The pool can be a scary place. You have to wear a swimsuit (ack!), get your hair wet and know the rules of the road—er, swim lanes. But don't let that stop you! Water provides an excellent workout, especially for people with joint issues or... Read more
I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&... Read more
The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko... Read more
im so sick of numbers...counting calories I eat/drink, counting calories I burn in a workout, how long does it take me to do a workout, bills, how long until I have to leave to pick my daughter up from school, how long until dinner, how many hours... Read more
is eating just 900-1000 calories as ones daily intake good? I found out I lose weight better if I stay in this range, if I go higher weight doesn't come off at all and I feel heavy eating more calories and bloated.Is it bad staying in this range?... Read more
I just discovered that I can change my calorie goals to account for exercise. It now makes me more motivated to exercise so I can eat more calories. Before, I had a higher range, so I would eat more even if I didn't exercise.... Read more
Even when it seems like it's too hot outside to do anything productive...there is always a pool open somewhere. Swimming is a great way to burn calories without much effort. Just treading water helps burn those pesky calories in a jiffy. I went swimm... Read more
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As a person who incorporates fitness into my everyday life—whether I'm at home or traveling—I sure do plan to staying active even when I'm on a relaxing vacation. After all, with no distractions and nothing but free time, what exc... Read more
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