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Red, White, and Black: The Story of the Fat Kid in Gym Class

Alexander Williams | Posted 12.09.2014 | Black Voices
Alexander Williams

Is everything perfect? No, the stakes in my life have never been higher. The weight of my decisions is physical. My failures are historical, but I'm prepared for them. I'm ready for what the world wants to throw at me because I've seen it at its worst, and I kept going.

These Tests Will Tell You How Fit You Really Are

Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living

By Joe Vennare for Life by DailyBurn You run and weight train. You've done yoga and can almost touch your toes. So that means you're fit, right? We...

Dare to Be 100: Exercise as Rheostat

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

I am a lifelong fervent advocate for the intrinsic value of physical fitness for the world's biggest health challenges, globesity and aging. I always ...

CrossFit Bashers, Can You Be More Constructive?

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

For all of the CF bashers out there, I am not bashing you, but asking you not to put something down that offers a solution for many people to get off their butts, and instead, help me encourage people to take responsibility for their own health, more educated, mindful and smart.

Get A Grip: Handshake as Predictor of Longevity

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The idea of assessing an individual by his handshake is nothing new. However recent research suggests that you may be able to judge much more than character.

Once a Marine... Now a Spartan

Greg White | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Greg White

It's good to be alive. Recently, as I boarded a bus in Malibu to compete in one of those Spartan Races, memories of arriving at Parris Island to join the Marine Corps popped into my head. The Spartan Race is as challenging as any USMC event.

How CrossFit Saved This Doctor's Health

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

I practiced what I preached for the most part. The part that I didn't practice was regular physical activity. I lacked motivation to go to the gym. But I had to do something.

The Best Tips to Get You Fit for Summer Fast

The Active Times | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

It always sneaks up on you; one minute you're surrounded by chocolates on Valentine's Day, then before you can say "I'm going on a diet" you're suddenly accepting invites to beach barbecues and pool parties.

Yagana Shah

How Physical Ability In Midlife Impacts Your Life Expectancy

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.30.2014 | Fifty

As the saying goes, a body in motion stays in motion. But a new study says, a body that's not in motion is where the trouble begins. Researchers f...

POLL: Have You Started To Get Back In Shape For Swimsuit Season?

Posted 03.24.2014 | MarloThomas

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The 2 Things It Takes To Live A Rich Life Beyond 90

Phyllis Sues | Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

Do you realize how incredible you are to have gotten this far? You are only as old as you think you are. Now start a new page and enjoy the thought of what is possible. Thinking you can and you will! Go for the reality and clean up your act. You have everything you need and probably more than you need.

The Role of Focus in Managing Your Health

Daniel Goleman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel Goleman

Focus is the basic mental skill that supports everything people in the fitness industry are trying to do: help you monitor your own activities, nutrition and mindset about body image and eating.

The Important Distinction Between Exercising and Training

Mark Rippetoe | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Rippetoe

Once you set up a plan that continually increases your strength and your endurance, and that also controls your diet, you're Training, and your goal is now being prepared for, not wished for.

Fitness Trends for 2014

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Anita Mirchandani

With the new year around the corner, there's going to be plenty of ways for you to keep your health on track and a priority.

On College Athletics

Joseph Urgo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Joseph Urgo

As an educator, nothing thrills me more than to see students expressing their knowledge in creative ways, performing or displaying their artistic craft or competing in an athletic contest for which they have spent hours in preparation.

How to Feed the Body, Mind and Spirit

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

So maybe your life is a little off track. Whose isn't? Whoever you are and whatever you're struggling with, the basics that can put you back on track and keep you there are the same.

5 Exercises You're Probably Not Doing That You Definitely Should Be

Tony DeSantis | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Tony DeSantis

Have you ever walked into the gym and asked yourself, "Where the ____ do I begin?" (I'll allow you to fill in the blank.) Trust me, I have. But working out doesn't have to stress you out. Here are five often overlooked exercises that you should be doing to maximize results.

West L.A. Moms Have Buns of Titanium, But at What Cost?

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

You know you're in West L.A. when the majority of moms have buns so tight they could open a pickle jar. West L.A. moms take their fitness routine more seriously than the cast of 300.

Lose Weight, Find Health, Be Disease Proof: As Easy as ABC, Just Not Easier

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When it comes to losing weight and finding health, what happens to all that good common sense? Where does our solid core of pragmatic wisdom go?

How School Segregation Impacts Long-Term Health, And More Health News This Week

Posted 09.27.2013 | Black Voices

The long view of racial segregation in America paints a relatively gloomy picture of the impact social exclusion has had on black health. A new study ...

5 Reasons You're Not Seeing Results At The Gym

Tony DeSantis | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Tony DeSantis

Fitness is different for everyone. What works for one may not work for the other. It is up to you to find what does work for you and run with it. Make fitness your own.

Our Children's Health: A Focus on Physical Fitness

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Food and exercise go hand and hand, both in need of alignment with one another for an overall healthy life. With a month left of summer there is still time to get outside, play, explore, and most importantly, have FUN!

Meditations on the Gym

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Adam Kirk Edgerton

On Sunday I joined a gym for the first time. When the receptionist asked me why I was joining, I shrugged and said, "It's Father's Day." It seemed as good a reason as any, and I don't always like to satisfy people's curiosity.

Let's Move More Than Our Lips!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

This time, let's prove we aren't all talk and no action. This time, let's demonstrate we aren't hypocrites. This time, let's prove we really are a nation of loving parents and grandparents, concerned and responsible adults. This time, let's move more than our lips.

The Happiness Secret Of Elite Athletes

Sheenie Ambardar, M.D. | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Sheenie Ambardar, M.D.

Since May is "Exercise is Medicine" month, as designated by the American College of Sports Medicine, now would be the perfect time for us to reopen a dialogue on the subject and increase national awareness.