Category Archive : Fitness

Our chairs seem to be the new lean-mean killer machines. And the money we spent buying running shoes, the new gym clothes and the determination to lay off those pounds are all worthy goals. But then again, we live in an age of fads. When one sizzles out, ten new are already making their way across social media.

When you are struggling with your mental health, getting active may be one of the last things you feel like doing. But, if you can muster the energy, evidence shows that exercise has a powerfully beneficial effect. One study last year, published in the medical journal Jama Psychiatry, found that physical activity is an effective…

At Exercise Coach in Southlake, the workouts are short but tough. The owner claims you only need 20 minutes to get a full-body workout. “The machine measures a client’s ability to exert force,” Mike Sims said. “It stores that information. then the next time the client gets onto the machine the trainer enters a client’s…

CAN you touch your toes or do you find your fingers reach only as far as your knees? Flexibility declines sharply with age and the natural suppleness of youth will quickly disappear if efforts aren’t made to preserve it. The effects can be profound — as we move less freely, the risk of injury rises…

Prior studies have shown that abdominal obesity is an important risk factor for having a first heart attack. But until now, the association between abdominal obesity and the risk of a subsequent heart attack or stroke was unknown. The research, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, followed more than 22,000 patients after their…