Gyrotonic exercise, the latest trend in fitness studios, uses special equipment to enable smooth, circular motions that make the body more fluid and supple.
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.
Kettlebells are coming of age, delivering a speeded-up, full-body workout that burns as many calories as a six-minute mile.
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.
As Pilates expands its reach and creative potential, it goes beyond improving people’s posture to enhance coordination and self-confidence and reduce stress.
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.
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.
The good news about walking keeps mounting: A brisk stroll reduces anxiety and depression, helps us think more clearly and fosters honest shared conversation.
More golfers are turning to meditation, breathing and visualization to keep their minds focused and free of distraction.
Yoga, with its long slow stretches and inner focus, complements and balances the physical iron-pumping and competitive culture of bodybuilding.