout becoming a chore? Get outdoors! Participating in outdoor activities makes burning calories more fun! Here are 10 activities that, if done for 45 minutes, can melt off the pounds in no time:
     
    Gardening
    Calories: 204
    Gain a light aerobic workout as you become one with nature.
     
    Golf

  • Turn Up the Resistance


    When you finally take the plunge and add resistance training to your cardio workouts, you’ll burn more calories over a longer period of time than if you hadn’t. The good news: You don’t need to join a gym to get resistance! You can start with just your own bodyweight.
        

  • City Cycling

    Nowadays, numerous cycle-friendly cities have adapted their roads to support the bicycle community. Opportunities to ride your bike to work or to venture out for a weekend jaunt are more present than ever.

    Why not take advantage of them?

  • Get Moving from Zero

    There are many excuses for not exercising. Wait, let me rephrase that: There are many reasons why people do not exercise. No one to go with, time, money, consistency, desire, energy, or motivation round out the most common ones. The human body thrives on  movement. Without movement, the body starts to wither.

    Here’s everything you need to start an exercise regime when you’re starting from scratch.
    By John Platero
  • Keep Spot Svelte

    Between hiking, swimming, and fetching Frisbees at the beach, dogs get ample exercise all summer. But as days grow colder and shorter, their activity levels dip and their weight creeps up. Here’s how to help Spot stave off excess pounds this fall.

    By Melaina Juntti
  • Yes, You Can Prevent Weight Gain

    Although 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week can help strengthen bones and lower disease risk, it still may not be enough to thwart weight gain, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers determined that middle-aged women need at least 60 minutes of moderate exercise every day to stave off excess pounds.

    by Melaina Juntti
  • Foods that Fuel

    You’d never head to the yoga studio without your mat or to your spinning class without a pair of bike-friendly shorts, yet many exercisers still approach their workout without the proper fuel. Whether you’re exercising for fitness, health, or weight loss, you’ll reap greater benefits if you feed your body the right foods before and after workouts.

    What and when to eat to maxamize your workout.
    By Christie Aschwan
  • “Green” Exercise Better than a Trip to the Gym

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    Exercising in nature, even for just five minutes a day, can significantly improve mood, self-esteem, and physical and mental health, reveals a new study from the UK&rsquo

  • Run to Fight Hunger

    If you can’t satisfy your hunger no matter how hard you try, crank up the intensity of your workouts. A new study from the UK says the more your routine gets you huffing and puffing, the less hungry you’ll feel. Why? You have two major appetite hormones: peptide YY (an appetite suppressor), and ghrelin (an appetite stimulator).

    By Nicole Duncan
  • The 2009 Get Healthy & Stay Healthy Guide

    We’ve all heard the same advice a million times, no matter what our health concerns: Eat better, exercise more, and stress less. But why is that so hard for many of us to do?

    While most nutritionists and doctors tell us to eat plenty of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and spices—they don’t really explain how we can do that in three meals a day.

    By Lindsay Wilson, Nicole Duncan, Erin Quinn, Kate Hanley