Searching for motivation to get moving? A sports medicine doctor shares several benefits of exercise that go beyond losing weight.
Did you know that regular exercise can give you clearer skin? As your heart rate increases with physical activity, more oxygenated blood is moving through your body to help all your parts. Find out the range of health benefits cardio exercise provides.
Whether you call it a foot or leg cramp (aka “charley horse”), it happens when a muscle gets involuntarily stiff and can’t relax. Here’s what causes these cramps, as well as tips to help prevent them.
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Knowing what to eat, both before and after you exercise, can go a long way in helping you get the most out of your workouts. Find out what to eat, and why.
If you’re avoiding quitting smoking because you’re afraid of weight gain you shouldn’t let it get in the way of kicking the habit once and for all. Because there’s good news — people who quit gain an average of only about five pounds after they quit. Most gain fewer than 10 pounds and many don’t gain weight at all. You’re also more likely to exercise after you quit.
Many of us have felt light-headed when we stand too quickly or exercise, but if you have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) or other illnesses,you can also get dizzy. We all know that fitness is important for good health, but people with POTS may struggle to exercise. Find tips for exercising if you have POTS from an exercise physiologist.
Strength training offers many benefits, including increased muscle tone, strength, endurance and bone density.
“Athlete’s heart” is a subtle enlargement of the heart that can occur in serious athletes. It doesn’t cause harm, but it’s important to differentiate it from serious conditions that can also cause an enlarged heart.
Handheld massagers put relief from sore muscles in the palm of your hand. Here’s when to use them and how they work.