| Oct 16, 2006
THE job description of little boys includes running around, screaming and fidgeting. But by the time those boys reach midlife, a sea change has often happened. They're falling asleep in front of the TV at 7 p.m. and laboring up stairs they would have...
| Aug 17, 2009
Denise Austin has made a life out of motivating people to get moving. For more than 25 years, the San Pedro native has watched the fitness world transform, cheerleading along the way. She's sold more than 20 million exercise videos and DVDs, starred in...
| Nov 22, 2009
The holidays burst upon us every year with a veneer of joyousness, yet that bubbling of good cheer masks a series of rather dire seasonal warnings: Don't eat too many rich, fatty foods; don't drink to excess; don't forsake your exercise routine; and,...
| Nov 30, 2009
Some drugs are so common that consumers -- at their peril -- don't think twice about them. But each drug, whether prescription or over-the-counter, poses risks. To highlight these risks, we offer up a few details on five of the most-prescribed...
| Dec 14, 2009
Writing about fitness, we see a lot of gear, clothing and gadgets -- some useful, some fun and some downright weird. So take our advice: When choosing a gift for a loved one this season, think practicality with a dash of indulgence. That doesn't mean said...
| Mar 2, 2009
If you don't move around nearly enough during the workday, you might need to compensate with these flexibility-enhancing moves. Some require minimal equipment such as dumbbells; others can be done at one's desk or against an unoccupied bit of wall space....
| Mar 16, 2009
The show is about dancing, for heaven's sake. How dangerous can it be? Consider this: Before Season 8's "Dancing With the Stars" premiered last week, two celebrity contestants were already on the injured list and off the program.
"Access Hollywood" co-...
| Jan 4, 2010
Body builders and serious weightlifters aren't exactly known for modest understatement. They often talk about getting "huge" and "ripped," and many will flex at the slightest pretense.
But for real over-the-top muscle mania, check out the body-building...
| Jul 13, 2009
You may have heard the advice "If you exercise, you'll live longer." The good news -- or the bad news, if you hate doing anything more active than downloading iTunes -- is that it's true.
Research backs this up. A 2007 study in the Journal of the...
| Jan 18, 2010
"Oh, you mean the guy with the 70-year-old head and the 20-year-old body-builder body? That picture has got to be Photoshopped."
Dr. Jeffry Life smiles when I tell him about the general reaction I get about the famous picture of him with his shirt off,...
| Mar 29, 2009
First Lady Michelle Obama stands tall and regal in her official portrait, a double strand of creamy pearls around her neck, her figure clad in a fitted Michael Kors dress. But there's one aspect of this seemingly benign photograph that's causing something...