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The Merrell Down & Dirty took place over the weekend in Philadelphia, Pa. Here are some of the best - or worst - moments of the obstacle race.
Just 5 to 10 minutes a day seems to bring benefits, study says
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.
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.
Skip contact lenses, try goggles, doctor suggests
Withdrawal symptoms, cravings are harder on people with mood disorders, researchers say
Get an eye exam and a valid prescription to help prevent eye damage, experts caution
Pay attention to your lifestyle during stressful times, researcher says
Here's a list of health benefits
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
Today’s NCAA Concussion Settlement was again recognition that mild traumatic brain injuries can potentially have long term effects. Further investigation involving base line testing, post concussive measures, and medical management will continue to be pursued in light of the NCAA’s settlement.
Seasonal sweets for every meal course
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...