| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 10:32 AM
Just recently I've been noticing some flashy footwear worn by some impressive athletes. Soccer players around the world have adopted eye-catching colorful cleats that send a statement: I'm confident and I'm worth watching. For European league superstars,...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 7:50 AM
It is said that when it comes to exercise, you get out what you put in. And for some women in Howard County, 20 minutes on the treadmill simply doesn’t produce satisfactory returns.
For these women, a workout means attacking a giant tire with a...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 5:26 AM
Robert Vigorito, founder and race director of the Columbia Triathlon Association, went straight to the top when choosing a spokesperson for his new race, the Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon and Coed 5K, scheduled for April 29.
Vigorito asked Joan Benoit...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 1:05 PM
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| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:49 PM
New Year's resolutions are the kiss of death. We all know this.
So instead of drafting some sweeping resolution we know darn well we'll never keep, how about thinking small for 2012. How about trying one thing — maybe two — that just might...