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

13 Incredible Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do At Home

You’ve probably heard things like ‘you don’t need any equipment to have a great workout,’ and ‘you can do these moves anywhere,’ a hundred times. And …

10 Exercises for Healthy Knees

Save your knees<p>Whether you're a gym rat or you simply have a rigorous walking routine, your knees take a pounding day to day. What's more, women are …

This Ingenious Workout Hack Will Inspire Exercise Every Single Damn Day

A little bit of exercise really does go a long way. So, even if you can only squeeze in a few minutes here and there, if you do a few intense and …

Science Says That This 10 Minute Workout Is Just As Effective As 45 Minutes Of Running

on 26 September, 2016 at 5:26 pm<p>Instagram @pumatraining<p>So you’re trying to get fit, but you find yourself running short on time. What do you do? You …

6 Basic Workout Rules That Personal Trainers Live By - Page 2 of 2

4. Stretch<p>I cannot even stress enough the importance of stretching. After any cardio or strength training workout, 10 minutes of stretching will help …

Workouts

Work Your Butt, Arms, And Abs With 5 Moves And Just 5 Minutes

The first week back at work is a major reality check, particularly when it comes to sticking with a new fitness routine. While there may be a desire …

Workouts

New study says CrossFitters may need rest days to keep immunity up

CrossFit enthusiasts may be smart to take a break after two consecutive days of hard workouts, suggests a new study, especially if they’re new to the …

Fitness

Run A 5K: The Ultimate 8-Week Training Plan

Whether this is your first or 10th 5K race, this is the training plan to help you cross that finish line feeling strong. Coach Katie Bottini, who …

4 Ways Walking Can Help You Run Faster

<b>There’s a perfectly legal “secret” that more and more top athletes are using to run faster these days, and it’s called walking. Seriously.</b><p>Athletes …

Running

The 5 Most Important Minutes of Your Workout

There are probably lots of things that you know are good for you but don’t bother doing anyway (see: flossing every day, getting eight hours of sleep …

Workouts

The Do’s and Don’ts of Strength Training For Runners - Women's Running

Bum knees? No problem! These exercises help introduce fitness without stressing your legs.<p>The 2016 Olympic Games came to a close yesterday, but the …

Running

Run A Half Marathon: The Ultimate 8-Week Training Plan

If running a half marathon is on your to-do list this year, this is the plan to help get you to race day feeling fast and strong. Coach Katie …

The Right Way To Approach Your Stride Length

When she first started running 25 years ago, Valerie Hunt thought she should be pushing off of her back leg and reaching forward with her front leg …

Running

15 Daily Habits of Women With Amazing Abs

Amazing abs are much easier to envy than to come by — and it’s no secret that perfect abs take a whole lot of work. To get the core you want, here …

Self-improvement

9 Yoga Poses to Help You Achieve Strong and Toned Inner Thighs - Women's Running

Sick of sleepless nights? Yoga is the cure!<p>Whether you realize it or not, our bodies talk to us...are you listening to yours?<p>You may not know it, but …

Yoga

5 Times It Is Okay To Stop Mid-Run And Head Home

There are situations when you actually should quit your run and go back home. Powering through when you really should stop running, doesn’t always …

Running

3 Ways to Add Strongman Training into Your Workout

For the average dude watching the <i>World’s Strongest Man</i> competition, strongman training can seem impossible to even try. Hefting boulders? Tossing …

Fitness

How to Safely Perform Plyometric Rebounding Exercises

Many athletes and trainers use plyometric rebounding exercises to build power and speed, improve coordination and agility and effectively improve …

Fitness

Tracy Anderson's Best Moves for Killer Legs

Want killer legs?<p>When it comes to fighting flab, your legs are your secret weapon. Let me explain: Some of your body's biggest muscles are in your …

How to Strengthen Your Knees and Ankles

When you play sports or hit the gym, your knees and ankles are some of the most vulnerable areas of your body. Running hard, making quick cuts, …

Workouts

The Core and Core Strength

Good Core strength is another secret of “how to swim faster“. You should engage the large back, hip and torso muscles while rolling from side to …

Water Sports

The Best Full-Gym Chest Workout

<i>Bodybuilders of the ’70s liked to stretch and flex the muscles they were training between sets, believing it enhanced growth. What they stumbled upon</i> …

You Only Need 30 Minutes for This Full-Body Workout

Crunches, your days are numbered. The perfect routine for a flat and toned tummy is right here in this workout video, which will have you building …

Women's Fitness

Work your entire body with efficient and challenging compound exercises

1<p>Short Total Body Strength Workout<p>No time? No problem. By combining exercises, you can work multiple muscle groups at the same time, saving you time …

Fitness

What You Really Need To Know About Running & Inflammation

Have you ever popped an ibuprofen or two to fend off post-workout soreness? You're hardly alone. In fact, roughly 60 percent of runners in one study …

Running

This One Super Simple Thing Helps You Avoid Getting Blisters

Whether you’re a new runner excited to rock your colorful running shoes, in training mode for your next epic race or are gearing up to do a ton of walking on your weekend trip to DC, there are few things that’ll bring you more pain than blistered feet. Ouch! Most often caused by your skin rubbing …

Marathons

5 Common Fitness Saboteurs and How to Defeat Them - Women's Running

Delaying a training run has more of an impact on you than you thought.<p>It is perfectly normal to need an added dose of motivation during a half …

Fitness

6 Basic Workout Rules That Personal Trainers Live By

It doesn’t matter how often you workout or how you prefer to get your sweat on, any person who has been in the fitness world for some time will tell …

Fitness

A Sample Week Of Working Out For Weight Loss

Having a game plan for success has never been simpler.<p>If you’re trying to lose weight, you may know that adding more workouts to your weekly routine …

Fitness