For many of us, getting in shape is difficult, and staying in shape is even harder. We work so hard to get the results we want, only to lose those gains as soon as we get them. Then there are those who get so frustrated they quit because they think they will never reach...
The brain's effect on other parts of the body has been well established. Now, a group that includes two University of Florida Health researchers has found that it's a two-way street: Body fat can send a signal that affects the way the brain...
Personal health columnist Jane E. Brody writes: I was going to skip my daily swim the other morning. I had already walked three miles with a friend and taken my dog to the park for his exercise. I was really tired, my back was sore, I had a column to write and lots to do...
The first few weeks of a new fitness routine, you couldn't be more stoked. You practically pop out of bed to hit the gym — rain or shine, snow or sleet. And then, life happens. A colleague calls an early-morning meeting. A nasty cold strikes. You start to feel deflated...
More than half of new exercisers quit within three to six months of starting, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. But those who keep going far beyond six months have some genius ideas for making the habit stick.
For many of us, getting in shape is difficult, and staying in shape is even harder. We work so hard to...
Losing weight can be a struggle for anyone but a new weight-loss study reveals that obese men and women have a very low chance of achieving even a 5 percent fat loss in a given year: 1 in 10 for women and 1 in 12 for men. Women who are overweight face a 1 in 124 chance of...
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