Getting in Shape
Could the path to emotional health be as simple as a 30-minute weekend walk in the park?
Everything You Learned Is Wrong
Many of the standard exercises and stretches you used to do in gym class have been modified to reduce stress on joints and muscles.
Share Your Story
For every step they logged one way, we calculated expanded energy. Who is the champion calorie killer?
IB or Not IB?
It is college visiting time. Many teenagers and their parents are crowding into university offices this summer to hear admissions directors speak lucidly of the joys of higher education. The college officials are very good at their jobs. They are well-educated, well-spoken and well-dressed. They give every sign of having the deepest understanding of the applicants and the high schools they come from.
Slowly building up to higher levels of exercise reduces risk of injury and builds endurance.
Run? Walk? Both!
Injured runner turned to walking as an alternative and loved it.
A New Twist
Pilates, puh-leese. Try Gyrokinesis, a movement system that claims to "stretch and strengthen the body," affording a greater range of motion than Pilates in a less static form than yoga.
Is Slow the Way to Go?
Some weight lifters find that slower repetitions mean faster strength and muscle build-up.
In the News
Warming Up With the Fittest Man (Post, Feb. 6, 2001)
Sticking With Your Walk (Post, Jan. 30, 2001)
Yoga's Power to Heal: The Practice Many Follow to Stay Fit May Help Treat Diseases and Disorders (Post, Aug. 8, 2000)
Horsing Around in the Pool: Not Just for Thoroughbreds and Star Athletes: Aquatic Exercises Offer a Cool Way to Get Fit (Post, June 27, 2000)
© 2002-2005 The Washington Post Company