Fitness

Monday,Mar 21,2011

It's easy to think that all the best training ideas come from the world of running. But distance running is part of a wider universe of athletics, so why not borrow from the toolboxes of other sports that require some combo of endurance, speed, and strength? "If all you do is run, you...

Monday,Mar 21,2011

Last November, I was on my way to the New York City marathon when I got word that my father had two clots on his brain and needed emergency surgery. My family urged me to go ahead and run anyway.

Tuesday,Mar 15,2011

If you’re looking for the latest in home exercise equipment, you may want to consider something with four legs and a wagging tail.

Several studies now show that dogs can be powerful motivators to get people moving. Not only are dog owners more likely to take regular walks, but new re...

Wednesday,Mar 09,2011

It can be discouraging when your results don't seem to match the efforts you're putting into getting in shape. But instead of giving up on your fitness program, or worse, diving into the Twinkies (trust me, you'll regret it!), try making just a few easy changes to your diet and your l...

Friday,Mar 04,2011

No one wants to think she's a cliche. But it's time for me to recognize that when it comes to my gym behavior, that's exactly what I am: a cardio-loving woman who has to be forced to hoist a dumbbell.

Thursday,Mar 03,2011

For the past decade, coaches, trainers, and physical therapists like me have told runners to "work your core...

Wednesday,Mar 02,2011

We all know that physical activity is beneficial in countless ways, but even so, Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky, a professor of pediatrics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, was startled to discover that exercise kept a strain of mice from becoming gray prematurely.

But shiny fur was the l...

Thursday,Feb 24,2011

Health clubs, aware that the fitness needs of boomers, people in their 30s and 40s and youths differ, will be offering more age-appropriate workouts in the new year.

Group exercise classes, both traditional and novel, will continue their upswing in 2011, as will personal training, sports-s...

Thursday,Feb 24,2011

The beginning of the year is a great time to muzzle some of the most common excuses for not working out — "I'm so busy!" "The weather is so bad!"

How?

Monday,Feb 07,2011

When his running coach implored him to take rest days, Bill Carr didn't listen. Slated to run a 100-mile ultramarathon this month, the 36-year-old cranked up his workouts over the summer, running more and harder miles than his coach recommended.

Running coach Julie Fingar guides Bill C...

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