Couples who team up have better odds of success

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times January 26, 2015 6 a.m.

If you want to improve your odds of losing weight, quitting smoking or sticking with an exercise plan, researchers in England have this advice: Get your spouse to do it with you.

Author urges people to take holistic approach to health, as Greeks did

By Mike Plunkett, The Washington Post January 26, 2015 6 a.m.

It's late January, and you may feel like a fitness failure.

Nordic skiing great workout

By Des Bieler, The Washington Post January 19, 2015 6 a.m.

Skiers think they're so cool.

Yoga, high intensity training still hot

By Jack Kelly, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette January 19, 2015 6 a.m.

The hottest fitness trends for 2015 are body weight training and high intensity interval training, according to the ninth annual survey of 3,400 health and fitness professionals worldwide by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Zumba, Pilates no longer no-man's land

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, The Washington Post January 12, 2015 6 a.m.

A few months ago, a pretty remarkable thing happened. The strength training class I lead, once a bastion for women seeking Michelle Obama arms, was overrun with men.

Technology helps with finding the right balance

By Marissa Harshman January 5, 2015 6 a.m.

After John Marshall's stroke three years ago, the Vancouver man quickly realized his body wasn't capable of what it once was.

Outdoor workouts beneficial in winter

By Nora Krug, The Washington Post January 5, 2015 6 a.m.

At the height of last year's polar vortex, Megan Jones watched the temperature drop "with a strange glee," she says.

Resolution Run rings in new year

By Sue Vorenberg January 2, 2015 6 a.m.

New Year's resolutions can run a little hot and cold — and it turns out so can New Year's runners.

Effective workout is on the table

By Des Bieler, The Washington Post December 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Maybe you played pingpong as a kid because your parents set up a table in the basement. Maybe you played in high school because you were hanging out with friends at the rec center. And maybe later, you played that other version of pong that requires a table and a ball but no paddles because, you know, you were in college.

Breath-taking news about where that lost fat goes

By Lenny Bernstein, The Washington Post December 22, 2014 6 a.m.

You've lost a pound of fat. Congrats, that's not easy to do during the holidays. But where exactly does it go when you manage to get rid of it?

Creating fun, fitness for all ages

By Diane C. Lade, Sun Sentinel December 21, 2014 6 a.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Playgrounds aren't just for kids anymore.

How to stay fit in your 60s — and well beyond

By Steve Brandt, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) December 8, 2014 6 a.m.

MINNEAPOLIS — Dr. Jamie Peters counsels his patients on fitness for the aging, and Denis Nagan is the model patient.

Some gentle beginner exercises

By Danielle Braff, Chicago Tribune December 1, 2014 6 a.m.

Everyone who has ever run a marathon made the decision one day to exercise. To take the first step.

In the gym, exercise decorum

By Danielle Douglas, The Washington Post November 24, 2014 6 a.m.

Spend enough time at the gym and you're bound to develop some pet peeves. It's a communal space, shared by people with idiosyncrasies that can drive others up a wall — humming while running, staring while lifting or loud-talking while doing anything.

Reversing the effects of sitting too long

By Abby Phillip, The Washington Post November 24, 2014 6 a.m.

Sitting for eight or more hours a day can be deadly.


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