Fitness Articles & Stories

Exercises You Can Do at Your Office

Over and over again we are confronted with this important health issue: We all need more exercise. However, the hyper-busy digitally oriented lifestyle of today - 2013 spending 8 to 12 hours hovering in front of a computer screen - 2013 makes the ideal of 30 minutes a day of exercise seem like... Read More


Exercise and Weight Loss Offer Relief for Osteoarthritis Patients

Exercise and Weight Loss Offer Relief for Osteoarthritis Patients

A $3 million grant has been given to the National Institute of Aging to analyze the effects of two promotion programs designed to aid elderly people struggling with osteoarthritis. Older adults with osteoarthritis, the number one cause of disability in adults, have displayed a benefit from th... Read More


Stand Up and Improve Your Life Expectancy

Stand Up and Improve Your Life Expectancy

Adults in the US could increase their life expectancy by simply decreasing the amount of time they spend sitting each day and by reducing daily television viewing, according to the online journal BMJ Open. Read More


Men Can Lower Mortality Risk with Daily Exercise

Men Can Lower Mortality Risk with Daily Exercise

Increasing daily exercise levels decreases the risk of death among African-American and Caucasian men, according to research examining the connection between fitness and mortality in over 15,000 participants. The study was first reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Read More


Stay Youthful, Keep Running

Stay Youthful, Keep Running

For individuals who run on a regular basis, you may be prolonging your disability-free, higher quality of life. In 1984, when senior author, James Fries, began research on vigorous exercise, many other scientists were critical about whether the results would cause more benefits than problems. Read More


When is Cholesterol Good for You

When is Cholesterol Good for You

Cholesterol. Dangerous to our health? Yes and no. The story of cholesterol is complex. It is essential for our health. Too much can be a signifier of cardiovascular disease. But too little cholesterol also poses potential health risks. Read More


The Importance of Becoming Active Early in Life

The Importance of Becoming Active Early in Life

The British Medical Journal published a story that mothers who are active during pregnancy and early in their child's life are more likely to raise active children. It seems self-evident but often researchers do find important insights by studying the obvious. Read More


Protect Your Knees: Exercise

Protect Your Knees: Exercise

Taking care of your knees is important, and something that's been debated for a while is whether or not exercise is helpful or harmful to knees. However, a new report released by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) titled "What is the Effect of Physical Activity on the Knee Joint? A... Read More


PCOS, Exercise, and Acupuncture

PCOS, Exercise, and Acupuncture

While polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects as many as 10 percent of women and is the most common cause of infertility among women, yet it remains a relatively unknown condition. Polycystic ovary syndrome or (PCOS) isn't an easily diagnosed disorder because it is a collection of symptoms i... Read More


Exercise Lowers Your Risk of Colon Cancer

Exercise Lowers Your Risk of Colon Cancer

More research confirming what we already know but need to hear again, leading a healthy active lifestyle lowers your risk of contracting several diseases, including colon cancer. In a study released by a research team at the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and... Read More


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