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Can yoga wreck your body?updated: Sun Jan 29 2012 10:32:00

The New York Times excerpt, "How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body," was enough to knock the zen out of the yoga community.

Fitness trends for the new yearupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 11:57:00

Stretch out your core, cue the music and get ready to follow the beats. Zumba and other dance workouts are debuting on the list of the top 20 predicted fitness trends for 2012.

CNNMoney: Yoga: the zooming business of Zenupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 17:53:00

For millions of Americans, yoga and Pilates keep the body toned and the mind on an even keel. For some, yoga and Pilates are also great business.

Which burns more calories, walking or running?updated: Fri Sep 23 2011 10:48:00

I have read and heard from other people that running and walking a mile burns the same number of calories. I have compared the two on a treadmill and the difference is astounding! Walking = 92, running = 158. I understand that treadmills don't show an accurate count of calories burned, but these numbers are so different. Is this true?

How much protein should I take post-workout?updated: Fri May 27 2011 07:55:00

I am currently deployed to Afghanistan. I am rigorously training in the gym at night. Pre-workout, I am taking NaNO Vapor and then as a post-workout boost I'm taking the Muscle Tech's Nitro-Tech. How much protein should I be taking for my post-workout? That's all ma'am.

Is it possible to 'top out' on cardio strength?updated: Fri Apr 22 2011 13:40:00

I'm 23 years old and a fairly active person who has been in training as an amateur boxer for some time now, and I'm trying to improve my cardiovascular strength and stamina. I've been running outdoors quite regularly (every day to every other day), but I seem to have "topped out" my cardio strength. I was wondering if there is a more effective way to further improve on this. Is it better to run longer distances but at less intensity or vice versa? Do you have any other recommendations?

The little black dress of fitnessupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 11:49:00

It's 7:20 a.m. and Carl Daikeler hasn't worked out yet. Not a big deal for the 49% of Americans who don't exercise regularly, but it's going to bother him all day.

Heart-attack risk spikes after sex, exerciseupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 19:22:00

Exercising or having sex just about triples a person's risk of heart attack in the hours immediately afterward, especially if the person does those activities infrequently, according to a new analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Former football pro helping fattest state get fitupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 08:17:00

Mississippi, the most obese state in the United States, needs to shed pounds. A former pro football player turned fitness coach wants to make it happen.

The 51 fastest fat burnersupdated: Sat Jan 29 2011 22:34:00

Erase extra flab with these super-effective tricks.

Hate weighing in? Try a tape measureupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 07:21:00

HLN's Robin Meade talks to fitness expert Jorge Cruise, who says waist size is a better health indicator than weight.

Working out in your 20s helps keep you trim in midlifeupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 07:21:00

If you want to stave off the middle-age spread, get active in your 20s and stay that way through your 30s and 40s, especially if you're a woman, a new study suggests.

Weights plus walking equals more fit in less timeupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 17:02:00

Walkers who squeeze a bit of light weight training into their workout get more bang for their buck in terms of being fit and trim without increasing their total workout time, according to a new study of sedentary people with type 2 diabetes.

Yoga soothes fibromyalgia painupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 16:16:00

Fibromyalgia patients who aren't getting relief from prescription drugs and are in too much pain to exercise may want to try yoga, a new study suggests.

August heat can be risky for athletesupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 12:19:00

Each year, nearly 10,000 high school athletes in the U.S. suffer heat-related illnesses that require medical attention and cause them to miss practice or games, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Fitness guru takes on military obesityupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 18:14:00

CNN's Ed Hornick talks to Fitness expert Tony Horton on his efforts to curb obesity in the military and among recruits.

Fitness guru to the military: "Bring it"updated: Fri Jul 16 2010 18:14:00

Tony Horton is on a mission: to keep the military fit.

Should I always lift to muscle failure when weight training?updated: Fri Jun 18 2010 08:19:00

Recently you had an expert on CNN recommending going to muscle failure during weight training. I do this for my bench presses but do you recommend going to muscle failure on the last rep of the last set for every exercise in one's weight routine?

Cancer? More exercise, not less, may be bestupdated: Sat Jun 12 2010 08:53:00

For Marika Holmgren, fighting breast cancer was an uphill battle -- literally. She got back on her mountain bike shortly after her diagnosis in February 2007, smack-dab in the middle of chemotherapy.

Can I do effective strength training with small weights?updated: Fri Jun 04 2010 14:12:00

I know that weight training is crucial to losing weight. What are good home exercises to do that fall under "weight training" when you don't have any weights besides 5/10/15-pound hand weights?

