Treadmills are easy to operate, their settings can be changed to add variety to your walks or runs, and they are safer than navigating snowy streets and dodging cars and potholes.
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
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?
If you want to live a better life with arthritis, the benefits of exercise are clear. Healthy movement can help you decrease stiffness, release your body’s natural pain-blocking endorphins and reduce stress on your joints as you lose weight.
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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
Your friends have been talking about it on Facebook. You saw a commercial or a competition on TV. One of your coworkers swears by it. So now you’re curious about CrossFit™.
Once in a while, a fitness trend takes off. It seems like new gyms spring up overnight. You hear about it from your friends, who say, “You have to try this class.”
Barre workouts are one such trend.
It’s winter. If you live in a cold climate, the air outside may be frigid enough to make you want to spend the next couple of months hiding under a blanket.
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.
Every year, people make health resolutions for New Year’s — lose weight, drop bad habits such as smoking, exercise more, and so on. Every year, people also abandon those resolutions by mid-January. It’s easy to blame missed goals on human nature, but internal medicine physician Muhammad Ali Syed, MD, offers a few simple ways to … Read More