April showers eventually bring May flowers, we know – but in the meantime, they can really put a damper on our exercise plans. "I was going to go for a walk, but it's raining, so…"
If you choose an activity that's fun, you're much more likely to stick with it.
I could list hundreds of reasons why it’s important to get some physical activity every day, but as a cardiologist, I can assure you that one reason is more important than all the others: your heart.
When it comes to stretching, most of us could learn a thing or two from cats. Just watch one flex its toes, arch its back and slowly stretch its spine to two or three times its normal length, and you can almost feel the relaxed, furry contentment.
It’s natural for osteoarthritis to slow you down a little as you get older. Just don’t let it stop you altogether.
This Sunday, we “spring forward” to daylight saving time. That means a little less sleep and a few more yawns on Monday.
The technique of breaking up moderate exercise with short intervals of more vigorous activity is known as high-intensity interval training.