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.

Calorie Burn Rate Tool

The tool will provide you with an estimate of how many calories you will burn for the activities listed.

Exercise

Exercise doesn't have to be vigorous to offer health benefits. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity daily, or on most days of the week.

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Exercise and Eat Smart to Keep the Weight Off

People who keep lost weight off tend to have several habits in common. Here are strategies that can help you be a successful long-term loser.

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Exercise and Target Heart Rate

The key to cardiovascular fitness is getting a good but safe aerobic workout. Heart rate monitors, which monitor your heart rate while you exercise, can help you do that with ease.

Exercise: Before Starting an Exercise Program

It's always important to talk with your healthcare provider before starting an exercise program. This is especially true if you have certain health conditions.

Exercise: The Right Program and the Right Preparation

You don't have to exercise for long periods of time—or even vigorously—to become fit. You do need to aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate activity most days of the week.

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.