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Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury
Tired of treadmills? Bored with bicep curls? It may be time to scale a wall, climb a rope and drag a tire.
Include exercise in your weekly calendar of commitments, fitness expert says
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.
3 exercises to tone your rear.
Personal trainers Shoshana Katz and Erik Strassman show you simple exercises to target your arms, glutes, chest and abs. Beth Smith shares healthy drinking tips.
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.
Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury
Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults
For age-related meniscus tears, physical therapy and meds may work as well as arthroscopy
Include exercise in your weekly calendar of commitments, fitness expert says
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
While watching the Little League World Series, I couldn’t help but notice the number of curveballs being thrown. It seems like 1/3 of all pitches are curveballs. Should 11 and 12 year olds be throwing curveballs, and if not, at what age is it safe to throw them?
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...