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Exercise is essential in maintaining optimal health. Learn more about workout plans, the benefits of exercise and staying in shape.

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9 Best Exercise Bikes to Stay Active Year-Round

You can stay fit year-round with indoor cycling. Here are the best exercise bikes, including spin and recumbent bikes, to use at home.

10 Best Small Treadmills for Your Home or Apartment

Get your steps in while staying safe at home with the best compact and foldable treadmill options that are geared...


8 Best Bike Shorts for Women

Learn what to look for when shopping for bike shorts, then follow this guide to choose the perfect pair for...


The 9 Best Home Rowing Machines at Every Price Point

Here's how to choose the best rowing machine for your fitness goals and budget.


Shin Splints: Why They Happen and How to Avoid Them

Do your shins ache? It may be shin splints. Here are the symptoms, treatments, and ways to prevent this painful...


These Gentle Exercises May Be the Key to a Longer Life, Say Experts

Exercises designed specifically for this purpose can help improve your range of motion, recover from injuries and even prevent nasty...

9 Ways ‘Trauma-Informed Exercise’ Is Different, Says an Abuse Survivor-Turned-Trainer

A lot of gym workouts are accompanied by pumping music, loud noises, tight spaces, shouting, and sometimes-harsh messaging about...


Weekend-Only Workouts Are Just as Effective as Daily Exercise, Says New Study

If you're working out to live longer, new research from the American Medical Association has found that being a...


Is “Fly Yoga” Worth It? Science Says It May Yield 6 Major Health Benefits

What's fly yoga? Taking your asanas to the air could be a major boost to strength training...


The 3 Best Flip-Flops for Walking, according to Podiatrists (Men’s & Women’s)

A podiatrist shares his top recommendations for the best flip-flops that will keep your feet comfy, cool, and stylish,...

I Exercised With an Under-Desk Treadmill—Here Are My Honest Thoughts

With a quiet motor and the ability to fold flat, the Goplus SuperFit under-desk treadmill will help you go...


Trapeze Classes Made Me the Fittest (and Happiest) I’ve Ever Been: I Tried It

The flying trapeze isn’t just for acrobats (or the Sex and the City gang). Learn how trapeze classes can offer what a...


Rob Lowe Gets Candid about Fatherhood, Fitness, and the Diet That’s Been a ‘Very Good Fi...

Rob Lowe sat down with The Healthy @Reader's Digest to talk about healthy eating, his...


4 Gentle Mobility Exercises a Trainer Says You Should Be Doing

Just five minutes a day of these mobility exercises could mean years of healthier movement (and lower risk of


I Tried Bala Bangles, the Internet’s Favorite Weights—Here Are My Honest Thoughts

Sometimes your workout just needs a little hands-free extra resistance. These weighted bracelets deliver in one- and two-pound increments.

Here’s How Long You Should Hold a Yoga Pose, Says a 50-Year Expert

A doctor of rehabilitation who's a devout yogi himself reveals the timespan his research has shown delivers you the greatest...


A Bone Health Doctor Just Listed the 12 Best Yoga Poses to Strengthen Bones

A doctor of rehabilitation and 50-year yogi says your yoga practice is doing way more than centering your mind...


Does Yoga Strengthen Your Bones? An Orthopedic Surgeon’s Answer Might Surprise You

Many weight-bearing workouts have been demonstrated as excellent for long-term bone health. So can yoga poses, like warrior and crow,...


The Best Foam Roller to Accelerate Your Recovery, according to Trainers

This trainer says foam rolling transformed his workout recovery. Here's the product he loves best—plus three tips on finding the...


The Best Gear for Working Out in Small Spaces—From a Personal Trainer

Not much space at home? You can still get an awesome workout in. A personal trainer suggests the best small...


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An Olympic Hopeful Runner Just Shared His Super Accessible Full-Body Workout

Whether you love to run or just want stronger bones and muscles to avoid life's wear-and-tear that can limit...


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The 3 Best “Smart” Treadmills for Your Home, From Certified Fitness Experts

A dedicated marathon runner and two seasoned fitness pros note that an exciting era for treadmills has arrived. Here are...


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A Trainer Designed This Simple Resistance Band Leg Workout to Give You “Killer” Results

Don't think a resistance band is enough to get you the lower-body results you're after? Whether you're looking to...

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Try This Trainer’s Full-Body Resistance Band Workout to Improve Your Body Shape and Strength

If your at-home workout routine could use some fresh inspo—with changes to your body you can feel—this resistance band workout...


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A Trainer Says These Adjustable Dumbbells Are Your “Best Investment”

The Bowflex SelectTech 552 adjustable dumbbells are a solid add to your home gym arsenal, says this trainer, nutritionist, and...


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A Trainer Says This Under-$30 Resistance Band Will Transform Your At-Home Workouts

Resistance band workouts saved this trainer's routine when the pandemic hit. Here's how he says a resistance band could bring...


Why This Podiatrist Loves Hoka Shoes for Foot Health

Spoiler: This doctor recommends Hoka walking shoes to patients...but they're also her go-to, everyday shoes.


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Shoveling Snow, Heart Attack, and Stroke: 3 Heart Doctors Share Their Insights on Staying Safe

Maybe you already know shoveling can lead to heart attack—but this cold-weather activity also increases the risk of


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It Takes Two: How To Motivate Your Partner To Exercise Together

Talk about #relationshipgoals! Psychology and fitness experts say encouraging your partner's wellness can be a powerful way to show your...