Achieving and maintaining a healthful weight
You may have heard that losing weight is as easy as eating less and exercising more. Well it's true—taking in fewer calories than you use each day is the simplest way to lose weight. Never mind the fad diets, weight loss pills, and zany herbal remedies—it all comes down to a balanced diet and a regular exercise program.
Internet-based weight loss services: how effective are they?
In addition to traditional weight loss programs, such as Weight Watchers, there are now an astounding number of Internet-based weight loss programs. But do they really work? And how do they compare to traditional weight loss services?
Do you need to talk to your doctor before you start an exercise program?
For many people, starting an exercise program for the first time is quite safe. But depending on your age and whether you have certain cardiovascular risk factors, you may need to see your physician before starting a program of vigorous (as opposed to moderate) aerobic activity. The American Council on Exercise offers the following advice.
Walk this way to fitness
Walking for fitness is inexpensive, safe, and amazingly good for you.
Read more here.Stairclimbers: stepping up to fitness
Let's face it, finding stairs to climb isn't always easy. No sweat. Add a stairclimber to your home gym and you can climb anytime, no matter what the weather.
Read more here.Cardio kickboxing
Here's a workout that will
those excess pounds right off! Read more here.
Climbing the walls
Lauren Kaiser remembers the first time she tried to scale the 30-foot-high textured gray face that is Connecticut College's indoor climbing wall. Her climb was going well until halfway up when her mouth "got all dry...I looked down and said 'what am I doing up here?'"
Read more here.Exercise that raises more than your heart rate
Here is a different way to energize your exercise plan, which may help you add miles—and meaning—to your workout: exercise for a cause. Find out how you can help.