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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Beyond Kettlebells: Strength Training for Newbies

Strength training is the new cardio and for good reason. Need a boost to get started on building long and lean muscles? Read on.

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Strength Building for the 55 and Older Set

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Stepping Out of Knee Pain

There are a lot of ways to successfully treat injured and arthritic…

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Jump-start Your Fitness (No Jumping, Though, Please!)

Has it been a while since you have put your fitness first? Here’s to getting up and moving again! Read our blog to see which tips and exercises can help you to stay on track to success.

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Keeping the Cardio Cool

If you love hitting the trails or the basketball court during the…

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Cardio for Every Age

Cardiovascular exercise is important to all ages.

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Restorative Yoga for the Win

Ever heard of doing nothing and reaping the benefits? Learn more about the art of surrender by attending a restorative yoga class. Read on before getting on the mat!

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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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Yoga Anatomy 101: Safety Tips for Alignment

Yoga alignment tips can help you create a safe home practice this…

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

It’s summer, and the bounty of your garden may be at its height. That doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Check out our list of DIY gardening favorites.

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Hancock Wellness Center Spotlight: New Palestine Member Favorites

Hancock Wellness Center’s New Palestine location offers loads of amenities.

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Introducing Hank

If you haven’t met Hank, Hancock Health’s director of fun, now’s your…

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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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Family Camping Fun!

Hoping to get your kids off their devices and out into nature…

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

It’s summer, and the bounty of your garden may be at its…

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Teens Belong, Too, at Hancock Wellness Centers

Workout habits of Generation Z and what Hancock Wellness Centers are doing to help them thrive.

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Stepping Out of Knee Pain

There are a lot of ways to successfully treat injured and arthritic…

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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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