Ask Well: How Often to Exercise


Q: Does it really matter if I work out three days in a row, rather than spreading my exercise through the week? A: It probably does matter. As Dr. Michael Joyner, a physiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., points out, exercise has long-lasting, cumulative effects on your health and fitness, but it also […]

Hope: The #1 Reason to Give


All her life, Vanessa has had issues with her knees. But, it never stopped her from being active, until one day her left knee swelled up like a balloon and Vanessa could barely walk. The swelling dissipated within a week and with no other symptoms, she didn’t worry that it was something more serious like […]

100 Very Cool Facts About The Human Body


The human body is an incredibly complex and intricate system, one that still baffles doctors and researchers on a regular basis despite thousands of years of medical knowledge. As a result, it shouldn’t be any surprise that even body parts and functions we deal with every day have bizarre or unexpected facts and explanations behind […]

Workouts Got You down? Time To Make A Change!


Are you training to hard, feeling warn-out and perhaps putting yourself at risk of injury or illness? I believe the vast majority of exercisers prefer the benefits of a healthy exercise program to the potential risks from working out to hard and to often. According to a recent study published in the Journal of the […]

Miserable: The Agony Of Workout Injuries


If you are a regular at the gym, fitness class, yoga studio, avid runner or walker, you have probably twisted an ankle or pulled a muscle at some point. Unfortunately, I’m all too familiar with knee, foot, ankle and shoulder injuries and more recently – an injured hamstring. Not only can injuries temporarily side-line you […]