Want to go out and play? Here are some ideas.
Not only do baby boomers expect to live into their 80s or 90s, but they are expecting to be independent, one expert says.
Before you buy a treadmill or any piece of equipment, stop to figure out what kind of exercise you enjoy.
Here are some workout ideas to keep your treadmill workout creative.
Working out on a treadmill can be a fun and effective way to stay in shape. And because it's not dependent on weather conditions, it offers you the flexibility of exercising at any time. Some tips on getting the most out of your workout.
Many people find exercise more rewarding when they can share the experience with others.
Here’s a rundown of the latest class offerings you’re likely to find in health clubs and fitness centers throughout the country.
Dumbbells, one of the most underrated and versatile types of exercise equipment, can help you build strength and muscular endurance.
"We now know that exercise is the most underrated health precaution anyone, even those with chronic conditions, can take," says J. Larry Durstine, Ph.D., a spokesman for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Fitness has a mental component, in addition to physical challenges. Even if you're in great shape, you can encounter intellectual obstacles that can decrease your motivation and stifle your performance.
Yoga is one of the few stress-relief tools that has a positive effect on all the body systems involved.
Walking is easy because you can do it almost anywhere and at any time. It also offers a range of health benefits.
Older adults who want to improve their physical health are turning to warm-water exercise.
A proven way to improve your health is finding -- or making -- the time to exercise. But just going through the motions won't give you the health benefits you want.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Sports Medicine now say that strength training is fine for kids, as long as they are supervised and don't try to lift too much weight.
Once children hit puberty, and hormones make it possible to build muscle, weight training can become a part of a healthy exercise program for youths. Research suggests strength training has a lot to offer some teenagers in terms of health, fitness and fun.
Misconceptions about weight training -- often based on unfounded fears of becoming too muscular -- can keep women from pushing their fitness levels.
Starting as early as your 20s and throughout your 30s, you'll naturally start to lose muscle -- and gain fat at a rate of about 2 percent per decade, especially if you have a sedentary job or lifestyle.
Exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) used to be called exercise-induced asthma. The term bronchospasm means tightening and narrowing of the tubes that bring air in and out of your lungs.
There are plenty of options to choose from if you want to get fit but don’t have 45 to 60 minutes daily to devote to exercise. But there’s a catch to taking shortcuts.
While it's true that stretching won't strengthen your heart or flatten your stomach, it can help you reach those goals more efficiently.
The more sedentary you are, the more likely you are to lose flexibility, endurance, strength, balance and coordination, which in turn will affect every aspect of your life.
With a sailboat, canoe, kayak, windsurfing outfit or pair of water skis, you can explore a whole new world of activities. Once you've embraced proper training and safety, you'll get a fine, fun workout.
As people learn the benefits of keeping fit, the decision to join a health club can become easy. Deciding which one to join, though, can be tough.
The office may seem like an odd place to work out, but you spend most of your day there. Even short bursts of movement count.
Cold weather doesn't have to put a freeze on your outdoor exercise program. If you take precautions, you can still work out when the weather turns chilly.
Whether you're stuck on an airplane or glued to a computer, staying put for hours can be risky.
Yoga can help you beat stress, feel more in control of your life, and stay healthier.