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Break a Sweat Over the Holidays, but Do It Safely

SATURDAY, Dec. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's great to get exercise during the holidays, as long as you take steps to avoid injuries, a sports medicine expert says. "I would encourage everyone to get out and be active, but we want to…

Safety First When Running Outdoors

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Between the fresh air and the interesting scenery, running outdoors can be invigorating. But there are safety precautions to take when you leave a protected indoor environment. The Road Runners Club…

What Couch Potatoes Don't Know Can Hurt Them

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The fastest way to get a sedentary person moving is to tell them the specific health dangers of inactivity, a new report suggests. For the study, researchers surveyed 615 Australian adults, aged…

Finding the Right Number of 'Reps' When Strength Training

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When you first start strength training, almost any weight you lift will bring some results. But also use this time to learn proper form, the American College of Sports Medicine advises. As you…

Women as Tough as Men During Extreme Exertion

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women are no more likely than men to have health problems due to strenuous training and extreme physical exertion, researchers report. "Our findings contain some potentially myth-busting data on…

Even a 2-Minute Walk Counts in New Physical Activity Guidelines

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Take the stairs up to your office. Park a little further away from the grocery store. Walk your dog around the block. Carry out the trash. Any amount of physical activity -- even two minutes' worth…

Jump Into Plyometrics -- the Exercises to Power Muscles

THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Plyometrics isn't a new technique, but it's getting renewed attention because of its value as a training tool, the American Council on Exercise explains. Its original name, jump training, describes…

Get the Most From Your Cardio Workouts

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You've made the decision to meet the 150-minutes-per-week goal of cardio workouts for better health. Now use these tips to make the most of these workouts. If you're using a machine, like a treadmill…

Warmer Weather Gets Seniors Outdoors and Moving

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The better the weather, the more seniors venture out and get active. So say researchers who assessed the activity levels of more than 1,200 adults in Norway, aged 70 to 77, who were grouped based…

Exploring Fitness Workshops & Fairs

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One of the more popular fitness trends are education programs designed for consumers. Fitness buffs and weekend warriors alike can explore new ideas and techniques, and learn from professionals in…

Try Small 'Bites' to Get Kids to Exercise

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Kids take their cues from mom and dad, so it only makes sense to participate with them when teaching them the merits of exercise. Couch potato kids are a real concern. The College of New Jersey exercise…

5 Strength-Training Mistakes to Avoid

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Developing lean muscle mass is important for everyone -- it can keep you active and independent throughout your life. But to maximize the benefits of strength training, make sure you're not making…