Fitness and Exercise - Original Articles

Dealing With Post-Menopausal Weight Gain

Weight gain after menopause isn't inevitable. Here's what you can do.

7 People You'll Meet at the Gym

If you spend enough time at the gym, you'll recognize them on sight. Some are annoying and some are inspiring. Are you on the list?

How to Create the Perfect Workout Playlist

Experts say music can motivate your workout. Here's how to take your fitness playlist to the next level.

Whole Body Vibration Training: What's This Workout?

Requiring very little movement or effort, can this type of exercise produce major results?

Health by the Numbers: Men's Health

Many of the health risks that men face today can be successfully treated if caught early. Here's a look at men's health by the numbers.

Midday Workout: 5 Freshening Tips

Lunch can be the perfect time to fit in a workout, but follow these steps if you don't have time to shower.

Summertime Activities to Get Kids Moving

"Neighborhood Olympics" is just one of our fun suggestions for keeping kids active.

Exercise to Reduce Heartburn

Here are the dos and don'ts to follow when it comes to working out for and with heartburn.

8 Mistakes Women Make in Middle Age

Avoiding exercise. Skimping on sleep. Dressing too drab. Fix these flubs, plus five other offenses.

Gym-Free Ways to Get Fit

Looking for smart and cost-effective ways to get fit in the city, suburbs, country, even at the beach? We've got you covered.

When Healthy People Get Cancer

We all know someone who develops cancer despite appearing healthy in every way. Why does it happen?

Health by the Numbers: Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 2,500 Americans each day. Here's a look at heart health by the numbers.

Ice Baths For Sore Muscles: Is It Worth It?

Does the practice of plunging into an icy bath soothe away achy, painful muscles or is it not worth the chill?

8 Strongest Fitness Motivators

Use these smart tips to make big strides with your fitness goals.

Nasal Allergy Advice From an Olympic Athlete

Learn how two-time Olympic Gold medalist Misty May-Treanor manages allergies and helps raise awareness.

Can Caffeine Boost Your Workout?

There are upsides and downsides to pairing a caffeinated beverage with your fitness efforts.

Can Exercise Prevent Migraines?

Hitting the gym could be the switch to turn off severe headache pain.

Why You Should Exercise in the Morning

Not an early bird? Take a look at these benefits before you roll over and go back to sleep.

"Sedentary Lifestyle": What Do The Buzzwords Really Mean?

Here's what counts as a sedentary lifestyle plus the easiest ways to avoid leading one.

Is Muscle Weakness Causing Your Pain?

Even when pain feels like it's in your bones or joints, the root cause might be located in your muscles.

Why Does Time Outside Boost Your Mood?

It's now a proven fact. Being in and around nature makes people feel good.

How to Green Your Workout

Turn your fitness routine into an eco-friendly activity with these simple solutions.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Gym

Maximize the perks of your membership with discounted personal training sessions, special classes and equipment, and locker-room extras.

5 Outdated Fitness Trends

How do you know if your tried-and-true exercise routine has gone out of style because it's ineffective or even dangerous? Keep updated here.

The Best Workout for Your Body Type

Did you know that different body types respond best to different kinds of exercise? Find your match.

Health by the Numbers: Asthma

With the proper treatment, asthma sufferers can live full and active lives. Here's a look at the condition by the numbers.

Health by the Numbers: Fitness

It's never too late to start making physical exercise a part of your routine. Here's a look at fitness by the numbers.

What's Your Perfect Body Weight?

When it comes to a healthy body, the number on the scale may not be telling the whole story.

Health by the Numbers: Cholesterol

High cholesterol puts you at a higher risk for serious health conditions, including heart attack and stroke. Here's a look at cholesterol by the numbers.

Energy Bracelets: Real Deal or a Sham?

Some swear these bracelets reduce pain and boost athletic performance, so what's the real deal?