Get Moving

Stretch and Flex

Simple Exercises to Make You Limber
Stretching is an easy thing you can do to improve your health, yet it's often the most neglected part of people's fitness regimens. Stretching can reduce your injury risk and help you become more limber, regardless of your age and physical condition.
When Exercising, Don't Skip Stretching
While it's true that stretching won't strengthen your heart or flatten your stomach, it can help you reach those goals more efficiently.
10 Good Reasons to Try Yoga
Regardless of which type you choose, yoga is an excellent way to stretch and strengthen your body, focus your mind and relax your spirit.
Stretches for Your Lower Legs
Stretching can keep your lower legs limber and your joints pain free.
Tai Chi: Exercise for Mind and Body
Tai chi is called a mind-body type of exercise because it combines meditation, focused breathing, and physical movement. Because it’s also a low-impact exercise, it may be particularly well suited for older adults, but it’s a beneficial exercise for people of all ages.

Build Endurance and Strength

Strength Training Myths
Taking time each week to build your strength can help you live a more healthy and independent life. Read on to dispel myths and to get the facts about strength training.
Conditioning Strategies for Peak Athletic Performance
Invest some time at the gym to get your muscles in peak condition.
Pilates: A Core Conditioning Program
Pilates is a conditioning program that strengthens the joints and muscles used in everyday actions such as walking, sitting, twisting, bending and lifting.
Exercise Ideas for Older Adults
Finding ways to get exercise as you get older is a smart and easy way to stay fit and improve your health.

Walk

Jog or Walk? Both Boost Your Health
Walking is easier on your joints, but jogging burns calories more quickly.
Street Smarts: How to Protect Yourself When Walking
Walking alone on the street—especially as a woman carrying a purse—can still be a dangerous thing to do. You can take a few easy steps to minimize your risk when walking on the street, whether it’s at night or any other time. Here are some tips.
Rev Up Your Walking Workout
To make walking something you can look forward to each day, add the ingredients that appeal to you personally.
How to Be a Happy Camper -- or Hiker
Whether you're a first-time hiker out for an easy walk in the woods or an expert camping in the wilderness, think about safety before you head outdoors.
Walking Works for Everyone
Walking is easy because you can do it almost anywhere and at any time. It also offers a range of health benefits.

Run and Jog

Jog or Walk? Both Boost Your Health
Walking is easier on your joints, but jogging burns calories more quickly.
Ready, Set, Run!
It may not be as trendy as Pilates or power yoga, but running still delivers a great fat-burning, stress-reducing aerobic workout.
Is It Too Hot To Trot?
If you're not careful, you could wind up with a case of heat exhaustion just as easily as the couch potato next door, no matter how fit you might be.
How to Avoid Common Running Injuries
Knowing about common injuries and how to prevent them can keep you on track toward achieving your fitness goals.
Follow the Road to Safety
Exercising outdoors can be fun and enjoyable, but you should keep personal safety in mind before you head out the door.
Is Barefoot Running Better?
Research suggests that a thin-soled sneaker—or no shoe at all—may give runners the best injury protection.

Try Something New

Get in the Swim
Besides providing a good workout for your heart and lungs, water offers constant, gentle pressure on every part of the body, which, in turn, helps improve circulation from the outside in, eases joint and back pain, and increases flexibility and range of motion.
Biking Your Way to Better Health
Riding a bicycle can be an excellent fitness activity. Cyclists can burn 400 to 700 calories an hour when they're pedaling at a good pace.
Swing’s the Thing
Dance and fitness instructors say swing dancing or swing aerobics can elevate your heart rate quickly.
Take a Lap With Indoor Cycling
In indoor cycling workouts (also known as spinning classes), participants ride stationary bicycles specially designed to mimic outdoor bikes.
Make a Splash with a Water Workout
Although many people enjoy water aerobics classes, you don't have to be in a group to work out.
Dancing Is the Star
Besides being fun, dance offers a range of benefits—physical, mental, and social—that other activities can't match.
Tai Chi: Exercise for Mind and Body
Tai chi is called a mind-body type of exercise because it combines meditation, focused breathing, and physical movement. Because it’s also a low-impact exercise, it may be particularly well suited for older adults, but it’s a beneficial exercise for people of all ages.
Exercise Ideas for Older Adults
Finding ways to get exercise as you get older is a smart and easy way to stay fit and improve your health.
Move to the Music: Dancing as Exercise
The benefits of dancing go well beyond heart health and physical fitness. Dancing, especially group dance activities, provides opportunities for people of all ages to be socially and mentally engaged, as well.
It’s Snow Fun: Skiing and Snowboarding
Snow sports can give you an excellent workout. They are cardio, so they work your heart and lungs, but they also strengthen your bones.
Jumping Rope: A Kid Favorite with Grownup Benefits
A jump rope is simple and rugged. You can work out with it at the gym or in your living room. And it can fit into your purse or even your pocket.
Basic Training: Build Your Own Boot-Camp Workout
The secret to the trendy "boot-camp" workout is mixing calorie-burning cardio intervals with moves that build strength using the weight of your own body.