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Below, discover the best women’s health and fitness articles and tips from Women’s Health:
How To Be Fit Over 40
Numerous studies have shown a progressive decline in a woman’s physical fitness with increasing age. This decline is attributed to a slow loss of muscle mass and to a reduced daily physical activity level.
The Fit Traveler
The following exercises will help ward off tight, sore muscles during a long day of driving or flying. These exercises can be done while sitting in your car or an airline seat-just remember, if you’re driving be sure to stay focused on the road and leave the more complicated exercises for your next pit stop.
Yoga’s Benefits for Osteoporosis
Yoga; you love it for its centering capabilities, stress reduction, and the mild workout. But did you also know that yoga can also be an effective treatment for osteoporosis?
5 Ways Strength Training Boosts Female Power and Confidence
About a year ago, I made a change in my regular exercise routine. I’m now convinced it was the best change I’ve made since I started yoga in my later twenties.
Good News – Every Bit Counts When it Comes To Exercise!
According to a study published early this year in JAMA Internal Medicine those who work out only once or twice per week still reap significant health benefits!
Your Brain On Yoga
Yoga’s physical health benefits are well-studied. Different forms of yoga can be practiced depending on the practitioner’s goals; ashtanga yoga will raise your heart rate for a good cardio workout, hatha yoga will provide a deep stretch for all the body’s muscular systems and kundalini yoga can help support your mindfulness practices.
How Can A HIIT Help You Get Fit?
HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. A hot fitness trend for some years now, the technique has so many proven benefits that you’ll likely want to make it part of your own regular workout routine.
Bicycling Tips For Women
Bicycling is one of the most rewarding ways to get fit while having fun. Whether you’re new to biking or have been riding since you were a kid, there are several points to consider to help make your biking experience more comfortable and safe.
Exercise At Work With A Chair
For most people, exercise equipment means treadmills, weights, or a yoga mat. Did you ever consider your basic work chair to be another way you can include some exercise into your day?
5 Myths About Why You’re Not Losing Weight
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than a third of adults in the United States — 35.1% — are obese.
Prenatal Fitness Tips
Do you have any suggestions for what types of exercise are safe during pregnancy?
Little Ways to Lose Weight
The latest and probably one of the most common sense ways to get fit and lose excess body fat is by making painless additions of exercise to your day, combined with small diet modifications.
How To Be Fiscally Fit
Having worked in the health and fitness industry for over five years I’ve heard all the excuses for why people don’t exercise.
Be Careful Not To Overtrain
Jackie just started a fitness program a few months ago and says she feels terrible! She aches all the time and her energy level is zero. She thought that the more she exercised (she’s doing 7 days a week for an hour or more a day) the better she’d feel and look. But something is wrong.