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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 […]

Do Exercise Machines Really Measure Calories Burned Accurately?


When you exercise, it’s natural to want to know how many calories you’re blasting as you sweat away on the elliptical machine or treadmill. Most exercise machines have a read-out that tells you how many calories you’ve burned exercising, but are they accurate? Calories Burned Exercising: Are Exercise Machine Readouts Accurate? To get a relatively […]