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Exercise To Sleep By

By doing the right kind of exercise at the right time of day, we can sleep soundly all night long.

Running with the Kids

Families with children as young as 5 easily bond when they mindfully run together at a fun pace.

Moving Through Menopause

Walking, strength training and yoga are just a few of the ways that being physically active during menopausal changes eases our days and benefits mind and body.

Gardening Asanas

Overdoing garden work can produce aches and pains, but by integrating yoga positions while planting and weeding, we can emerge pain-free after hours of being on our knees and bending.

Fitness in 10 Minutes

By strategically working certain muscles in strategic sequences, we can get fit in a 10-minute, 10-step workout just three times a week.

Be On the Ball

Originally designed as toys, exercise balls are now used for everything from building core stability to helping healthcare patients regain mobility.

10,000 Steps and Counting

Walking 10,000 steps a day began as a pedometer marketing ploy, but it’s become a goal worth striving for because of the way it beats back diseases like diabetes and breast cancer.

Championing Holistic Athletes

Athletes in a wide range of sports are finding that natural diets and holistic healing modalities help them achieve their personal best.

Try Some Stretches

Not all stretches are alike, so it helps to know what kind to do for what purpose.

Building Better Bones

Even in our later years, we can strengthen our bones with the right targeted movements.

Rodney Yee on Yoga as a Way of Life

The prominent New York yoga teacher counsels us never to berate ourselves about our practice and to set aside time for asanas and exploration of different yoga traditions.

Take a Hike

Blissful moments in nature can be found just minutes away from home, if we know where to look.

Four Reasons to Break a Sweat

Pesticide, plastic phthalate, heavy metal and BPA chemicals efficiently exit our body when we perspire during a workout, sauna or sunny walk.

New Ways to Court Fitness

Two fresh new faces on tennis courts these days are pickleball, a fun mixture of tennis, squash and table tennis, and cardio tennis, honing skills amid high-intensity aerobic action.

Mastering Self-Defense

Effective self-defense comes when we move mindfully through environments and know how to safely redirect an opponent’s energy.

Run Fun

Spring is a fine time to lace up our running shoes and head for the road or trail; maybe even start training for a community race.

Hello Gyro

Gyrotonic exercise, the latest trend in fitness studios, uses special equipment to enable smooth, circular motions that make the body more fluid and supple.

Fit For Life

The human body is designed to wear well at least through age 70, and with the right exercise, diet and activities, we can push that number higher.

Body Sculpt with Kettlebells

Kettlebells are coming of age, delivering a speeded-up, full-body workout that burns as many calories as a six-minute mile.

Fitness 2017

Guidance from a personal trainer, clear goals and an ability to forgive our own slip-ups are key to staying on track with an exercise program.

Pilates Unbound

As Pilates expands its reach and creative potential, it goes beyond improving people’s posture to enhance coordination and self-confidence and reduce stress.

Walking Meditation

For those of us that want to meditate but can’t sit still, labyrinths provide an active way to get in touch with our innermost self.

Relax and Unwind

If even touching our toes is too much of a stretch, restorative yoga might be a good first move. It uses pillows, blocks and blankets to support the body in deeply healthful asanas.

Just Walk

The good news about walking keeps mounting: A brisk stroll reduces anxiety and depression, helps us think more clearly and fosters honest shared conversation.
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