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Fitness experts agree that sit-ups are worthless — here are 9 moves they recommend instead

The Army is phasing out sit ups, and other exercise pros say they can make your mid-section appear bigger, not smaller, while putting extra strain on your back. Fortunately, there are much better ways to strengthen your core and get killer abs. Here are the hottest tips from the pros.

How to start running, according to an Olympian who now coaches runners

These tips that can help anyone interested in running, whether they're a beginner or in the midst of training for a marathon. If you're really coming "off the couch," it may be worth considering a training program. But feel free to push yourself.

The shocking number of calories Tour de France cyclists burn each day

Each day participants ride, on average, about 110 miles and burn some 6,071 calories. Here's how many jelly donuts you'd have to eat to generate enough energy to keep up with a Tour de France cyclist on race day.

8 free fitness apps that can help you get in shape — and what they’re best for

If you're looking for a free fitness app that provides a good overall workout or can help you build up aerobic endurance, strength, or flexibility, here's what research indicates are the best choices.

All that spitting during the World Cup could be something called ‘carb rinsing’ — here’s the science behind it

Football players might be rinsing their mouths out with a carbohydrate solution, then spitting it out without swallowing it. According to some exercise and nutrition scientists, this can trick your body into thinking energy is coming, so your muscles work harder.

Short, intense workouts that are becoming wildly popular may help build muscle better than traditional exercise

A recent study by the American Council on Exercise found that that it's possible to apply the high-intensity interval approach to strength training and weight lifting. If you want to get stronger, short intense workouts could be the fastest way to do so.

The best ways to eat healthy and feel better have nothing to do with calories

Calories don't tell the full picture when it comes to healthy eating. In fact, focusing exclusively on a food's calorie count can be misleading. Instead of relying on a single number, dietitians gave us a handful of simple tips to help us clean up our eating game.

How to look and feel healthier in one week, according to a nutritionist

Registered dietitian and nutritionist Andy Bellatti gave us tips for how to start feeling healthier quickly. There's no reason you shouldn't feel like the best version of yourself this summer.
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Fitness apps can help people get in shape — here’s how to use one of the top science-backed workout apps

Exercise is essentially the closest thing that exists to a miracle drug, something that can extend life, boost mood, improve mental health, fight disease, and just make you feel better. But once you decide it's time to get fit, it can be hard to know where to start. Fitness apps can help.

How much you have to exercise and what kind of workout to do to get different types of benefits

Whether you want to lose weight, combat anxiety and depression, improve memory, build endurance, strengthen bones and muscles, or much more, exercise can help. But depending on your goals, some types of exercise work better than others.