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Body-Mass Index

Body-Mass Index (in percentages): MalesSlightly underweight: <20.7Normal weight: 20.7-26.4Slightly overweight: 26.4-27.8Overweight: 27.8-31.1Very overweight: 31.1-45.4Morbidly obese: >45.5Females Slightly underweight: <19.1 Normal weight: 25.8-27.3 Slightly overweight: 25.8-27.3...

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,...

Just Weight a Minute

Is it possible to be both fat and fit? Yes, to a limited degree. Five-hundred-pound sumo wrestlers, three-hundred-pound football defensemen, and some long-distance or...

Stretching Basics

Stretching is not only important to overall fitness and often neglected, but the more you stretch the more flexible you will become. However, stretching...

Another Form of Assessment

How old is your body? You know how old you are. Your chronological age is right there on your driver's license. Depending on how...

Calories Do Count

If you're just out of shape but not overweight, working out to build your strength and endurance might be your formula for fitness. Most...

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...

What to Expect from Weight Training

Weight training (or strength training) is one of the key elements of an overall fitness program. When you incorporate it into your life, you...

Beyond the Comfort Zone

After you get into workout mode, it's important to keep pushing yourself to reach your goals. If you get to a certain point in...

The motivation game

Different things motivate different people to get fit, so first and foremost, it’s essential to find the key to start your engine! If you’re...

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...

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....

Warm Up, Cool Down

The warm-up at the beginning of a workout and the cool-down afterward have a couple of things in common. Both involve relatively gentle movements...

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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...

Another Form of Assessment

How old is your body? You know how old you are. Your chronological age is right there on your driver's license. Depending on how...

Be Your Body’s Best Friend

Once you set yourself up with a slim-down, shape-up goal and decide to get going, it's tempting to join a health club, buy a...

What are calories?

Calories are units of energy. They provide the fuel we need for our body to function—to keep our heart beating, for breathing, for digestion,...

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...

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