FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 -- When it comes to monitoring physical activity, we've come a long way from pedometers that only counted steps.
Today's health trackers use sensors to monitor movement and store and analyze the data. You can track calories burned, calories consumed, your heart rate during and after exercise, and even how long you sleep. Like a personal coach, a tracker can motivate you to reach goals and strive for new ones.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- Heart-pumping exercise benefits the brain, improving thinking skills even in younger adults, a small study suggests.
For the study, scientists tracked more than 130 adults, aged 20 to 67. The investigators found that aerobic exercise increased participants' overall fitness as well as their so-called executive function -- thinking skills that are key to reasoning, planning and problem-solving.
FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 -- The number of weekly recommended workout sessions can really add up.
With five or more periods of cardio, and two or three each of strength training, flexibility and motor skills for balance and agility, it's inevitable that you'll need to do more than one type of exercise on any given day.
FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 -- If you're not yet familiar with the fitness approach called cross-training, it might sound like hard work. But it's really just a way to add variety to your exercise routine by alternating activities.
You'll avoid boredom and boost your fitness level as well as protect against overuse injuries, which are more common when you do a single workout or sport.