Fitness & Exercise

8 Things Healthy People Do Every Day

Small changes for all 365 days of the new year.

What Your Daughter Hears When You Criticize Your Body

It’s not always pretty. Here’s why we all need to think before we speak.

Secret Perks of Every Workout

Fitness: Maybe you don’t need another reason to hit the gym, but if you do... Did you know that exercising three times a week can lower your chance of depression? And that getting the recommended 150 minutes of weekly activity (even just energetic walking) can cut your risk of heart disease by 25 percent? We’ve gathered research on the lesser-known payoffs of all types of workouts so you can pat yourself on the back for the perks that you didn’t realize you were getting—or tweak your regimen to reap extra rewards!

8 Small Steps Toward a Healthy Lifestyle

Think little alterations to your lifestyle won’t get you anywhere? Think again.

7 Scientifically-Backed Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Your metabolism keeps your heart beating, your blood flowing, your brain thinking, and your muscles moving. Is it any wonder it doesn’t want to be rushed? Here’s the skinny on how you might be able to speed it up—in spite of itself.

4 Scientific Ways to Make Your Workout Fun

Yes, it’s possible to make exercise feel less like a chore—here’s how.

How to Be More Flexible

These simple moves will help you breathe deep, stand tall, and loosen up all over. You haven’t felt this good since you were doing cartwheels in the backyard.