Exercise is good for heart health, aids in weight loss, builds strong, healthy joints and provides a number of other health benefits. But when certain exercises aren’t performed correctly, they may do more harm than good.
For some patients suffering from knee pain, non-surgical treatments may not provide long-term relief. In these cases, or in the case of a torn ligament or other knee injury, surgery is often recommended. It’s important to be informed about the surgery your physician recommends, particularly if it is an elective surgery. There are risks to any procedure, but asking the right questions can help you clearly understand those risks.
If you think you have to go to the gym to get in a good workout, think again. Where you do your workout and even what kind of workout you choose doesn’t matter. The keys to a good workout are getting your heart rate up and working multiple muscle groups.
Functional training, or functional fitness, is a growing exercise trend geared toward building overall strength to make certain everyday, practical activities or movements easier.
Lazy summer days by the pool, cookouts with family and friends, picnics and cool treats — there are plenty of reasons to love summer. But if we indulge in our favorite summer foods all summer long, weight gain is inevitable.
Unless you regularly visit your local farmers market, it can be difficult to know which fruits and vegetables are in season. Most grocery stores carry the majority of popular produce items year-round, whether or not they are in season.
Do you tend to forgo stretching after a workout when you’re short on time? Although studies on the benefits of stretching show mixed results, taking five to ten minutes to stretch after your workout may improve athletic performance and help prevent injury.
Bones form the framework of your body, so keeping them strong and healthy is essential to maintaining overall health and well-being.
Baseball is all about precision, speed and explosive power. The game comes down to the accuracy of a pitch, the power of a swing or the speed of a player coming down the line to home plate.
The start of summer means we’re halfway through the year. How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? If you’re like most Americans who make New Year’s resolutions each year, you may have started off the year strong, but then allowed your health and fitness goals to fall by the wayside as the months passed.