The New York Times excerpt, "How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body," was enough to knock the zen out of the yoga community.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Erase extra flab with these super-effective tricks.
HLN's Robin Meade talks to fitness expert Jorge Cruise, who says waist size is a better health indicator than weight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CNN's Ed Hornick talks to Fitness expert Tony Horton on his efforts to curb obesity in the military and among recruits.
Tony Horton is on a mission: to keep the military fit.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
At my local New York Sports Club, patrons are greeted by ...
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."
At Lincoln University, students with a high body mass index (BMI) must take a fitness class in order to graduate.
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.
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.
Once an oddity in the fitness world, yoga for kids is being taught around the world from Decatur, Georgia to Moscow.
Forget about boring gym workouts. iReporters share their ideas for having fun and getting fit.
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.
Melissa Long reports on a new workout that helps you get into your skinny jeans.
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.
The Bartendaz group of New York promotes healthy living through mental and physical fitness, with minimal equipment.
The Bartendaz of New York want to serve as many young people as possible -- and that's a good thing.
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.
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?
First lady Michelle Obama has a fashion following, with blogs tracking her daily garment choices.
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? How much exercise (time) and what kind of exercise should be done for this purpose.
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.
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.
Part dance class, part aerobics, Zumba is the latest fitness craze hitting the U.S. as CNN's Judy Fortin reports.
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
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.
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.
Two years ago, Tim Lenczowski dreaded walking from the parking lot into his office.
Tim Lenczowski took up running and lost 120 pounds. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Fit Nation share I-Report success stories
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."
Over the years, countless magazine articles have promised you could "lose weight at work" or "tone up in 10 minutes at your desk."
You would expect to find pre-algebra, American history and grammar in a middle-school curriculum, but what about a lifetime lesson in fitness?
Some students are being taught a lifelong lesson in fitness in P.E. class. CNN's Judy Fortin reports.
CNN's Anjali Rao interviews Yoga Guru B.K.S. Iyengar on his history of yoga
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.
Yoga enthusiasts say the routine practice of making funny faces can take years off your appearance.
A new study says being overweight might not be so bad after all. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains.
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."
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.
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?
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fitness fanatic and wellness champion Nerio Alessandri started designing gym equipment in his garage about 25 years ago.
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.
The American Cancer Society said Thursday that keeping weight under control is the most important thing non-smokers can do to prevent the disease.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Have a bad habit you'd like to break? Want to shed a few pounds? Confused about where to begin?
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Like a lot of Americans, regular, daily exercise is a concept I just can't quite wrap my brain around.
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...
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.
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. ...
Pilates is one of the most popular fitness trends today.
Regular exercise goes a long way towards weight maintenance, heart health, and even stress management. But pregnant women reap those benefits and more.
Some Americans have become increasingly anxious about their health in the age of SARS, anthrax mailing scares and West Nile virus.
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.
When it comes to working out, no exercise regimen is "one size fits all," but one particular martial art form comes pretty close.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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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...
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 ...
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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...
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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...