Research shows that moderate swimming can reduce the inflammation and relieve joint pain of arthritis, a common problem in people with Crohn’s. If you have Crohn’s disease, exercising may be the furthest thing from your mind. But its effects can be far-reaching — and getting wet may be just what the doctor ordered. “Exercise is important for all people, including those with Crohn’s disease,” … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Swimming if You Have Crohn’s
There’s no shortage of diets on the market for you to choose from — there’s truly something for every taste and budget. Then why are so many people still trying to lose weight? Because diets work… until they don’t. But that doesn’t mean you have to throw in your fork and give up. Read the full article on OpenFit.com … [Read more...] about What’s the Best Way to Lose Weight?
One study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that runners — regardless of distance or duration of a run — lived longer than those who didn’t run at all. Running is good for your health, especially for sedentary beginners. “In our studies, the risk of dying from heart disease was 45 percent lower for runners,” says fitness expert Joan Pagano, veteran marathoner … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Make Running Easier (Even for Beginners)
Keep in mind, everyone’s tolerance level for colds and sniffles varies — one person feels like he can sustain a normal workout routine, while another feels too draggy to even consider it. But even if you fall into the latter category, you might still want to find the wherewithal to hit the gym — just be sure to clean the gym machines when you’re done with them. “Studies show that exercise is … [Read more...] about Should You Work Out With a Cold?
“Exercising at home is effective, comfortable, and economical,” says fitness expert and certified personal trainer, Joan Pagano, author of Strength Training Exercises for Women. Hey, she should know! She conducts the bulk of her training in her clients’ space-challenged Manhattan apartments. 6 Quiet Exercises That Won’t Disturb Your Neighbors Experiment with some of Pagano’s favorite, low-key … [Read more...] about 5 Quiet Exercises You Can Do in Your Apartment
It’s no wonder bookstore shelves are overflowing with diet guides promising to help you drop a dress size—or four. Nearly three-quarters of American... Read the full article Family Circle. … [Read more...] about Losing It: Family Circle Diet Challenge
It happens. You’re going strong with your exercise program, and then, one day, your energy wanes. It’s a sniffle, or perhaps something more... Read the full article on WEIGHT WATCHERS. … [Read more...] about Exercising When Not Feeling Well: Does Activity Help or Hurt?
Let me guess. You've tried it all; multiple diets, signing up to the gym and even fasting. However, nothing seems to be working, and yet your friends seem to have fat melt off them with a plan that just doesn't work for you. The answer: genes. Just like genes can influence a person’s eye and hair color, they may also influence how easily a person can lose or gain weight. As irritating as this is, … [Read more...] about The Secret to Your Weight Loss Might be Hidden in Your DNA
The growth of obesity in America is expanding as fast as our waistlines: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of American adults are obese. That means that roughly 36 percent of the population has a body mass index (BMI) over 30, putting them at risk for heart disease, stroke, type-2 diabetes and various cancers. As if that isn't bad enough, an obese … [Read more...] about The key to weight loss may be right in the palm of your hand
“Morning workouts let you take care of your body first, before getting distracted by the events of the day,” says ACSM certified exercise physiologist, Joan Pagano.“It’s not an indulgence; it’s the practice of self-care.” Here’s how to plan for a morning workout you’ll never want to miss. Read the full article on OpenFit.com … [Read more...] about 11 Simple Morning Workout Hacks