Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Fitness & Exercise

News and Features Related to Health & Fitness

  1. Job-Related Exercise Helps People Stay Healthy

    May 26, 2011 -- Walking or performing  physically demanding work on the job helps U.S. adults meet minimum physical activity guidelines that could lead to better health, the CDC says in a new report. The report is based on a survey of nearly 386,400 U.S. adults who answered questions about their phy

    Read Full Article
  2. Minneapolis-St. Paul Nabs 'Fittest City' Title

    May 24, 2011 -- Minneapolis-St. Paul has plenty of parks and recreational facilities, an increasing number of farmers markets, and low smoking rates. Those attributes helped the Twin Cities garner the No. 1 spot in the American College of Sports Medicine’s 2011 list of America’s fittest cities. Wash

    Read Full Article
  3. Americans Walk and Bike More, but Just a Little

    May 6, 2011 -- Despite repeated calls over the years by public health officials for people to increase exercise and physical activity, Americans are walking and cycling only a little more now than they were a decade ago, a new study shows. The average American made 17 more "walk trips" in 2009 than

    Read Full Article
  4. Heart Rate Monitors: Help or Hindrance?

    Fitness buffs have long turned to heart rate monitors -- either ones they own or those found on exercise machines -- as a way of gauging whether they're exercising hard enough. But heart rate monitors aren't as helpful as you might think. The problem? First off, the numbers used to calculate your ma

    Read Full Article
  5. Football Concussions: What to Do

    Concussions make headlines when they affect NFL players, and there is growing awareness that they can also affect teen athletes. Every high school and college football program -- as well as those for other high-contact sports -- should have a concussion management program, says Mark Lovell, PhD, who

    Read Full Article
  6. Whey Protein May Help Build Muscles

    March 15, 2011 -- Eating whey protein may help build muscle mass even if the dairy substance is taken a day after a workout session, a new study indicates. Researchers at McMaster University in Canada and the University of Nottingham in England recruited 15 young men, all experienced in performing r

    Read Full Article
  7. Exercise Good for Knees, Study Finds

    March 3, 2011 -- Despite some previous research casting doubt on the value of physical activity for the knees, a new study says it’s beneficial for knee joint health. Researchers in Australia say although it’s true that exercise has been linked to bony spurs called osteophytes, physical activity in

    Read Full Article
  8. Stretch Before Running? New Twist on Old Debate

    Feb. 17, 2011 (San Diego) -- Stretching before a run won't prevent injury, but it won't cause it, either, according to a new study that has a surprising twist. The surprise finding? Runners in the study who switched routines for the sake of research were at a higher risk of injury, says Daniel Perel

    Read Full Article
  9. Where Do the Most Active People Live?

    Feb. 16, 2011 -- People in the South and the Appalachian region are the least likely of all Americans to be physically active in their leisure time, the CDC says in a new report. The CDC analyzed all counties in the country and found that in many regions, more than 29% of adults reported getting no

    Read Full Article
  10. Sedentary Job? Try Pedaling at Your Desk

    Feb. 14, 2011 -- Portable bicycle-like devices that allow people to pedal at their desks or workstations could counter some of the negative effects of sedentary behavior on the job, a new study says. Researchers reached that conclusion after giving 18 full-time workers a portable pedaling exercise m

    Read Full Article
Displaying 141 - 150 of 1030 Articles << Prev Page 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Next >>

Healthy Living Tools

Ditch Those Inches

Set goals, tally calorie intake, track workouts and more, all via WebMD’s free Food & Fitness Planner.

Get Started

Today on WebMD

Wet feet on shower floor tile
Slideshow
Flat Abs
Slideshow
 
Build a Better Butt Slideshow
Slideshow
woman using ice pack
Quiz
 

man exercising
Article
7 most effective exercises
Interactive
 
Man looking at watch before workout
Slideshow
Overweight man sitting on park bench
Video
 
6-Week Challenges
Want to know more?
Chill Out and Charge Up Challenge – How to help your tribe de-stress and energize.
Spark Change Challenge - Ready for a healthy change? Get some major motivation.
I have read and agreed to WebMD's Privacy Policy.
Enter cell phone number
- -
Entering your cell phone number and pressing submit indicates you agree to receive text messages from WebMD related to this challenge. WebMD is utilizing a 3rd party vendor, CellTrust, to provide the messages. You can opt out at any time.
Standard text rates apply

pilates instructor
Slideshow
jogger running among flowering plants
Video
 
Teen girl jogging
Article
Taylor Lautner
Article