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Physical Exercise

What Causes Obesity? Top Cardiology Journal Spreads Confusion

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

There doesn't seem to be any way around the latest inconvenient truth. Sugar kills. We need to drastically decrease consumption.

Tabata Training Is Here to Stay

Tony DeSantis | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony DeSantis

The quick burst and rest periods that tabata encompasses offer nowhere to hide! The fluid changes from work to rest put the body in a higher state of performance, calling on the body to work on all cylinders to get the work done.

It's a Balancing Act

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

The issue of brain hemisphere dominance is still being argued among the scientific community, but there is one thing that everyone agrees on: It's ...

Why Turning 60 Is Looking So Sweet

Lisa Meritz | Posted 10.03.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Meritz

This August I turn 60 and it's looking sweet. One of my friends, who just entered their sixth decade, tells me it's the first time she's struggling with age; but not me. Ironically the last birthday I fully embraced was 21.

Sherri Shepherd's No-Gym Workout

Posted 05.10.2013 | Healthy Living

We're used to seeing Sherri Shepherd in the studio as part of her job as a host of The View, but it doesn't mean the actress and comedian doesn't also...

How Sitting Too Much Is Making Us Sick and Fat -- And What to Do About It

Chris Kresser | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Chris Kresser

There's no question that regular exercise is essential to health. For the vast majority of our evolutionary history, we've had to exert ourselves -- often quite strenuously -- to get food, find shelter and simply survive.

Running Form: Simplified (Part 2)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

You'll remember from the previous post that "correct running form asks only that runners eliminate the variables, and reinforce the invariables." In running, while foot-to-ground contact is a given, does nature favor one manner of landing and loading over another? Let's find out.

Running Form: Simplified (Part 1)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

In as many weeks, this five-part blog post series on "Running Form: Simplified" will carefully sift through the particulars of running so that -- like our most ancient forebears or our youngest children -- ultimately, we can just run.

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.

Let New York City Kids Exercise!

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Taina Bien-Aime

Parents should put pressure on the DOE to publish a complete inventory of physical education curricula, time and space allocated to physical education classes, along with the number of qualified teachers for each school.

Brain Health: Which Is Better, Mental Or Physical Exercise?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.24.2012 | Fifty

It seems there is another item to add to the already infinite “benefits of physical exercise” list. Physical exercise, as opposed to mental ex...

Exercise Increases Productivity

Robert Pozen | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert Pozen

Everyone knows that exercise can improve your health. Exercise is a key part of managing your weight and maintaining healthy hearts, lungs, and other bodily systems. But did you know that exercise can make you more productive?

What Gets In The Way Of Your Exercise Routine?

Intent | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

To kick off their journey on "30 Days of Intent," Natalie and Iman visit celebrity trainer Holly Perkins for a lesson on fitness. We interviewed Holly on her favorite fitness techniques and ways of maintaining an exercise routine.

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.

Shape Up Your Life!

Jennifer Langione | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Langione

Whether you're trying to maintain your fitness, lose weight or gain muscle, here are a few misconceptions to be aware of and suggestions for how you can build a healthier lifestyle.

Exercise Not As Beneficial For Black Girls As Whites, Study Says

Posted 06.05.2012 | Black Voices

While diet and exercise have long been considered the magic bullet in helping curb the obesity epidemic among adolescents, new research shows that the...

National Public Health Week 2012: Toward a Healthier Nation

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

This National Public Health Week is a great time to begin moving toward a more active lifestyle. Social responsibility with programs like the National Plan for Physical Activity and the Let's Move Campaign are critical to improving public health.

How to Improve Your Health by Moving

Marc B. Levin | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Marc B. Levin

Physical activity, exercise and movement are available to you to promote the natural healing of your body, and you are empowered right now to use them if you choose.

Can We Cure Alzheimer's Disease?

Gary W. Small, M.D. | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Gary W. Small, M.D.

It doesn't make sense to wait years for definitive proof before we start a brain-healthy lifestyle. There's no reason to sit around for decades before beginning to protect our brains.

You've Got Harriet Heyman: Acrobatics As A Second Act

Posted 12.27.2011 | Fifty

Novelist Harriet Heyman, formerly of Life and The New York Times, talks about taking up acrobatics later in life. In this clip of AOL's "You've Got", ...

Why Walk? Why Not?

Erin Ruberry | Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Erin Ruberry

There's so much pressure to always go, go, go: get places faster, accomplish goals more quickly, cram as much as possible into one day. Walking is slow and forces you to pay attention to your surroundings and be more aware.

The Joy (And Benefits) Of Skipping

Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. | Posted 11.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D.

Skipping induces happiness; it did when you were seven, and it will have the same effect on you now that you are an adult.

Catherine Pearson

Coconut Water Not the Magic Hydration Bullet It's Claimed To Be: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.01.2011 | Healthy Living

A new consumer report analyzing coconut water claims it is not all it's cracked up to be, finding that two of the three most popular brands had far fe...

Pushing Through Brick Walls And Learning Endurance

Michael Boblett | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Boblett

Running is not about winning. It's about finishing.

Why All Schools Should Require More P.E.

Darell Hammond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Darell Hammond

Government funding is largely a matter of priority, and by passing the bill, McDonnell would have demonstrated to the people of Virginia that the state is serious about children's health.