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Fitness

  • 10 Good Reasons to Try Yoga
    Regardless of which type you choose, yoga is an excellent way to stretch and strengthen your body, focus your mind and relax your spirit.
  • 10 Reasons to Keep Fit as You Age
    "Physical activity has been engineered out of our daily lives," laments an expert on preventing disease. "We used to rake leaves by hand and walk to the market. Now we have leaf blowers and take the car everywhere." So here is a list of 10 reasons why you should make physical activity a part of your everyday life.
  • A Heads-Up for Football Safety
    Coaches should tell players not to tackle or block with their heads or run head-down with the ball.
  • A Positive Step Toward Fitness
    The way you think about exercise can be the crucial factor in sticking with your fitness program.
  • A Rational Diet for Bodybuilders
    Many of today's generation of musclemen are told by nutritionists and bodybuilding experts that well-balanced meals will offer enough protein for all but the most intense exercisers.
  • Age Doesn't Matter for Yoga
    More than ever before, Americans older than 65 are turning to yoga for exercise. What is yoga, and why is it so popular? Yoga is a series of stretches and poses done with breathing techniques. It offers the powerful benefits of exercise. And since yoga is gentle, almost anyone can do it, regardless of age or fitness level.
  • An Ounce of Caution Prevents Heat-Related Illness
    The four most common heat-related emergencies are cramps, fainting, exhaustion, and heat strokes. These illnesses occur when the body can no longer cool itself properly.
  • Arthritis and Exercise: Q and A
    Doctors and physical therapists say people with arthritis can improve their health and fitness through exercise without damaging their joints.
  • Asthma: Exercising Indoors
    When the weather turns cold, it's a good idea to move your workout indoors.
  • Asthma: Out of Breath at a Meal
    Try to breathe evenly while chewing. If you begin feeling short of breath, take a break between bites.
  • Athletic Shoes: Lace Them to Fit
    Simply lacing your shoes or sneakers properly, along with choosing a shoe that fits your foot correctly, can add comfort to your stride and prevent foot injuries.
  • Avoid Soccer Injuries in Your Kids
  • Avoiding Joint Injuries
    Common injuries include a twisted ankle, sprained wrist, overextended elbow and damaged knee ligaments. Fortunately, you can take steps to help prevent joint damage.
  • Basic Training: Build Your Own Boot-Camp Workout
    The secret to the trendy "boot-camp" workout is mixing calorie-burning cardio intervals with moves that build strength using the weight of your own body.
  • Basketball: Make Safety a Point
    Experts say players can avoid injury by strengthening muscles through a supervised weight-training program before the season. That helps prevent injuries to knees and ankles, the most common court injuries.