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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How Does Exercise Affect Osteoarthritis?

If you’re bothered by osteoarthritis, you might be concerned by the effects of exercise on your condition. With pain in your knee joints, for example, just the thought of the added stress from exercise could be enough to keep you on the couch. But

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Which Came First, the Happy Person or the Active Person?

Looking for a little extra happiness? Move. No, we’re not talking about packing your house into a U-Haul and heading for the coast. All you really need to do is get out of your chair and take a stroll around the office. That’s the conclusion d

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Short Bursts of Exercise Can Add up to Better Health

We should all be familiar by now with the government’s official Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which recommend that for substantial health benefits, adults should get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise (or at least 75 m

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