Exercise for Better Sleep

March 11th, 2013

Exercise for Better Sleep

The National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America® poll shows a compelling association between exercise and better sleep. Participants were asked to identify how often they exercised and ho

When do you replace your running shoes?

March 9th, 2013

When do you replace your running shoes?

How do you determine when to replace your running shoes—mileage, months, appearance or technology? Ask 10 different runners that question, and you’ll probably get 10 different answers. Conventiona

Do You Know What Drives Your Elliptical?

March 8th, 2013

Do You Know What Drives Your Elliptical?

Is the drive system of your elliptical trainer its most important feature? Some trainers say yes. Your elliptical’s drive system determines the feel of the machine and the overall experience of your

The Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Diet

March 6th, 2013

The Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Diet

An impressive study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that people at high risk for heart disease reduce their risk of heart attacks and strokes by 30% by switching to a Mediterran

Exercise Aids the Aging Brain

March 1st, 2013

Exercise Aids the Aging Brain

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common cause of dementia among older people—with no available cure. But a promising study published recently in the Annals of Internal Medicine reports that physica

The Do’s and Don’ts of Energy Bars

February 28th, 2013

The Do’s and Don’ts of Energy Bars

Energy bars offer a delicious, convenient way of keeping your body fueled during hectic days and challenging workouts.  But some energy bars are loaded with sugar and are essentially candy bars in di

Strengthen Your Skating Skills

February 27th, 2013

Strengthen Your Skating Skills

Whether you compete in a serious ice hockey league, or leisurely lap an ice rink now and then, ice-skating engages your body like no other sport. Skating requires enormous strength, endurance and flex

Feeling mean? Eat green!

February 26th, 2013

Feeling mean? Eat green!

A recent University of Warwick and Dartmouth College study reports that people who eat 7 servings of fruits or vegetables a day report being “happier” than those who don’t. After studying the ea

5 Surprising Habits to Avoid

February 25th, 2013

5 Surprising Habits to Avoid

We all know that smoking, fast food and distracted driving are bad habits to avoid—but here are a few more that may surprise you. These seemingly habits may not warrant their own PSA, but are discou

The Worst Fitness Ideas of All Time

February 22nd, 2013

The Worst Fitness Ideas of All Time

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) knows a thing or two about fitness trends—the good, the bad and the ugly. Here are three of their favorites from days of yore that fall squarely in the ‘ugly

Eat Like a VIP Trainer

February 21st, 2013

Eat Like a VIP Trainer

Physical trainers are on the front lines of fitness, and are often asked for advice on diet and nutrition as much as they are about exercise. In fact, according to a recent survey by the American Coun

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