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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...


5 Gentle Exercises That Are Best-Kept Secrets for a Flatter Belly

We pinky-swear: they're really gentle, and they really work! Physical therapy doctors (and one world champion powerlifter) promise some of the most...

Mental Health and Fitness: A Formerly Overweight Trainer’s #1 Non-Weight-Loss Reason to Exercise

This Washington, D.C. trainer was once out of work and overweight. Today, he says, "not every day in the


Here’s How Exercise Reduces Stress: The 9 Best Moves That Brighten Your Mood

Lady Gaga's personal trainer, along with a heart doctor who specializes in stress research, list their most recommended exercises to...


The Best Exercises for Your Liver, According to a Liver Doctor

Hepatology doctors say exercise has the potential to help repair a liver that's been overburdened. A personal trainer lists the moves...


Here’s How Much Exercise You Need to Counteract Sitting All Day, Says Study

Glued to your desk all day? We can relate. Studies show that just this much movement can help keep your...

8 Common Workout Mistakes You Might Be Making

Fitness pros who work with lots of clients say these common workout mistakes can be your first clues that you're...


Epidemiologists’ Top 12 Gym Hygiene Rules Since the Pandemic

Gyms are prime territory for germs to spread, and not all post-COVID gym hygiene practices actually help prevent germs.


One Major Effect Walking Has on Your Dementia Risk, Says Research

A recent study confirms that a daily walk outside can do your brain a whole lot of good.


Love to Walk or Run Outside? 6 Tools to Help You Stay Safe

The end of daylight savings time means more dark hours, but that doesn't have to mean your running days...


A Combat Expert’s 11 Self-Defense Moves Every Woman Who Exercises Outdoors Should Know

Practical tips for outdoor exercise safety to make yourself a challenging target, from a 20-year defensive combat specialist.

The 5 Best Yoga Poses for a Healthier Gut, from a Registered Yoga Teacher

Whether you're a little bound up or just want a more harmonious belly, we're loving this yoga instructor's advice on...


6 Major Benefits of Doing Yoga Every Day, from Experts

Registered yoga teachers, doctors, and mental health professionals share their takes on the powerful health advantages of stepping onto...


Here’s How Long You Need to Walk to Lower Your Blood Sugar, New Research Finds

Sports medicine researchers suggest a short stroll can have a big impact on your blood sugar health.


Here’s How Much Exercise You Need to Keep Your Brain Sharp, a Recent Study Says

New research suggests that varied types of exercise—from aerobic workouts to simple stretching—can all positively benefit an aging brain.


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...