EXERCISE

Exercise is a key component to having a long and healthy life. Look at how your body responds to exercise and learn about specific exercises for different areas of the body.
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USDA Dietary Guidelines: Easy Ways to Start Exercising

Exercise is an important component of the USDA Dietary Guidelines. But many people aren't in the regular habit of physical activity. So how do you start? Learn more about the USDA Dietary Guidelines Exercising Tips.

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  • 10 Weird Workouts

    10 Weird Workouts

    Tired of running and getting nowhere? Join the club -- endless rounds on the treadmill aren't for every gym rat. But if you know where to look, you just might find the very special workout you've been hoping for. See more »

  • How Exercise Works

    How Exercise Works

    When you exercise, you're using your muscles to create motion. The body has an incredibly complex set of processes to meet the demands of working muscles. Find out how your body responds to exercise. See more »

  • Pilates 101

    Pilates 101

    Pilates, an exercise system originally developed to rehabilitate German internees in World War I England, has entered into the mainstream. Learn how Pilates builds muscle strength without adding bulk. See more »

  • Why is 90 minutes of exercise per week the ideal amount?

    Why is 90 minutes of exercise per week the ideal amount?

    We all know exercise is good for us, but how much do we need in order to achieve maximum heart benefits? What makes 90 minutes of exercise per week the magic number? See more »

  • 10 Different Ways to Motivate to Diet and Exercise

    10 Different Ways to Motivate to Diet and Exercise

    No-more Piggy Bank, posted photos, post-its, and skinny jeans in your kitchen... what other weird ways help motivate you to get fit? See more »

  • 22 Leg Exercises for Women

    22 Leg Exercises for Women

    From hamstrings to quadriceps, well-developed leg muscles are important for total body fitness. Learn how to do 22 different leg exercises safely with these instructions. See more »

  • 5-Minute Workout for Sexy Leg... In Bed

    5-Minute Workout for Sexy Leg... In Bed

    You may not realize it, but your legs are getting a workout all day long. They carry you around- walking, running, maneuvering around cracks in the sidewalk, and lifting you up steps. See more »

  • 6 Ways to Have a Better (and More Calorie-Burning) Workout

    6 Ways to Have a Better (and More Calorie-Burning) Workout

    Try out these workout tips to change up your workout routine and get your body into better shape faster! See more »

  • Ab Exercises

    Ab Exercises

    Even if you're not trying for six-pack abs, everyone wants a nice-looking waistline. Get yours in shape with the exercises in this article. See more »

  • Arm, Chest, and Shoulder Exercises

    Arm, Chest, and Shoulder Exercises

    Arm, chest, and shoulder exercises can strengthen the upper body while easing back pain. Learn several ways to tone those regions in men and women alike. See more »

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