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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Yoga Is for Everyone!

September is National Yoga Awareness Month, so what better time to try a relaxing new fitness routine?

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Yoga and Pilates: Two Paths to Many Benefits for Mind and Body

Nobody’s doing goat Pilates—at least not yet—and only yoga happens in hot…

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Find Your Inner Light on the Longest Day of the Year

June is quite a month for many reasons (graduations, weddings, the first…

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Workout with a friend to make fitness goals more fulfilling.

What’s the most important factor in the long-term success of our healthy changes? Not willpower or self-motivation. It’s a strong support system.

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Getting Fit in the New Year and Making It Stick

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Stay Fit Outside the Gym

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Just Keep Swimming—For Fun and Good Health

It’s that time of year again: pools are open, and the summer sun is warming up the water, tempting you to dive in.

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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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Get Back in the Game: When to See a Sports Medicine Specialist

Sports medicine isn’t just for athletes.

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

Experts say that well-rounded fitness includes five types of movement: endurance, strength,…

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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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