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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.

A Workout You Can Do Anywhere

11/24/2015 12:00:00 AM by Mollie Martin

One of the best ways to integrate a workout into your schedule is to make it a consistent part of your routine so you don’t have to think twice about not having time or the “right place” to do it. Whether you’re at work, home or watching your child’s soccer practice at the park, this fun and challenging workout will get your body moving and your heart pumping.

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A Healthy Thanksgiving: Nutritional Benefits of Traditional Foods

11/23/2015 12:00:00 AM by Gina Crome

The importance of key nutrients found in traditional Thanksgiving meals is often overshadowed by excess fat and calories. Learn how moderation via portion control can make it possible to enjoy the holiday while maintaining a healthy diet.

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What You Need to Know About Low-glycemic Foods

11/19/2015 12:00:00 AM by Gina Crome

What are low-glycemic foods and do they offer potential nutritional benefits? Registered dietitian and ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach Gina Crome explains why you may want to take advantage of these foods.

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Replace Coffee With These Energy-Boosting Drinks

11/18/2015 12:00:00 AM by The Nutrition Twins

Coffee has lots of proven health benefits, but not everyone enjoys the taste of coffee (without lots of cream and sugar, anyway) or how caffeine makes them feel. The Nutrition Twins offer up four satisfying alternatives to your morning cup of coffee that will leave you feeling healthy and refreshed.

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5 Secret Signs You Are Stressed

11/16/2015 12:00:00 AM by Elizabeth Kovar

Chronic stress can take a significant toll on the body and even lead to many long-term health concerns. Stress is so pervasive, however, that many people aren’t even aware of how stressed-out they really are. Here are 5 subtle signs that you may be feeling stressed, along with tips on how to alleviate the effects of that stress.

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Dead vs. Alive Foods

11/11/2015 12:00:00 AM by U Rock Girl!

A steady diet of processed, chemical-rich foods have left many Americans struggling with obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure, among other things. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Learn why ditching the dead (processed) food for a diet rich in “alive” (fresh, whole) foods will put you on the path to better health.

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5 Tips For Boosting Body Image

11/10/2015 12:00:00 AM by Kelley Vargo

Body image is a concept that is housed in our minds and founded on the perspective we have about ourselves. Unfortunately, many of us do not have the most positive body image of ourselves. The good news is that it isn’t set in stone—we can change the way we feel about our bodies and make our own body image a positive one. Here are five tools to help you develop and cultivate a positive body image.

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5 Foods That Aid Digestion

11/4/2015 12:00:00 AM by Gina Crome

Most of us know that the human body needs to eat to replenish energy, and that eating the wrong foods can cause health problems and even indigestion. Conversely, we may also overlook certain foods that may help our bodies function better. Learn which foods work together to not only improve digestion, but also to keep harmful bacteria moving through your system.

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How Posture Affects Your Breathing

11/2/2015 12:00:00 AM by Elizabeth Kovar

Do you know that poor posture affects good breathing techniques? Good posture is necessary for breath management, volume and resonance. In addition, it helps connect the breath to both exercise and movement. Learn how to improve posture and breathing techniques through specific flexibility exercises that help to open up the diaphragm and retrain the brain and body to breathe better.

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Eat This, Not That: The Halloween Edition

10/28/2015 12:00:00 AM by The Nutrition Twins

Remember when you were a kid and went trick-or-treating and spent the next week in a sugar coma from all the candy you consumed without a second thought? These days, most of us are aware of the hazards of eating too much sugar—but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to indulge now and then. The Nutrition Twins have compiled some helpful strategies to help you prevent Halloween from giving your waistline a scare.

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