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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.

Core-strengthening Exercises That Help With Back Injury Rehab

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Elizabeth Kovar

Most people suffer a back injury at some point in their lives, which is why it is so important to perform exercises that help maintain proper posture, core stability and strength. If you have back pain and have been medically cleared to exercise, here are two progressions designed to first increase your core stability and mobility and then enhance your movement abilities.

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High-intensity Interval Training vs. Super-Slow Training

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Andrea Metcalf

Lack of time is the most common reason for not working out, which is why it’s no surprise that 20- to 30-minute express workouts have become so popular. Everyone wants to get more done in less time. While you may be speeding things up with high-intensity interval training (HIIT), you might also consider slowing things down with super-slow weight training. Learn why both of these workouts can produce amazing results.

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Do You Really Need to Run?

Monday, October 27, 2014 by Pete McCall

If your goal is to improve your health and lose weight, running can be an extremely effective way to burn calories. But it is certainly not the only way to exercise. For many people, running can be uncomfortable at best, cause an injury at worse, and may not the best form of exercise for their needs. If this sounds like you, here are 15 non-running exercise options that will not only increase energy expenditure, but provide numerous health benefits as well.

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8 Tips for Eating Healthy When Dining Out

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by Kelley Vargo

No matter what your health and fitness goals may be—shedding a few extra pounds, training for a competition or just eating healthier—it is possible to dine out and still stay on track. Just follow these eight guidelines and you can “have your cake and eat it too.”

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Is Your Workout Doing More Harm than Good?

Thursday, October 16, 2014 by Sabrena Merrill

If you’ve noticed a decline in your exercise or sports performance, you could be experiencing overtraining syndrome. Whether you’re an athlete training for a competitive event, or a regular exerciser working out to improve fitness, there is a chance that you may unwittingly sabotage your efforts by training too frequently or too vigorously without adequate rest. Here are three research-based, yet practical, tips for avoiding the negative effects of overtraining syndrome.

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Cancer-fighting Foods

Thursday, October 09, 2014 by Gina Crome

It is rare to find a person whose life hasn’t been impacted by cancer in some way. A growing body of research suggests that a healthy diet may be one of the best things we can do to reduce our risk of developing cancer. Here are the top cancer-fighting foods and the specific nutrients that may help protect us from this deadly disease.

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The Best Biceps Exercises

Thursday, October 09, 2014 by ACE FITNESS

What’s the best way to safely build strong and defined biceps? Check out this infographic to learn which biceps exercise was found to be the most effective in an exclusive ACE-sponsored research study.

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Top 10 Reasons to Stretch

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 by ACE FITNESS

Think you don’t have time to stretch before or after your workouts? ACE’s Top 10 Reasons to Stretch will help change your mind. From better posture to reduced stress levels, stretching offers numerous benefits, which is why it should be an integral part of every workout program.

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How to Eat and Train for an Ectomorph Body Type

Friday, October 03, 2014 by U Rock Girl!

If you’re struggling to meet your health and fitness goals, despite major efforts to clean up your diet and stick to your workouts, it could be that you’re eating and training for a body type other than your own. There are three dominant body types—mesomorphs, endomorphs and ectomorphs. In this final installment of a three-part series, learn how to eat and train most effectively if you have a ectomorph body type.

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5 Ways to Incorporate Activity Into Your Workday

Thursday, October 02, 2014 by Kelley Vargo

If you have a job that requires you to sit at a desk all day, it can be a challenge to get in enough exercise to reap the numerous health benefits of physical activity. From your commute to weekly meetings, here are five easy-to-incorporate ways to increase physical activity throughout the workday (and they don’t involve performing dips off the edge of your desk).

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