A Common Answer to Common Health and Fitness Questions

When it comes to health and fitness, there are a number of long-running (occasionally passionate) debates that could each be settled by the same one-word answer: Diet or exercise? Strength training or cardio? Weights or resistance bands?

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Exercise Alone Is Not Enough for Weight Loss

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

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Rached Maalouf

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

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The Time to Start Exercising is Now

What is the association between cardiorespiratory fitness and long-term mortality? That is the question a recently published study set out to answer, and boy did they answer it. “Being unfit on a treadmill or in an exercise stress test has a

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Gym Alternatives for that Worst Time of Year

That time of year is here again: the time when everybody all at once decides to migrate their sweaty, coughy, runny-nosey bodies to the gym. The convergence of flu season and New Year’s Resolutions is always a good time. This year’s flu seems

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Steps for a New You in the New Year

Is it really New Year’s Resolution season already? Is it really time—again already?—to finally get our acts together and get things right for once? That sure came around fast. It might seem like only yesterday that we were abandoning last y

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Exercise Keeps You Young

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

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Causes and Treatment of Osteoporosis

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

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