‘More Than Physical Health’: Gym Helps 91-Year-Old Battle Isolation

‘More Than Physical Health’: Gym Helps 91-Year-Old Battle Isolation

Above photo: Art Ballard, 91, is a retired jeweler in Monrovia, California, who relies on a gym — which he…

Straight Talk on Planking

Straight Talk on Planking

The best exercise I do only takes a minute. Granted, it is often the longest and most grueling 60 seconds…

Step Up Your Health by Walking

Step Up Your Health by Walking

Spending too much time on your tush can lead to numerous health woes. But here’s an easy fix: After an…

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…

Gyrotonic: The Most Intelligent Workout You’ve Never Heard Of

Gyrotonic: The Most Intelligent Workout You’ve Never Heard Of

The activities we do every day — hunching over a phone screen, unloading groceries from the car, reaching for an…

Healthy Living for People with Disabilities

Healthy Living for People with Disabilities

Adaptive approaches help address high obesity rates While obesity is one of the biggest health concerns in many communities, people…

A Quick and Effective Workout is Possible

A Quick and Effective Workout is Possible

Boost your metabolism with high-intensity interval training Above photo Terrence Terrell, personal trainer. Photo by James Foster   Toby Fanning’s complacency peaked…

Food and Fitness After 50: Never Too Late to Start

Food and Fitness After 50: Never Too Late to Start

It seems that every week brings a new fad diet or a new missive telling you how to eat and…

The Beat Goes On

The Beat Goes On

Exercising your way to a healthier heart When it comes to taking care of your heart, you can’t underestimate the…

Small changes to upgrade your health

Small changes to upgrade your health

Here’s a secret: It’s easier to outsmart human nature than to overcome it. To do that, try these easy-to-adopt habits…

Customized Coaching

Customized Coaching

Personalized wellness plans target health and fitness By Megy Karydes Often, a doctor will dole out a recommendation to eat right and…

6 ways to find a fitness buddy

6 ways to find a fitness buddy

Like many other activities, exercising is generally more fun when done with a friend. And a study conducted at the…

The Danger of a Routine

The Danger of a Routine

The Danger of a Routine By Anthony Bonazzo When it comes to fitness, you often hear, “Well, it’s better to be…

Laugh-In: Laughter Yoga Creates Joy, Well-Being

Laugh-In: Laughter Yoga Creates Joy, Well-Being

By Megy Karydes Yoga is nothing to laugh about—or is it? While the health benefits of yoga and meditation are…

EatingWell: You can stick to your weight management goals

EatingWell: You can stick to your weight management goals

By EatingWell editors, EatingWell.com You’ve made the decision to take control of your weight, so congratulations! Now, take a few…

The Dangers of Home Exercise Equipment

The Dangers of Home Exercise Equipment

By Nancy Maes Earlier this year, Sen. Harry Reid was doing his regular strengthening routine at his home in Las…

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…

High Performers

Tech-savvy devices help with health and fitness By Megy Karydes Above photo courtesy of Athos Technology has the power to…

Combating Childhood Obesity Through Food

Combating Childhood Obesity Through Food

By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN, LDN Waistlines are expanding in the United States at every age. For the younger generation,…

Commit to Getting Fat: A Resolution Reboot

Commit to Getting Fat: A Resolution Reboot

By Anthony Bonazzo We’re into the second month of the New Year, and if your 2014 resolution to committing to…

Obesity

Obesity

The Little Known Truth About Being BIG By Alex Lubischer America’s obesity epidemic boils down to this: We do not…

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 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…

­­The Un-sexiest Disease in the Room

Why is the idea of improving our heart health so unattractive to us? The problem with cardiovascular disease is that…

Fitness Tips for Winter

With personal trainer, Anthony Bonazzo by Eve Becker Chicago’s freezing temps can make working out in winter more daunting and even dangerous.…

A Crash Course in Yoga

by Nancy Maes Suzanne Ko started yoga as an antidote. She was taking strength training and cardio-kick boxing classes. “My muscles…

Step-By-Step: Emily Randazzo’s Chicago Marathon Training Diary Part VI

Recap Over the last several weeks, we have been following 26-year-old Emily Randazzo as she trained for her first marathon.…

Step-by-Step: Emily Randazzo’s Chicago Marathon Training Diary Part V

The Final Push By Katie Morell The last few weeks have proved mighty busy (and a little painful) for Emily.…

Step-by-Step: Emily Randazzo’s Chicago Marathon Training Diary Part IV

Finding Serenity By Katie Morell With only a few weeks left before the race on Oct. 9, Emily ran her first…

Step-by-Step: Emily Randazzo’s Chicago Marathon Training Diary Part III

Training Nutrition By Katie Morell Last week, Emily was nervous about training while away in Kansas City, Kan., for her…

Step-by-Step: Emily Randazzo’s Chicago Marathon Training Diary Part II

Part II – Going the Distance By Katie Morell The last time we checked in with Emily, she was recovering from…

Step-by-Step: Emily Randazzo’s Chicago Marathon Training Diary

Welcome to our new “Step-by-Step” column. Every two weeks, we will check in with 26-year-old Emily Randazzo, a consultant and…