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

Cardio vs. Resistance Training: Which is Healthier?

You may have a favorite exercise routine. Or you may want to start exercising more. Wonder whether it’s better to purchase a gym membership, sign up for an aerobics class or buy free weights and resistance bands to use at home? We asked our exercise physiologists — who understand the mechanisms and impact of physical … Read More

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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

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, the … Read More

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How to Succeed With Exercise

There are a lot of reasons why so many of us drop out of an exercise routine. For starters, we jump into a program that’s too ambitious (read: unrealistic) to maintain. When we can’t stick with it, because it’s too demanding, we get discouraged and drop out completely. If you don’t work out at all, … Read More

Heart Health Twitter Quiz: Target Heart Rate

Do you need to reach a target heart rate to get a good workout? Yes No Answer: No In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say: Fitness companies include heart- rate monitors with treadmills, elliptical trainers, rowing machines, and stationary bicycles, promising to guide people to heart- rate targets that put them in … Read More