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BY Molly Adams

Depending on your lifestyle and how you spend your downtime, you may find yourself sitting or lying down more than you’re moving throughout the day.

While it’s normal to want to be comfortable and relax, a sedentary lifestyle can be harmful to your health.

“Sitting too much can lead to all kinds of health challenges, including increasing your risk of developing cancer,” says Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., professor of Behavioral...

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BY Heather Alexander

When it comes to exercise, the most important thing is that you do it. But if you like high-intensity exercise, research suggests that doing...

BY Meagan Raeke

Breast cancer treatment took a toll on Debbie Mendoza, but she regained her strength and energy with the help of Active Living After Cancer...

BY Heather Alexander

When it comes to strength training, the idea of becoming bulky is off-putting for some people.

If you don’t want big muscles, a class or weight routine that claims to target muscle toning may seem appealing.

But exercise physiologist Whittney Thoman says muscle toning is a marketing ploy and you don’t need special classes.

“Exercise professionals hate the word toning because it’s not different from normal strength...

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BY Heather Alexander

Weight loss usually requires more than willpower. That’s because adjusting what you eat and how much you exercise are big lifestyle changes...

BY Heather Alexander

Strength training is about more than looking good. Strong muscles make your daily activities easier and help keep your body injury-free.

BY Heather Alexander

Starting your holiday shopping? When it comes to gifts, you might be wondering if there are special items that could make life easier – or...

BY Meagan Raeke

At the time of her breast cancer diagnosis, Teresa Serbia knew she was overweight.

“After I was fortunate enough to become a survivor...