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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.

Foam Rolling 101

8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM by Mollie Martin

If you have aches and pains, or just feel sore after your workouts, you should consider trying a technique called self-myofascial release (SMR). Often performed with a foam roller, SMR is a great way to help alleviate the pain of “trigger points,” while also increasing blood flow and improving joint range of motion. Learn the benefits and basics of this therapeutic technique.

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Can You Eat Too Much Fruit?

8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM by U Rock Girl!

Fruit is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber, so you can’t possibly eat too much fruit, can you? Turns out you can have too much of a good thing. Learn why consuming fruit in the right forms and in moderation is important for lowering your risk of certain diseases and enhancing your overall health.

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9 Tips to Help You Control Your Portions

8/19/2015 12:00:00 AM by The Nutrition Twins

If you’ve eaten out at a restaurant lately, you know that portions sizes are huge, especially compared to those served just a few decades ago. For many of us, this has skewed our perception of what a normal portion size should look like. Here are some easy tips and strategies for controlling both your portions and your food intake.

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5 Fiber Foods You Can’t Live Without

8/18/2015 12:00:00 AM by Katie Ferraro

Did you know that the typical American eats only about half the recommended amount of fiber each day? Most of us should be consuming about 30 grams of fiber each day, and with these five tasty, high-fiber foods, that goal is well within reach.

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10-minute Back Workout

8/18/2015 12:00:00 AM by Sabrena Merrill

A healthy back is essential for good posture and being able to do all the things required by daily life. That’s why it’s worth taking the time to ensure your back muscles are strong and supportive. This 10-minute back workout focuses on both the upper- and lower-back muscles, and will make everything from carrying groceries to standing in line a whole lot easier.

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10-minute Shoulder Workout

8/18/2015 12:00:00 AM by Sabrena Merrill

Strong shoulders not only look good, they also make it a lot easier to perform a wide range of everyday activities, especially those involving bringing the arms overhead, like getting an item down from a shelf. This 10-minutes circuit is a fast and efficient way to strengthen all the muscles of the shoulder.

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10-minute Biceps Workout

8/18/2015 12:00:00 AM by Sabrena Merrill

Strong biceps are not just for show—they are responsible for bending the elbow and make it possible for you to lift and carry heavy objects—including your own body weight. This 10-minute biceps workout is a great way to strengthen these essential muscles.

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10-minute Triceps Workout

8/17/2015 12:00:00 AM by Sabrena Merrill

Strong, toned triceps muscles are a goal for many people—men and women alike. This 10-minute triceps workout, which involves extending the elbows against resistance, will not only help create toned muscles, but also build the strength needed for everyday activities involving pushing and reaching.

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10-minute Core Workout

8/14/2015 12:00:00 AM by Sabrena Merrill

A strong core is essential for a healthy back and a body that moves well in both sports and everyday life. This 10-minute workout strengthens the muscles of the torso through the use of static-hold exercises coupled with dynamic movements, all of which will challenge these important muscles and prepare them for life’s daily demands.

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Why You Should Work Out With Music

8/12/2015 12:00:00 AM by American Council on Exercise

There’s never been a better time to upgrade your current workout playlist. ACE has partnered with Power Music to create three compilations to help make physical activity feel less strenuous. Whether you are a lunchtime walker or group fitness instructor looking to better your classroom experience, check out these great new mixes created by ACE experts.

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