| Nov 19, 2007
My usual walking routine is to trek briskly for at least an hour a day, up and down the neighborhood hills. I find this to be the perfect way to ward off osteoporosis and scare away extra pounds. It's also good for my mental health. As my feet pound the...
| Nov 27, 2006
Does having a relatively rapid resting pulse rate (say 90 beats or so per minute) make aerobic exercise more stressful on the heart and respiratory system than having a slower resting pulse rate?
St. Petersburg, Fla.
In most cases, a high resting...
| Jul 7, 2008
Re: [“Is It a Safer Call?” June 30], you cite scientists who claim that drivers' attention and processing capacities are "often stretched beyond safe limits when someone juggles the complex tasks of negotiating traffic and conversing with...
| Jun 30, 2008
WHEN you're lying in bed and can't keep food down, muscle metabolizes first.
Dr. Zhaoping Li, my UCLA clinical nutritionist, says the rate is two to three pounds of muscle wasted for every pound of fat. Bug-eyed and big-bellied with fluid after four...
| May 10, 2010
For nine years, 47-year-old Detroiter Elizabeth Schneider has exercised for 40 minutes, three times a week. Her workouts have held her weight at a steady 145 pounds, which is in the ideal range for her 5-foot-9 frame.
While studies show most American...
| Sep 24, 2009
If watching Alaska women in leotards gyrating in front of snow-capped mountains doesn't sound like your idea of a good time, then you probably won't see the art in the Found Footage Festival, running tonight and Friday at Hollywood's M Bar.
But for Joe...
| Jul 13, 2010
Many fitness programs promote the idea that you lose weight simply because you burn a certain number of calories while you're exercising. But you also continue to burn calories after you exercise. We call this phenomenon exercise after-burn.
For the Tour...
| May 27, 2010
The founders of Zumba, the Latin dance fitness craze, know how to play the marketing game. Just as a fast-food chain must invent original ways to combine ingredients to generate new revenue, fitness programs look for fresh approaches to moving and...
| Jul 7, 2010
Balance rarely receives a lot of attention, but it's one of the four key components of fitness (the remaining triumvirate being aerobic ability, strength and flexibility). A person who is fit is strong in all of these areas.
You may wonder why balance...
| Apr 26, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS - If anyone had asked me if there was such a thing as aerobics for yogis, I'd send them packing with a lecture about dippy oxymorons. But that was before last month, when I tried Lisa Van Ahn's IntenSati class at the Calhoun Beach Club in...
| Jun 20, 2008
| 9:31 AM
In addition to exchanging wedding vows with wife Susan 27 years ago, Mitch Burcham promised himself he would never wear more than a 34-inch waist pant.
"So far, through working out and watching what I eat, I have been able to keep that vow," he says....
| Feb 1, 2010
| 4:32 PM
You've taken your share of cardio dance classes, even tried some Zumba and Yoga Booty Ballet to mix things up. But despite the great exercise, you still don't feel like you've found a workout that allows you to really let......