It doesn’t take a gym membership to get fit or even to build muscle mass. Bodyweight training—exercises that require no equipment other than your own body—is an efficient way to boost cardiovascular fitness, burn fat and build muscle.
Regular exercise can help fend off heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even some cancers, but did you know that it can also benefit your brain?
Do you often experience throbbing, aching joints? Do you have osteoarthritis or another condition that causes chronic pain in your joints? Old injuries, poor posture, aging and inactivity can all contribute to pain in your joints and low back.
Believe it or not, sitting too much at work and at home can have a major impact on your health. And surprisingly, trying to make up time spent sitting with extra exercise does little to reverse the negative effects of sitting.
At the end of a workout, the last thing most of us want to do is spend extra time stretching and cooling down. However, dedicating some time to post-workout stretches can relieve tightness, help your muscles return to a neutral position, reduce soreness and even help prevent injury.
The holiday travel season is in full swing, and as always, holiday travels coincide with the peak of flu season. The holidays should be a time of gratefulness, laughter and spending time with those you love. Don’t let catching a bug steal your fun.
Basketball one of the most popular sports not just in the U.S., but worldwide. It’s not just a sport for the pros, either—millions of people of all ages and skill levels play basketball. It’s a fast-paced sport that can cause a wide range of injuries. Most basketball injuries, however, fall into one of two categories: overuse injuries and traumatic injuries.
Knee replacement surgery is often the treatment of choice for advanced osteoarthritis, but is it the best treatment option available?
Exercise is an important part of managing your weight, but it isn’t the only factor to consider when you’re trying to drop a few pounds. What you eat and how your body processes the calories you take in can make a big difference in how quickly you shed those unwanted pounds.
Arthritis affects more than 52 million U.S. adults and manifests in the form of painful symptoms like joint stiffness and inflammation. While many choose to treat symptoms with medication, relief from your arthritis pain isn’t always found in a pill bottle.