Exercise / Fitness

Exercise / Fitness

10 Steps to Finish Your First 5K

If you’re new to running, a 5K race — that’s 3.1 miles — may sound daunting. But with the right training, you can conquer the course. Use these 10 tips from Lakshmi Nandiwada, M.D., a pediatrician with K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, to move from taking your first step to crossing the finish line.

Exercise / Fitness, Men’s Health, Women’s Health

Select Well-Fitting Athletic Shoes for Less Foot Pain

Proper shoe lacing makes a difference for your feet.  It's just one of many simple things you can do to safeguard your feet while you put them through the demands of an athletic workout or even a long day of walking over all sorts of surfaces.  Simply lacing your shoes or sneakers properly, along with choosing a shoe that fits your foot correctly, can add comfort to your stride and prevent foot injuries.

Cardiac / Heart Health, Exercise / Fitness

Are you doing too much cardio?

When done properly, cardio workouts can lead to improvements in blood pressure, metabolism, overall energy, body fat, and heart and lung strength while simultaneously reducing stress, depression, anxiety, and the risk of heart disease. When done improperly, though, cardio can have negative effects on a person’s health. Individuals can cause injuries from repetitive use such as chronically sore joints, knee injuries, and shin splints.