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Fitness

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  • Moderation is key to staying healthy as a senior athlete

    Source: Cleveland Clinic whatdoctorsknow.com Aging affects multiple organ systems, from the heart and lungs to your bones and metabolism. Of all the changes, musculoskeletal issues have the most impact on the aging senior's sport. These include: 1....
  • Class of the month: REV60 Zen

    Class of the month: REV60 Zen
    The lights are low and the bass is thumping, but the cycle room at Rev Cycle Studio in McHenry Row is no dance club. Halfway into the studio's Rev60 Zen class — a "fusion" of 40 minutes of cycling and 20 of yoga — a dozen cyclists are pedaling...
  • Your teen is just as stressed as you are, study finds; how to help

    Your teen is just as stressed as you are, study finds; how to help
    Teenagers in America report they are just as stressed out as adults, according to a new study by the American Psychological Assn. And during the school year, many teens report even higher stress levels than adults. In an online survey of 1,018 teens and...
  • How to reach the magic number on the pedometer

    How to reach the magic number on the pedometer
    Now, how to get to 10,000 to 15,000 steps a day? Experts advise sprinkling activity throughout the day. So here's just one strategy: 1. Strap on the fitness tracker immediately after waking. 2. Make it a point to look at your fitness tracker every...
  • TVs, cars may spread obesity and diabetes to poor nations, study warns

    TVs, cars may spread obesity and diabetes to poor nations, study warns
    Warning: Owning a television may be hazardous to your health. Ditto for owning a car, though not quite as much. And the less money you have, the more dangerous the devices become, according to a new study. In the United States, Canada and other...
  • Steps can be taken to help protect telomeres and keep them from shrinking

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are telomeres, and how do they affect overall health? ANSWER: Telomeres are part of the body's chromosomes. Located at the tip of each chromosome, telomeres function as a type of cap, protecting the DNA inside. Studies have shown...
  • Fitness trackers worth checking out

    Fitness trackers worth checking out
    Fitness trackers are all the rage. But how to choose one? First off, know what you're looking for. Fitness trackers and pedometers are great for walkers and runners but not as adept if, say, you're a swimmer or cyclist. And if you are not a gadget geek,...
  • Daylight saving time may have health costs

    Daylight saving time may have health costs
    Whether we like it or not (polls say most of us do), it's time to start saving daylight again. Depending on whom you ask, our March Madness of the "spring forward" variety was invented to conserve energy, or to make pleasant summer evenings a little...
  • Want six-pack abs like in '300'? Think thousands of reps.

    After the film "300" hit the screen in 2006, Google trends showed a threefold increase in searches for "six-pack abs." And every magazine with the word "muscle" in its title shared a version of a "Secrets of the '300'" workout. But there are no...
  • The music moves violinist Christine Wu — a lot

    Christine Wu appeared in one of the year's most viral videos thus far: Billy Ray Cyrus' hip-hop remix of "Achy Breaky Heart." She played the electric violin — while doing a backbend. Wu, who lives in Santa Monica, is breaking new ground in the...
  • The bridge exercise helps lift and tighten lower body muscles

     The bridge exercise helps lift and tighten lower body muscles
    What do you think about when you're working out your glutes? If you're like most, you're just counting reps, waiting for the whole thing to be over. But fitness expert Tosca Reno, author of the new book "The Start Here Diet," says you could be cheating...