I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
Walking comes naturally to humans. It’s one of the earliest skills we develop, long before we learn how to talk (or invent excuses to avoid walking). And given good, basic health, it’s something you can do throughout your life without wor... Read more
Athletes do it. Chess players do it. Novelists, successful scientists and even salespeople do it. These days, everyone who wants to make big things happen is planning ahead in order to succeed. What about you? When it comes to planning ahead to reach... Read more
There’s no doubt that getting older changes your body and appearance, but it also affects your ability to exercise. Your maximum heart rate declines with age, which means your heart and lungs can’t pump as much oxygen and blood to your mu... Read more
Life is busy for most of us, and finding time for a workout can be challenging. When you do find that time, you want to make sure you're getting the most ''bang for your buck,'' meaning you're being as efficient as possible wi... Read more
I started my weight loss challenge weighing 333.6lb. I decided to buy a recumbent exercise bike to help me lose weight. At first I could barely complete 10 mins, but in just 2 weeks I can now ride 11 miles in 30 minutes.Start slow and do what you ca... Read more
I was reminded at the gym this morning (seeing half-hearted workouts around me) that just because you're moving doesn't mean that you're necessarily getting fitter and stronger, though it's a good start. As you're thinking about how you're improving... Read more
Catch up on the week's most popular healthy living headlines. Fruit, Not Fries: Lunchroom Makeovers Nudge Kids Toward Better ChoicesNPR says that tweaking the lunch line options is having an impact on kids' diets. But how well does "up-s... Read more
I've seen Jillian Michaels on TV, and I've tried her infamous "30-Day Shred" with co-workers. She lives up to her reputation as TV's toughest trainer. It seems like there's no workout Jillian hasn't tried. She's a jill of all trades in the gym.
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I have several different places in town that I like to run. For my long runs I stick with the flat road along the Bay that surrounds my hometown. It is great for long runs because I can increase my speed and the lengths of my runs. For months I st... Read more
I have some time until I start radiation therapy. I decided to pamper myself in the next week and to work out with enthusiasm. I began today. I got my hair styled and colored the way I like it. The hair cut is easy for me to maintain. I have a m... Read more
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