I\’ve started doing Jazzercise instead of my daily 4-mile walks, and it\’s therapeutic, reinforcing fun I didn\’t know I needed

II\’ve been taking four-mile daily walks since long before any TikTokker dubbed them Hot Girl Walks. Then I hit 50 and severe heel pain made it nearly impossible. A podiatrist diagnosed the problem as plantar fasciitis. We tried cortisone shots, heels, stretches, painkillers. Any relief was temporary. I knew I had to find a new … Read more

Hiking has all the benefits of walking and more. Here\’s how to get started.

Hiking, a form of exercise that\’s older than exercise itself, is so hot right now. From 2018 to 2021, the number of Americans who hit the trails rose from about 48 million to 59 million, according to the nonprofit Outdoor Foundation. Though they came because of the pandemic, many people stayed for the workout and … Read more