• How to Create an Effective Fitness Routine

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    Five types of activities are essential for well-rounded exercise program: aerobic exercise, strength training, balance exercises, flexibility exercises, and relaxation exercises. And then there are five techniques that can juice up your workouts: power training, interval training, periodization, task-specific training, and complex workouts. 1. Aerobic...


    7 Mental and Physical Benefits of Hiking

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    Hiking offers many benefits beyond just getting you out of the house for a change of scenery. It provides both mental and physical benefits, some of which you get just from being out in nature, but others are specific to hiking itself. If you’ve been looking...


    5 Simple Rules For Amazing Health

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    Being healthy often seems incredibly complicated. There are advertisements everywhere and various experts giving conflicting advice. However… being healthy does not need to be complicated. People were much healthier in the past, before all the dieting and “health products” took hold of our society. The rules haven’t...


    Yes, It’s Possible to Exercise Too Much—Here Are the Signs

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    Hitting the gym almost daily and still not seeing results? Here's how to tell if you're OD'ing on this healthy habit and working out too much—and what to do instead.  Are you working out too much? We all know that regular exercise is essential. It can...


    Lighter Running Shoes Really Can Make You Faster

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    A new study found that runners were 1% slower for every 3.5 ounces added to each sneaker. If you’re gunning for a new 5K PR, you may want to check the scale—for the weight of your shoes, that is. A new study shows that people...


    The Benefits of Yoga for Kids

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    Yoga (meaning union or yoke) is the practice of accessing and integrating all aspects of our true nature -- body, mind, and spirit -- in the pursuit of inner harmony, says Alexandra De Collibus, a yoga teacher and founder of Sweet Pea Yoga, a yoga studio for infants,...


    7 Reasons to Add Strength Training to Your Workout Routine

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    Every workout plan should include strength training — and building muscle is just scratching the surface of the health benefits you'll reap.   If you knew that a certain type of exercise could benefit your heart, improve your balance, strengthen your bones, and help you lose weight as it...


    What Do Experts Recommend for Fitness?

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    What Do Experts Recommend for Fitness? The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans are designed so people can easily fit physical activity into their daily plan and incorporate activities they enjoy. These guidelines recommend that each week you do one of the following: Two and a half hours of moderate intensity aerobic...


    The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

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    Everyone knows that regular exercise is good for the body. But exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory,...


    Can’t Sleep? How to Recognize and Treat Insomnia

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    Do you struggle to get to sleep no matter how tired you are? Or do you wake up in the middle of the night and lie awake for hours, anxiously watching the clock? Insomnia is a common problem that takes a toll on your energy,...