fitness

"Stay at Home" Tips to Keep You Fit

By uclahealth • April 17, 2020

Don't Sweat it! You Can Stay Fit Without a Gym

By Ted Braun @TedBraunUCLASM • April 13, 2020

“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 Mind Program. “We didn’t have an area to go to the gym after school, [...]

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 UCLA Health [...]

By • 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 • August 12, 2016