Fitness & Exercise

By Flora Spink | Articles, videos and advice on how to enjoy exercise and get fit. Includes features on running, working out at the gym, yoga, skiing, cross-fit, hiking and more

Neck Exercises for a Herniated Disk

Herniated disk, bulging disk, slipped disk: Whatever you want to call it, this condition is extremely painful.<p>Herniated disks are most common in …

Yoga

The class junkie’s guide to doing a full-body workout at the gym

For some people, the gym is their special place, where navigating the machines, the weights, even the attached TV sets is second nature. But if …

Fitness

3 ab-blasting exercises you can do anywhere

Health & Wellness<p>Having a strong core can help ease lower back pain, improve posture and reduce the risk of injuries. This is a simple workout you can do in your living room — all you need is a yoga mat!<p>Watch the video below and follow the step-by-step instructions below to learn how to master …

Exercise

14 Essential Rules For Running - Women's Running

Over the years I have come up with a list of my personal running rules. Some of them are silly, some of them are legit and some of them are …

Exercise

5 Ways To Get Moving When You Want To Sit All Day

It is always easier to say, “I’ll work out tomorrow,” but research shows that as little as a one- or two-week break from regular exercise, combined …

Exercise

A Half Marathon Training Plan That Works For Every Runners

Life can be chaotic. Juggling work, friends, kids, chores and any other number of unforeseen surprises makes sticking to a strict half-marathon …

Running

The 30 Minute Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Fact of life: working out is never easy. But there are a couple things you can do to make it easier. One: keep your session to an efficient, effective 30 minutes. Two: find a routine that doesn't require any equipment, so you can do it anywhere. Three: did we mention it only takes 30 minutes? We're …

Exercise

Proof That It Doesn’t Matter How Slow You Go

It doesn’t matter how slow you go…Really—it doesn’t! Research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology examined the habits of …

Women's Fitness

10-minute total-body toning workout

Health & Wellness<p>Why wait until January 1 to start your fitness routine? There's no day like today to get healthy and active. This workout is short, effective and can be done anywhere. Repeat the entire sequence below on a loop, three times for a full-body, calorie-scorching workout!<p>1. Switch …

Fitness

The top 20 fitness trends for 2017

A new year symbolizes a fresh start—and the perfect chance to reboot your stale workouts with one of 2017's top fitness trends.<p>In the upcoming year, wearable tech, body weight training, and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) will be huge, according to an annual report published by the American …

Exercise

4 Tips That Work For Both New Moms And New Runners

Pregnancy is full of uncomfortable moments, but running while pregnant doesn't have to be one of them thanks to these tips.<p>Mother runners are tough, …

Running

This Is How Running Makes You A Better Everything

It’s a pretty simple formula: if you plan your training carefully, meet your mileage goals and fit in some cross-training, you’ll become a better …

Women's Fitness

Wake Up Early: How You Can Do It - Women's Running

<i>*Courtesy of RunHaven</i><p>Thinking of getting up earlier?<p>Often that thought never becomes action, because ripping yourself from your bed of bliss is like …

Fitness

7 Beginner Kettlebell Exercises To Work Your Entire Body

Beginner kettlebell exercises are an excellent way to add variety to your workout routine, whether you're new to strength training or you're just …

The Most Effective Interval Workout For Burning Fat

This new take on interval training will do far more damage to your belly fat than the treadmill<p>High-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts are scientifically proven to fry more fat and improve fitness faster than long, slow, and boring cardio.<p>Typical approaches to HIIT revolve around using a …

This Legs Exercise Does Amazing Things For Your Butt, Thighs, And Abs

Exercises that work two muscle groups? Great. Exercises that work <i>three</i> muscle groups? Even better. The step up with a reverse lunge is a supercharged …

7 things your muscles are trying to tell you

If you've ever spent the day after an intense workout soothing your sore legs with a foam roller, you know your muscles can give you plenty of feedback about how you're feeling. Usually the message is pretty straightforward—if your glutes are sore after doing a million squats, that's a …

Got 4 Minutes? That's All You Need for This Upper-Body Tabata Routine

It may be tempting to obsess about your abs before summer. But all you need is a few extra minutes to complete a sculpting routine for your entire …

Exercise

Short and Sweet: 4 New 6-Minute Workouts for Busy People

<b>Did you know workouts lasting under six minutes can benefit you in more ways than one?</b> Many of you may already know how fabulous snagging a short …

How to Feel More Energized All Week Long - Women's Running

This 'Run Pops' recipe was inspired by Saucony's latest release and is a sweet way to stay hydrated, no matter the weather.<p>No runner is immune to GI …

Fitness

6 Steps That Will Make That Long Run Feel Easier

Most training plans have a long run scheduled every weekend, but what if that doesn't work for you? Here's how to change your training plan.<p>Eat Pray …

Stop Looking At Your Watch And Learn To Run By Feel

Your watch is not a dictator. You are the master of your mind and body. Only you can determine how hard or how easy to run, when to speed up or when …

4 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Inner Thigh Workouts

Your inner thighs may not be as outwardly visible as, say, your glutes, quads, and hamstrings, but they’re still a big part of overall lower-body …

Fitness

Seven Buzzy Workout Classes For Both Your Mind and Body

Break a sweat and self-reflect with these anything-but-basic workout classes.<p>For some people, simply jogging on the treadmill equates to an entire therapy session-worth of inner peace. We are not those people. Here, seven buzzy workout classes that combine intense body-sculpting with …

Exercise

11 Rules of Running Buddy Etiquette

Photo: Getty Images<p>Over the weekend, I asked a girlfriend to join me for a jog along the Hudson River Park Bikeway. The weather was perfect, so we …

Running

7 Plyometric Exercises to Build Power Quickly

Whether you’re a serious athlete or just want to add some cool new tricks to your repertoire, <b>plyometric exercises are the key to increasing your</b> …

How To Exercise With Chronic Fatigue

I have a confession. I used to run and weight train four to five days a week, but when my health began to deteriorate—and I came down with a severe …

Workouts

The Perfect Pushup | Fitness And Wellness

Few exercises are more effective than this old-school bodyweight exercise. Think it’s too tough? Read on to find out how to perfect your pushups<br>The …

Tracy Anderson's Top Exercises for Flatter Abs and a Stronger Core

Tracy's core moves<p>This seven-move series, created exclusively for <i>Health</i> readers by Tracy, is part of our <b>30-Day Core Challenge: Transform Your Butt,</b> …