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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.

Try This Fat-Blasting Treadmill Interval Workout

Thursday, April 17, 2014 by Riana Rohmann

The list of benefits that come from high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a long one—increased calorie burning, metabolism and endurance, to name just a few. Whether you’re an experienced HIIT devotee or a newbie, incorporating these treadmill intervals into your regular workouts can be a great way to reap these amazing benefits.

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When It's Okay to Be Selfish

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by Michael Mantell

Do you feel selfish when you take time to work out and take care of yourself. Stop it, says Dr. Michael Mantell. Taking care of yourself is the best kind of selfishness—it makes it possible for you to care for others and to enjoy all that life has to offer. Here’s how you can stop feeling selfish about making your health a priority.

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9 Tips for Making the Most of Your Workouts

Monday, April 14, 2014 by Jessica Matthews

For most of us, time is tight, so it’s essential we get the most benefit from our workout sessions. From fueling and warming up to enhance performance, to structuring strength-training sessions to maximize results, these nine tips will help you get the most out of every workout.

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7 Exercises to Enhance Your Quality of Life

Monday, April 14, 2014 by Pete McCall

Of course exercise is good for you, but did you know that it can greatly improve the quality of your life by giving you the strength and confidence to do what you want to do when you want to do it? ACE Certified fitness pro Pete McCall describes the seven exercises that not only have the power to improve how you look, but can vastly improve your overall strength and movement skill, which are essential for an active, healthy life.

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Test Your Healthy Habits Knowledge

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 by Gina Crome

Do you know what it takes to live your personal best? Take this quick quiz and test your healthy-habits knowledge. Fortunately, living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be complicated. By slowly incorporating a few simple habits over time, you’ll be happier, healthier and reduce your risk of chronic disease.

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Love Means Exercising, Too

Monday, April 07, 2014 by Michael Mantell

Does your spouse or partner support your physical-activity efforts? If not, you’re not alone—a recent survey found that nearly half of respondents said that their spouse or partner did not support regular gym attendance. Dr. Michael Mantell explains why supporting one another’s fitness goals is essential to not only a healthy body, but a healthy relationship as well.

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Heavy Ball Slam Workout

Thursday, April 03, 2014 by Shana Verstegen

Heavy balls are a great alternative to medicine balls—not only can use them as you would a dumbbell or kettlebell, they’re also great for slamming. Much like kettlebell work, using a heavy ball with different slamming techniques is a great way to strengthen the large muscle groups using a range of powerful moves. Here’s what you need to know to perform a slam with perfect form, along with several progressions that will challenge your entire body and burn a lot of calories.

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Are You a Caloric or Intuitive Eater?

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 by Elizabeth Kovar

Are you a caloric or an intuitive eater? Knowing which category you tend to fall into can help you better understand your food choices—and help you utilize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses when it comes to eating better and achieving your health and weight-loss goals. Elizabeth Kovar explains how to identify your personal eating style and give yourself the best possible chances for meeting your goals.

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Say Goodbye to Tight Hips With These Yoga Poses

Monday, March 31, 2014 by Jessica Matthews

Tight hips, which are often caused by sitting at a desk for hours on end, are a common contributor to low-back pain. Here are five great yoga poses that will help improve flexibility, reduce stress and tension, and open up the key muscles of the hips, all of which can help relieve low-back pain.

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The Most Effective Warm-Up

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Pete McCall

You hear it time and again—don’t skip the warm-up!—but all too often we don’t listen, citing lack of time for not properly preparing for the workout to come. Unfortunately, this strategy usually backfires, causing less-than-great workouts and, potentially, even injuries. Here is a full-body warm-up that, when done properly, can be a timesaving way to burn extra calories and prepare for even the most intense workouts.

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