Even if your job depends on sitting for hours on end at a computer, try to figure out a way to take breaks and get movement regularly throughout the day. Read the full story
Have you started to notice that your muscles are slowly disappearing? What is happening? Where are they going? Read the full story
Are you hoping to eat healthier in 2019? Enter The Anniston Star's contest for a chance to win a grocery cart makeover. Fitness columnist Ann Angell and registered dietitian Louise Lockridge will go grocery shopping with you and advise you on how to choose foods for better health.
Here we go again. 2019 has already arrived. Are you finding yourself with a little extra fluff around the waistline? Are you also finding yourself without the motivation to do anything about it?
Did you know that the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) has been around for well over 160 years and is one of the largest nonprofits in the USA? (Surprised?)
So, you got motivated and you went to work out for the first time in a long time. You were gung-ho, excited and just barely survived it, but when it was over you thought, “I’ve still got it!”
As someone who has taught fitness classes since I was 25 (and I’m now 59), I wished an older, wiser athlete had taken me aside when I was 30 and given me the fitness advice that I am slowly learning and would like to tell the young’uns today.
One of the not-so-wonderful things that can happen to us as we age (face it, there is a long list) is brittle bones or weakening of the bones. This is called osteoporosis.
Happy Father’s Day to all our dads out there. What would we do without our dads? Who would we borrow money from, or get to fix that running toilet?
If you are a fitness class junkie, you have probably already seen how the trend toward pre-choreographed classes has really grown over the last 20 years. (Choreographed, that is, by someone other than yourself.)
If you are already fitness-minded, you probably know there are several different ways to monitor your heart rate (HR, ie., the number of times your heart beats per minute) during your fitness activity of choice.
My fitness column today has nothing to do with physical fitness, but with mental fitness. It is based on observations from 30-plus years in the fitness industry.
The other day, I was shopping at a local grocery store when I saw a man with the biggest protruding belly I had ever seen. His arms, legs and the rest of his body looked normal-sized for his height, but his belly protruded out as far as a full-term mom carrying six babies.