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Weekend Exercise May be As Good As Daily Workouts: Study

People who exercise mainly on the weekends may reap significant health and survival benefits, on par with people who work out more regularly, researchers said Monday. Currently, experts recommend 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week, or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise. But no consensus has been reached on just how often a person needs to exercise, and whether activities should be done daily or condensed into shorter periods. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine showed that people who pack all of…

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9 Types of Workouts That Are Going to Be a Rage in 2017

The workout trends in the world of fitness are changing every day with the growing craze for fitness routines that are challenging yet fun. People want workouts that not only work on their muscles and get them in shape but also are engaging and fun to do. We will be seeing some unique workouts in 2017 that cater to the demand of fitness enthusiasts and newbies alike. Aerial Yoga Aerial yoga is a form of yoga that combines traditional yoga and the fundamentals of acrobatics. It gives practitioners the room…

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Millennials Flock to High-Intensity Workouts – And Hip Pain Follows

Physical therapist Karena Wu couldn’t help notice a trend in patients visiting her New York City office this year. Many were under age 35, enjoyed strenuous workouts and were suffering immense hip pain.The millennials had pushed themselves in endurance races such as the Tough Mudder or weekly CrossFit and metabolic conditioning classes that placed wear and tear on their bodies, she said. And with little downtime between routines or adherence to proper form, they were putting the long-term health of their hips at risk. “A lot of millennials are doing…

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The Best Quick Workouts You Can Do in Just 60 Seconds

Photo: Getty Images We get it: Sometimes you just don’t have enough time in the day for a 60-minute spin class or lengthy session at the gym. The good news, though, is that you can still work up a sweat even if you’re traveling or having a crazed week at work. These super-quick moves from Alonzo Wilson, founder and director of training at Tone House in New York City, are designed to deliver maximum calorie burn in a short amount of time (think: less than a minute) so you can fit in a…

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Exercise is good for your brain, as long as you don’t skip too many workouts: study

A new study finds that taking time off from working out can put an end to exercise’s benefits on the brain.  (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi) Think it’s OK to take a week off from working out? Think again … if you even can. A study published last month in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience finds the benefits of exercise on the brain can fade after just 10 days. Previous studies have shown that exercise increases blood flow to the brain, which can create new neurons, increase volume in important places, and possibly…

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