Fitness & Exercise Topics

Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit.

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And You Thought Smoking Was Bad for Your Health

Okay, so smoking is still just about the worst thing you can do for your health. But there's a dangerous runner-up in town. Find out what it is and what you can do about it.

Are You Sure You Don't Have Time for Yoga?

Okay, hitting the yoga studio after work ain’t easy. But something called office yoga is catching on; and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Try this pose at your desk - and just ignore the weird look you’re getting from Sam over in accounting.

Calorie Burn Rate Calculator

The more active you are, the more calories you burn. Running or jogging, for instance, burns more calories than bowling.

How to Start a Physical Activity Routine

Physical activity is a vital part of staying healthy. It can help you manage your weight. It can also help prevent certain diseases. Find out what staying active can do for you - and how to get moving.

If You're Not Doing Yoga, You Should Be—Here's Why

There's this misconception that your body has to look a certain why before even trying something like yoga. Breaking news: that's not true! Yoga is great for any age, any stage, and any body. Find out why.

Run for Your Life! Fitness Could Lower Your Risk for Cancer

New research shows a man's fitness level in middle age determines his likelihood of developing certain cancers. Dr. Martin helps you evaluate your risk. Listen up!

Senior Fitness Quiz

You don't have to be reminded about the aging process. It's inevitable. But just because you're over 50 doesn't mean you can't be fit. Learn more about senior fitness by taking this quiz.

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Stretches for Your Lower Legs

Stretching can keep your lower legs limber and your joints pain free.

Target Heart Rate Calculator

Your target heart rate is the range at which sustained physical activity - running, cycling, swimming laps, or any other aerobic exercise - is considered safe and effective.

Target Heart Rate Tool

Your target heart rate is the range at which sustained physical activity—running, cycling, swimming laps, or any other aerobic exercise--is considered safe and effective.