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Fool-Proof Tricks For Sticking To A Morning Exercise Routine

Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Last month, we made the case that it might be worth reworking your fitness routine to include some a.m. workouts. New research found that squeezing in...

A Size Zero Dress Does Not Equal Success

Marlo Thomas | Posted 12.09.2012 | Home
Marlo Thomas

We all know that carrying too much weight can cause serious health problems. Obesity can lead to diseases that can threaten our lives. But that needn't force us to hold ourselves to one ideal. And, hey, who gets to decide what's beautiful?

The Top 10 Workout Songs For October

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's top 10 list should have a little something for everybody. It's got a song you hear everywhere (from PSY), a comeback single (from Christina Aguilera), and a wildcard country track (from Dierks Bentley). Here's the full list, according to a poll on Run Hundred.

What To Do When You're Injured

Dylan Armajani | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I had recently come to the conclusion that I was a runner. Ironically, about three days later while running the Yonkers Half-Marathon, I managed to hurt myself and irritate what turned out to be a chronic ligament tear.

What Just 20 Minutes Of Exercise Can Do

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.29.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I find myself tempted to propose a pledge we all take: the 20 minute pledge. There are 1,440 minutes in every day. Of that total, 20 minutes represents less than 1.4 percent.

Ask Healthy Living: How Can I Improve Flexibility After 50?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Hav...

Our Bodies: Perfect, Imperfect And Beautiful

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.25.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

If I show you pictures of all the places I have been in my life, I can give you minute details about the place itself, the food, the sights and the weather. I can also tell you something else simply by looking at those pictures: The exact number on the scale I was at that particular time in my life.

5 Smart Ways To Fuel Up Before You Work Out

U.S.News & World Report | Posted 09.17.2012 | Fifty

By Rebecca Scritchfield As a sports nutritionist, I work with people whose workout regimens span a range of activity, from strength training and da...

Laura Rowley

Martina Navratilova On The Terrifying Step She Took After 50 | Laura Rowley | Posted 09.11.2012 | Fifty

I think [my greatest accomplishment is] transcending sports, and affecting people outside of sports in a positive way, whether by leaving an oppressive country, or coming out long before it was a popular thing to do –- more than 30 years ago.

50 Life-Changing Health Books

Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living

All types of books can change our lives, but health books have a potent ability to influence our lifestyle habits. If you’ve read Eat This, Not That...

Eating Healthy And Exercising Could Help The Elderly Live Longer

Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living

A new study shows you can never be too old to reap the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise, eating right and avoiding harmful habits like smo...

Beware The Scale: Learn The Right Way To Weigh

Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living

By Heather Bauer for U.S. News Health When trying to follow a weight-loss plan, the scale can be your worst enemy. It's a tricky device in tracking...

7 Thirty-Minute Workouts For Big Results

Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living

Over the weekend, many fitness enthusiasts take advantage of their extra free time to go on long bike rides, epic runs and other all-day fitness extra...

Find It Hard to Wake Up in the Morning? Try Stretching

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I touch my toes, I do some straddle stretches, I twist left and right, etc. I do this not for any scientifically-based reason, but because it helps me feel awake and energetic. This easy, simple habit makes me feel much more alert and comfortable in my body.

WATCH: Jennifer Grey On Dancing For Health

Posted 08.23.2012 | Healthy Living

In this recent clip from HuffPost Live, host Janet Varney sat down with actress Jennifer Grey to talk all things dance. The actress is most well-known...

10 Steps To Getting Fit While Staying Happy

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.18.2012 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

In the last six weeks, I have lost several pounds, an inch of fat off my belly, and two inches off my hips. I've also gained serious muscle tone in my arms, shoulders, quads, and abs (hello, six-pack!).

How To Improve Your Heart Without Vigorous Exercise: Study

Posted 08.13.2012 | Fifty

Don’t have time in your schedule for a vigorous jog? Take heart: A new study finds mid-lifers can enhance their heart health by regularly engaging i...

Yoga Fixes From Head To Toes: Poses For 8 Common Conditions

Loren Fishman, MD | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Loren Fishman, MD

Obviously everyone is an individual with unique problems, but some common maladies hit us all from time to time. Here are seven for which yoga has been studied in clinical trials, or that I'm currently in the process of researching myself.

This Could Affect How Productive You Are At Work

Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living

Eating poorly and not exercising could be taking a toll on areas other than your waistline -- it could also affect how productive you are at work, new...

Olympian Fit Tips: Everything In Moderation

Misty Hyman | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Misty Hyman

One of my biggest challenges upon hanging up my racing suit was learning how to be fit and healthy without holding myself to those Olympic standards (which are nearly impossible to sustain). I am not alone in this.

What Training Like A Sprinter Can Do For You

Stacy Berman | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Stacy Berman

Most of us will not come close to running the speeds seen in the Olympics. Training like a sprinter, though, will help you build a sexy, athletic body and give you the upper hand in the battle to catch the bus.

Workout Jams Olympians Love

Marissa Stephenson | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Marissa Stephenson

High five to superstars Lolo Jones, Missy Franklin, Marlen Esparza and more for letting us steal their top songs and inspiring us on and off the couch! So (world) classy.

Easier Than You Think: Bicycling To Country Inns

iLoveInns | Posted 10.06.2012 | Travel

The Olympics are inspiring to watch, but you don't have to be a top athlete to ride the open road by bicycle. Bike to an urban bed and breakfast, cycle on bike trails at a quaint country inn or do both.

Preventing The Dreaded Weight Loss Plateau

Chris Powell | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Chris Powell

Plateaus happen, at least to those who don't plan so they can prevent them! Fight back and prevent the plateau, or if you're already hitting that wall, it's time to trick the body and relight your metabolism.

The Effect Exercise Has On Mental Health For Heart Patients

Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living

Besides its physical benefits, exercise could also provide mental benefits for people who have chronic heart failure, according to new research. In...