Category Archives: Fitness

How to Exercise When You Have (almost) No Time

Lindsay Henwood //

How many times have you heard the recommendation that adults get 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week and felt that little twinge of guilt for not getting enough? I get it. You’re busy. We all are. And it can be so hard to justify going to the gym when we have so many other things to take care of. Don’t let that stop you from being active, though; here are some ideas to squeeze in exercise during breaks and downtime.

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Image: Victor Freitas //

By: Sarah Hofstedt, CSUN Public Health Intern

Most US adults do not meet the current recommendations for resistance training, or weight lifting. The benefits of lifting weights and building muscle include improved bone density, increased strength of tendons and ligaments, and lower body fat. Despite this, only about 20% of women engage in resistance training. So what’s stopping them? Continue reading