Why do New Year's Resolutions all too often fail? Because we go about them all wrong. You get to the top of the mountain, whatever your fitness goal, one step at a time. (To get the full story about how to fulfil your fitness resolutions, click on the image of Mount Yotei in Hokkaido, Japan).
We are at our most-unhappy point in our lives in the middle of them. Here's how to use fitness to ward off the pain of the passage of time. Click on the image of the beloved Jack Russell Rabbit for the full story.
Drinking coffee reduces the risk of cancer, heart attack, cardiovascular disease, and premature death in general. It's particularly good for your liver. And it's a good idea to drink coffee before a workout, since it improves exercise performance. (Click on the main image to get the full picture of coffee's benefits to health).
We do not nurture our inner selves nearly as much as we worry about our body shape or how we feel. Concentrating on your movement is an excellent way to hone your mind. Yoga and tai chi practioners have known this for centuries. But you can apply this concept to any exercise, whether it's snowboarding, working out, or just going for a long walk. (Click on the main image for the full story.)
The mental aspect of exercise is often ignored. But we must prepare mentally to be ready and physically fit. The brain and body are intrinsically linked. Studies in mice show that working out actually makes you smarter, and helps sustain your brain into old age. Click on the image to read the full story.