Fitness and Exercise

Articles based on research and current thinking about exercise, body image, posture, endurance, sports, and living an active life at any age


Exercise Your Way to Lower Blood Pressure

Thirty minutes of dancing might enliven your mood and trim your waist. It might also help you manage your blood pressure (BP).

Try Two Poles for a Super-Walking Super-Workout

How do you make a walk into a super-workout? Add poles. How do you make it seem easier? Add poles. Nordic walking poles, that is. They can they make walking seem easier while you are actually working out harder.

Your Sweatpants Are Making You Fat

The year 2020 was the worst of times for our waistlines. Pandemic kept us indoors, eating our heads off. Remote work and worship kept us in sweatpants and athleisure. Now we can’t zip our old jeans. But this is fixable. And changing your clothes could help.

Overdoing It Could Reverse Your HIIT Gains

Lead balloon, awful good, small crowd, open secret… The list of oxymorons has a new member. Moderate high-intensity interval exercise. It’s what you should be doing if you are apt to overdo it.

Pushups Save Lives; Here’s How to Do 40 Even If You Can’t Crack One Today

Pushups matter more than we thought. They may even predict your risk of suffering a heart attack in the next 10 years.