The pool can be a scary place. You have to wear a swimsuit (ack!), get your hair wet and know the rules of the road—er, swim lanes. But don't let that stop you! Water provides an excellent workout, especially for people with joint issues or... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&... Read more
Everything you do burns calories—breathing, sleeping, standing, and all of the active pursuits you enjoy. But what does it take to burn just 100 calories? You may be surprised by how little—or how much—activity you have to do to ach... Read more
Kinda disappointed sex isn't listed as an exercise. It has to be worth at least 50 calories. Getting positive results were ever I can. Haven't eaten an Oreo double stuff in months. Throw me a bone.... Read more
I'm starting over again after no exercise for about 6 weeks. I just didn't have the time. I've kept off the 7lbs I lost this year with portion control. Now I need help starting over. Tips anyone?... Read more
I am not normally very active. I am working on getting more exercise, but it is slow and gradual.
I am wondering how to eat on those days when I burn A LOT of calories. Like an all day, vigorous hike. Or like today, when we did heavy landscaping fo... Read more
I have fibromyalgia too and exercising is definitely tough when you are always in pain. I've heard people say that you feel your workout the day after, so that just seems to double the pain. I tried many things, but the best I found was a Leslie Sans... Read more
I am a 52 year old male who weighs 216 pounds. My goal is to lose 26 pounds by the end of the summer. What I need to know is how many calories should I be eating per day in order to lose weight. I work out 6 days a week alternating between strength... Read more
One of my favorite activities, aside from running, is water aerobics. Some gyms refer to these classes as Aqua-Exercises, Hydro-Workouts or Aquatic Exercises. If you have never taken a water aerobics class, I highly encourage you to do so. Not only w... Read more
Three summers ago, I ventured into the world of water aerobics. This was one class I was certain I could do well in and if not, no one would notice or so I thought. Never having had the grace or the agility to feel comfortable in a step aerobics clas... Read more
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