For cancer survivors, yoga may boost energy and aid sleepupdated: Thu May 20 2010 18:49:00

Cancer survivors often feel fatigued and have trouble sleeping for months -- or even years -- after their last chemotherapy or radiation session. Now, a new study shows that yoga can help them sleep better, feel more energized, and cut back on sleeping medications.

The new nightclub: your gymupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 09:21:00

As you get older, you realize nightclubs aren't your scene. You say you go to enjoy the music. But after a while it gets too hard to avoid the single scene drama of the club.

How much should you exercise?updated: Tue Mar 30 2010 08:37:00

The headlines sounded promising -- 20 minutes of interval exercise can provide the same benefits as many hours of conventional workouts. But soon after came another study, this one suggesting that women should work out an hour every day just to maintain their weight. Jeff Pearlman: Show some courtesy, people! Ditch the cell phone at the gymupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 10:20:00

At my local New York Sports Club, patrons are greeted by ...

9 ways the office is like the gymupdated: Mon Jan 25 2010 08:53:00

The horde of new gym-goers crowding your local health club is a sure sign of a new year. Blame it on the countless magazine covers touting "a new year, a new you."

Mandatory fitness classupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 15:51:00

At Lincoln University, students with a high body mass index (BMI) must take a fitness class in order to graduate.

What kind of strength work won't aggravate rotator cuff issue?updated: Fri Nov 20 2009 14:18:00

I can't do a pushup or pull-up because of rotator cuff and carpal tunnel issues. What kind of exercise moves can I do instead that will get me the same sort of gains? Thanks.

Yoga helps even little ones channel energy, emotionupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 15:40:00

Gigi reaches up into her sun salutation. She steps back into her high lunge and kicks her legs straight into plank pose, a push-up she holds without wobbling for 10 seconds before looking up impatiently at her yoga teacher.

Pint-sized Yoginisupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 15:40:00

Once an oddity in the fitness world, yoga for kids is being taught around the world from Decatur, Georgia to Moscow.

Fight the fitness monotonyupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 10:06:00

Forget about boring gym workouts. iReporters share their ideas for having fun and getting fit.

Weight lifting benefits breast cancer survivorsupdated: Thu Aug 13 2009 11:00:00

Occupational therapist Cathy Kleinman-Barnett works with breast cancer patients, but she has never encouraged women with lymphedema, a breast cancer-related swelling of the arm, to lift weights.

Get in those skinny jeansupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 10:04:00

Melissa Long reports on a new workout that helps you get into your skinny jeans.

'Skinny jeans' class aims to aid your zipupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 10:04:00

To look at her, you'd never know Jessica Ordona, 25, has a problem with her jeans. "I don't like the fact that when you sit down, your stomach comes over them," she says.

Bartendaz serve up fitnessupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 16:08:00

The Bartendaz group of New York promotes healthy living through mental and physical fitness, with minimal equipment.

'Bartendaz' empower youth with acrobatic exerciseupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 16:08:00

The Bartendaz of New York want to serve as many young people as possible -- and that's a good thing. Ross Tucker: Weight-room inconsistency at fault for injuriesupdated: Wed Mar 18 2009 13:12:00

Most NFL offseason conditioning programs started in earnest this week, not that Jay Cutler plans on attending Denver's. Don't think the offseason program means anything? Think again. A lot of the injuries that happen between August and January are attributed, rightly or wrongly, to the work, or lack thereof, being put in right now.

Is a shorter but harder workout better?updated: Mon Mar 09 2009 16:00:00

No one has been able to answer this question for me. Is it better to exercise hard for a short period of time, or is it better to exercise moderately for a longer period of time? For example, let's say you can exercise hard for 10 minutes before your body makes you stop, but you can exercise moderately for 30 minutes or more. Which is better?

How to get Michelle Obama's toned armsupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 16:40:00

First lady Michelle Obama has a fashion following, with blogs tracking her daily garment choices.

Michelle Obama reveals secretsupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 16:40:00

Showbiz Tonight's Brooke Anderson talks with her guest about the interview she conducted with first lady Michelle Obama.

Does exercise help prediabetes or control blood sugar?updated: Fri Feb 27 2009 09:28:00

Does exercise help prediabetes or control blood sugar? How much exercise (time) and what kind of exercise should be done for this purpose.

Experts reveal health secrets for busy peopleupdated: Thu Jan 01 2009 11:42:00

The mirror doesn't lie. Those buttery cookies and slices of ham from the holidays are showing up in the wrong places on your body.

America's healthiest schools rankedupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 10:07:00

The average American child spends nearly 12,000 hours in school, from kindergarten through 12th grade. That's a big chunk of time during which he or she can develop good (or bad) health habits.

