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From park bench pushups and monkey bar lifts to open air runs, fitness experts say the workout possibilities of playgrounds and parks are worth the consideration of even the most diehard gym users.
Fitness buffs who can't make it to the gym but still want to exercise can turn to apps for a short, intense workout when they are pressed for time.
When you're shopping for an upcoming workout, experts say to consider a few things alongside comfort.
Driving to work, rather than walking, cycling or public transit, tied to extra pounds in study
Elite athletes down sports drink to help them reach new heights of performance. But for the average young person, these "health drinks" may cause them to reach new highs -- on the bathroom scale.
When I mapped out a road trip from Texas to New Jersey, one of the first things I did, after figuring out what would be my most comfortable driving pants, was look at where I would run along the way.
Documenting my training with Relentless Fitness for the upcoming Spartan Race at Citizens Bank Park.
3 exercises to tone your core
Whether it is running, swimming, weight lifting or aerobics, fitness experts say the center of all exercise routines is the core - the abdominal, back and muscles around the pelvis - which is the seat of stability, strength and power.
Personal trainers Shoshana Katz and Erik Strassman share tips on improving your power with explosive moves like broad jumps, burpees and sprints. Dietician Beth Smith shares healthy picnic options.
Stretching, for example, can help improve range of motion
Sticking with a fitness and nutrition plan can save more than $500 a year in health-care costs, study finds
Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese
Driving to work, rather than walking, cycling or public transit, tied to extra pounds in study
College grads exercise more on Saturday, Sunday, while high school dropouts more active on weekdays, study finds
Study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other
Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say
Small trial found intense activity can improve exercise capacity, lower blood pressure
Don't focus on just one form of activity
When kids carry too much, muscle strains and back pain can occur
Research confirms findings previously noted for whites
It boosts metabolism before activity
Discovery allows for study of brain injuries and potential treatments
Excessive walking, running may lose protective effect
Dr. James Andrews, an orthopedic surgeon to many professional athletes came out with a video recently stating that what kids need is rest from their...
Today, as the Vice President and Nutrition Director of Unite Fitness, Burgh, CHHS, has established a 3-phase nutrition program that is tailored and customized to each client. In fact, Burgh has tailored her own nutrition plan numerous times, describing her current diet as something that has been “years in the making.”
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...