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Exercise IS Medicine!

May 16th, 2013

Exercise IS Medicine!

May is Exercise is Medicine® Month, and people throughout the U.S. will be participating in physical activities to help prevent scores of chronic illnesses. Physical inactivity is recognized as a fas

Top Walking Cities in the U.S.

May 13th, 2013

Top Walking Cities in the U.S.

Where are the best cities for strutting your stuff? Based on ratings by walkscore.com and prevention.com, Cambridge, MA, tops the list with a score of 88.8%; NYC is second (85.3%); and Jersey City, NJ

Exercise Improves Relationships

May 6th, 2013

Exercise Improves Relationships

What we’ve suspected all along has been proven by science: Not only is fitness more fun with friends—it builds friendships, as well. Plus, when you exercise with people you enjoy, you’re even mo

Keep Your ‘Ghoulish’ Figure This Halloween

May 6th, 2013

Keep Your ‘Ghoulish’ Figure This Halloween

If YOU end up eating most of the leftover Halloween candy, take heart: You can do yourself (and your trick-or-treaters) a favor by choosing healthier alternatives to the usual sugar-laden fare. Consid

Better Sleep with Cherry Juice

May 1st, 2013

Better Sleep with Cherry Juice

According to research, the melatonin in tart cherry juice can help you sleep better and longer, and is particularly useful to those who need to manage disturbed sleep. Simply drink a glass of ruby-red

Walking Offers Same Health Benefits as Running

April 25th, 2013

Walking Offers Same Health Benefits as Running

A recent study found that brisk walking offers many of the same health benefits as running. Findings released in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biolog

ACE Confirms: Kettlebells Rock Your Core

April 23rd, 2013

ACE Confirms: Kettlebells Rock Your Core

Recently, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) sponsored a training study to determine the benefits of kettlebell training. ACE enlisted researchers at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Depa

To Stretch or Not to Stretch?

April 13th, 2013

To Stretch or Not to Stretch?

According to studies recently published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, pre-exercise stretching is unnecessary and

Reducing Your Sodium Intake Could Save Your Life

April 13th, 2013

Reducing Your Sodium Intake Could Save Your Life

A diet that’s too high in salt (sodium) is linked to numerous health issues—think hypertension, heart disease and strokes. Experts agree that there are huge benefits to reducing sodium in your die

Are you a Breakfast-Skipper?

April 5th, 2013

Are you a Breakfast-Skipper?

You already know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Now experts have confirmed it. The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology examined the impact of breakfast consumption o

Yoga’s Benefits Confirmed

April 2nd, 2013

Yoga’s Benefits Confirmed

Two recent studies indicate that regular yoga classes can have a positive effect on atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) and common psychiatric disorders. The results of the first study were publ

ACE Confirms: Toning Pants are a Tall Tale

March 29th, 2013

ACE Confirms: Toning Pants are a Tall Tale

If there were an award for ‘Too Good to be True,’ it may just go to Fila USA™’s Toning Resistance Tight Capri exercise pants for women. Fila claimed the toning pants enhance the efficiency of

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