Condition Spotlight

What does it mean to be fit? Finding a discrete definition is somewhat difficult. According to the dictionary, fitness means: “the quality or state of being fit.” (The definition of “fit” is: “sound physically and mentally.”) If you find those words somewhat vague, you’re not alone.

And that’s sort of the point, according to exercise experts. Fitness doesn’t have to mean that you’re an ultra-marathoner or that you can perform one pull-up or one hundred. Fitness can mean different things for different people.

But one thing is certain there is a relationship between fitness and healthy!

Is Weight Lifting Good for your Heart?

Much of the research on strength training has focused on bone health, physical function and quality of life in older adults. When it comes to reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease, most people think of Read More

What is the best time to exercise?

Dose it matter if we exercise in the morning or at night? Recent research has found that the effect of exercise may differ depending on the time of day it is performed. The research helps Read More

Harvesting the Microbiome of Athletes

Elite athletes work hard to excel in sports, but they may also get a natural edge from the bacteria that inhabit their digestive tracts. Scientists have now tapped into the microbiome of exceptional runners and Read More

Regular Walking Regimen Can Improve Heart Health

Heart disease, the leading cause of death in America, can be combatted by implementing a simple walking regimen. Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York found that moderately intensive walking improves cardiovascular risk Read More

The Exercise Cure

Visit Sally Dick, a naturopath and physician in Windber, Pennsylvania, and you’re more likely to get a prescription for exercise than one for a pill. She’s among a maverick group of physicians who not only Read More

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Fitness is the condition of being physically fit and healthy and involves attributes that include, but are not limited to mental acuity, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, and flexibility.

Every week seems to bring the latest health fad, the must-try diet, and the gizmo that promises to shed inches off your waistline. There’s no denying that leading a healthy lifestyle is beneficial for many reasons, but it can often be hard to ensure the plan or diet you’re following is one that truly has your best interests at heart.

Starting a fitness program may be one of the best things you can do for your health. After all, physical activity can reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve your balance and coordination, help you lose weight, and even boost your self-esteem. And you can reap these benefits regardless of your age, sex or physical ability.