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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.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Try This Rugby-inspired Workout

Looking for a workout that will improve agility, balance, coordination, endurance, and strength? This rugby-inspired workout will challenge your skills and your fitness level, and get you ready to participate in a wide range of sports and activities.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Core-strengthening Exercises That Help With Back Injury Rehab

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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Thursday, October 30, 2014

5 Foods You Should Never Let Into Your Kitchen

You hit the gym five days a week, get your recommended servings of fruits and vegetables, and even make moderation your mantra, but if these five foods are still lurking in your kitchen, you may be sabotaging your healthy lifestyle and all the hard work you’ve been putting in.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

High-intensity Interval Training vs. Super-Slow Training

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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Monday, October 27, 2014

Do You Really Need to Run?

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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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

8 Tips for Eating Healthy When Dining Out

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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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Is Your Workout Doing More Harm than Good?

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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Thursday, October 09, 2014

Cancer-fighting Foods

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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Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Best Biceps Exercises

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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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Top 10 Reasons to Stretch

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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