With age, comes changing health goals: For Cindy Crawford, this means working out like a normal person, less like someone whose job it is to burn off more calories than she eats in perpetuity. The supermodel, mom, and new spokesperson for Propel Zero enhanced water confesses that now, she seeks a fitness regimen that energizes her, instead of “killing herself” at the gym More
You’ve heard all the bad jokes about elderly people sloshing around in the pool wearing kiddie-like flotation devices. News flash: Aqua aerobics isn’t just for octogenarians and septuagenarians. Turns out, folks in their 30s and 40s are doing these very same exercises on a regular basis as their primary workouts.
Water aerobics, waterobics, or aqua aerobics is defined as the performance of aerobic exercise in shallow water such as a swimming pool. Also known as AquaFit, it’s a type of resistance training. In addition to the standard benefits of any exercise, the use of water in water aerobics supports the body and greatly reduces the risk of muscle or joint injury.
When I’m in the middle of cardio hour, I’m a hot mess. (And if you’re not, then you’re not working hard enough, and you should hand over your treadmill to someone who will.) I’m breathing hard, sweating hard, and I’m just one incline level away from flying off my treadmill; I need my personal space. So when someone saunters up to the machine next to mine and starts punching at its buttons, we have ourselves a situation. More
Cheerleaders are known for being blonde, busty, and super fit — but not all of those things are genetic. It takes hard work to do all those jumps and kicks (not to mention look good in a crop-top outfit), which is why tons of non-pom pom toting woman are paying top dollar for workouts that are based on cheer at Philadelphia’s Lithe Method studio. Invented by Lauren Boggi, a former U.S.C. cheerleader, the Lithe Method pairs dance moves, cardio, and resistance-sculpting, giving a much higher-impact workout than popular dance-based workout classes like Barre and Physique 57.
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Marathoners may have slightly scrawny builds, but it may turn out that their brains are bigger than ever; a new report from the University of Pittsburgh and other institutions claims that aerobic exercise may actually increase the size of your brain.
The mass gains come in the hippocampus, the slice of your grey matter that controls memory and spatial navigation. Normally, the hippocampus shrinks over time. With effort — in the case of this study, walking for 40 minutes three times per week — resulted in a mass brain gain of roughly 2%. The control group that just stretched and lifted weights? They experienced a decrease in the hippocampus of nearly 1.5%. More
We admit it: We’re suckers for sleek, minimal packaging. But we’re not big enough suckers to pay $100 for eight ounces of body lotion. Particularly one that’s targeted at our cellulite, which — as much as we hate it — is in places on our body that (almost) no one ever sees. The moisturizer contains DMAE, an ingredient that’s supposed to reduce the look of loose, cottage-cheese skin. But so do plenty of other lotions that don’t cost $95. (Also, we’re very skeptical of anti-cellulite products in general. There is such a thing as too good to be true.)
At your gym, there are probably rows and rows of fitness balls. But why should the benefits of the ball be confined to the studio? Imagine the abs you’d have if you spent some downtime in front of the TV on the ball rather than on the couch. You could also swap your fitness ball with your office chair and get improved stability and core strength.
The BodySport Studio Session Fitness Ball is an exercise accessory that you’ll actually use at home (unlike that Ab Roller that’s collecting dust under your bed). At the very least, it’ll make visitors to your home think that you’re a total fitness junkie. And you can buy it directly from us and our partners at OpenSky for just $17. More
It’s time to start paying for the Labor Day hamburger (or three) that you had. Get your rear in gear with this cardio-yoga hybrid workout from Exercise TV. More
If you’re one of those women whose workouts consists of an hour or more on the treadmill, you might think that cardio is a surefire way to lose weight. It helps you lose weight while you continue to run daily, … More
Have you heard of Kangoo Jumps? They’re bouncy moon shoes that you wear while you work out to reduce the impact on your joints and burn more calories. Apparently, they increase your core strength and improve balance and coordination. They … More
Well, BOOTYCamp! is finally over. And I miss everything about it (except seeing 5:30 a.m.): The workouts, the team spirit, the sweat, the challenges, the outdoors, the running, the perseverance, and the encouragement from Lacey Stone and Annie Galovich, our … More