Zumba workoutupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 10:13:00

Part dance class, part aerobics, Zumba is the latest fitness craze hitting the U.S. as CNN's Judy Fortin reports. Exercise May Prevent Future Breast Cancerupdated: Tue May 13 2008 18:00:00

Get your daughters off the couch: New research shows exercise during the teen years -- starting as young as age 12 -- can help protect girls from breast cancer when they're grown

Yoga's appeal broadening to disability communityupdated: Fri Apr 18 2008 10:36:00

A middle-aged woman arrives at yoga class, a guide dog beside her wheelchair. She slides onto a mat on the floor and begins warming up with help from the instructor, stretching her knee and leg muscles to the side.

Americans, time to warm up for Nintendo's Wii Fitupdated: Wed Apr 16 2008 15:23:00

Despite just being released in December, Wii Fit already has sold 1.76 million copies in Japan and is the best-selling game of the year ending March 31.

Fat to fitness instructor: Boot camp helps man lose 120 poundsupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 12:25:00

Two years ago, Tim Lenczowski dreaded walking from the parking lot into his office.

Weight loss success storyupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 12:25:00

Tim Lenczowski took up running and lost 120 pounds. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Fit Nation share I-Report success stories Steroids In America: The Godfatherupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 15:47:00

Once upon a time, elite athletes who took extreme doses of anabolic steroids were sure that the drugs helped them jump higher, run faster, grow stronger. But these notions had never been verified in a lab. So in 1975 a British physiology professor at the University of Leeds, G. Romaine Hervey, set up an experiment to determine whether high doses of steroids truly boosted athletic performance or just gave users a psychological edge. "We knew young men who lifted weights felt that anabolic steroids helped them lift more, but we really didn't know [if they did]," says Hervey, now 83. "And since steroids did seem to make them bigger, we wanted to see whether that was normal muscle or water or something else."

Jobs that keep you in shapeupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 09:19:00

Over the years, countless magazine articles have promised you could "lose weight at work" or "tone up in 10 minutes at your desk."

Reading, writing, pressing -- middle-schoolers get strongupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 09:24:00

You would expect to find pre-algebra, American history and grammar in a middle-school curriculum, but what about a lifetime lesson in fitness?

Strength training for kidsupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 09:24:00

Some students are being taught a lifelong lesson in fitness in P.E. class. CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

A history of yogaupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 00:54:00

CNN's Anjali Rao interviews Yoga Guru B.K.S. Iyengar on his history of yoga

Interview with BKS Iyengarupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 00:54:00

A 1938 yoga instruction video, the first of its kind. If yoga is a worldwide cultural phenomenon today, it is thanks to one man -- the grandmaster of yoga, BKS Iyengar. From a previously complex discipline only passed down from master to student, Iyengar -- or Guru ji, as he is respectfully called -- took yoga to the masses. Skip the Botox. Try Facial Yogaupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 12:00:00

Yoga enthusiasts say the routine practice of making funny faces can take years off your appearance.

Startling obesity studyupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 11:38:00

A new study says being overweight might not be so bad after all. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains.

How Jessica Simpson shapes up updated: Wed Nov 07 2007 11:38:00

Before enlisting in the Army in "Major Movie Star," Jessica Simpson turned to her own private drill sergeant -- Los Angeles trainer Harley Pasternak, the man behind "The 5 Factor Diet" and "5-Factor Fitness."

Five ways to stay fit on business tripsupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 15:49:00

Squeezing regular workouts in between client meetings and business dinners can be a challenge, especially when you're operating out of a hotel in an unfamiliar city.

Core strength: How to be hardcoreupdated: Mon Jul 09 2007 08:05:00

So you want to get fit? What is the first thing you should concentrate on? Should it be how fast or far you can run or should you work on your flexibility? It can be alarming how much work there is to do when you first embark on a fitness program, so where should you start? U.S. Kids Turning to Fitness Trainersupdated: Mon Jun 25 2007 19:10:00

Nearly a million American youngsters, some as young as 6, rely on personal trainers to shape up, lose weight or improve in sports, according to figures from the nation's leading sports club association

Exercise: Key to good sex, good sleepupdated: Mon May 28 2007 15:15:00

Everybody knows exercise is key to a good ticker and a more sleek physique. But did you know working out may improve your sex life, trigger a better night's sleep and help you stop smoking?

Getting personal with your trainerupdated: Fri May 11 2007 11:20:00

Personal trainers transgress all sorts of boundaries. They yell at us if we drop the medicine ball, berate us for the burger we had the night before and demand to know how much we really weigh.

