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Building Better Bones

Even in our later years, we can strengthen our bones with the right targeted movements.

Rodney Yee on Yoga as a Way of Life

The prominent New York yoga teacher counsels us never to berate ourselves about our practice and to set aside time for asanas and exploration of different yoga traditions.

Take a Hike

Blissful moments in nature can be found just minutes away from home, if we know where to look.

Four Reasons to Break a Sweat

Pesticide, plastic phthalate, heavy metal and BPA chemicals efficiently exit our body when we perspire during a workout, sauna or sunny walk.

New Ways to Court Fitness

Two fresh new faces on tennis courts these days are pickleball, a fun mixture of tennis, squash and table tennis, and cardio tennis, honing skills amid high-intensity aerobic action.

Mastering Self-Defense

Effective self-defense comes when we move mindfully through environments and know how to safely redirect an opponent’s energy.

Run Fun

Spring is a fine time to lace up our running shoes and head for the road or trail; maybe even start training for a community race.

Hello Gyro

Gyrotonic exercise, the latest trend in fitness studios, uses special equipment to enable smooth, circular motions that make the body more fluid and supple.

Fit For Life

The human body is designed to wear well at least through age 70, and with the right exercise, diet and activities, we can push that number higher.

Body Sculpt with Kettlebells

Kettlebells are coming of age, delivering a speeded-up, full-body workout that burns as many calories as a six-minute mile.

Fitness 2017

Guidance from a personal trainer, clear goals and an ability to forgive our own slip-ups are key to staying on track with an exercise program.

Pilates Unbound

As Pilates expands its reach and creative potential, it goes beyond improving people’s posture to enhance coordination and self-confidence and reduce stress.

Walking Meditation

For those of us that want to meditate but can’t sit still, labyrinths provide an active way to get in touch with our innermost self.

Relax and Unwind

If even touching our toes is too much of a stretch, restorative yoga might be a good first move. It uses pillows, blocks and blankets to support the body in deeply healthful asanas.

Just Walk

The good news about walking keeps mounting: A brisk stroll reduces anxiety and depression, helps us think more clearly and fosters honest shared conversation.

Zen Golf

More golfers are turning to meditation, breathing and visualization to keep their minds focused and free of distraction.

Buff and Balanced

Yoga, with its long slow stretches and inner focus, complements and balances the physical iron-pumping and competitive culture of bodybuilding.

Facial Fitness

Crows’ feet and wrinkles need not mark the passage of years; just follow these easy DIY routines.

Millennials’ Take on Fitness

More attuned to fit muscles than fat rolls, millennials are remaking the exercise world with workouts that are intense, social and customizable.

Rolling for Fitness

Rollers that rub out muscle kinks are the latest fitness trend, offering self-massage relief to everyone from soccer players to stiffening seniors.

Gliding Across Snowscapes

It lacks the speed and intensity of downhill skiing, but that’s the charm of cross-country skiing for those that love quiet time in nature while losing weight and building muscle.

The Power of Conscious Dance

People are flocking to dance exercise workouts combining moving meditation and self-expression that has dancers glowing.

Airplane Yoga

With certain movements, we can avoid the stiffness, poor circulation and swollen feet that often accompany long plane flights.

Barre Your Way to Better Fitness

Imagine having a ballerina’s grace, strength and flexibility… that’s the potential of barre, which combines ballet, yoga and Pilates principles.

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