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Staying Fit During Chemo: A New Reason to Get Active With Cancer

Dealing with cancer can cause your mood to plummet. And when your body is already pumped with cancer drugs, you may want an alternative to popping a pill to get through the anxiety and depression—especially if you’re older.

Women running on treadmills at the gym.

Got Period Pain? This Healthy Habit May Help

Even though your cramps may make you want to curl into a ball and stay far, far away from jogging shoes, this new study recommends you lace up and get moving.

Three happy friends exercising together.

How Many Steps Should You Walk Each Day?

10,000 may not be the magic number after all, according to new research.

Woman sitting on the stairs listening to music after her run.

The Magic of 20 Minutes of Exercise

We’ve got some especially good news if you’re stuck in a chair all day for work (or if you just really, really like TV).

Man meditating at his desk at work.

Do Workplace Wellness Programs Really Work?

If your employer is pushing you to eat better and exercise more, you’re not alone — workplace wellness programs are hugely popular these days. But a new study aimed to determine whether they’re actually worthwhile.

Women stretching in exercise class.

5 Best Exercises for Joint Pain

Joint pain can get in the way of people with rheumatologic conditions being able to move around and live normally. The simple exercises described by physical therapists here can be the key to getting relief – and back in the game.

Kettlebell workout.

Want to Try HIIT Workouts? Read This First

HIIT workouts are tempting due to their reputation for being a quick way to see big gains — but before you start, it’s important to understand injury risk.

Sitting man stretching

Get Out of Your Chair for Just 30 Minutes and You May Live Longer

Physically inactive adults who replace 30 minutes of sitting each day with physical activity showed a nearly 50 percent reduction in premature death risk.

Young woman working out with a fitness instructor.

Is Your Fitness Instructor Inspiring You?

Your instructor wields some hefty power with the words he or she delivers to motivate you. Find out how instructor’s comments can impact your self-esteem.

Starting new exercise program.

10 Tips to Help Kickstart Fitness With Crohn's

Struggling to get motivated? Here’s how to get moving when you’re living with Crohn's.