| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:00 PM
There was cardio, and there was strength. In the gym, the two have long been separate entities, in separate sections, often with separate audiences. If you wanted both, you hit the weights first and then jumped into an aerobics or spinning class, or...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 12:37 PM
James Egizio took up running in his 40s, but by his early 60s knee pain convinced him to switch to walking for fitness.
James, now 70, continues to walk- a brisk mile to a mile and a half three days a week with his wife Mary Ann.
At the dawn of a new...
| Feb 9, 2012
Endurance training is “one of the worst forms of exercise there is,” Dr. Joseph Mercola recently wrote in his online newsletter.
Mercola, who operates a popular alternative health Web site and runs a supplement business, cited a recent...
| Aug 22, 2011
You're so vain. You probably think this column is about you.
Carly Simon may be down on vanity, but I'm cool with it, so long as you don't go off the deep end. (I'm talking to you, Heidi Montag.) The desire to look good can be a powerful motivator for...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 2:05 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tempted to join the barefoot running craze?
Begin with baby steps, experts say. Turning those tender feet into all-terrain vehicles takes time.
"The question isn't whether you can become barefoot walker or runner. The question is...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 1:49 PM
During an exercise session, vigorous cardiovascular workouts such as running or biking can typically torch more calories than resistance or strength training.
But what happens once the workout is over?
Exercise scientists have long debated the...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 2:31 PM
At a British 10K charity run last year, a blonde with sunglasses and a slew of world records jogged easily among the 11,000 other runners who'd shown up that day. Olympic marathoner Paula Radcliffe crossed the finish line with a huge smile on her face,...
| Oct 17, 2011
You drew me to your website with promises of rapid muscle gain and even faster fat loss. I know we're friends because that's the first thing I saw at the top of your home page: "Dear Friend." That makes it official, doesn't it?
And now I'...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 12:05 PM
As the longtime personal trainer for President Barack Obama and the first family, Cornell McClellan deserves some props for Michelle's famously toned arms. But in addition to working out White House staff and professional athletes, the nation's "first...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Congratulations! You've decided to start working out. Now you need to decide where to go. There is a health club out there for you. The trick is picking one that serves your needs, because when it comes to health and fitness, one size definitely doesn't...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 2:26 PM
When it’s workout time at Core Fitness Chicago, out comes the sledgehammer. And the 80-pound bag of mulch. And the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee — for pushing across a rooftop parking lot while someone steps lightly on the brake.
As if it even...