You’ve probably heard that running is a top calorie burner, stress reliever and health booster. Not sure your knees can take it? Contrary to popular belief, all that pounding doesn’t raise your risk of osteoarthritis, and it may even protect the cartilage in your joints.
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Bicycling offers plenty of health benefits, and it’s never too late to recapture the joy of being on two wheels. Along the way, you’ll get a great workout that feels more like play than work.
Friends bring us laughter, support and fun—they’re among life’s greatest gifts. Not to be overlooked, they can also be a boon to your walking routine. Walking with a friend can actually change the way you look at this beneficial aerobic activity—even how you experience it.
You don’t need a trainer to create a walking program that will give you the exercise you need (although consulting one may be useful if you have specific goals in mind, or you are not seeing the results you hoped for). Keep these three key elements in mind as you plan your outings.
Fitness classes are the perfect way to keep your workout fun, challenging and effective while adding a social element that keeps you coming back for more. If you find yourself craving something new, these out-of-the-box classes might be worth seeking out.
Running may be one of the simplest workouts you can do—tie your shoes, one foot in front of another, off you go—but there are some common mistakes that can make workouts less effective, raise your risk of injury, or slow your progress.
Whether you’re ready to take your jogging workouts to the next level, improve your pace in an upcoming race, accelerate weight loss or maximize the minutes you spend logging miles, adding intervals to your running routine can help you reach your goals.
Unlike, say, swimming pools, running surfaces are virtually everywhere. A trail, a street, a park, a beach—you can tie on your sneakers and just head out of the door for some exercise.
Not only is tennis a relatively low-impact activity that you can do at almost any age, but it can burn more than 500 calories an hour while working your body and your brain as you strategize where to hit the ball and anticipate where your opponent will go with her shot.
You probably already have a good idea what a big difference it can make “being on” mentally when it comes to interviewing for a job, or delivering an important work presentation, but getting your mental game in tip-top shape can also help you find success on the tennis court.