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4 Reasons Exercise Is More Powerful Than (Almost) Any Medication You Can Take

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Everyone knows that exercise is good for you. But, it turns out that exercise isn't just good for you, it's the best medicine. (Sorry, laughter.) According to new research, even small amounts of movement have been proven to solve a bevy of medical issues, as well as prolong life and keep you looking younger longer, Time magazine reports. Sounds like Sister Madonna Buder is on to something. "There is no pill that comes close to what exercise can do," says Claude Bouchard, director of the human genomics laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana. "And if there was one, [...]

The Breakup Body Goals Workout

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The ultimate strength training workout (you're not doing). Are you looking to build lean muscle mass and cardiovascular endurance with optimal results? Then this is the workout for you. We consulted with the New York Sports Club on this breakup body goals workout, inspired by their new FlexSystem program (which you can now take for FREE from 10/10/2016 until 10/31/2016). Here are the trainning stations: Warm up: "We Need To Talk" (3-5 minutes) Reps: 15 Sets: 3 rotations Full body burn workout: "The Sting" (15 minutes) Reps: 60 seconds Sets: 3 rotations Cool down: "Cuffing Season" Stretches are static and [...]

This is How You Make Your Yoga Practice a Cardio Workout

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Obviously yoga has all sorts of benefits—just ask Lena Dunham. But its one drawback (if you can even call it that) is that while you certainly leave a vinyasa class feeling rejuvenated, you sometimes feel like you need to go on a run for a cardio boost. Sound familiar? Thankfully, new research in Complementary Therapies in Medicine indicate that yoga can meet the American Heart Association's cardio guidelines (which recommends 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise weekly)—if you do it rapidly. To study this, researchers at the University of Miami put sensors on 22 healthy adult men and women as [...]