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9 Great Health Apps

Improve your health with the touch of a (phone) button.

6 Hot Fitness Trends for 2015

From ActivMotion to wearable trackers, what s happening in workouts.

9 Safety Tips for Skiing, Snowboarding, and Sledding

Snowy terrain brings wintertime fun for "kids" of all ages. Preschoolers as well as retirees can partake in skiing, snowboarding, and sledding, which are very safe activities when done correctly. Avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency room by taking these precautions.

Apartment Living: 7 Tips for Exercise Etiquette

We all know exercise is good for your health, but noisy equipment or workout routines may be disrupting your neighbors. Here's how to politely work up a sweat.

Your Month-by-Month Guide to Getting the Best Buys

You don't have to be be an extreme couponer to shop smart. Read on for tips on how to score great deals all year 'round.

Teen in Need of Losing Weight? Get a Dog

A new study finds that teens with dogs log more exercise per week as compared to their canine-free counterparts.

How to Turn Your Walk into a Workout

What's the least expensive and most convenient way to get a total workout? Lace up your sneakers and walk out the door. Turning your walk into a workout is easy. Just follow these steps.

Get Heart Healthy With Digital Trainers

Heart rate monitors help you keep track of your fitness level and even offer motivating messages.

Get a Great Workout

A new trend is sweeping the fitness world, from military bases to gyms. Stick your feet in the straps or grab on to the handles and begin your total body workout.

The Truth About Toning Shoes

All athletes know what an important difference the right shoes can make in their performance. But can certain shoes get you in shape just by wearing them?

Burn More Calories With Shapewear

Could getting in shape be as simple as slipping on an extra layer? Quite possibly, if that layer is a certain brand of shapewear.

How to Choose the Right Sports Bra

Whatever the sport, it helps to have the right equipment. For women, part of that means a good, supportive sports bra. So how do you know which one is right for you?

How to Find the Perfect Exercise Mat

The right exercise mat can make all the difference when it comes to comfort, safety, and performance. But with all the mats available on the market, how do you know which one to choose?

How to Stay Safe on the Treadmill

Treadmills keep you moving in poor weather, help you cross train, and let you exercise at home. But don't let your treadmill workout become a walk on the wild side.

Compression Socks: The Latest Fitness Accessory

Read on to learn how some special socks can seriously improve your game.

Sports Drink or Water: What s the Better Choice?

What do you reach for after exercising: a sports drink or a bottle of water? Your decision could determine how well you recover from your workout.

Why You Should Use Exercise Balls

In the past few years, exercise balls have become all the rage as they ve encouraged us to get fit in fun, new ways. Here, the top five reasons to bring balls into your workout routine.

Wear This to Burn More Calories

One of the most important tools in the exercise world can fit in the palm of your hand.

5 Ways to Test Your Body Fat

From low-tech and old fashioned to high-tech and cutting edge, there are many ways to determine your body fat percentage. Here s an overview of some common (and not-so-common) methods.

Choosing a Running Shoe: Advice From an Expert

Chris Bergland, winner of three triple ironman competitions and a Guinness World Record holder for the most distance covered on a treadmill in 24 hours (153.76 miles), talks about the importance of a perfect fit and how a sneaker that s wrong for your foot will surely sabotage your fitness efforts.

How to Shop For Home Fitness Equipment

Many of us are bringing our workouts home. Here's what to consider before making an important fitness purchase.

Have You Joined the Wii Fit Frenzy?

Can you get in shape sitting on the couch? No. How about by standing in front of it? Quite possibly, if you own a Wii Fit.

The Scoop on Protein Powder

Is all that protein really necessary, or is it just a bunch of hype?