This is the third in a 10-part series on Christmas gift ideas to help people on your list get more fit. Featured today are Treadmills. The treadmill is arguably the most widely used and effective piece of exercise equipment. You can walk, jog or sprint on...

This is the second in a 10-part series on Christmas gift ideas to help people on your list get more fit. Featured today are Vibration Training Machines. Whole Body Vibration Training (WBV), also known as Accelerated Vibration Training (AVT) is an extremely fast growing area of...

This is the first in a 10-part series on Christmas gift ideas to help people on your list get more fit. Featured today are PowerBlocks. PowerBlocks offer a world of benefits for people looking to increase their strength and flexibility. Adjustable PowerBlocks allow users to easily change...

When food is seemingly everywhere during the holiday season, fighting the battle of the bulge can be an extremely difficult challenge. While some we might not think it’s a big deal to gain a few pounds during the holiday season, the trouble is that as many...

The psychological benefits related to physical activity include stress reduction and gaining self-esteem. For many people stress, anxiety, depression and even boredom often triggers inappropriate eating. A bad day at work may lead to pizza with extra cheese, a large cola drink, and an extra helping...

Many parents may think they’re helping their children by having them specialize in one sport, but an ever-growing body of evidence shows it may be just the opposite. Many athletes play and train for one sport year round, often thinking it will help them excel in...

The exercise bike is an oldie, but a goodie. Lots of innovations have come along in the fitness industry since exercise bikes became popular, however, few machines offer benefits to such a large section of people. Whether you prefer a stationary bike or recumbent bike, everyone from...

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a primary risk factor for atherosclerosis, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and kidney failure. Often the physical effects of hypertension are not noticed; therefore it is important to get screened and to know the risk factors for developing hypertension (Rolfes,...

Staying healthy can really be pretty simple if you make smart choices. Here are a few basic things to do regularly to enjoy a fit life. Call it a checklist for good health: - WASH YOUR HANDS - Eat a diet that includes servings of fruits, vegetables,...

Almost everyone who exercises regularly from time to time struggles to one degree or another with staying motivated. There are lots of reasons that people find to not exercise. We get too busy, feel tired, sore or distracted. Sometimes there are more fun or easy things...