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[caption id="attachment_2999" align="alignright" width="227" caption="Functional trainers such as this Torque Fitness F1 offer a great way to meet your specific workout needs and take up less room than home gyms."][/caption]Some of the biggest advances in the fitness industry in recent years have come in the...

This is one of the worst cold and flu seasons many people in the U.S. can recall. Doctors have told me personally that in many instances the flu shot vaccine isn’t even helping. There is no cure for colds and flu, so preventing it is the...

If you’ve been tested and told your cholesterol is too high, your doctor will likely recommend diet changes. Here are some healthy tips from HealthCare.gov to lower your cholesterol: * Eat less saturated fat, which comes from animal products (like regular cheese, fatty meats, and dairy desserts)...

People who have high cholesterol are putting themselves at an increased risk for heart disease. It’s important that people take action and schedule a cholesterol test to learn their numbers. If your cholesterol numbers are high, you can work with a doctor to take steps to manage...

You watched Super Bowl XLVII and came away highly impressed. Wow, two brothers coaching against each other in the Super Bowl. Joe Flacco’s remarkably steady play, Colin Kaepernick’s incredible athleticism, and the speed and power of the other players all left lasting impacts. Even Beyonce and...

There aren’t too many better things you could do for yourself today than to take a brisk walk. The American Heart Association recommends adults get a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio exercise at least three times a week. The good news is that you can...

Frigid temperatures and snow have pushed people in many parts of the country indoors this month. That can quickly lead to cabin fever and the winter blues. Here five tips to stay fit, and happy, during the winter months: 1. Exercise, exercise, exercise - Make sure you have...

The “five-minute plan” may be all you need to get motivated to exercise. If you’re too tired or unmotivated to work out, or both, give it a try for just five minutes. Even if you really don’t feel like exercising, start on the treadmill, elliptical machine, exercise...

How much exercise is enough? Of course there’s no single answer to this question, but many experts recommend exercising a minimum of at least 30 minutes a day at least three times a week. The American Diabetes Association recommends getting in even more exercise on its website:...