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Should you be aiming for 10,000 steps a day?

Your best friend is sporting the newest FitBit, your boss just announced a zombie-inspired walking challenge, and your mom is suddenly more interested in counting steps than Weight Watchers points. Meanwhile, all of them want to know if you're managing to rack up 10,000 steps a day. So are you? And …

University of Tennessee

7 reasons dumbbells are better than barbells

Look, we all know (and love) the feeling of putting up a big-number squat and slamming that barbell into the rack. It’s noisy, it’s impressive, and …

Aerobic exercise training can reverse age-related peripheral circulatory changes in healthy older men. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>The age-related decline in maximal oxygen consumption is attenuated by habitual aerobic exercise. However, the relative effects of …

Want to lose weight in 2016? Experts say start right now

Do it. Now.<p>If you're like most of us, you want to lose weight in 2016. The experts we spoke to suggest that you start now.<p>As in, today.<p>"There's no need to wait for January 1st," said Jocelyn Shaw, a Weight Watchers personal coach and leader. "The very next decision you make can turn it around and …

Weight Watchers

A Harvard psychologist describes a simple exercise to reduce your anxiety in stressful situations

There's a simpler and more effective way to beat anxiety. The trick? Remind yourself of what you value most.<p>In her new book "Presence," Amy Cuddy, the Harvard psychologist who popularized the idea of "power posing" to increase confidence, offers a simple exercise to get over your nerves. Take a few …

Psychology

The 10 Basic Exercises to Build a Workout

You don’t need a ton of equipment, fancy machines, or crazy new moves to get in a good workout. In fact, some of the most basic exercises are still …

10 Fitness Hacks to Enhance Your Health and Everyday Life

Alice Morell<p>Read full profile<p>In our busy, stress-filled lives, the most important thing we can do is take care of ourselves. With all of the …

Hacking

Use Müller's Exercise System for a 15-Minute, No-Equipment Workout

Click to view There are lots of "weird old tips" for getting healthy around the web. Slate writer Sarah Wildman has the privilege of having a father …

Your Body Wants You To Read This

Looking for what to do at the gym? Or maybe just a little motivation? Instagram can offer endless fitspiration — if you follow the right people, that …

The 10 Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

You’re a fit dude. You skip the bad stuff, always do #legsday, and hit the heavy bag hard. But if you want your body to continue performing like a …

US fitness guru urges yoga for fat soldiers

Asked by the US military for tips to help combat the growing problem of obesity in the ranks, a popular television fitness guru came up with an …

Burn Fat and Build Bigger Legs

By now you know it’s possible to get in a great high-intensity lower body workout at home with minimal equipment, which explains why you’re standing …

15 Exercises Trainers Would Never Do

Don't waste your time (or risk injury) with these moves the pros won't touch<p>The "pressed-heels" sit-up is performed like a typical sit-up, except …

Exercise training from late middle age until senescence does not attenuate the declines in skeletal muscle aerobic function.

2009 Sep;297(3):R744-55. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.90959.2008. Epub 2009 Jul 1.<p>1Muscle and Aging Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of …

8 at-home workouts to lose weight and build muscle

You can build muscle and lose weight all in the privacy of your home so you’re free to sweat in solitude or bring the house down with your favorite …

Burn Fat & Build Muscle with Yoga

Increased muscle mass and significant weight loss really is possible with yoga. As part of my ongoing quest for new ways to meet my own potential, I …

Effects of a one-year exercise training program in adults over 70 years old: a study with a control group. - PubMed

BACKGROUND AND AIMS:<p>Exercise training is known to improve exercise tolerance in elderly subjects. Therefore the present study aimed at investigating …

'Fat But Fit' Study Finds Obese People Have Higher Death Risk Than Slim People, Even If They Exercise More

You can't be severely overweight and still be physically fit, scientists have argued.<p>New research found that obese people who exercise regularly were …

A New Exercise Method Proven to Make Workouts Fun

If somebody told you that there was a workout that didn't require much effort but was fun and yielded awesome results, you'd <i>probably</i> have some doubts . . . and understandably so, because it sounds way too good to be true! But according to <b>The New York Times</b>, there's a new exercise method that is …