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Ground Rules for Runners
A Guide for Running on All Terrains
by APRIL THOMPSON
Many fitness-seekers run because it’s so simple and adaptable. Running can be done in groups, pairs or alone, with little equipment, skill or planning needed. Anyone can run virtually anytime, anywhere—an indoor treadmill, scenic trail, beach or sidewalk. But all surfaces are not created equal. Recently, opponents of running on...
Yoga Enters the Medical Mainstream
Research Proves its Health Benefits
by MEREDITH MONTGOMERY
After practicing internal medicine for 10 years in Boston, Dr. Timothy McCall became a full-time writer, exploring the health benefits of yoga. As the medical editor of...
Swimming in Nature
Splashing Safely in Lakes and Oceans
by LANE VAIL
Bostonian avid open-water swimmer Kate Radville is delighted that water constitutes 70 percent of the Earth’s surface. The controlled environment of a swimming pool is...
Keep the Hard Knocks Out of Biking
by RANDY KAMBIC
People are biking more than ever. Recreational bicycling ranked second to running as the favorite outdoor activity among...
Yoga for the Bro's
Men Find it Builds All-Around Fitness
by MEREDITH MONTGOMERY
Five thousand years ago, most yoga teachers and students were men. Today, of the 15 million American practitioners, less than a third are males. However, this figure has increased in the past decade, with teachers in some areas reporting a balanced ratio of...
Mastering the force
The Martial Arts Hold Deep Inner Lessons
by ERIC STEVENS
Few words are as oddly coupled as martial and arts. The first means “relating to war and soldiers,” while the second means “something that is created with imagination and skill, and is beautiful or expresses important ideas or feelings.” All martial arts represent a paradox...
Flexing Our Muscles
Weightlifting Makes Us Fit, Healthy and Self-Confident
by Debra Melani
Women who shy away from the traditionally male-centric weight rooms might want to reconsider. Standing their ground amid...
Popular Fitness Myths
Seven Common Maxims that Can Cause Harm
by LESLIE PERRY DUFFY
We’ve heard them time and time again: fitness tips that guarantee we’ll meet our goals if we follow them. The truth is that some can hurt more than help. Here are seven fitness myths that are best to ...
Locate the Best Workout Space for You
by BY DEBRA MELANI
Six years ago, Sherry Salmons, of Oak Ridge, Illinois, was perplexed by her “glowing, smiling, energetic” neighbor that worked full time while raising three young children, yet never seemed drained. Finally, she asked: “What’s your secret?” The answer was a life-changing visit by Salmons to a nearby...
Interval Training Knocks Down Blood Sugar
Exercise Bursts are Fast and Effective
by LISA MARLENE
Labels may vary, but results are what count. Whether called high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE), interval or burst-style training, recent research proves that this form of exercise improves...