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Drawing Up a Fitness Plan

Would you start on a long trip without a destination or a road map? Probably not. The same is true for the road to...

Keys to Good Health

Think "trim" instead of "thin." Think "healthy" instead of "skinny." Think "health" instead of "fashion." These are the thoughts you should keep in mind...

A Simple Analysis for Cardio Fitness

Instead of administering a series of exercise tests to measure fitness, some trainers have taken to assessing their clients' fitness by creating simple categories...

Joining a Gym

Health clubs and gyms provide not only equipment but also on-staff experts to get you working out and to keep you coming back. In...

START SMART

According to an ancient Chinese proverb, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." And so it is with fitness. To...

Joining a Gym

Health clubs and gyms provide not only equipment but also on-staff experts to get you working out and to keep you coming back. In...

Strength and Power

These two are related. Strength is the muscles' ability to exert force, and power is the time it takes to do the work. Generally,...

Take a Giant Stride Toward Good Health

Fitness and good health are not as instant as boil-in-the-bag meals. There is one thing you can do, however, that will immediately start you...

Teaming Up with a Workout Buddy

If you have trouble getting to the gym or going out for that walk or run, make a standing date with a friend. It'll...

Can’t Do Much About Biology

Before you think about what you want your fitness program to do for you, keep in mind what it can't do. Genetics play the...

Personal Trainer: Yes or No?

Hiring a personal trainer might seem like the ultimate extravagance, like something only Oprah or Madonna can afford, not you as a beginning exerciser....

Women Need Weight Work, Too

Women, who are significantly more likely to suffer bone loss, weakness, and fractures later in life, need weight training even more than men. For...

Flexibility

This crucial fitness factor often is overlooked or ignored by exercisers who want maximum results in minimum time. As dancers and athletes—such as gymnasts,...

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General Guidelines for Weight Work

Weight training is important, no matter which method or equipment you select. As far as your muscles are concerned, it doesn't really matter whether...

Quick Fix or Fitness Forever?

Sometimes the motivation to lose weight is simply cosmetic because your calendar shows a special occasion coming up for which you want to look...

Reality Check

Changing your inactive lifestyle into an active one is not easy, but it is possible. Because so many New Year's resolution-makers and beginning exercisers...

Fitness: Your Cheapest Health Insurance

The American Heart Association and its affiliated American Stroke Association are worried. Cardiovascular disease, including stroke, is the number-one killer of women over 25-half...

Weight a Minute 2

Fitness experts concur that your body-mass index and other factors are better indications of fitness than just your body weight, but most of us...

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