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Gym Memberships Pay Off

Many people who want to join gyms are skeptical that it will actually help them reach their fitness goals. A new study from Iowa State Unive...

"Fat Shaming" Has Negative Consequences

The term "fat shaming" has garnered plenty of attention lately. Some believe that criticizing people for their size will inspire t...

Tai Chi and Women's Heart Health

Tai chi may also be helpful for women with higher–than–average risk of developing heart disease. A study from Virginia Commonwea...

Parents' Perceptions of Child Weight May Cause Weight Gain

It might seem illogical that children would gain more weight if their parents acknowledged them as being overweight. After all, the knowledge could help parents mitigate future weight gain. Not so, ac...

Tai Chi, PTSD and Veterans

Tai chi practice may help veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder to manage symptoms like instrusive thoughts, concentration difficultie...

Sample Class: Aqua-Bata

Water fitness has gotten a bad rap over the years because, in general, people think the workouts are "easy" and solely for older a...

Fitness Technology That Shakes Things Up

For me, the annual Consumer Electronics Show combines the joy of Christmas morning with the wonder of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. ...

Creative Ideas That Inspire

H.I.I.P. Hype (High–Intensity Interval Painting) in New York challenges body, mind and creativity. Ninety–minute sessi...

4 Running Injuries: How to Help

The four lower-body injuries runners experience most often are plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, patellofemoral syndrome (“runne...

Why Cross-Train Flexibility?

In nearly 40 years as a fitness educator, I have never been sidelined by a significant injury, in spite of decades of high–impact clas...

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