Try These 4 Dynamic Exercise Warm-Ups

Doing a functional warm-up instead of static stretching before exercise offers various benefits, says Daniel Hass, DPT, SCS. The movements increase body temperature, heart rate and blood flow. Hass says he recommends these movements as being more beneficial and effective than static stretches. In this video, Hass will demonstrate how to do these warm-ups, which are … Read More

What Does Moderate Exercise Mean, Anyway?

If you talk to a doctor or read physical fitness guidelines, you’re going to come across the phrase “moderate-intensity exercise.”

It’s one of the guiding principles behind fitness recommendations. But patients often are left wondering: What does moderate really mean?

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5 Great Reasons You Should Take a Walk Today

People who walk regularly swear by the health and psychological benefits of their daily jaunt. Here are five reasons why they’re right. 1. Walking reduces stress, cheers you up and increases self-esteem If you’ve ever gone out for a walk in a huff and come back more calm and collected, you know firsthand that walking … Read More

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Your Guide to the No. 1 Fitness Trend of 2015

What workout requires no gym membership and only 15 minutes of your time three times a week?

The answer: body-weight training. This training is a mix of exercises, from push-ups to squats, that you can do on your own using no equipment but your own body.