Fitness

Fitness

How Much About Exercise is in Our Genes?

Many of us, after an exhausting week or month or even a year of working out, have looked in the mirror at our progress and thought, “That’s it?” We seem stuck in first gear, and we may have blamed it on our diet or our exercise regimen, but we can also point[…]

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The November Project: A New Cult of Exercise

Starting in Boston four years ago, and spreading in an impressively organic way, the November Project is either the next big thing in fitness or a quirky workout fad that will only win over a thousand people. But that doesn’t seem to bother its participants or leaders, who charge nothing[…]

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Songs in the Key of Intensity

This article is about everything we could hope for. Not only does it espouse the benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training, which we frequently plug, but it also says listening to your favorite music can help you hit higher levels of intensity during interval training. Yes, the thing we were already doing (and[…]

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Another Study Says Intensity is the Way to Better Health

A recent study on 300 obese adults adds to the mountain of research that is showing high intensity workouts are the best way to get fit, even if you’re obese and even if you don’t do it that much. The subjects were broken into four groups: Occasional low intensity, occasional[…]

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Is the Best Trainer the One in Your Phone?

There is no question that fitness apps offer a great alternative to heading to the gym and tangling with a personal trainer. At least that’s what the app makers want you to believe. But are these things really going to get you into excellent shape? A NY Times reporter took[…]

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Do You Know these 10 Exercise Myths?

Lifehacker did a brief video that covers 10 exercise myths.     No time to watch? Here’s a brief look at all ten: 1. Treadmills are easier on your knees Overstriding and a bouncier stride make treadmills as hard on the knees as running outside. 2. Change your running shoes[…]

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