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National Start! Walking Day

If you’re not already a regular walker, take the first step to better health and fitness on April 3.

Toxic Yoga Mats

Typically made of vinyl or PVC, a petroleum-based, nonrenewable source, a yoga mat will continue to give off gases throughout its existence.

Exercise Pinches Salt’s Effects

Physical activity lessens the likelihood of a rise in blood pressure.

Tai Chi Can Turn Depression Around

A recent study suggests the gentle mind-body medicine eases depression while enhancing quality of life.

Outdoor Workouts Trump the Gym

Choosing between the treadmill and the park? Opt for outdoors, to boost mental as well as physical well-being.

Most Walkable Cities

Learn whether your town made this year’s list of the best Walk-Friendly Communities, recognized for safe, accessible and comfortable walking.

Daily Self-Care

Take the first steps to better wellness at this nonprofit’s website that offers motivational videos, health information, walking maps and walking groups.

Do The Vacuum Boogie...

Just 20 minutes of physical activity a week—which includes housework—is enough to get those feel-good hormones dancing.

Yoga Helps Prevent Falls

A new study suggests that certain Iyengar yoga poses also improve balance and stability and help prevent falls, a leading cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma in the elderly.

Build Muscle with Weightlifting Lite

Using lighter weights and more reps is a safe way to boost strength.