Are you ready to start getting fit but want to know whether it’s better to run/walk on a treadmill or outside?
Health and fitness are topics that many people know about, but don’t always apply to their lives on a daily basis.
If you exercise outside, you need to know the symptoms of heat stroke.
Whether or not you feel like you are healthy at the moment, here are some tips to stay healthy or get healthy over winter break.
I’m really struggling with my weight, and I feel like I’m running out of options. I’ve tried a bunch of different diets and a bunch of different workout regimens, but nothing seems to work. Lately, I’ve been thinking about trying out diet pills. My friends say that’s a bad idea, but at this point, I’m ready to try anything. Experts, what can I do? Is weight loss just impossible for me?
I have a friend from my hometown who, in my opinion, is really ruining his life. When we were in high school, we were both athletes. Neither of us is now, but I still love to get a lot of exercise and take part in physical activities. I still work out, and I still eat right. My friend… well, not so much.
He eats terribly, never works out, and drinks more than I’ve ever seen anyone else drink. And it’s making him fat. I don’t want to sound shallow – I really don’t care what my friend looks like. I’m worried about his health! He says he’s just getting older, and that “my metabolism will slow down, too.” What can I do to show him that what he puts in his body matters?
If you ask my parents, I don’t get outdoors enough. When I’m at home, they say I need to get off the computer (I’m a gamer) and go outside. They assume I have the same habits at school, even though I try to tell them I don’t.
But maybe I do, because my friends tease me (in a friendly way) about the same stuff. I have a pretty good social life, I think, but I mostly stick to other peoples’ dorm rooms. And it’s true enough that I don’t go outside and exercise or play sports. I’m not antisocial, but maybe I should be better about getting outside in the sun, just for health reasons and stuff. Experts, I know I should go outside, but how important is it, really? And if it is important, how can I make myself get out there more?
Alright, I’ve got to get my body moving. All this classwork and studying is making me feel really sedentary, and I don’t want to turn into a couch potato! I’m not huge on intramural sports or running, although I do appreciate basic exercise and just moving in general. I’d like to try out a few different options. I’m really open to quirky and creative things, too! I just feel like I’m blanking on an idea. Where can I start exploring?
Stair climbers are great for workouts – not only are they a great cardio exercise, but they also build leg muscle.
A new finding by SMU scientists led by physiologist Lindsay Ludlow has found that standardized equations that were previously used to predict how many calories were burned while walking were incorrect.