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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.

Are You Having Fun While you Work Out?

5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM by Jonathan Ross

If you’re having fun while moving your body, it’s easy to forget that you’re exercising. That’s why it’s critical to find creative ways to make physical activity more enjoyable. From walking your dog to playing an informal game of tag at a family gathering, making movement fun will go a long way in sustaining a regular routine of physical activity.

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Easy ways to get your 10,000 steps

5/25/2016 12:00:00 AM by Kelley Vargo

With the government's recommendation to get in 10,000 steps per day, can we all realistically accomplish this daily step goal? Yes, we can. It will take a more conscious effort to do this if you live in a more rural or suburban area but it can be done.

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5 Unhealthy Habits to Let Go of Today

5/24/2016 12:00:00 AM by Kelley Vargo

You are the only person in charge of you, and if you want something (better health, a more fulfilling job or a more nourishing relationship), you need to take action. Let go of these five habits in order to be the healthiest version of yourself.

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13 Tips for Maintaining Weight Loss Over the Long-term

5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM by U Rock Girl!

Maintaining a healthy weight can be challenging and, for some people, even more difficult than losing weight. The good news is that achieving lasting weight maintenance is possible. Use these 13 tips to help you succeed at maintaining your weight-loss goals.

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Yoga: Myth vs. Reality

5/20/2016 12:00:00 AM by Elizabeth Kovar

It’s estimated that over 20 million people in the U.S. practice yoga, and this number is growing every day. Yoga classes typically combine stretching and poses with breathing techniques, and serve as a wonderful way for people to de-stress and move their bodies. Yet this ancient practice is still often misunderstood.

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Exercises to Improve Your Golf Swing

5/20/2016 12:00:00 AM by Pete McCall

If you’re looking for ways to improve your mobility, movement, coordination and strength specifically for the purpose of golf, consider adding the following movements to your exercise program. These exercises will not only help you improve your golf swing, but also reduce your likelihood of developing a low-back injury.

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Spring Clean Your Kitchen: 3 Foods to Toss Right Now

5/19/2016 12:00:00 AM by Katie Ferraro

Most snacking calories come from high salt, high fat and high calorie processed foods. These snack foods are cheap and convenient, yet they don’t offer much in the way of nutrition. It’s time to spring clean your kitchen and your diet by tossing these three food products and restocking your kitchen with healthier options.

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7 Reasons to Bike to Work

5/18/2016 12:00:00 AM by Pete McCall

Over the past decade, the number of people biking to work has increased by 60%. More cities across America are embracing bike-friendly policies and programs, making it safer for people to integrate cycling into their modes of transportation. Biking to work can be tremendously beneficial, not only for your health, but also for the environment. Here are seven reasons why you might want to consider biking to work.

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Build your Glutes with this Strength Training Routine

5/17/2016 12:00:00 AM by Stephanie Thielen

Strong glutes are essential, not only for aesthetics, but also for reducing your risk of injury and low-back pain. Plus, powerful glutes enable us to become more agile, jump higher, lift heavier, climb stairs, walk and/or run with less stress to the lower-chain joints, making everyday living and recreational activities more enjoyable and less taxing. Here are two three-exercise circuits that you can do at the home or gym to help build stronger, more powerful glutes.

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TRX Single-leg Exercises

5/9/2016 12:00:00 AM by Elizabeth Andrews

Exercises that feature single-leg work are beneficial, particularly because they mimic how we move in day-to-day life and while playing sports. These six exercises featuring the TRX Suspension Trainer enable you to work unilaterally and create enough instability to challenge balance, while also being able to add load and build strength.

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