Maximizing Your Fitness

The Top 8 Ways To Fuel Your Workout

Ever wonder how much exercise your body needs per week? According to Centers for Disease Control, the recommended amount for adults is 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, plus two days of additional strength training. But all of that physical activity means your body needs to be sufficiently primed beforehand …

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Anytime, Anywhere

5 Quick Exercises You Can Do Anytime, Anywhere

Getting in a good workout at the gym is great…if you can make it there. But having a hectic schedule shouldn’t mean having to neglect your fitness. Luckily, there are lots of ways to fit a little exercise into your day. Here are 5 quick, no-frills exercises that you can …

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Arthritis Relief
Lifting weights

Five Ways to Ease Arthritis

Osteoarthritis—the most common form of arthritis—can make it difficult for you to perform even simple everyday activities, such as getting up from a chair or dressing. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that occurs mainly in older people, according to rheumatologist Donard Haggins, M.D. It develops when the cartilage—the tissue covering …

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Winter Fitness

Stay in Shape While Staying Indoors

You may love gazing at the snowflakes, but trekking through the slush is another story. There are safer ways to get a winter workout—by staying indoors. Find Fitness Indoors It’s always smart to get your doctor’s approval before you start an exercise program, says Michael Dunn, M.D. This is especially …

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Pumping Iron

Weight Training Offers Benefits for Older Adults

If you thought weight lifting was only for bodybuilders or athletes, think again: strength training actually can contribute to your overall fitness in many ways, no matter what your age or physical condition. The Perks of Pumping Iron Strength training increases muscle mass, which is important because adults lose up …

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Arthritis Relief

What Exercise Can Do For Your Arthritis

If you suffer from arthritis, getting active can make it easier to move and with less pain. Internal medicine physician Vera Khasileva, M.D., encourages her patients with arthritis to exercise because of the positive benefits, including: reduced joint pain and stiffness improved range of motion increased energy Beginning an exercise …

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Weight Loss Tips

Proven Weight Loss Tips

Looking to get in shape and lose some weight, as a part of your post-holiday goals and New Year’s resolutions? There are countless diets and health regimens you could follow that claim success when it comes to losing weight. However, you should be aware of products that promise fast or …

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Mind and Body

Workstation Stretching

Stretching is an easy, fast and effective way to rejuvenate your mind and body. It alleviates tension and stress in your muscles, making you feel more rested, alert and ready to take on the day! Even better, there are even some stretches that you can do at your workspace or …

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Fitness Tips

Choosing the Right Type of Exercise for You

Choosing the right type of exercise can depend on different factors. Among the most important of those should be whether or not you enjoy doing a particular type of exercise, or whether you simply cannot stand it. Doing an exercise you enjoy is essential for it to be successful and …

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Joint Preservation

Keep Your Joints in Tip-Top Shape

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis, affecting one in five people. In this degenerative disease, the joint cartilage wears down over time, leading to pain and stiffness. “Slightly more women than men have OA,” says Brian Rill, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert at Henry …

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