On the road? Don't skip your workoutupdated: Mon Apr 16 2007 10:30:00

Early morning meetings and late-night business dinners make it almost impossible for Trisha Curtin to fit in a workout on the road. "It's been a huge challenge to do any type of exercising other than walking from building to building," says Curtin, who works in planning and distribution for a department store. Putting in the workupdated: Thu Mar 15 2007 14:28:00

ATLANTA -- Walk up to an NFL fan on the street, ask him who Tom Shaw is and be prepared for a shrug of the shoulders. Ask Tom Brady, Peyton Manning or Reggie Bush about Shaw and the answer will be much different.

Tiny steps can bring big benefitsupdated: Mon Feb 26 2007 12:09:00

Think small lifestyle changes can't mean big results? Well, consider the case of Diane Borganzi from Everett, Massachusetts. Eighteen months ago, Borganzi weighed more than 200 pounds. She's now 73 pounds lighter, thanks in part to a diet -- but also to an exercise regimen -- the first in her entire life. "I do tai chi one day a week. I do country-Western line dancing with my sister. I love them both. They're so different," Borganzi says.

Italian fitness guru works energy into his lifeupdated: Thu Nov 30 2006 11:23:00

Fitness fanatic and wellness champion Nerio Alessandri started designing gym equipment in his garage about 25 years ago.

Should you work out when you're sick?updated: Thu Nov 09 2006 14:50:00

Cold and flu season is just getting under way in the United States. Before it's over, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts, up to 20 percent of Americans will suffer from the flu.

Watch your weight, cut your cancer riskupdated: Thu Sep 28 2006 11:34:00

The American Cancer Society said Thursday that keeping weight under control is the most important thing non-smokers can do to prevent the disease.

No child left out of the dodgeball game?updated: Sun Aug 20 2006 18:55:00

As more of America's school-age children are growing fatter, the physical education curriculum that might help them win the fight is gasping for air, says a recently released report.

CNNMoney: Hard Core: Fusion fitness sweeps the nationupdated: Tue Aug 15 2006 15:21:00

On my first day of Core Fusion and after 20 squats at the barre (but who's counting?) my legs were shaking, and I was gasping for breath. The others around me seemed to move with strength and ease - obviously they were die-hards who had jumped on this craze long ago.

At home and school, kids are sedentaryupdated: Tue Jun 20 2006 10:08:00

At home, the phrase "Go watch TV" to kids has replaced "Go outside and play" in many families. At school, the daily hour of recess is dwindling. The combination is contributing to many kids not getting enough exercise, according to some experts.

Don't let business travel derail your fitness goalsupdated: Tue May 23 2006 11:56:00

Squeezing regular workouts in between client meetings and business dinners can be a challenge, especially when you're operating out of a hotel in an unfamiliar city.

CNNMoney: Don't get suckered on exercise gearupdated: Mon Jan 09 2006 13:40:00

Every new year we make the same promise to shed some pounds. If you're not the gym type, Five Tips is going to tell you what you'll want to know before investing in exercise equipment.

New You Revolution: Take-home tipsupdated: Wed Oct 05 2005 11:36:00

Have a bad habit you'd like to break? Want to shed a few pounds? Confused about where to begin?

CNNMoney: Let's get physicalupdated: Fri Apr 01 2005 09:19:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Like a lot of Americans, regular, daily exercise is a concept I just can't quite wrap my brain around.

Business 2.0: A Healthier Kind of Room Serviceupdated: Fri Apr 01 2005 00:01:00

All too often, hotel fitness centers are small and crowded, closed when you want to use them, or outfitted with obsolete equipment. But that's no reason to flop on the bed and order a burger and fr...

Keeping fit on that business tripupdated: Wed Feb 02 2005 18:22:00

Endless meetings, buffet breakfasts, irregular schedules and dinner dates, it is not surprising that business travelers find it hard to keep up an exercise routine.

Money Magazine: Gym Dandyupdated: Tue Feb 01 2005 00:01:00

Physical fitness, as a walk down any busy street will show you, is of varying importance to people. There are gym rats, who have their own locker at the local club and always look maddeningly fit. ...

The 'method' behind Pilatesupdated: Fri Sep 17 2004 10:43:00

Pilates is one of the most popular fitness trends today.

Fit for twoupdated: Fri Jul 30 2004 11:16:00

Regular exercise goes a long way towards weight maintenance, heart health, and even stress management. But pregnant women reap those benefits and more.

Small steps to help shape upupdated: Fri May 28 2004 11:46:00

Some Americans have become increasingly anxious about their health in the age of SARS, anthrax mailing scares and West Nile virus.

