Fitness

Climbing: A Fun, Low-Impact Workout

Climbing just may be the fitness craze of the future. You can do it outside, inside, or even in your garage or basement. It has the potential to work nearly every muscle in your body, provides great cardio, and improves balance and coordination. It’s low-impact—almost no-impact. And as big as it’s gotten in recent years, its popularity may climb even higher. Sport climbing (and its close cousin bouldering) are set to become Olympic sports at the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

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Walking v. Running v. Cycling: What’s the Best Exercise?

Different forms of moving your muscles and getting your heart pumping have different benefits, even while they provide all the great pluses of exercise: stronger heart and lungs, lower blood pressure, reduced risk of a whole host of diseases, and greater sense of well-being, to name just a few.

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Inspiration

Get to the Gym in the Morning Using These Tips

When winter rears its frosty head and the mornings are dark and bleak, it can be especially hard to find the energy for your usual morning workout. Sure, your gym has the light and warmth and equipment to make your workout great, but first you’ve got to get yourself there. Since you’re the only one who can make that happen, you’ll need to overcome your own internal resistance. These tips may help:

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How to Get Hooked on Moving More

We all know the habits we wish we didn’t have: Over-snacking, overspending, oversharing. We want to stop doing all those things we’re overdoing. But studies show it may be easier to make a healthy new habit than to break a bad one. If that’s true, then one of the easiest new habits you can make—if you haven’t already—is the habit of moving more.

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Strength

Great Low-Impact Workouts for Strength and Energy

Whether you’re 27 or 72, if you’re working to improve your fitness, you probably know the motivation-draining ache of many post-workout mornings. “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger” is good as far as it goes, but try telling that to your knees when they refuse to straighten up and walk smoothly. It’s good to have some fun low-impact, highly effective workouts you can turn to when those achy-knee (or -ankle, -elbow, or -shoulder) mornings arrive:

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Great Low-Impact Workouts for Strength and Energy

Whether you’re 27 or 72, if you’re working to improve your fitness, you probably know the motivation-draining ache of many post-workout mornings. “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger” is good as far as it goes, but try telling that to your knees when they refuse to straighten up and walk smoothly. It’s good to have some fun low-impact, highly effective workouts you can turn to when those achy-knee (or -ankle, -elbow, or -shoulder) mornings arrive:

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Climbing: A Fun, Low-Impact Workout

Climbing just may be the fitness craze of the future. You can…

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Four Great Reasons to do Core Exercises (Beyond Getting a Six-pack)

Maybe you’ve been vying for six-pack abs since you knew what they…

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So you want to run a half marathon . . .

Running a half marathon is one of those bucket-list items that requires a lot of grit (and good running bras), that will make you feel incredibly proud, and that improves your confidence for years. Because, hey—if you can commit to that kind of training regimen and then make it happen? There’s really no stopping you.

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Your Gym Shoes Are Probably Past Their Prime

They still look fine, and with what a gym membership costs, who…

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Walking v. Running v. Cycling: What’s the Best Exercise?

Different forms of moving your muscles and getting your heart pumping have…

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Which yoga mat is just right for you?

New to yoga? It’s perfectly okay to grab the first mat you see in your local big-box store and get started. Or just enjoy looking at every purchase from all the angles? Read on, because there are a whole lot of details you can ponder when it comes to choosing a yoga mat.

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What’s the Deal with Hot Yoga?

Yoga’s been around for about 5,000 years, and for good reason: Its…

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Yoga, Pilates, and Barre—What’s the Difference?

If your exercise habits have been limited mainly to cardio—like running, biking,…

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Stay Fit Outside the Gym

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When It’s Time for Golf, Check Out Hancock County’s Own Courses

Combine the great outdoors with easy social distancing and friendly competition, and…

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Running from Zombies and Other Ways to Keep Your Fitness Drive Alive

When you commit to a new workout routine or other fitness regimen,…

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Double Down On Health This Season With Outdoor Workouts

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Hike for Fun, Health, and the Beauty of Nature

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Bike Often, Bike Safely

The sunshine, the breeze, the burn in your quads—biking has a lot…

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Endure, Exert, Balance, Flex, Repeat. NEAT!

Experts say that well-rounded fitness includes five types of movement: endurance, strength, balance, flexibility, and NEAT, which is how much moving around you do throughout the day.

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Test your fitness: Five at-home fitness checks

If you don’t know where you are, how can you know when…

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Does a Successful Workout Require a Sports Drink?

Before you assume you need a sports drink every time you go…

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