Dance plays such a traditional role in Latino culture that late celebrities like Celia Cruz proved dancing is an ageless art. However, few opportunities exist for older adults to dance, with nightclub dancing too fast and lasting too late. Now, a study presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions suggests dance programs catered to senior citizens could help improve physical and mental health by boosting their walking speed and overall physical activity.
Losing weight is never easy, but for new moms it can be particularly difficult. The things that new moms do tend to lose – sleep, time for themselves, contact with the outside world – all seem to conspire to keep them from losing the weight they put on during their pregnancy.
If you’re getting ready to kick-start your journey into fitness—whether it’s starting a strength training workout for the first time, finally lacing up your running shoes and hitting the pavement like you’ve talked about all these years, or taking a group fitness class like kickboxing or yoga—there’s likely a little voice in the back of your head giving you doubts.
The Olympic boxer, 25, took up running just to improve in the ring—but then got hooked.
As told to Nick Weldon
Getting more women (and men) into the sport can improve troubling health statistics.
by Jon Marcus