Pedaling away for even 20 minutes a day, indoors or outdoors, fires up brain cell production and lowers symptoms of depression – and that’s just the beginning of cognitive benefits.
What was once called ‘walking in the woods’ has a new moniker – forest bathing – as well as new research showing its unique abilities to boost our health and mood.
Guys are jumping right into pool aerobics and finding that it keeps them buff, fit and free from wear and tear on joints and muscles.
Trauma can get hardwired into our nervous system, but body-centered approaches such as massage, CranioSacral Therapy and aromatherapy can release those tight emotional patterns.
Hiking combines the heart-healthy and anti-aging benefits of walking with the calming and mood-elevating benefits of nature.
The last thing we may feel like doing in hay fever season is exercising, but yoga, Pilates, walking, weight training and other approaches can actually bring relief.
Before plunging into winter sports, we can prepare the body ahead of time by toning up major muscle groups.
Simply making small changes in routine tasks—from house cleaning to grocery shopping—can add up to better health than the daily hour at the gym we tend to avoid.
The consistent exercise so vital to weight loss becomes easier when we choose a stress-reducing routine, set realistic goals and practice patience.
Any movement we do repeatedly, such as typing at a screen or keyboard, can cause muscle strain and injury, but the right kind of exercises can lower our risk and repair damage.