Move Well

Pickleball Nation!

You’ve probably at least heard of the sport called “pickleball,” an inviting amalgam of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. With its super easy-to-learn rules, it’s...

What’s With All the Cold Sprays?

With brand names such as Instant Ice, Biofreeze, and Zim’s Max Freeze, a wide array of so-called cold sprays can be found on pharmacy...

10,000 Steps a Day: Not Written in Stone

If you type the phrase “10,000 steps” into the Amazon.com search bar, about a half dozen book titles will come up with promises to help you take 10,000 steps...

When a Fat Wallet Is a Pain in the Butt

To prevent “fat wallet syndrome,” avoid tucking your wallet into a back pocket and sitting on it. The wallet can irritate the sciatic nerve in the buttock, either directly...

A Deep Dive into Water Yoga

Water yoga—also called aqua or aquatic yoga—is just what it sounds like: yoga done in waist- or chest-deep water, typically in a pool, while you focus on your breathing...

Get Moving with These Exercise Resources

Need guidance on how to start exercising—or motivation to get you back on track? Consult the free 124-page Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute...

Resting Heart Rate

What should my resting heart rate be? Adults generally have a resting heart rate that ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute. Your number will depend on a variety...

Rev Up Your Workouts with HIIT

Government guidelines recommend that each week most adults do at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise like brisk walking or fast dancing, or 75 minutes of...

Sit Less, Move More

If you made weight loss a New Year’s resolution (yet again), one way to be successful in the long run is to simply sit less and move more throughout...

Yoga: A Balm for the Brain

If you don’t already practice yoga, now may be an especially good time to lay out the mat and get started. In a search of the medical literature, we...

Is Exercise Okay If You Have a Cold?

Should I stop exercising if I have a cold? Not necessarily. Studies have found that it doesn’t matter whether people with colds exercise or rest—the duration and severity of the...

Exercise … for Eyes’ Sake

Cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are the three leading causes of vision loss in older adults in the U.S. Although each disorder has unique risk factors, growing...