When the 2008 Olympic Games open in Beijing, millions will be marveling at all the athletes' bodies. Muscled legs, backs, abs, and arms -- sure signs of the Olympic body, carefully sculpted for power, speed, and endurance. But what does it take to get that Olympic body? And could the average Joe (
Q: I’m a bit overweight, but I exercise a lot. I’m frustrated. Is it possible to be fat and fit? A: Yes, you can be overweight and in good shape at the same time. In fact, physiologists now believe that being overweight and fit is far healthier than being skinny and out of shape. How much healthier?
During the long, cold days of winter, we long for summer exercise: soccer in the park, a bike ride along the river, a hike in the mountains, or just a day in the garden. But when the dog days of summer actually arrive, it’s important to be prepared. Exercising in the heat can be risky if you aren't
If you've been wondering what all the fuss is with the new Wii exercise games, you're not alone. Wii Fit, the new component to the Wii gaming console, launched May 19 and has been getting lots of buzz. In fact, if sales in this country match those from abroad, you may have trouble finding one. The b
You’ve finally made the commitment to get in shape or maybe to take your physical fitness to the next level. Eager to start seeing results, you jump into your new routine feet-first. And the next sound you hear is "ouch" as a workout injury derails your healthful plans. Why does it happen? Gerald V
Are well-toned arms the latest must-have body part? First Lady Michelle Obama's shapely arms caused a sensation in February after she showed them off in sleeveless dresses in her official White House portrait and during her husband's first address to Congress. According to news reports, Michelle Oba
The birds are singing, the sun is shining, the trees are decked out in green lace. But, as you emerge from those layers of coats and sweaters, you just know someone will say those dreaded words: bathing suit. No matter how many times people go skiing, most bodies are not summer-ready. Here are some
Psst ... Hey! Wanna know a secret? Here's how to look up to 10 pounds thinner, have your clothes look better, and ooze confidence with every step you take. And you might just get rid of your tension headaches and lower back pain while you're at it. Sounds like a bad late-night infomercial, right? It