Exercise boosts the brain — and mental health

Diana J. Smith

It’s hardly news that exercise is good for your physical health, and has long been extolled as beneficial for mental health, as well. But researchers are now making progress in understanding how exercise works its mental magic. Story continues below advertisement Exercise, they are learning, has profound effects on the […]

Is Walking a Good Exercise?

Diana J. Smith

As a personal trainer and weight-loss coach, I am constantly answering health and fitness questions from my clients, on social media and in our Start TODAY Facebook group. In this column, I address some of the most common questions and roadblocks that trip people up on their journey to establish […]

Exercise and Fitness Tips to Improve Your Health

Diana J. Smith

Are you getting started with an exercise program? Hoping to improve your existing routines or find new workout options? Did you know that a complete plan consists of three basic elements: aerobic fitness, muscle strength/endurance and flexibility? How do you assess your current fitness level before you begin? How […]