Your next workout could set you up for a speedier metabolism. Your metabolism includes all the things your body does to turn food into energy and keep you going. Some people have a faster metabolism than others.
Some things that affect whether your metabolism is speedy or sluggish include things you don't control, like your age, sex, ...
on July 19, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Self-myofascial release, also known as "foam rolling," has transformed from a once mysterious technique used only by professional athletes, coaches, and therapists to a familiar everyday practice for people at all levels of fitness. Recent information, technology, and affordable products have introduced an increasing array of training and recovery ...
Sure, exercise is good for your body, but did you ever think about how it could boost your mood?
Science backs up the premise that regular exercise actually boosts your mood and makes you a more joyful person. When you workout intensely, physiological changes take place in your body ...
on Oct. 26, 2016, 12:36 p.m.
Whether you're breaking a sweat at the gym or just walking down the road on a scorching day, you may be giving your health a huge boost. Here, experts describe the mental, physical, and emotional benefits of a little perspiration.
Sweat Side Effect #1: Eases Pain
Working up a ...
on Aug. 10, 2016, 9:17 a.m.
Sometimes the noise from inside our own head is the biggest stressor of all. People average 60,000 thoughts a day and 80 percent of those thoughts are negative. Ouch. Negative thoughts are bad news for the body as stress causes wear and tear on many physical health systems. Positive affirmations may be ...
on June 17, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Music fuels your workouts. It's no wonder many fitness buffs and endurance athletes put their headphones on and tune the world out during physical activity. No matter what their training routine entails, music can help all gym enthusiasts to get into the "zone" and perform at their physical best.
on April 26, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
What's Good for General Health Is Good for Teeth and Gums
Physical exercise affects our muscles, heart, lungs and teeth and gums. When you are going to work out, don't forget that your mouth is also connected to your body for the all-around benefits of regular exercise.
on March 28, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
Happiness -- you know it when you see it, but it's hard to define.
Why be happy? Being able to manage the emotional ups and downs is important for both body and mind, said Laura Kubzansky, professor of social and behavioral sciences at Harvard School of Public Health. ...
on March 9, 2016, 10:47 a.m.
There are plenty of reasons to exercise. For some, it's because you have booked a beach vacation, for others, it's about staying healthy. No matter what your motivation is, we can all agree that the main benefit of exercise is obvious. Working out improves your overall health. But, what about ...
on Feb. 23, 2016, 8:38 a.m.
Visualization, done right, can be extremely powerful in achieving any goal. As you think about your goals for the coming year, take into consideration the following...
Using your intellectual factor of imagination, see yourself already in possession of your goal. Picture yourself with the healthy and fit body you ...
on Feb. 2, 2016, 12:33 p.m.
You know that moment between going to bed and falling asleep? Some watch movies, read a book, force their eyes to close, plan and worry about tomorrow, or think about the things they had to do today but didn't manage to.
It's a period of time that's important for ...
on Jan. 25, 2016, 3:42 p.m.
There are various workout styles that you have probably heard about over the years, and all of them are meant to help you reach your fitness goals. You may want to increase strength, improve flexibility or build muscle. Whatever yours goals are, most exercise programs can help you reach them, ...
on Jan. 14, 2016, 8:10 a.m.
In your life, career, relationships and even working out, there are lessons to be learned that we usually see more clearly once we've accomplished a goal or completed a task. Below are some lessons learned from athletes, personal trainers and everyday people regarding working out, diet and lifestyle.
on Dec. 29, 2015, 9:59 a.m.
You know exercise is good for you. Doing it, though, is another thing. To stick with an exercise routine, you need to get out there when that little voice inside you says, "I'll do that tomorrow. Or the day after -- maybe." Motivation does that, and it's not about just powering ...
on Dec. 14, 2015, 3:47 p.m.
We want to encourage you to start this New Year on the right foot. The holidays are a time for celebration and family! Celebration doesn't have to mean gluttonous eating, or deprivation for that matter. It's time to bring the focus back to the purpose of the holiday. Enjoy your ...
on Dec. 2, 2015, 11:20 a.m.
Six Tips for Safe Strength Training
Strength training isn't just for bodybuilders. Like aerobic exercise, it's important for everybody, and it should be a part of any comprehensive exercise program. Of course, if you've never trained with weights before, it can seem a little daunting. But as long as ...
on Dec. 1, 2015, 11:06 a.m.
Don't say anything to yourself that you wouldn't say to someone else. Always be encouraging and positive with yourself!
It's unclear why people who engage in positive thinking experience these health benefits. One theory is that having a positive outlook enables you to cope better with stressful situations, which reduces ...
on Oct. 14, 2015, 9:14 a.m.
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