If you’re in your 50s or early 60s and you’ve lived a largely sedentary lifestyle, your heart just isn’t what it used to be. It’s not as strong, the muscle is getting stiffer, and the risk of heart failure is increasing. But there’s good ne
We know we need to stretch. People have been telling us so our entire lives. It’s like the wisdom of the ages, passed down from your middle school P.E. teacher to that guy at the gym who keeps offering to critique your deadlift.
But while stretc
There was a time not too long ago when fitness and fatness might have seemed mutually exclusive. Lately, however, the idea that you can be fit and fat at the same time has been debated with increasing frequency—and it’s not likely to go away any
Feeling wobbly? You’re not alone. Loss of balance isn’t just for old people anymore, according to a study from the Journals of Gerentology. The two-year survey of mobility, strength, endurance, and balance showed the expected results of steady de
We promote exercise at every opportunity with good reason. Exercise is the number one thing you can do to start improving your health today, unless you’re a smoker. If that’s the case, the first best thing you can do is quit smoking — and also
In late September, 2012, Rached Maalouf left the parking lot of a yoga festival in Joshua Tree, California. He doesn’t remember what happened next. He was on his motorcycle; a car made an unexpected lane change. Rached was found fifty feet from his
When strength training with weights, it’s relatively easy to determine how much weight you can lift. The weights have numbers, after all, and with just a little experience and some simple math you’ll be able to figure out what your limit is, for
We’ve been over this before: one of the best things you can do for your health is to exercise regularly. No matter your age, exercise keeps you more vibrant and less prone to illness. Exercise makes you happier, stronger, more energetic, mentally s
Life just wouldn’t be the same without our bones. For one thing, we’d all be lying around like jellyfish on a beach. We’re just no good without that internal support system that keeps our muscles and internal organs anchored in place. With that
If you’re not worried about your back, you should be. Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, and half of all Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.
Compounding the issue is that back pain is sneaky. Y