Fitness Q & A

Can I Still Work Out While Recovering from an Illness or Injury?

Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Jeff Dolgan, M.S., C.S.C.S., H.F.I.

The line between taking it too easy after an illness or injury and rushing your recovery is a fine one. But as long as you’re careful about your training, there is almost always something you can do to stay active.

How Can I Burn More Calories When I Exercise?

Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Jeff Dolgan, M.S., C.S.C.S., H.F.I.

If calorie burn is your priority, and especially if you're pressed for time (which pretty much includes everyone), you want to get as much mileage out of your workouts as possible. That means exercising smarter and harder, but it doesn't always have to mean longer workouts.

How Should I Dress for a Cold-Weather Workout?

Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Dawn McCrystal, M.S., R.C.E.P., C.S.C.S.

You can keep your outdoor workouts going year-round with this advice on what to wear to exercise when temperatures dip.

Is It Possible to Be Fit and Fat?

Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Param Dedhia, M.D.

What's really important to understand is what "fit" means and what "overweight" means relative to your health.

Which Exercises Will Help Me Lose Belly Fat?

Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Jeff Dolgan, M.S., C.S.C.S., H.F.I.

The good news is that belly fat does yield to a combination of diet and exercise, as long as it’s the right kind. And contrary to what you might think, "spot training" exercises that target just one area—like crunches—are not the answer.