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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.

How To Get Back In Shape Without Hurting Yourself

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Whether it be fueled by added pounds on the scale, an upcoming physical event or another motivation (May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month!), millions will head back to the gym after time spent away, but few of them realize there's a method that can save them from possible injury and disappointment.

Simone De La Rue With Marlo Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Celebrity fitness trainer Simone De La Rue joined me this week on Mondays With Marlo to share her extensive fitness knowledge, give weight loss tips a...

The Truth About Staying Fit After 65

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | Fifty

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - America's ageing population is posing special challenges, fitness experts say, because it is...

Take Our Fitness Challenge

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

It turns out you may not be as fit as you think. We approached average Americans on the street to see if how fit they think they are matches up to how fit they actually are. Go on and test yourself to see how you compare!

Grow Old With Me

Tom Judson | Posted 05.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Judson

Why exactly is telling someone that they look younger than their years considered a compliment? If it's better to look younger, then the implication is that it must be better to be younger. And with that premise I most vigorously disagree.

60-Plus Minutes of Physical Activity a Day Where Kids Live, Learn and Play

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D.

There are lots of ways to fit physical activity into the school day, through enhanced PE classes, recess, walking or biking to and from school, creating before- and after-school activities, and introducing classroom activity breaks.

The Playground Is a Classroom Too

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Anita L. DeFrantz

We must remember that not all learning takes place in the classroom. Youngsters are more apt to learn to negotiate disagreements among themselves on a field of play than in a classroom.

Running Form: Convoluted

Christopher Drozd | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

I myself have benefitted from high levels of conditioning overriding fledgling skills, but I know with certainty that unless correct running form is learned, eventually the undue strains of sloppiness will overrun even the greatest muscular conditioning.

Why Gay Men Hate Their Bodies, Too

YourTango | Larry Cappel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Bad body image is not a plight reserved for heterosexual women. "I am so sick of my body. I lift weights every day; I eat protein shakes and do eve...

Rekindling Health in a New Year

Chris Abraham | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Chris Abraham

As packed gyms attest, most of our New Year's resolutions deal with health, wellness, fitness, and weight loss -- and I am no exception. Here's what I am going through right now as I publicly rededicate myself after packing on an extra 16 pounds over the holidays.

Five New Year's Resolutions That Parents of Teens Need to Make

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.27.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

It's that time of year again when parents are resolving to lose weight, join a gym and attend classes regularly, breathe deeply frequently and stop screaming and on and on the list goes. In most of these cases these same issues show up on next year's list, right?

The 10 Pillars Of Fitness

Jamie Galloway | Posted 02.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

Overall fitness doesn't just come from doing one activity over and over and over. If you want to be a good all around, the chances are you'll benefit from diversifying your training a little.

Alabama Adopts New Physical Fitness Assessment For Students In Grades 2-12

Posted 11.28.2012 | Education

In an effort to curb childhood obesity and promote health-related fitness, Alabama public schools have adopted the Alabama Physical Fitness Assessment...

Getting Active on Thanksgiving

Ralph Nader | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ralph Nader

There's no easy answer to the issue of getting more Americans moving again, but consider this suggestion -- this Thanksgiving, instead of sitting around the television, try stepping outside and engaging in some friendly competition.

Be Wary! Workouts Are Not One Size Fits All

Holly Sidell | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

An exercise training program must continually build, constantly offering the body and muscles new challenges so as not to plateau, and to continue to rev up the metabolism and build stamina. But how that is done is truly relative and specific to each client.

This Funny-Looking Bar Is One of the Most Overlooked Pieces of Gym Equipment (VIDEO)

Jeff Halevy | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeff Halevy

The gym is packed, all the equipment is taken... except for this funny-looking bar that can give you an incredible total body workout. Watch here to find out the what and how.

Forget Obamacare or Anycare: No System Can Bear the Weight of Our Fat

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United States is the fattest nation in the world. And while politicians and pundits fight about which health care program would best serve us, we're missing the point entirely.