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Sit All Day? An Hour of Exercise Can Cancel Out the Health Risks

Sit All Day? An Hour of Exercise Can Cancel Out the Health Risks

A new study offers some reassuring news for anyone stuck at a desk from 9 to 5. Sitting for eight hours a day doesn’t seem to raise your risk for dying early, according to a new analysis of previous studies—but only if you get at least an hour of exercise daily. The results, published this week in the Lancet, may be reassuring for people stuck behind a desk all day, say health experts, but it should also serve as an important...
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What You Can Do in Your 20s and 30s to Prevent Physical Decline in Your 50s and 60s

What You Can Do in Your 20s and 30s to Prevent Physical Decline in Your 50s and 60s

Exercising regularly now may work wonders later, researchers say. Think you’re too young to worry about getting old? You may have less time than you think: According to a new study, physical decline begins earlier in life than doctors typically detect it—often when people are in their 50s. And even if you’re not there yet, the authors say, it’s important to take steps while you’re still young and healthy to ensure you stay that way as long as possible. Researchers...
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These Fitness Studios Let You Take a Class for Free

These Fitness Studios Let You Take a Class for Free

If you love to work out, you probably already know that the group fitness scene has been on the rise in recent years. With so many new classes cropping up—from spin to barre to yoga—studios like SoulCycle and PureBarre have become incredibly popular and developed cult followings. Unfortunately, many of these classes are also expensive, and can cost upwards of $40 per session (yikes). The good news: For those of us who want a challenging workout without penny-pinching until our next paycheck, there are still studios, gyms, and retailers that...
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6 Ways to Burn More Calories During the Day

If you’re looking to burn more calories during the day, there are so many more options than fidgeting or working out at your desk. Watch this video for a few small tweaks that you can make that will give your calorie burn a step-up throughout the day and help the pounds melt off. Get creative by using your phone to remind you to move or make your bedroom cooler—your waistline will thank you. Don’t have time to watch the full video? Read the transcript:...
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Scientifically Proven Way to Squat – Fitness Workout

Scientifically Proven Way to Squat – Fitness Workout

It’s a tried-and-true move for a reason: It hits the spot when you’re looking for a workout to quite literally kick your butt. We’re talking about the functional, no-frills squat. The multi-joint move works your glutes and quads and can strengthen your hamstrings, too. But there’s just one problem—most people are doing it wrong. For starters, squatting down far enough (aka scoring good squat depth) is key. “If you don’t get a lot of hip flexion during the squat, you won’t use your...
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5 Common Problems in First Year of Marriage

5 Common Problems in First Year of Marriage

As much work as you may have put into planning the perfect wedding, the real effort to making a marriage last starts the day after you say “I do.” Marriage is a huge, exciting life transition, but along with newlywed bliss, comes a set of new challenges as well. So before you tie the knot, we’re breaking down the most common issues and fights just-married couples face. This way, you and your fiancé will know how to work through these...
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