Fitness Information

Fitness is an important component of overall health. Staying in shape lets your body's systems accomplish their jobs more efficiently, and you'll look and feel better, too. Find information about diets, exercise and weight management.


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Swiss Balls: More Than Just Crunches

Swiss balls are a popular gym accessory often used for crunches and cross crunches -- but they can be used for lots of other exercises, too. Learn about a wide range of exercises that can be performed with a Swiss ball.

Tai Chi: Fluid Movements for Health and Happiness

Practiced for centuries in China, tai chi has evolved into a system of about 100 movements to circulate chi, the body's internal energy. Learn how you can incorporate tai chi in your fitness routine.

Water Safety Tips

Swimming is a great way to have fun and get exercise, but be sure to practice water safety whenever you're near a pool. You and your family can have fun and still be safe around water by following the guidelines from Dr. G.

What is an optimal diet?

Find out what constitutes an optimal diet as nutrition expert and cancer-prevention specialist Moshe Shike, M.D. answers common questions about healthy nutrition.

Why are so many Americans obese?

Find out why so many Americans are obese as Michael Cala interviews nutrition expert and cancer-prevention specialist Moshe Shike, M.D., and learn what people can do to reverse the obesity trend.

Get Off Your Fat and Get the Fat Off

There are many fads and fallacies regarding fat loss, but one thing's for sure: Diets don't work. Learn how to strike a balance between cutting calories and upping the exercise to help you lose weight and keep it off.

Getting Strong With Krav Maga

Krav Maga is a self-defense system developed for the Israeli Defense Forces, and it's becoming a popular option for women who want to increase muscle definition and mind/body coordination. Learn about using Krav Maga for fitness.

Household Chores to Build Functional Fitness

You have to do housework, right? So why not get your body in shape at the same time? Try doing these exercises while you're cleaning the house.

Before You Begin a Fitness Program

You should discuss getting fit with a health care professional before you attempt to improve your fitness level on your own, particularly if you haven't been active in awhile. Find out what you need to know before you begin a fitness program.

Choosing a Safe Gym

When you're looking for a gym, you need to be realistic and use a facility that is practical, safe and well supervised. After all, that monthly fee should go toward safety as well as fitness. Learn what to look for to choose a safe gym.

Comfort Food: Guilty Pleasure?

Comfort foods are an effective stress remedy, but can you enjoy them without feeling guilty afterward? Learn about portion control and 'good' fats so you can eat comfort foods without sacrificing your waistline.

Diet & Fitness Q&A

Whether you're trying to lose weight or just hoping to get more fit, everyone has questions about the healthiest methods and routines. Find the answers to common questions about diet and fitness.

Food and Exercise: Drugs of Choice

The average person only performs about ten exercises and eats about ten foods, so it stands to reason that people are bored at the gym and the dinner table. Learn how to spice up your diet and exercise routines to improve your health.

Get Inspired to Get Fit

Far too often, exercise falls by the wayside in the daily juggle of family, home and career, and people opt to sit on the couch instead of go to the gym. Learn how to get inspired to get fit and how to ensure that you follow through.

5 Steps to Heart Health Through Exercise

For cardiac health, exercise is one of the cheapest and most effective heart disease prevention and treatment methods available. See how to set up a plan that'll work for your lifestyle.

Improve Your Child's Agility

What should you do if your child isn't interested in participating in family exercise activities? Or what if your child isn't as agile as everyone else in the group? Learn how you can improve your child's agility.

Kids' Fitness Needs by Age

Whether you're designing a kids' fitness program or trying to decide what child fitness activity is best for your family, it's important to understand that kids' fitness should be structured around their age group.

Whip Your Family Into Shape

Perhaps the most difficult step in embracing a healthier lifestyle is making sure everyone in the family gets enough exercise. Learn how to encourage and motivate every member of the family to make physical activity part of the daily routine.

How can I tone my thighs?

Find out how you can tone your thighs as fitness expert Greg Shealey answers this common question about diet and fitness.

Summer Exercise Safety

It is essential to take the necessary precautions while exercising during the summer months. Here are some helpful safety tips to follow while exercising during the summer.

What is jumper's knee?

Jumper's knee is another name for patellar tendonitis, which is often one of the most painful overuse injuries for recreational athletes. Learn about the causes and symptoms of jumper's knee as well as methods for treatment.

A Brain Primer

Everyone know exercise is good for your body's physical health, but did you know that it is also good for your brain? Learn how the brain works to help you understand how important exercise is for your neural health.

What is my body mass index (BMI)?

Your body mass index, or BMI, is an important figure that you need to be knowledgeable about. Learn more about your body mass index and what you can do to keep it at a healthy level.

How do I calculate the percentage of calories from fat?

Calculating the calories from fat in a food can help you make better food choices to support a healthy diet. Learn more about calculating the calories from fat with the help from this article.

How can I get started on an exercise program?

Starting an exercise program can encourage a healthier lifestyle which will can be beneficial to the mind, body and soul. Find out what you need to know about beginning an exercise regimen.