Exercise


Strength Train at Home (April 29, 2016)

Maintaining muscle strength through regular exercise as we age can help combat natural muscle loss, or sarcopenia. By Joan Pagano Sarco-What? Sarcopenia is the natural loss of muscle strength and function... Continue Reading

Run for a Cause (May 28, 2015)

Nonprofit organizations continue to serve their mission and participants’ wellness through endurance event team building. By Diana Price  Peer-to-peer fundraising through endurance ath­letic events... Continue Reading

Working Out With Weights? (April 13, 2015)

Tips for Keeping Your Lower Back Safe By Mia James We hear a lot about the benefits of weight-bearing activity for women, including weightlifting. We are told that add­ing some heft to our exercise routine... Continue Reading

Hit the Trail (April 13, 2015)

Walking in nature is good for your mind, body, and soul. Longtime hikers describe their love of the activity and offer tips to get started. By Maryann Hammers  Cleo Everest recalls the exact moment she... Continue Reading

YOGA Is for Every Body (April 7, 2014)

Yoga teacher Colleen Saidman Yee says that the transformative benefits of yoga are available to everyone. By Diana Price As far as fitness trends go, you might say yoga has staying power. Though scholars... Continue Reading

Black Girls RUN! (February 10, 2014)

Two young social entrepreneurs inspire African-American women to lace up their running shoes and take on the obesity epidemic in their community feet-first.   By Diana Price Ashley Hicks loves to run... Continue Reading

Lift Your Way to Fitness (November 7, 2013)

Lifting weights is a key ingredient of a good exercise program. By Ann Bloom Chronic cardio—it’s a common exercise condition among women. The thinking goes like this: if a little cardio is good, a... Continue Reading

Fight the Five Fears of Aging with Exercise (October 21, 2013)

Beginning around age 40, many women notice changes in their bodies that sound an alarm. You may be perplexed by creeping weight gain and stubborn belly fat. Perhaps you feel stiffer in the mornings and... Continue Reading

Yoga Improves Sleep Quality in Cancer Survivors (September 11, 2013)

Cancer survivors who participated in a special yoga program reported better sleep quality and less reliance on sleep medication, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical... Continue Reading

Boost Your Balance (June 18, 2013)

Balance is the most overlooked aspect of fitness. We spend a lot of time focusing on strength, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility—but what about balance? By Ann Bloom Balance is an important component... Continue Reading

Take to the Trails (September 17, 2012)

Trail running is a fast-growing sport that offers women fitness, stress relief, and community. By Diana Price I’m a runner. I’m not very fast, I do not own a fancy watch that tells me where I am or... Continue Reading

6 Reasons to Skip Your Workout (September 17, 2012)

We all have those mornings when we’d rather lounge around in our jammies with an extra cup of coffee than make our way to the gym. Usually, this is a bad idea, and later in the day we’ll end up regretting... Continue Reading

Eat Out without the Extra Calories (September 17, 2012)

Avoiding calorie overload in restaurants The holiday season is filled with fun, vacations, and lots of socializing—which may mean more meals in restaurants and fewer meals at home. But eating out in... Continue Reading

Weight Loss After 40 (September 17, 2012)

By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE Director of Nutrition, California Health & Longevity Institute Good-bye, estrogen; hello, body fat! Ask any woman over 40 years of age and most will agree: it’s just... Continue Reading

Weighing the Risks: Obesity and Cancer (April 12, 2012)

“For the great majority of Americans who do not use tobacco, weight control, dietary choices, and levels of physical activity are the most important modifiable determinants of cancer risk.”1 The issue... Continue Reading

Exercise & Pollution (March 29, 2012)

Minimize pollution exposure for maximum fitness benefit.   By Ann Bloom It’s a classic catch-22: you want to do something good for yourself by going for a run, but do the benefits outweigh the risks... Continue Reading

Moving Bodies, Changing Lives (March 14, 2009)

Moving On Aerobics helps women regain joy of movement and physical fitness after a cancer diagnosis. Dr. Martha Eddy, exercise physiologist and founder of Moving On Aerobics, is aware that, for some, the... Continue Reading

Living Longer and Living Better (March 14, 2009)

Exercise provides multiple benefits to cancer survivors. Evidence Builds for Link Between Exercise and Cancer Survival Though no two people experience cancer in exactly the same way, there are common themes... Continue Reading

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