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Study: We overestimate how much we exercise

We might be cutting that run a little short and not owning up to it.

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 05:16pm EST


An old exercise is making a comeback at the gym

Fitness buffs are passing up treadmills and elliptical trainers for this cardio machine.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 07:53am EDT

Tags: rowing machine, fitness, Dick Uliano, Xeno Miller, Fairfax Hackley

Self-limiting exercise: Have safer, more effective workouts

Good form and good posture do the same thing for your body. Both take the stress off of your joints and shift that stress to your muscles, making for an all-round better workout.

Sunday - 10/06/2013, 08:16pm EDT

Tags: Josef Brandenburg, fitness, Health, The Body You Want

Lose weight and improve performance with ‘explosive exercise'

"Explosive exercise" is one the few things that everyone should do once in a while, regardless of individual fitness goals. And working with medicine balls can help you achieve amazing results.

Friday - 09/20/2013, 07:15am EDT

Tags: workout, fitness, medicine balls, Josef Brandenburg, The Body You Want

Preventing childhood obesity starts at home

While the statistics of childhood obesity are frightening, parents have the power to reverse the trend. Playing an active role in your child's nutrition and fitness lifestyle can help them stay healthy and happy throughout their lives.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 08:42am EDT

Tags: Lisa Reed, obesity, childhood obesity, nutrition, Health, tips

Keeping a strong core is key to living pain-free

Lower back pain is a serious and common issue for many adults, but research from Harvard Medical School says you can avoid it by keeping a strong core. Here are some tips on how you can incorporate core-focused exercises into your workout routine.

Sunday - 08/11/2013, 06:45am EDT

Tags: Lisa Reed, fitness, core

Local hotels offer city sites by way of two wheels

With more than 200 Capital Bikeshare stations across the D.C. region and miles of cycling paths, Washington is truly becoming a bike-friendly city. And now, a local hotel is helping tourists experience the city on two-wheels.

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 08:37am EDT

Tags: Kimpton Hotels, biking, D.C., Natalie Tomlin, Ed Virtue, Hotel Monaco, bike, bikeshare

Short, hard workouts might be the trick

Busy people can now check one excuse off the "why I can't exercise list." Having time is no longer an issue.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 07:39am EDT

Tags: Joan Jones, workout, Pamela Peeke

When should you take exercise inside?

Through the heat and the haze of the Washington region, you can spot some hardcore fitness fanatics running, walking, cycling or playing golf or tennis outside. But there comes a time when it's best to take physical activity inside.

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 08:33am EDT

Tags: heat, heat index, paula wolfson, City Fitness Gym

Employees need alternatives to sitting, AMA says

The American Medical Association says there is mounting evidence that sitting around for long periods of time is unhealthy. The AMA called on employers to find alternatives - including treadmills, standing work stations or isometric balls - to help their employees stay fit and healthy.

Monday - 06/24/2013, 04:26am EDT

Tags: work, sitting, American Medical Association, back problems, AMA, david burd

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