Fitness

Can Weight Training Really Boost Metabolism?

Thursday Jun 25 2015 | by Colleen M. Story

Is it really true that we can “boost” our metabolism? One really frustrating thing about getting older is that the eating habits that have served ... more »

5 Reasons Why Slow Runners are Smarter

Thursday Mar 5 2015 | by Colleen M. Story

Could it be that slow runners live longer in the end? You know the tale. The tortoise, weary of the hare’s constant ridicule of his slow-moving ... more »

Is 10 Minutes of Daily Exercise Enough? Make Your Healthy Minutes Count

Friday Dec 19 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

It seems that for health, the range of exercise—there’s always the proverbial range—is between 30 to 90 minutes daily for at least five days a ... more »

Diet Myths—Let’s Bust Them Open, Part II

Tuesday Dec 16 2014 | by Shelli Stein

We think one particular food group is the enemy, but it’s not true. In part one of Diet Myths—Let’s Bust Them Open, we took a look at the ... more »

Diet Myths: Let’s Bust Them Open, Part 1

Tuesday Dec 2 2014 | by Shelli Stein

Diets are often all about suffering—this really bothers me! I’m in a myth-busting mood today, so let’s take on the topic of modern-day diets and ... more »

Exercise: At What Age Should You Back Off On High Intensity Training?

Friday Nov 28 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

The chances that you’ll experience serious cardiovascular consequences in your senior years are much higher than for younger people who engage in ... more »

Add 3 Years to Your Life—By Performing This Exercise for 5-10 Minutes a Day

Wednesday Sep 17 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

A recent study shows that runners—regardless of how fast or far they run— live longer than non-runners. What if by performing just one exercise ... more »

Trick Your Fat Cells Into Shrinking

Tuesday Sep 2 2014 | by Shelli Stein

Can you really get rid of fat cells? If there’s one topic that many of us think about but don’t quite understand, it’s fat loss. So let’s see ... more »

4 Exercise Myths—Do You Really Need to Stretch Before a Workout?

Tuesday Jul 29 2014 | by Shelli Stein

Is it really bad to let your knees go past your toes while doing a squat or lunge? Does science both fascinate and frustrate you? It sure does me! The ... more »

7 Ways to Make Exercise Fun

Monday Jul 21 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

That same old gym routine can leave you feeling like a hamster on a wheel— not good for your fitness goals. Astronaut Neil Armstrong is quoted as ... more »

Steady-State Aerobic Exercise Promotes Weight Loss…NOT

Tuesday Jun 24 2014 | by Shelli Stein

Do you believe that aerobic exercise will help you lose weight? If you read about health and fitness, I’m sure you’ve heard the term ... more »

Feet: The Foundation of a Good Workout

Tuesday Jun 17 2014 | by Shelli Stein

We often don’t pay attention to our feet until pain arises, but I think in this case, an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure. I ... more »