Choose the Right Home Exercise EquipmentBuying fitness gear with the right bells and whistles can provide safer, more effective home workouts.
Not all exercise equipment is made equal. In fact, “Features can vary widely from one model to the next – even when they’re created by the same manufacturer,” says Gregory Florez, a spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and certified trainer based in Salt Lake City, Utah. No surprise, then, that some home fitness equipment is better suited for individuals with arthritis than others. To safeguard your joints and make your next workout more effective, use these simple guidelines when shopping for exercise machines, free weights and more.
Fitness Gadgets and TrackersSetting goals is a sure-fire way to improve fitness. Here are some high- and low-tech tools to monitor your workouts.
Research shows setting small fitness goals can be more effective than setting larger one. Try these fitness trackers as tools to help you reach fitness success.
9 Tips to Picking the Perfect GymAre you gym-wise? Learn how to find a fitness club that’s right for you.
Whether you’re just starting out, a Baby Boomer or overweight, joining a gym is an excellent way to get exercise. Use these tips to choose a fitness club that’s right for you.
Exercise Excuses and How to Get Over ThemWhat’s preventing you from exercising? Our experts explain how to overcome 10 common hurdles – from pain or exhaustion to boredom.
You’ve heard it before: Exercise is particularly vital for people with arthritis. It can increase flexibility, reduce pain and ease joint stiffness – not to mention trimming your weight and boosting your strength. Yet only 13 percent of men and 8 percent of women with osteoarthritis get the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week, according to a study published in 2011 in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism.
Overcoming Exercise Barriers From Pain to RainTry these solutions to keep your walking program on track.
If busy days, bad weather or achy joints interfere with your walking plan now and then, it’s no cause for concern. But if you constantly have excuses – or legitimate reasons – to skip your daily walk, you risk abandoning your exercise goals altogether, says Steve Gnatz, MD, medical director of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Loyola University Health System, in Maywood, Ill.