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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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

How to Make Sure You’re Hydrated When You Work Out

When you’re working out, there are lots of drinks you can choose, including water, sports drinks and shakes. 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 tipping … Read More

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