Fitness Basics

The word “aerobic” may conjure thoughts of leg warmers, leotards and those intense exercise videos from the eighties, but aerobic exercise is really any activity that gets your heart pumping and burns calories. When done regularly, your body reaps benefits that go far beyond just heart health. The...

Fitness Q & A

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Q: I can’t seem to get rid of the fat around my waist. What types of exercise should I focus on to shed extra belly fat? A:  There are few places on the body where fat is as stubborn as the belly. Especially as we age, extra inches seem to pile on effortlessly around our midsection. For most of us...

How Fit Are You?

You may have heard the U.S. Surgeon General’s recommendation to take at least 10,000 steps a day, which adds up to about five miles. If you were asked today, would you know how many steps you’ve taken? Many people have no idea, but over the course of a typical day—without making an effort to move...

Staying Motivated

Maybe getting more exercise has been at the top of your to-do list at one time or another—and it’s been sitting there for months (even years) later. That’s not uncommon. Breaking out of a rut or trying to reverse an inactive lifestyle can present some challenging hurdles. Though some roadblocks may...

Staying Motivated

There are some people who truly enjoy working out, but for others, finding the motivation to exercise day in and day out can be a little tough. You don’t have to love exercising—but that doesn’t mean that your body doesn’t need it any less. Research shows that while nearly 50 percent of Americans...

Understanding Fitness