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Walking During Work Meetings Bring Benefits

Walking During Work Meetings Bring Benefits

Holding work meetings while taking a walk outdoors offers a number of benefits, researchers report. Not only does it provide much needed exercise for people who are often tied to their desks for the entire work day, it can also give them a stress-reducing mental lift. Latest Exercise & Fitness News “A lot of folks […]

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How to Exercise on ‘Rest and Recovery’ Days

How to Exercise on ‘Rest and Recovery’ Days

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taking a day off from a favorite exercise doesn’t mean spending the time sitting on the couch. In fact, getting some R&R has a special meaning when it comes to exercise: Rest and recovery. Recovery is everything that happens […]

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Health Tip: Treating a Charley Horse

Health Tip: Treating a Charley Horse

(HealthDay News) — “Charley horse” is another name for a muscle spasm or cramp of the leg. When a muscle cramps, it contracts involuntarily and does not relax. Latest Exercise & Fitness News To treat a charley horse, MedlinePlus suggests: Stop activity. Try stretching and massaging the muscle. Use heat to relax the muscle initially, […]

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Weight-Free Strength Training

Weight-Free Strength Training

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You don’t have to go to the gym for a strength-training workout. With these three moves, your own body weight provides the resistance needed to develop key muscles. Start with the classic wall sit. Press your back into a […]

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Health Tip: Benefits of Fitness Boxing

Health Tip: Benefits of Fitness Boxing

(HealthDay News) — Fitness boxing is a popular way for adults to stay fit. Latest Exercise & Fitness News Unlike regular boxing, fitness boxing does not involve sparring, so there is no risk of head trauma, says Harvard Medical School. Instead, participants throw punches at the air or at a punching bag. Harvard mentions these […]

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Crunch-Free Work for Well-Defined Abs

Crunch-Free Work for Well-Defined Abs

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You don’t have to do hundreds of sit-ups and all manner of crunches to see abdominal muscle definition. The following moves are done standing and holding a weight, such as a 5-pound ball with an easy-to-grip handle. For the […]

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Aerobic Exercise

Aerobic Exercise

REFERENCES: Appropriate Intervention Strategies for Weight Loss and Prevention of Weight Regain for Adults. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc 33.12 (2001): 2145-2156. Bailey, et al. J Bone Miner Res Oct 1999. Blair, S.N., et al. “Physical fitness and all-cause mortality. A prospective study of healthy men and women.” JAMA 262.17 Nov. 3, 1989: 2395-2401. Colcombe, S. […]

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Mental Prep for Better Performance

Mental Prep for Better Performance

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Get your head in the game!” Coaches say it to players all the time to get them to focus. The same advice can help you be more enthusiastic about your workouts. Here are five ideas: 1. Set both short-term […]

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The Surprising Benefits of Weekend Workouts

The Surprising Benefits of Weekend Workouts

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You know the value of exercise for maintaining good health and managing chronic conditions like arthritis, but you also know how hard it is to fit daily workouts into a busy schedule to meet weekly minimums. As an alternative, […]

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Tailoring Exercise to Your Age

Tailoring Exercise to Your Age

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exercise is a great way to stay youthful and even turn back the clock on aging. If you’re new to exercise or simply want a fitness reboot, here are ideas by the decade. In Your 20s: Experiment with different […]