fitness

“I didn’t play a sport before, so I didn’t have really good coordination,” confesses 14-year-old Shania Jemison, a ninth-grader at Culver City High School. Culver City High partnered with UCLA Health for the Sound Body Sound [...]

By uclahealth • October 24, 2019
Dear Doctors: My New Year’s resolution is to get more exercise and, I hope, lose a few pounds. Walking is an activity I know I can stick with, but I keep hearing that I should aim for 10,000 steps a day. Where does that number come from, and am I [...]
By Ask the Doctors • June 5, 2018
Dear Doctors: I recently added running to my weight-loss program. Not only do I feel better, but the pounds are also coming off faster. However, I keep reading that running is bad for my knees, so it makes me wonder -- am I making a mistake?
By Ask the Doctors • March 21, 2018
Dear Doctor: Is walking or running on a treadmill as good as walking or running on concrete streets or sidewalks? Dear Reader: This is an interesting question, because the definition of "as good as" is quite ambiguous. Good can be defined [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 8, 2018
Getting fit just got easier at a dozen Los Angeles-area middle and high schools. The
By Amy Albin • May 23, 2017
After the easygoing days of summer, autumn’s arrival can feel like an abrupt return to reality, ramping up stress. But getting back into the school-year groove and facing the upcoming holiday season don’t have to wreak havoc on your nerves. Here are seven tips to help you start the [...]
By uclahealth • September 13, 2016
We all know it’s important to stay hydrated when exercising, but just how much should we be drinking? It depends. Sweating is the primary way we lose fluid, but each of us loses it at a different rate – which means each of us has a different amount [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • August 24, 2016
Attention commuters and desk sitters: We’ve all heard the news that sitting is not [...]
By Amy Albin • August 12, 2016
Pokémon Go is getting many kids off the couch this summer, but the online game is far from the only option for physical activity. Here are some ideas from P.E. teachers affiliated with the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program, an organization dedicated to fighting childhood [...]
By Amy Albin • July 29, 2016
Many seniors avoid exercise because they are afraid they may fall and hurt themselves. But exercising can actually reduce the risk of falls, a leading cause of emergency room visits for older adults. Sweat-inducing exercise — defined as 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day, five days a week — improves [...]
By uclahealth • July 22, 2016