4 exercises to help prevent falls

Most of us don't consider the consequences of poor balance until we fall. Luckily, all you need is 10 minutes a day, three days a week to sharpen your stability skills and improve your overall balance.

New government guidelines say you can get your exercise in small doses

The guidance from a committee appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services does away with the official government position that physical activity should occur in sessions of at least 10 minutes.

New government guidelines say you can get your exercise in small doses

The guidance from a committee appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services does away with the official government position that physical activity should occur in sessions of at least 10 minutes.

Can’t touch your toes? 4 simple stretches to improve your flexibility

While some don't mind the long-distance relationship that's developed between their hands and toes, loss of lower limb and back flexibility is a health hazard.

Can’t touch your toes? 4 simple stretches to improve your flexibility

While some don't mind the long-distance relationship that's developed between their hands and toes, loss of lower limb and back flexibility is a health hazard.

Q&A: Why can’t I lose weight?

If you're having trouble getting the pounds off or keeping them off, ask yourself the following questions.

Q&A: Why can’t I lose weight?

If you're having trouble getting the pounds off or keeping them off, ask yourself the following questions.
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Trick or Treat: The temptation of sugar (and what you can do about it)

Despite the guidelines and health risks, most adults consume more sugar than recommended. There are a number of possible reasons for that.

Are your feet fit? 4 foot exercises you should be doing weekly

Preventative, foot-focused fitness is the best way to avoid the debilitating aches and pains associated with weak feet.

5 questions: Penn neuroscientist examines how the brain controls when and why we eat

Amber Alhadeff is one of five women nationally chosen this year to receive a $60,000 grant from L'Oréal USA as part of its For Women in Science fellowship program.

A Halloween-inspired full-body workout

If you're in the Halloween spirit and have a few pumpkins lining your lawn, then you are well-equipped for a free, fun, fall-inspired workout that the whole family can enjoy.

4 easy exercises to sharpen your brain

Are you mentally fit? As the body ages, cognitive functions like memory, problem-solving and hand-eye coordination can decline. Here are the top techniques to help buff up your brain.

Full-fat dairy might not be as unhealthy as feared. But don’t load up on cheese yet.

Is butter back? Cheese? What about your whole-milk yogurt? Emerging research suggests that the answers to these questions are no, yes and yes – with some caveats.

‘Carb cycling’ adds a new spin to a low-carbohydrate diet

Low-carb diets continue to be popular for weight loss, with the keto diet being the latest craze. But these diets can result in low energy levels and headaches, and research has generated conflicting results on their long-term safety.

Short on time? Try this 10-minute tone-up routine

By shrinking the duration of your workout, you not only save precious hours each week, but also reap such health benefits as improved cardiovascular health, an increased caloric burn and joint protection.

Should I wear a weightlifting belt?

Most people cinch weightlifting belts as tight as possible across their stomach prior to performing their lift, hold their breath and go! But is this the best possible way to be using these belts?

Fitness after 50: 4 exercises to improve your posture

It's not too late to reverse some of the signs and symptoms of poor posture. Practice these spine-strengthening exercises at least three times a week.

Tossing and turning? Fall asleep faster with these 3 stretches

If counting sheep isn't working, try these yoga-inspired, sleep-inducing stretches. All you need is your mattress and two pillows.

Four bodyweight exercises you should be doing this fall

With beach days behind us and heaps of holiday guzzling and gorging ahead, now is the time to put your best fitness foot forward.

Want to be healthier? Pick up the pace

Everyone knows that walking is one of the best exercises for health, which is why physicians regularly recommend 150 minutes a week. But that's a measure of volume. What about walking speed? Does that make a difference?

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