Exercise And Fitness Articles

Sure, you know that living an active life is good for your ticker. But do you really know why exercise is such a powerful heart-disease protector? Be active, and see all that you’ll reap:...

Here’s a plan you can dive right into, no matter what your current level. For examples of cardio and strength exercises, see our suggestions. Here’s how it works:   Week 0: Take a week to...

He was playing his saxophone in the Birmingham Alabama church orchestra when the first signs of trouble developed: a pulsating jaw and intermittent back pain. A little while later, sitting in the...

Exercise intensity is a reflection of how hard your heart, lungs and muscles are working. It’s also about how hard you perceive the exercise to be. For instance, walking a treadmill at 3.8 miles...

A: The phrase “use moderation” may sound common, but that’s only because it’s so true. And coffee is no exception. The general medical consensus is, for most people, one to two cups a day is just...

Cardio (Aerobic) Exercises   These are the exercises that raise your heart rate and improve lung capacity and endurance. The choices are virtually limitless, but here are a few to get you...

If you’ve gone through this eight-week program, give yourself a very big hand! I’m sure you’ve seen significant changes in endurance and strength, and maybe even to your body. Even if you haven’t...

While any amount of physical activity is better than none, the leading health authorities (American College of Sports Medicine, U.S. government’s Dietary Guidelines, and others) recommend the...

What does your heart, immune system, body weight and your mood have in common? They all need exercise to stay in tip-top shape. Exercise plays a role in keeping your entire body healthy. And it’s...

It’s no news that smoking is the number one preventable cause of heart disease. And everyone knows quitting is crucial. You even know what to do. Thing is, it’s hard. Really hard. And it’s all too...

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