Work Harder and Smarter
Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts may sound like a trendy buzzword reserved only for experienced athletes, but this versatile, short-form exercise is safe and effective for just about everybody, including beginners, as long as it is...Tags: March 2023 Fit BodyRead 229 times Read more...
Move More to Build a Better Body
Oversitting Hurts Health Over Time
All the sitting and inactivity of driving, binge-watching TV series, working desk jobs with virtual meetings and using drive-thru services can contribute to...Tags: February 2023 Fit BodyRead 462 times Read more...
Benefits of an In-Home Personal Trainer
It’s a new year—the perfect opportunity to set positive intentions for a fresh start. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to be healthier, but according to research, only...Tags: January 2023 Fit BodyRead 383 times Read more...
Pickleball is Booming
Get into a Pickle for Holiday Fitness
Forget the gherkins and dills this holiday season; there’s another pickle in town. This one offers a great way to get in shape, increase happiness and bond with family and friends. It’s pickleball: a simple-to-learn sport that...Tags: December 2022 Fit BodyRead 771 times Read more...
Skiing for Fitness and Pure Fun
Tips for Enjoying Alpine and Nordic Styles
Whether it’s the thrill of alpine skiing down the side of a high mountain with breathtaking views or the serene pleasure of Nordic cross-country skiing in a nearby park, strapping on skis and swooping off burns lots of calories, makes winter more...Tags: November 2022 Fit BodyRead 629 times Read more...
The Joy of Movement
Dancing Boosts Our Health and Happiness
Whether it’s salsa, hip-hop, belly dance or ballet, finding our groove has proven to ease depression, support the cardiovascular system and improve overall joint function. By all accounts, dancing gives us a...Tags: October 2022 Fit BodyRead 769 times Read more...
How a Yoga Practice Keeps Us Young
In 1967, Tao Porchon-Lynch left a successful Hollywood career as a model and actress to become a full-time yogi in her 50s. At age 87, she added ballroom dancing to her list of passions and at 93, she...Tags: September 2022 Fit BodyRead 1009 times Read more...
Take a Silent Hike
Tips for Walking Mindfully in Nature
Silent hikes offer an opportunity to be immersed in nature and quiet the internal chatter that too often consumes our daily routine. Wesley Trimble, communications and creative director of the American Hiking Society, has observed a...Tags: August 2022 Fit BodyRead 886 times Read more...
The Great Nature Gym
Outdoor Workouts Make the Most of Summer
Summer is the prime time to skip the gym and exercise in the fresh air. Studies show that outdoor workouts improve mental well-being and result in greater feelings of revitalization, increased energy and positive engagement. Exercising in nature can reduce...
The Exercise Power of E-Bikes
Get a Workout on an Easier Ride
The familiar adage, “No pain, no gain,” doesn’t really apply to e-bikes. Although a pedal-assist electric bicycle is zippier and easier to ride than a conventional model, researchers are finding that as long as we’re pedaling, we’re still getting our heart pumping, building stamina and experiencing some of that cardio magic...
It’s not Just About Drinking Water
Maintaining proper hydration is one of the most important measures we can take to benefit our health. “The human body is made up of 55 to 75 percent water, and proper fluid levels are essential for many important body functions, including nutrient and oxygen...
Power Walk to Better Fitness
We all know that the more steps we take in a day the better. The Mayo Clinic advocates walking regularly to keep bad cholesterol in check, maintain a heart-healthy weight and keep blood pressure within a normal range. Power walking—going a mile in...Tags: April 2022 Fit BodyRead 1084 times Read more...