fitness

The 5 Best Things to Buy in January

January can be an overlooked and underrated month when it comes to shopping. But along with New Year's resolutions and warm hearts, the month brings some really great deals.

5 Companies That Really Do Care About the World

Consumers are becoming more and more socially conscious and want the goods and services they use to measure up. Here are five companies that make an effort to make the world a better place while making a tidy profit for themselves:

Reebok to Refund $25M to Buyers of 'Toning Shoes'

Reebok's promise that its EasyTone and RunTone shoes could shape your legs and tone your butt sounded too good to be true. That's because they were, said the FTC Wednesday, when it ordered the footwear maker to give $25 million in partial refunds to customers who bought the products based on the inflated claims.

Face-Off: Health and Diet Stocks [VIDEO]

As we approach the cyclically sweet period between New Year's resolutions and swimsuit season, investors may think there are profitable opportunities in companies focused on diet and exercise. But you may be wise not to gorge on the stocks.

Some Analysts Are Gung-Ho Over Under Armour

The sportswear market is so crowded that many analysts find it hard to get excited about Under Armour. But investors should realize that the company as the potential to trounce Nike in the sportswear business.

Don't Forget the 'Health' in Health Care Reform

It's assumed that expanding health coverage is the same thing as improving Americans' health. Not true. If Congress were serious about improving health, then some of the $1 trillion for health reform could go toward fitness programs including rebates for being fit.

Before you join a gym ...

A recent piece in the Wall Street Journal looks at the troubles associated with joining a gym. Membership plans are convoluted and obfuscatory:...