Is becoming more active one of your goals for 2020? We all know how important exercise is to maintaining health, and that the benefits range from a leaner physique to improved mood and sleep.
No matter what your challenges are -- finding a way to start up a fitness routine after a long period of inactivity or getting tips on how to maximize and take your established workouts to the next level -- our experts have advice to help you learn more and stay motivated.
Here are the most-read fitness articles from 2019:
- Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps A Day?
Is taking 10,000 steps per day a magic number for better health? We explain where this common recommendation came from and what it means in terms of overall health and fitness.
- Is Your Fitness Tracker Really Enhancing Your Health?
They're a hot trend that many people wear daily but a health coach explains the potential downsides of fitness trackers, and offers tips and tools for how to recognize when your health tracking habits are becoming harmful.
- 12 Hacks To Get You Exercising More
Most of us could probably stand to move more every day. Here are some sneaky ways to squeeze exercise into your day, especially if you're struggling to find the time and motivation for organized workouts.
- 10 Ways To Walk Your Way To Better Health
It's simple and one of the best ways to exercise more. An athletic trainer shares why walking is so beneficial for your health and her 10 tips to help you avoid injury and get the most out of your walking workout.
- What Your Resting Heart Rate Says About You
If you're trying to understand your fitness level, your resting heart rate is one important factor to consider. A clinical exercise physiologist explains what your resting heart rate is, how to measure it and how to get it to an optimal level.
- 4 Ways To Reduce Winter Joint Pain
Winter weather can cause joint pain to become worse. If you're living with joint pain, here are 4 key tips for staying more comfortable and reducing your symptoms during the cold winter months.
- 7 Tips For Recovering Mentally After A Sports Injury
After getting sidelined with a sports injury, athletes can face feelings of frustration, anxiety and more. Here’s how to maintain your mental strength while you’re healing physically.
- The Science of Sweat: Why Some People Perspire More
An exercise physiologist explains why you sweat and how to make sure you’re replenishing the fluid you lose when you perspire.
For more tips on staying active and understanding fitness trends, be sure to visit our MoveWell section.