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Gym Anxiety, Second Opinions and Other News of the Week

Here is this week’s round-up of stories from around the Web featuring Cleveland Clinic experts that we know you won’t want to miss: Gym anxiety The first time you walk into the gym can feel a bit overwhelming. There are complicated-looking machines, unwritten rules and lots of folks in better shape than you. It’s enough to … Read More

How You Can Find the Best Personal Trainer

Contributor Christopher Travers, MS, exercise physiologist You’re ready to get serious with your fitness routine and hire a personal trainer. Good for you. You may find, however, that all personal trainers are not created equal. To avoid wasting time and money, be thorough in your research. You should insist on someone who can really help … Read More

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How to Get Back to Bicycling

Contributor:  Michael Schaefer, MD, Director, Musculoskeletal Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Warm weather can be a great time to rekindle an old love – the bicycle! When we were children, we rode our bikes all over the neighborhood and we remember the feeling of speed and freedom it gave us. Exercise: Do’s and Don’ts Beyond Age … Read More

Shifting From Athlete to Active Adult

If you’re a former high school or college athlete no longer feeling the intensity of competition, you have to learn new ways to exercise and stay fit. Experts say the biggest hurdle is often a mental one. You have to reassess your workouts with new goals in mind – from sports performance to your overall … Read More

Weekend Diet Advice

If you’re a weekend warrior who’s pretty good about eating a healthy diet during the week, you’re off to a good start. But if you let that diet slide after a hard workout or game on your off days, you’re fumbling at the five-yard line. Amy Jamieson-Petonic, RD, a registered dietitian at Cleveland Clinic, says … Read More

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Marathons: Training for a Stronger Performance

Myth: Strength training increases bulk and hinders performance.Fact: Strength training helps improve your running economy, decrease your risk of injury and make your running more effective. Want to run a marathon? Include strength training in your workout plans, says Cleveland Clinic Sports Health exercise physiologist Heather Nettle, MA. Strength training helps you build muscles and … Read More

Workout Hydration Tips (Video)

When you’re working out, there are lots of drinks you can choose, including water, sports drinks and shakes. Cleveland Clinic sports nutritionist Kate Mone explains how the intensity and amount of time you spend exercising should guide your choice for rehydration.   She says for workouts under one hour, water works well to rehydrate you. However, … Read More