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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.

Monday, January 5, 2015

4 Green Smoothie Recipes to Kick-start Your Day

Green smoothies are a great way to add leafy vegetables to your diet, but it can be a challenge to know how to make them appealing to your taste buds. Here are some great green smoothie recipes that maximize the nutritional value of greens, fruit and superfoods—and taste amazingly good, too.

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Reset Your Day With This Cool-down

Stretching is arguably the most frequently overlooked component of a fitness program, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. Even a few minutes of stretching can offer big benefits. Try the following short routine at the end of your next workout for a whole-body stretch that will leave you feeling relaxed and ready for whatever your day brings.

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Friday, January 2, 2015

5 Benefits of Working With a Personal Trainer

Still on the fence about hiring a personal trainer to help you reach your health and fitness goals? From learning how to create the healthiest version of yourself to developing a support system, the benefits of working with a personal trainer are numerous. Here, some of the industry’s top health and fitness professionals share their thoughts on the greatest benefits that can come from working with a qualified personal trainer.

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

20-Minute Calorie-Burning HIIT Workout

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an effective and efficient way to squeeze in a workout when the hustle and bustle of the holiday season threatens to derail your healthy-living efforts. If you have 20 minutes, you’ve got time for this no-equipment-necessary workout that will burn lots of calories and leave you feeling energized and ready to tackle your holiday to-do list.

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Monday, December 22, 2014

5 Healthy Winter Vegetables

All vegetables contain valuable nutrients, but the very best ones to eat are those that are in season. Learn why these five vegetable superstars—beets, Brussels sprouts, kale, winter squash and cauliflower—are easier on your wallet, better for the planet and offer the biggest nutritional payoff during the winter months.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Winter Weight Gain: Why It Happens and How to Prevent It

Does the thought of exercising outdoors in winter leave you feeling cold? Is the lack of sunshine taking a toll on your mood—and your waistline? With a little understanding of the subtle shifts that can add up to winter weight gain, you can stop blaming yourself and instead start working against the factors that promote it. ACE pro Jonathan Ross explains how to survive the winter, get fitter, make progress and start spring with a physical and mental head start.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Yoga-inspired Dynamic Warm-up

Are you looking for a new way to prepare your body for your workouts? ACE pro Jessica Matthews demonstrates a six-minute yoga-inspired dynamic warm-up that will get you ready for just about any activity.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

A Mindful Approach to Holiday Eating

Before jumping ship into bountiful buffets of holiday delights and cyclical weight gain/loss efforts, try a different method to eating this holiday season. Practicing mindful eating can help you overcome negative food-related behaviors and quell your hunger.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Little Black Dress Workout: 6 Moves to Get You Ready

With the holidays nearing, many of us are preparing for work engagements, holiday cards, cocktail parties, and other dressy occasions. Combat the festive sweets and indulgent treats, while toning your physique and boosting your confidence, with this unique circuit routine.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sleep: The Foundation for Fueling Your Brain and Body

Sleep is critical to maintaining health and wellness, with most experts recommending at least seven to eight hours per night for adults. What can you to do optimize your sleep? Modify your current behaviors to create the optimal sleep environment. Here are five actions you can take today to improve your quality of sleep.

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