It's clear that exercising is a smart move, but if you still have couch potato tendencies, this news may nudge you to lace up: After age 30, being active is the most important way to reduce your lifetime risk of heart disease, according to the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The easiest way to get started? Walk! This calendar from fitness expert Chris Powell of the ABC show Extreme Weight Loss will help you conquer a new goal every day. RELATED: 6 Workouts You Can Do in 9 Minutes or…
This short high-intensity workout is based upon findings by the American College of Sports Medicine. Designed as an easy introduction to a workout regimen, the workout was produced by a study to find maximum results from minimal investment.
So, what's it worth to lace up those sneakers and break a sweat for about 30 minutes a day? About 3.5 extra years of life, on average — and about 4.2 additional years for those willing to step up the intensity or put in closer to an hour a day of brisk walking or its equivalent, according to a new study.
A new opinion piece in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism reveals that weight training at a lower intensity but with more repetitions may be as effective for building muscle as lifting heavy weights.