Fitness & Exercise Topics


Activities to Avoid After Knee Replacement

If you've recently had a knee replacement, avoid these overly strenuous or high-impact activities that can increase your risk of knee failure.

By Laird Harrison

Can Cycling Prevent Heart Disease?

Biking—for pleasure or to get around town—is good for your heart, according to new research.

By HealthAfter50

Little Dab of Exercise May Do It for Inflammation

Even a small dose of exercise, such as brisk walking, may help prevent serious illness by stimulating the immune system and suppressing inflammation.

By Pete Kelly

Why a Brisk Walk Is Good for Diabetes Control

It may seem simple, but putting one foot in front of the other may lower your risk of diabetes or help you control the disease.

By Tim Gower

How to Turn a Walk Into a Workout

Research has consistently shown that walking can improve most people’s cardiovascular health, even late in life. Here’s how to get the maximum benefit.

By HealthAfter50

10 Health Benefits of Tai Chi

Tai chi’s gentle, fluid movements make it ideal for people who want the benefits of exercise without joint strain or jarring impacts.

By HealthAfter50

Two Resistance Exercises to Try

These moves will build muscle strength, which is important if you have diabetes.

By HealthAfter50

9 Ways to Build Muscle Strength

Here’s how to get a good workout without getting hurt.

By HealthAfter50

Water Workouts: A Smart Move for Joint Pain

There’s a kinder, gentler way to improve cardiovascular and muscular strength: Water-based workouts are among the best exercise programs for older adults.

By HealthAfter50

Exercising and COPD: Why It's Essential

While exercise does not directly improve lung function, it helps build your endurance level and improves how well your body uses oxygen.

By HealthAfter50