Can Exercise Help Treat Anxiety?

Can Exercise Help Treat Anxiety?

Chances are good that you, or someone you know, is dealing with anxiety. One in 5 Americans over 18, and…

Make Walking Part of Your Routine

Make Walking Part of Your Routine

There are days when just the thought of leaving the house seems like a huge effort. Days when you don’t…

4 Natural Ways to Maintain Brain Health

4 Natural Ways to Maintain Brain Health

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: I keep reading about disappointing drug trials to help prevent and treat…

Spinning: Good for the heart and muscles, gentle on joints

Spinning: Good for the heart and muscles, gentle on joints

Harvard Health Blog As part of my 2018 fitness goals, I resolved to spend two days a week in what…

3 Health Benefits of Yoga

3 Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga has gotten to be a popular activity with people of all ages — perhaps because it leaves you with…

Power training not only for athletes

Power training not only for athletes

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: In addition to walking most days, I do resistance training with weights…

To exercise more, get your game on

To exercise more, get your game on

Harvard Health Blog Does exercise sometimes feel like an annoying chore? Adding a little friendly competition and other “gamification” strategies…

Exercise safely in winter weather

Exercise safely in winter weather

Your exercise routine doesn’t have to go into hibernation in the winter. Winter exercise is beneficial for almost anyone, provided…

Is ibuprofen before exercise risky?

Is ibuprofen before exercise risky?

Q: I often take a couple of over-the-counter ibuprofen before I go out for a jog to help the muscle…

Take a hike for better health

Take a hike for better health

You don’t need to summit Mount Everest to net the many benefits of hiking. Even a moderate one-hour hike can…

Exercise helps aging brain stay young

Exercise helps aging brain stay young

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: Over the last year, I sometimes forget things. I am 66 but…

Make strength training part of your exercise routine

Make strength training part of your exercise routine

Q: I walk for at least 45 minutes every day. Recently I read that strength training may be more important…

Healthy eating and exercise strategies to take on the road

Healthy eating and exercise strategies to take on the road

One of the pleasures (and perils) of travel is depending on your meals being prepared by someone else, and a…

4 easy tips to help you walk 10,000 steps every day

4 easy tips to help you walk 10,000 steps every day

Walking is one of the easiest and best activities for losing weight and staying fit. To get the most benefit,…

Sneak in Fitness

Sneak in Fitness

Kick the sitting habit with exercises for body and soul Above photo: Mary Lou Cerami paddleboarding “Sitting is the new…

Rolling with the Punches

Rolling with the Punches

Steve Hamlin works with his personal trainer at rock Steady Boxing. Photo by James Foster   Steve Hamlin’s arms weren’t…

How to find time to squeeze in a workout

How to find time to squeeze in a workout

By Nicci Micco, M.S. Maybe you’ve always considered yourself “active” — you played sports in high school, and now you…

Easy ways to boost metabolism

Easy ways to boost metabolism

By Nicci Micco, M.S., EatingWell.com So you’re trying to lose weight. Join the club! Wouldn’t it be great if you…

Staying active during your period

Staying active during your period

Harvard Health Blog By Robert H. Shmerling, M.D. This past August, her exuberance, emotion and enthusiasm had already made Fu…

Trick yourself into liking exercise

Trick yourself into liking exercise

By Nicci Micco, M.S., EatingWell You know that exercise usually makes you feel better, but sometimes life — or excuses…

How to Exercise Without Even Knowing It

How to Exercise Without Even Knowing It

By EatingWell In a review that appeared in the International Journal of Obesity, a group of scientists recently suggested that…

The rise of pushups: A classic exercise that can help you get stronger

The rise of pushups: A classic exercise that can help you get stronger

By Matthew Solan Harvard Health Blog The morning of my 50th birthday in May I did something I had not…

Why regular exercise helps reduce cancer risk

Why regular exercise helps reduce cancer risk

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: It makes sense that regular exercise helps prevent…

A stronger heart may keep your brain young

A stronger heart may keep your brain young

By Julie Corliss Harvard Health Blog You probably know that regular exercise offers a wealth of benefits for your body,…

How to overcome your exercise excuses

How to overcome your exercise excuses

By Jean Harvey, Ph.D., R.D., & Joyce Hendley It’s easy to come up with reasons why you can’t exercise —…

Exercise: It does so much more than burn calories

Exercise: It does so much more than burn calories

By Elizabeth Pegg Frates, M.D. Harvard Health Blog If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve surely heard that you need…

Start moving with a fitness tracker

Start moving with a fitness tracker

Harvard Health Letter You’ve probably seen people wearing digital fitness trackers, small gadgets that come in wearable styles such as…

Don’t let hemorrhoids prevent you from exercise

Don’t let hemorrhoids prevent you from exercise

Q: I have hemorrhoids. Can running or exercise make hemorrhoids worse or cause them not to heal? Also what do…

Caffeine can boost exercise performance, but watch the dosage

Caffeine can boost exercise performance, but watch the dosage

By Howard LeWine, M.D., Harvard Medical School Q: A friend drinks a cup of coffee one hour before exercise. She…

EatingWell: Everyday activities can help you keep fit and stay active

EatingWell: Everyday activities can help you keep fit and stay active

By EatingWell editors, EatingWell.com In a review that appeared recently in the International Journal of Obesity, a group of scientists…

EatingWell: Is your workout making you gain weight?

EatingWell: Is your workout making you gain weight?

By Lisa D’Agrosa, M.S., R.D., EatingWell.com I love the pumped-up energy I have after a good workout. Plus, I feel…

Too much sitting linked to heart disease, diabetes, premature death

Too much sitting linked to heart disease, diabetes, premature death

By Julie Corliss Harvard Health Blog Like many people, I have a job that involves sitting in front of a…

Safe exercise: Know the warning signs of pushing too hard

Safe exercise: Know the warning signs of pushing too hard

Harvard Health Letters You know the expression about no pain, no gain. But pain and other symptoms during exercise are…

It’s Winter: Take Your Workout Outside

It’s Winter: Take Your Workout Outside

Frigid Chicago winters often make us cower inside, afraid of venturing outdoors, especially for exercising. But the truth is, the…

The Prevention Column

The Prevention Column

Getting Started When You Think It’s Too Late By Anthony Bonazzo A lot of Americans have an all-or-nothing mentality, especially when…

The Benefits of Kegels

The Benefits of Kegels

Is there really one exercise that can prevent pelvic floor disorders? By Emily O’Brien Kegel exercises. Popular for potentially being…

The Prevention Column

The Prevention Column

Fitness Tips for the Traveler By Anthony Bonazzo Just because you are traveling, doesn’t mean that your fitness routine needs…