Fitness and Exercise - Body Toning

The New Age of Older Trainers

A growing number of individuals are getting fit by working out with gray-haired trainers. Learn how you can benefit from the wisdom and experience of these in-shape seniors.

Working Out? Work in a Rest Day

The key to exercise success? Rest. Learn why, plus get important tips for incorporating recovery into your fitness routine.

The Ups and Downs of Multitasking While Exercising

If catching up on the news or catching up with a friend is what it takes to get you to the gym, go for it! Just make sure you don't become too distracted that your workout falls by the wayside.

Exercise Realization: Less Is More

New science suggests shorter workouts may be just as effective as longer ones.

Video Games Help Aging Folks Get Fit

Brisk walking may be great for cardio health, but interactive video games offer their own benefits too, including improved balance and flexibility.

Today's Top Fitness Trends

Which exercise classes are still hot and which are definitely not? Check out our picks.

Beyond Hand Weights: More Tools to Help You Stay Toned

Try something new! From kettlebells to resistance bands, these body-toning tools will breathe new life into your workout.

Whole Body Vibration Training: What's This Workout?

Requiring very little movement or effort, can this type of exercise produce major results?

What Makes Boot Camp Workouts So Effective?

This fitness trend takes people at all fitness levels and whips them into the best shape of their lives. So what can boot camp do for you?

10 Ways to Get to the Gym Regularly

Here, 10 ways to ensure you get to the gym, despite life's everyday obstacles.

Fitness Trend Alert: Fluid Movements Get You Fit

If you like Pilates, yoga, and dance, raise the bar with this system developed by a former ballet dancer. Appropriate for people of all fitness levels and those recovering from injuries, this trend could be for you.

Find Your Personal Fitness ID

One size doesn't fit all when it comes to getting in shape. No matter where you start out, you have a unique fitness ID to discover, develop, and change as you grow.

Get in Shape With the Latest in "Exergaming"

Get in shape, and have fun doing it, with video gaming systems that incorporate active fitness.

Time to Get Fit? Do This, Not That

Bump up your fitness level with these 10 simple adjustments to your daily habits.

How to Make Exercise Fun

When you consider all the different ways you can add exercise to your life, it's really not difficult to make exercise fun, easy, and motivating.

3 Ways to Put More Fun in Your Workout

When you consider all the different ways you can add exercise to your life, it's really not that difficult to make exercise fun, easy, and something that enriches you.

The Benefits of Small Group Fitness Training

If you're tired of exercising in a crowd and can't afford one-on-one sessions with a fitness instructor, then small group training might be just what you need to kick your workout into high gear.

5 Inexpensive Workouts

Try these creative ways to exercise that are good for your body and easy on your wallet.

High Altitudes May Lead to Weight Loss

New research suggests you can lose weight—and keep it off—just by spending a week in the mountains.

Is It Still a Workout If You Don't Sweat?

Working up a sweat is good for you, but what if you're not one to perspire during exercise? Can you still consider it to be an effective workout? Here's the answer.

Neuromuscular Activation: Fad or Fact?

Is neuromuscular activation the next great fitness fad or the latest fitness marketing technique? "Both and neither," says Mike Ceja, a sports therapist at Lloyd Athletic Club in Portland, Oregon.

5 Habits of Daily Exercisers

Long-time exercisers say the reason they stick with fitness is because it's a habit. They plug it into their daily routine, much like brushing their teeth or reading the morning paper.

Can Visualization Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals?

The difference between a good workout and a great one may be all in your mind.

Marriage and Fitness: An Improbable Pair?

Can marriage be bad for your health? Maybe, if you let it keep you out of the gym.

Age-Appropriate Exercise Classes: A Growing Trend

Even when classes are advertised as appropriate for "all levels," instructors and students know that's not always accurate information. That's why fitness centers are now tailoring classes to fit the needs of specific demographics.

Protein Powder: Help or Hype?

In spite of the marketing claims, are protein powders really necessary for the typical weekend warrior or average guy who can't get to the gym more than a few times a week?

Get Fit While Spring Cleaning

Get ready to clean out the cobwebs, spruce up your space, and break a serious sweat with this power-cleaning, calorie-burning workout.

Post-Exercise Eating: Don't Undo Your Workout

If your calorie-burning workouts are often followed by calorie-crazed binges, you might as well not be exercising at all. So, how do you put an end to this vicious cycle? We've got eight effective ways.

5 Diet Busters

Trying to lose weight but can't? Well, before you place the blame on this or that, it may be time to take a good look at what you've been doing.

6 Truths About Exercise and Weight Loss

Many people are frustrated however; when after months of exercise classes, miles on the treadmill, and lifting the equivalent of the Empire State Building they still haven't lost an ounce. So, what's the truth about exercise and weight loss?
 
 

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