This summer, at the IDEA World Fitness Convention in San Diego, thousands of fitness experts and authorities converged to explore and assess the newest trends in fitness classes and methods. Accord
Cardiovascular exercise builds endurance, strengthens muscles and can help you lose weight, and rowing is one of the most effective cardiovascular exercises. In addition to the aerobic workout, a r
One of the new buzzwords in nutrition is "flexitarian." According to Dawn Jackson Blatner, author of "The Flexitarian Diet," "the term means a 'flexible vegetarian,' which refers to a vegetarian wh
We've all been there before. After sitting at your desk for five hours straight, your vision starts to get blurry, your fingers are covered in potato chip grease, and your thoughts are getting dera
In today's environment, there are many toxins and contaminants that we are exposed to every day. Eventually, these poisons add up and create various problems that can make you feel run down, ill or
Hearing the pitter-patter of furry little feet, the melodic notes of a birdcall or the gurgling sounds of a fish tank filter should do more than simply stir visions of pet treats and fun. There are
It can be a weighty decision for parents. Should their children be allowed to work out with weights? If so, at what age? What are the pros and cons?
The place to begin any discussion is to learn a
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that more than 1,000 food-borne disease outbreaks occurred in 2008, the latest year information is available.
This led to more than
Dining out has become our national pastime. So has porking up. Is there a link between them? You bet your Krispy Kremes. We're a fast-food nation of overeating eater-outers, and if you want to trim
Fitness enthusiasts are getting a grip -- on kettlebells.
If you haven't seen a kettlebell, imagine a small cannonball with an arched handle on top. It's quite different from the sideways-I-shaped
Water is essential to nearly every function of the human body. It regulates our temperature; cushions and protects vital organs; aids in digestion; and acts within each cell to transport nutrients
When Erin Buckingham wanted to tone and sculpt her arms, she chose The Hundred Pushups program, which, she says, "seemed like a great way to challenge" herself "and get results."
She completed the
With the recent news that nitrates have been linked to causing cancer (goodbye, cured meats and hot dogs!), you might wonder whether anything is safe to eat anymore. Fortunately, the answer is a re
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