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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.

By Lara DeSanto

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.

By K. Aleisha Fetters

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.

By Lara DeSanto

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.

By Diane Domina

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.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

How to Lose Weight: From Thyroid Patients Themselves

You’ve read about all of the fad diets, and maybe even gotten suggestions from your doctor. But hearing what works from those who are living the same hypothyroid life as you can be invaluable. These are the diets that worked for them.

By Mary Shomon

Don’t Fear Exercise With Ankylosing Spondylitis

Listen to your body, then do something that keeps you moving because you'll generally feel better when you move, versus feeling stiff and painful. Don't "push through" severe pain, but do know that exercise could help minimal pain.

By Stephanie Stephens

10 Best Exercises for Back Pain

As long as your doctor says it’s OK, doing these exercises for back pain may actually help relieve your symptoms — building core strength is the key.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

The Mood-Boosting Effects of Exercise for Bipolar Disorder

People who are more physically active throughout the day have more perceived energy and a more positive mood, especially those with bipolar disorder.

By Diane Domina