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Tips to Avoid Strength Training Plateaus

Story PhotoIf you're new to a strength training, it's common to hit a plateau after several months. If you answer "yes" to any one of the following questions, you may not be maximizing your workouts. Do you perform the same number of repetitions with the same amount of weight, or do the same exercises in the same order each time you work out? Are you focusing solely on your workouts rather than considering what you do before and after them? Find out how you can avoid plateaus from ACE Exercise Scientist, Jessica Matthews.

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Are You Skinny Fat?

Story PhotoIf your body mass index (BMI) is normal and you look good in your skinny jeans, what’s the big deal if you eat junk food and don’t exercise? For starters, you could be at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and premature death, no matter what the scale tells you. Find out if you could be normal-weight obese, or “skinny fat.”

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Better & Worse Halloween Candy

Story PhotoHalloween is just around the corner and that spells candy galore! Even if you don't go trick-or-treating, the reality is that most of us won't have the discipline — or desire — to abstain from guilty pleasures. But not all candy is created equal! Find out which Halloween candies are the better & worse.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Story PhotoSport your pink—October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While breast cancer death rates in the United States have declined, it's still the most common cancer among women in the United States, after skin cancer. Learn about the importance of exercise in fighting this disease and enhancing quality of life for survivors.

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Watch ACE on Lifetime's “The Balancing Act”

Story PhotoWhat's the most effective way to burn fat? ACE, America's Authority on Fitness™, has been called upon by Lifetime Television® to answer popular fitness questions and contribute expert fitness content over six consecutive months, beginning in October. Tune in on October 12 at 7 am ET/PT to watch ACE ambassador and Chair of the Board, Chris Freytag, debunk fitness myths about burning fat and losing weight.

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Turn Your Passion for Fitness Into a Career

Story PhotoIf you're passionate about fitness and want to help others meet their healthy weight-loss goals, consider becoming an ACE-certified Personal Trainer. Committed to improving America's health and wellbeing, the American Council on Exercise® (ACE®) can offer you a highly-esteemed, accredited personal training certification and the long-term education and support you need to build and sustain a successful fitness career — whether it's full or part-time. Join the ranks of the nearly 50,000 ACE-certified fitness professionals worldwide and benefit from a rewarding career that motivates and inspires others to live healthier, longer lives.

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Exercise of the Month
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Ask the ExpertHow can I get myself motivated to exercise?

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Healthy Weight Recipe
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Fitness Product Review
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