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Get inspired to live your most fit life. Whether it’s the latest fitness classes and trends, science-based exercises, tips for healthy eating, or motivation to stay active, find the information you need all in one place.

Surfing-Inspired Workout

Friday, June 26, 2015 by ACE FITNESS

While some of us would just like to look like a surfer—lean, toned and powerful (and tanned)—others want to develop the incredible conditioning demonstrated by these world-class athletes. Regardless of your focus—athletic or aesthetic—this simple surf-specific workout will help you increase both your fitness ability and physique appeal.

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5 Tips for Refocusing on Your Goals This Summer

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by Allison Hagendorf

If the New Year’s Resolutions you made six months ago are a distance memory, the Summer Solstice offers is a great time to stop and take stock of where you are, where you want to be, and how much you have to be grateful for. Think of today as an opportunity to reset and refocus and perhaps try again. Here are some great tips for creating a better strategy for success.

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The Best Thing You Can Do After A Workout

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by Kelley Vargo

Refueling quickly after a workout can help you maximize your body’s ability to build lean muscle mass, prevent muscle breakdown and restore the cell’s energy reserves. Learn how to effectively refuel to get the most out of your workouts and prepare your body for your next exercise session.

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Energizing Breakfast Ideas

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by U Rock Girl!

Many people claim they are too busy to eat breakfast, but skipping out on this important meal can set you up for low energy and cravings later in the day. Preparing a healthy breakfast that fuels your body and brain doesn’t have to be complicated or time-intensive. Check out these tasty ideas for quickly preparing well-balanced breakfasts that will help get your day off to a great start.

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The Two Most Important Things You Can Do Before a Workout

Thursday, June 18, 2015 by Kelley Vargo

What’s the best way to prepare for a workout? Choosing the right fuel and making sure to adequately hydrate are essential to optimal performance. Learn the difference between fasting and fueling before a workout and how to determine the best approach for your unique needs.

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7 Chair Yoga Poses for Better Balance

Thursday, June 18, 2015 by Elizabeth Kovar

Active seniors who participate in balance training are typically better equipped to react to the demands of daily life and are better able to avoid falls. Yoga is an effective way to train for balance, and those who cannot participate in traditional yoga classes can perform many exercises while using a chair for support. The following chair yoga sequence features static and dynamic forms of balance to improve activities of daily living.

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How to Become A Healthy Road Warrior

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 by Allison Hagendorf

Being away doesn’t mean your healthy habits have to stray. From healthy fast food on the fly to super-fast and efficient workouts that can be done anywhere, there’s no reason why you can’t take the healthy habits you practice at home and maintain them while on the road this summer.

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Boxing-inspired Workout

Monday, June 15, 2015 by Jessica Matthews

Jab, cross and hook your way to a stronger body with this boxing-inspired workout that combines punches and defensive techniques with strength and power-building bodyweight exercises to torch calories and challenge your entire body in one fun and time-efficient workout session.

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What You Need to Know About Coconut Water

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 by The Nutrition Twins

Proponents of coconut water claim it can do everything from keep you hydrated to lower your risk of stroke and heart attack. The Nutrition Twins examine the true benefits of coconut water and explain whether or not it might be a good fluid replacement source for people who exercise intensely for long periods of time.

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7 Benefits of Walking

Monday, June 8, 2015 by ACE FITNESS

Walking is one of the most accessible forms of exercise, and making time for brief walking breaks throughout the day can provide numerous health benefits. This infographic illustrates the benefits of increasing the amount of time spent walking.

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