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Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.

Toning Shoes: Do They Really Work?


New fitness products and programs appear every day, from diet and exercise plans to pills and workout gadgets. Endorsed by celebrities, they win consumers over with their promises of fast and dramatic results. Companies publish testimonials from people who swear by the latest craze. Some of these programs are successful, but they usually involve healthy […]

The Connection Between Fitness and Longevity: The Science of Staying Young


One of the secrets of staying young and healthy is being physically fit. Fitness for longevity is about engaging in cardiovascular exercise, not about maintaining a specific weight. You can increase your longevity just by improving your level of physical activity and fitness. In fact, vigorous exercise three times a week can make you nine […]

How Does Aerobic Capacity Change With Age?


Aerobic capacity refers to your body’s maximal ability to do exercise. It’s a measure of how well your heart functions and how efficiently your blood extracts oxygen from the lungs to transport to cells that need it. Aerobic capacity is measured in the laboratory by having a person do progressively more intense exercise while measuring […]