Stability ball workouts help strengthen your coreupdated: Fri Mar 19 2004 10:32:00

Stability balls have been used for decades in physical rehabilitation clinics around the world. But these days, stability balls have gone mainstream as personal trainers, group fitness classes and home exercise videos have all embraced this versatile and economical piece of training equipment.

Tai Chi may aid in arthritis treatmentupdated: Fri Mar 12 2004 09:45:00

When it comes to working out, no exercise regimen is "one size fits all," but one particular martial art form comes pretty close.

Making yoga work for you at the officeupdated: Fri Mar 05 2004 10:13:00

Yoga has been around for more than 5000 years, and thanks to celebrities like Madonna, it has quickly become one of the fastest growing fitness trends in the United States. But buff arms and a yoga-booty aren't the only reasons Americans are flocking to yoga.

Tips on buying the fittest exercise equipmentupdated: Fri Jan 16 2004 08:57:00

If you plan to purchase exercise equipment to fulfill on one of your New Year's resolutions, there are a few things you need to know, experts say.

Pam Kirkbride's journalupdated: Mon Jan 12 2004 14:11:00

During the eight weeks of the New You Resolution program, participants are keeping a journal. Experts recommend journal-keeping in helping to set goals and implement action for change. Below are excerpts from participant Pam Kirkbride's journal from the past week, with the most current at the top.

Money Magazine: How To Make A Weight Loss A Tax Gainupdated: Sat Jun 01 2002 00:01:00

The recent IRS decision to define obesity as a disease means that certain costs of losing weight may now be deductible. To take a write-off, you must have a doctor's diagnosis that you are obese or...

Fortune: They Call It La-Z-Boy for a Reasonupdated: Mon May 28 2001 00:01:00

If I told you I could prescribe something that would prevent heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, and make you feel great, you'd be at the drugstore in a heartbeat. But hold on. I'm talking about ...

Fortune: Better (And Fun!) Aging The author gets life lessons. And finds his waist.updated: Mon Oct 25 1999 00:01:00

Six months ago, 33 men and women ages 49 to 72 checked in to the Life Enhancement Center at the Canyon Ranch complex in Tucson for the kickoff of a new program called Optimal Aging. I was a member ...

Money Magazine: Blood, Sweat and Gears Our reporter gives the latest exercise gizmos a real workout.updated: Tue Dec 01 1998 00:01:00

Dear Santa: Since you forgot last year, here is my Christmas list again: 1) a large, cedar-lined dressing room in my apartment; 2) a wraparound terrace with southern exposure; 3) a home gym that ne...

Fortune: The 100 Best Companies To Work For In Americaupdated: Mon Jan 12 1998 00:01:00

We have been tracking great employers since 1981, when we began research on our book The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America. From our database of more than 1,000 companies, we selected 238 a...


Deep in the Louisiana bayou, a team of leathery pipeline workers--of all people--celebrate the rigors of healthy living. A few years ago the 14 men who operate a 22-acre natural gas platform in the...

Money Magazine: THE HOME GYM: GET A WORKOUT WITHOUT STRAINING YOUR WALLETupdated: Fri Oct 01 1993 00:01:00

WHETHER IT'S telecommuting, fax forwarding or shopping by video, today's status symbol is the freedom to stay at home. Small wonder, then, that in 1992 health- and fitness-club membership ran flat ...

Money Magazine: SNAPSHOTupdated: Wed May 15 1991 00:01:00

JUDI SHEPPARD MISSETT, 47 President, Jazzercise Inc. (est. 1977) 1990 revenues: $45 million

Fortune: HOW EXECS GET FIT Many senior managers are becoming as serious about athletics and diet as they are about their work, and for goupdated: Mon Oct 22 1990 00:01:00

ON weekday mornings, Lawrence Perlman rises at 5:30 to run three to seven miles along the Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis. Most days he then lifts weights for half an hour before heading to the co...

Fortune: COMPANIES TO WATCHupdated: Mon Apr 10 1989 00:01:00

TOWN & COUNTRY Some people like to collect jewelry; this company likes to collect jewelry manufacturers. Last November, Town & Country acquired L.G. Balfour Co., which manufactures class and champi...

Money Magazine: PUMP IRON? WHO, ME? YES, YOU! HERE'S WHYupdated: Mon Apr 11 1988 00:01:00

MARCIA SINGER, 59, loves to flex her biceps for her five grandchildren. ''My friends all think I'm nuts, of course,'' she says. ''But it's better than flab, and I feel great.'' Singer, a widow from...

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