Stretching is one of the most overlooked components of fitness. Everyone should incorporate more flexibility moves into their workout routines -- not just at … [Read more...] about Why Stretching Is Important Before And After Exercise
Exercise & Fitness
I have a couple of your workout videos and enjoy them immensely. However, sometimes I flat run out of time. Are there shorter videos available for those days … [Read more...] about 20 Minute Workouts And Short Exercise Routines
I can't seem to stay motivated and maintain a consistent exercise routine. How do I keep myself motivated to work out regularly and lose weight. Please, I need … [Read more...] about How Can I Stay Motivated To Work Out And Lose Weight?
Does using various exercise machines (like machines for chest presses, leg curls, etc.) offer the same benefits as lifting free weights? Which helps you lose … [Read more...] about Should I Use Free Weights Or Machines For Weight Loss?
Gardening is a fabulous exercise option that allows you to get a workout, minus the “work.” Perhaps no other leisure time activity is as rewarding as gardening. … [Read more...] about Garden Workout – The Health Benefits Of Gardening
If you run on your treadmill at 5.5 to 6.5 mph with no incline, you will work the quads, hamstrings, and calves. Try to keep your arms bent 90 degrees and … [Read more...] about What Are The Benefits Of Working Out On A Treadmill?
I like to exercise in the morning but can't motivate myself unless I have at least a cup of coffee first. Is it safe to exercise after I drink coffee? I know … [Read more...] about Is It Safe To Drink Coffee Before Working Out?
I do a lot of heavy yard work -- building walls, weeding, digging, etc. I am usually exhausted afterwards. I'm sure all these activities are good exercise, but … [Read more...] about The Benefits Of Working Outdoors As Exercise
I do step aerobics three times a week, run once a week, and weight train two times a week, but I just can't get rid of those saddlebags. I also follow a low-fat … [Read more...] about What Are The Best Exercises To Get Rid Of Saddlebags?
I'm a 25-year-old male with a bad back, so I have problems doing crunches properly. The doctor said I should stop exercising for a while, which I have. I now … [Read more...] about Abdominal Exercises With A Bad Back
No conclusive research exists on whether it's better to exercise at the beginning or the end of the day. What IS proven is that working out on a consistent … [Read more...] about What Is The Best Time Of Day To Exercise?
I have started going to the gym at work during lunch. I have 30 minutes. What would you suggest as the best workout for the time allotted? Currently, I use the … [Read more...] about Making The Most Of A 30-Minute Workout
Are there any helpful exercises for toning the area on the back where bra lines are? To help firm the upper back around the bra line, you need to include … [Read more...] about Getting Rid Of Back Fat – Exercises For Toning A Flabby Back
Do you get as much benefit from a treadmill as you do from walking briskly outdoors? Now that the weather conditions prohibit me from walking outside, I want to … [Read more...] about Is Walking On The Treadmill As Effective As Walking Outdoors?
I have recently begun working out and walking. It seems that all the exercises only work legs, no matter which ones I do. The areas I am trying to get results … [Read more...] about How Can I Get Rid Of Love Handles?
I do not walk any certain number of minutes, I just walk a fast mile everyday. Am I getting sufficient exercise? (I can really feel my leg muscles … [Read more...] about How Do I Know If I’m Getting Enough Exercise?
I'm short and would like to look leaner and taller. (Unfortunately, I never did ballet, which I'm sure would have helped.) Aside from focusing on posture, what … [Read more...] about Exercises And Stretches To Make You Look Longer And Leaner
We just installed an inground swimming pool and I've been looking for different types of exercises for the water, particularly ones that work the legs, stomach … [Read more...] about What Kind Of Water Exercises Are Good For Water Exercises?
I'm doing a three-day, 60-mile walkathon this summer. I've done 10K runs before, but this is the first time I'm going such a distance. How should I be training? … [Read more...] about How Can I Best Prepare For A 60-Mile Walkathon?
I will be going into college soon, and I was wondering how to stay fit with the hectic schedule and limited time I will have. Can you please recommend some food … [Read more...] about How Can I Stay Fit With My Hectic College Schedule?
I work for the USPS and walk five to six miles every day while carrying about 20 to 30 pounds. I used to work out at home three to five times a week before this … [Read more...] about I Walk A Lot On My Job – Is That Enough Of A Workout?
How old do you have to be to begin weightlifting? I'm 13, five feet tall and I weigh 92pounds. My grandfather says I can begin, but I think it may stunt my … [Read more...] about Am I Too Young To Begin Weightlifting?
I feel guilty just sitting at my office desk for almost seven hours. Isn't there something I could do while sitting to tone my legs, abs & inner thighs? I … [Read more...] about Are There Exercises I Can Do At My Desk?
Practiced for more than 2,000 years across the world, yoga is more popular in the United States today than it has ever been. As reported in the "Yoga Journal," … [Read more...] about Yoga For Physical Fitness
I never wear anything sleeveless because of my big upper arms (they make me look big all over). I exercise regularly, and can usually lose inches everywhere, … [Read more...] about How Can I Shape Up My Arms?
I have started water aerobics, and I find that I get a good workout without feeling as exhausted as I do after land aerobics. What is your opinion on water … [Read more...] about Aqua Jogging And Water Aerobics
Is it too hot outside to exercise? Too rainy? Not convenient? Then get your workout indoors, either at home or at a health club! Here are 10 indoor … [Read more...] about 10 Good Indoor Cardio Workouts
You don't have to let a shin splint, a common injury in walkers and runners, slow you down. Rest, ice, and ibuprofen (or other pain relievers) are fine for … [Read more...] about Six Ways To Prevent Shin Splints
I want to workout, but my knees are a little weak. Can you define the difference between speed walking and jogging and the benefits of one over the … [Read more...] about Speed Walking Versus Jogging
Learning how to walk? Doesn't it come naturally? Well, people who are just beginning a walking fitness program may be surprised to find that it is not as easy … [Read more...] about The Three Elements Of Walking For Fitness
Few health concerns weigh more heavily on an older woman than fear of losing her independence. She may worry about becoming disabled as a result of falling, … [Read more...] about The Power of Strength Training for Older Women
Walking is a wonderful form of exercise, with many health and fitness benefits. To get the most out of walking, you will need to move at a pretty good clip, at … [Read more...] about How To Buy The Best Walking Shoes