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!
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.
Gym Equipment Has More Germs Than a Toilet Seat—But Don’t Panic
We got to the bottom of the hype.
This Trick Can Help You Burn More Calories While Walking
Adding a little variation makes an afternoon walk much more effective.