| Dec 16, 2009
"What's the trick for sticking with an exercise program?"
That's a question I often get from patients and from folks at book signings and other events. I guess people believe that since I was good at something, I must also know some secret way to make...
| Apr 7, 2010
Christine Thorburg, also a physician, came to see my colleague Massimo Testa, M.D., and me after she had knee ligament reconstruction. She'd run cross-country in college and had done some recreational cycling at age 30, but that was about it. She asked us...
| Jan 19, 2010
I've always enjoyed exercising outdoors, but I can't deny that working out indoors also contributed a great deal to my best performances. Today, gym workouts are as much a matter of convenience as anything, especially right now, when the days are short...
| Dec 30, 2009
Everyone involved with the Winter Games is feeling pressure right now. But you don't need to be competing in - or hosting - the Olympics to feel stressed out.
Exercise relieves stress, and, golly, do I look forward to that release after a long day in...
| Mar 3, 2010
Growing up, my parents taught us that the best activities are the ones that you can enjoy your entire life. As the senior tennis champion of Madison, Wis., my mother set a good example. According to a meta-analysis published in The British Journal of...
| Jan 12, 2009
When I started skating seriously, we did all of our skating outdoors: on the lake in front of my grandparents' house, at the place near Milwaukee where we trained, even at the ovals where we competed.
Living in Park City, Utah, I still prefer...
| Apr 14, 2010
Longer days -- at least for me -- mean time for long evening workouts, but I need to be careful. Enthusiasm for exercise is fabulous, but athletes can sabotage their fitness goals if it causes them to hit the sack much later.
While you sleep you are...
| Jan 26, 2010
People often embark on an exercise program with the goal of losing weight but fail. Research shows that those who fail frequently have one rather surprising factor in common: a lack of time.
Everyone seems to be squeezing every moment from every day....
| Mar 17, 2010
In the world of fitness, practice doesn't just make you perfect, it also makes you more comfortable.
As you first dig into a new fitness regimen, as many people do this time of year, the discomfort of exercise can be, well, uncomfortable. The burning...
| Apr 21, 2010
The Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a report recommending that adults do muscle-strengthening exercises for all major muscle groups at least twice a week. That's on top of at least 150 minutes of moderate (or 75 minutes of...