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There is no denying the popularity of fitness trackers. With over 20 different on the market, which one should you choose to get you moving? For two weeks, we alternated between wearing the FitBit Flex ($100) and the Jawbone UP24 ($150) fitness bands to determine which is better suited for our active lifestyles.
Personal trainers Shoshana Katz and Erik Strassman guide you through foam rolling techniques and active vs. dynamic stretching exercises to add to your warm up routine.
Outside alternatives for treadmill workouts
Documenting my training with Relentless Fitness for the upcoming Spartan Race at Citizens Bank Park.
Barre studios are combining the grace of ballet, the core strength of Pilates and the mental fulfillment of yoga.
The fitness world always has had a fixation with physical appearance, but social media has propelled this into stratospheric levels of vanity.
NEW YORK (AP) - Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.
One of the often unspoken benefits of going to the gym is its social and emotional benefits.
It has been a circus prop, a toy and a 1950s fad, and now the hula hoop is making a comeback as a workout tool that fitness experts say provides an effective cardio and even meditative workout.
Where do we rank on the CDC's list of state populations who engage in no weekly physical activity?
More education needed about how to prevent it, researchers say
Just 5 to 10 minutes a day seems to bring benefits, study says
The mind preserves oxygen to protect itself from the effects of too little fluid, research shows
Doctors should be alert for pelvic floor disorders, researcher says
They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds
Prepare your home before the surgery
Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet, researchers warn
Seek immediate medical help for burns on the face, and large or deep burns
More than 22 percent of injuries are concussions, researchers call for better player protections
Suggestions to include fitness in your day
Experts note study findings aren't definitive, and risk is minimal
Study suggests sidewalks, curbs may be key to keeping older pedestrians safe
The days of stick-figure physiques are a thing of the past. Strong is the new sexy and your backside is taking center stage. If your caboose has taken a backseat in your workout routine, you can channel your inner Brazilian beach babe with this tushie-torching workout.
After a long day of work during the summer, sometimes the last thing you want to do is heat up the kitchen and prepare an elegant meal.
40,000 runners took to the streets on Sunday, May 4, 2014 to run the 10-mile Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run. Check out the runner results and...