Fitness

Exercise and fitness routines, and tips to improve your cardio and strength training. This section provides advice on how to improve your exercise routine or jumpstart a new passion for movement altogether.

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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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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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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Strength Training: How Often Should I Do It?

Stuck running for miles on end at the gym? Now’s the time to reap the benefits of strength training, so step off the treadmill and mix it up with a variety of workouts to burn more fat and increase your health.

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HIIT Your Stride

Want to exercise, but can’t find time? Let us show you how…

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Beyond Kettlebells: Strength Training for Newbies

Strength training is the new cardio and for good reason. Need a…

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What Cardio is Right for You?

Ready to stay warm with some cardio this fall?

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Fall into Fitness with Cardio

Getting your daily dose of cardio this fall doesn’t have to feel…

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Mini Workouts for Big Results

Long sessions at the gym may be hard to come by in…

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Injury Recovery Through Pilates

Nursing an injury? Instead of doing your regular rounds at the gym, try Pilates for a boost in your recovery time.

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Restorative Yoga for the Win

Ever heard of doing nothing and reaping the benefits? Learn more about…

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Is Hot Yoga for You?

The many benefits of hot yoga outweigh the risks, but there are…

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Hancock Wellness Centers: Your Path to a Better Life

Interested in joining a Hancock Wellness Center? We’ve got the inside scoop on everything these facilities can do for you.

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It’s Never Too Late

If you are over 50, you may think that your workout options…

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On Trend: Alcohol-Free Beverages

While many people started drinking more during COVID, it also leaves us…

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How to Raise Kids Who Love the Outdoors

Need to get your kids off screens and outdoors, even when the weather gets cooler? Nature is vital for a healthy life for kids and parents alike, so check out some of our ideas and get outside together!

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Not Just for Kids: Playground Workouts

Find yourself visiting a lot of parks with the kids this summer?…

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What Do You Have in Your Pic-i-nic Basket, Yogi?

Going on a picnic? Don’t forget to pack these delicious recipes!

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It’s a Shoe-In

Wondering which shoes are right for you? If you are planning to dive into some new fitness activities this fall, then check out our guide to get the right fit.

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Using Your Bodyweight for Cardio

Getting fit doesn’t have to be complicated. If you can’t make it…

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Injury Recovery Through Pilates

Nursing an injury? Instead of doing your regular rounds at the gym,…

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