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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, September 29, 2014

Get the Kids Moving With This Home Obstacle Challenge

You don’t need a fancy gymnasium or organized sports to get children active. All it takes is a little imagination and enthusiasm. This obstacle course can be created at home and requires no special equipment – perfect for rambunctious kids on a rainy day.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

How to Eat and Train for an Endomorph Body Type

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 second of a three-part series, learn how to eat and train most effectively if you have a endomorph body type.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

#strongHER

Strength training is an important part of improving your overall fitness, and for women, it can mean much more. In addition to numerous health benefits, adding weights to your routine can become a form of personal development that builds strength in all areas of life. The purpose of this campaign is to celebrate strength training and the strength of all women, no matter their size or life circumstance.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Yoga for Neck and Back Relief

Back and neck pain is a daily challenge for millions of Americans. Fortunately, yoga can often offer some relief by helping to counteract the effects of poor posture and sitting for long periods—two major contributors to back and neck pain. If you could use some relief, check out this yoga routine, which focuses on improving spinal health by opening and lengthening muscles that surround the spinal discs.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Do’s and Don’ts of Building Muscle

Interested in building more muscle? Fortunately, you don’t have to be a bodybuilder to benefit from the evidence-based techniques that bodybuilders have long used to perfect their physiques. Here are some important tips for exactly what to do, and what not to do, when it comes to building muscle.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Benefits of Agility Training for Non-athletes

A wide variety of field- and court-based sports require athletes to have high levels of speed, agility, reactivity and quickness (SARQ) to be the first to the ball and make the play. For those of us who just want to remain injury-free while participating in our favorite activity or to simply keep up with our kids on the playground, SARQ skills are can be developed and improved with specialized, progressively challenging exercise programs.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

How to Pack Healthy Lunches for You and Your Family

Daily responsibilities present enough challenges for busy families—and lunch shouldn’t add to that list. With a bit of planning, family brown-bag lunches, even just one day a week, can improve your health and save hard-earned money.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

How to Eat and Train for a Mesomorph Body Type

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 first of a three-part series, learn how to eat and train most effectively if you have a mesomorph body type.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

How to Deal with The "Side Effects" of Working Out

We all know how exercising can produce weight loss, good-looking muscles and a healthier heart. But what about those other side effects— the post-workout hunger cravings, chafed spots on your legs and arms, and the mountain of dirty, sweaty laundry? ACE Certified Pro Chris Freytag shares tips on how to tackle the pesky side effects of working out.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Benefits of Speed Training for Non-athletes

Gassers. Suicides. Sprints. Whatever you want to call them, they may not be a lot of fun, but they are an essential part of conditioning for many sports and offer a long list of benefits. ACE Certified pro Pete McCall offers some compelling reasons why you should consider adding sprints to your workouts and offers a great workout to help you get started.

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