Thirteen years into his professional basketball career, the truth can finally be told about Shaquille O'Neal. He is not of this earth. On the first day of training camp this year, O'Neal told a group of reporters, "I'm going back to the old Shaq. I was normal last season. I was an earthling. Now I h
Swimming is easy on the body, and a great way to get fit. Aquatics are cardiovascular and strengthening all in one -- and a great hot-weather exercise. What kid doesn't love swimming? Water exercise is one of the best nonimpact fitness activities around, says the American Council on Exercise. Just a
The goal is so close, Jeff and Stefanee can almost taste it -- and it’s going to taste a lot better than those doughnuts they’ve been forgoing. Just two more months remain in our yearlong WebMD Fitness Rx Challenge, and Jeff Kibler and Stefanee Williams are working harder than ever. The numbers on t
By Lara McGlashan New year, New you—for real this time!
“THE KEY REASON people succeed or fail with a new program is the mental part of it,” says Bobby McGee, a sports psychologist and running coach to winning Olympians and author of Magical Running (www.bobbymcgee.com). It’s a fact that your bo
By Arnie Cooper A sneaker slogan? Nope. It's plyometrics -- a few simple exercises that will change your life. Developed for Soviet athletes, plyometrics came to the States in 1975 via track-and-field guru Fred Wilt. Whereas weight training makes muscles bigger, plyometrics makes them faster, by imp
"How do I get a flat stomach?" Fitness trainers hear this question more than any other. "To get defined abs, it's going to take work," says exercise physiologist Kelli Calabrese. "A lean midsection takes a combination of good nutrition , cardiovascular conditioning, and abdominal training. Those who
"How do I get a flat stomach?" Fitness trainers hear this question more than any other. "To get defined abs, it's going to take work," says exercise physiologist Kelli Calabrese. "A lean midsection takes a combination of good nutrition, cardiovascular conditioning, and abdominal training. Those who
You've been indoors most of the winter, with just a treadmill for company. And then you hear it -- the siren call of warmer weather, calling you outside. You'd be wise to heed that call. Pleasant temperatures and the visual interest of your surroundings can not only motivate you to exercise, but hel
By Lara McGlashan Gave up on the gym already? Maybe it's your workout. Maybe it's your mind-set. Either way, let us get you started again — with a program you'll never abandon.
Can you imagine what it would be like to get to the gym every day — or even three times a week — like you said you would? N
By Ellen Sturm For your best workout, head to the full-service gym located just outside your door.
Tired of the treadmill? Bored with Sweating to the Oldies ? Forget them without missing out on your workout by seeing gardening for what it is: good exercise. "Gardening activities are a great way fo