exercise

4 Benefits to Wearing a Pedometer at Home

From improving your health to interacting with your kids more, there are compelling reasons to wear a pedometer — even if you spend all day at home.

Exercising in a Winter Wonderland: How to Be Fit and Frugal

It can be difficult to stay in shape during the winter, especially if you don't want to spend a bundle on a gym. Learn how to keep exercising when the temperature drops.

5 Ways to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Make those New Year's resolutions last all year with these techniques to help new habits stick.

6 Ways to Spend Black Friday at Home

How to spend the infamous shopping day getting ready for the holidays without ever leaving your house.

Getting Started in Indoor Cycle Class

Want to exercise during the winter months? Indoor cycling classes are great whether you're a hardcore bike-rider or you never graduated from training wheels.

Fun and Cheap Ways to Get Creative When You’re Bored

Tired of your humdrum routine and feeling sapped of all creative energy? Try out these inexpensive tips to get your creative juices flowing.

Walk, walk, walk, walk, walk

There’s one fact that is undeniable in America; we just don’t walk enough. A dependence on automobiles, elevators and escalators, coupled with a growing lack of interest in exercis

Ready To Buy Some Exercise Equipment? Read This First.

Don’t worry, this is not an exposé on bad equipment or faulty products; I’m no expert on exercise machines and products. But I do know a little about human nature and after many ch

6 Frugal Ways to Beat Cabin Fever

One nice day can throw your senses into a tizzy after spending the last several months couped up in the house or bundled up in layered clothing. Struggling through cabin fever can

6 Ways to Create a Great Home Gym For Less

If your New Year’s Resolutions involve exercising a bit more, you’re not alone. While the fitness industry won’t see as big a boom as they are used to this year, there’s still lot

A Simple Remedy for the Economic Blues

During these trying times, a little physical activity can go a long way to lifting your spirits, and might even make you smarter.

Small, Cheap Steps to Weight Loss

If you prefer baby steps to great strides, try these tips and tricks for cutting calories from your diet and burning off some extra pounds.

7 Beauty Secrets that Cost Almost Nothing

Forget Cosmo. Put away your Oprah Magazine. Turn off the microdermabrasion informercial and toss the $75 ultra-rich moisturizer. There are the cheap ways to look and feel beauti

The Ultimate "Green" Workout

Recently our own Xin Lu wrote a post on a motivating way to lose weight (a very interesting piece.) Imagine my surprise when a commenter spoke my mind by sharing the ultimate in “

Tips For Starting (Or Jumpstarting) Your Exercise Regimen

How are your resolutions to get fit, exercise more, and lose weight going? If you need a nudge or some encouragement, check out my doable-with-a-busy-schedule approach to getting r

Nobody walks in LA - or anywhere!

There's a saying that no one ever walks anywhere in Los Angeles. Apparently, that idea has been imported to where I live. Now if only we could get a King Taco. I just started up a contracting job with a little company named Microsoft. [more]

Switching Addictions

Hi, my name is Andrea, and I read Runner's World magazine. [Hi, Andrea]. I started reading it a couple of years ago. At first, it was just a glance or two when I was at Barnes and Noble trying to pass a cold, rainy Sunday. [more]

Successful New Year's Resolutions

Now that the Christmas festivities are over, the next order of business is the new year. That means resolutions. Here are 8 sure fire tips for successful New Year's resolutions.