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...

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...

Videos Can Work

Videos are great for at-home exercisers, especially beginners who might feel selfconscious in a gym. You can pop a tape into the VCR at...

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...

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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...

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....

The Big Picture: What’s Your Motivation?

You are the general in command of your life. As you embark on your fitness quest, it might help you to think of motivation...

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...

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,...