Body-weight Training: Don’t Let a Lack of Equipment Keep You From Your Goals

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Body-weight Training: Don’t Let a Lack of Equipment Keep You From Your Goals

Whether you’re on the road a lot, can’t afford a monthly gym membership, or simply don’t have any equipment at home to use, don’t let these excuses keep you from your health and fitness goals. Learn why body-weight training is an effective way to exercise just about anywhere, and try out these fast and fun sample workouts.

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Lean Legs 30-minute Body-weight Workout

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Lean Legs 30-minute Body-weight Workout

If your goal is to develop strong, lean, sculpted legs, here’s some good news: You don’t need expensive equipment to do it. In fact, all you need is a little bit of space, a positive mindset and your own body weight. Check out this high-intensity interval training (HIIT) leg workout, which will leave you feeling the burn and a little breathless—and help you reach your goal.

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Weight Training Tips for a Strong and Healthy Summer Body

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Weight Training Tips for a Strong and Healthy Summer Body

Summer is just around the corner, which means now is the time to start getting in shape for it. Whether you want to tone your body or simply be fit enough to enjoy fun summer activities like biking, swimming and hiking, weight training is one of the best ways to accomplish your fitness and aesthetic goals. Here are six weight-training tips to help you get in shape for summer.

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Lessons Learned From Last Year’s New Year Resolution Mistakes

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Lessons Learned From Last Year’s New Year Resolution Mistakes

The approach of the New Year is a great opportunity to reflect on this past year. Were you able to keep any resolutions you may have made? Now is a great opportunity to write down your 2015 achievements and to reflect on the past year by identifying any barriers that might have gotten in the way of reaching any of your goals.

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5 Tips For Boosting Body Image

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5 Tips For Boosting Body Image

Body image is a concept that is housed in our minds and founded on the perspective we have about ourselves. Unfortunately, many of us do not have the most positive body image of ourselves. The good news is that it isn’t set in stone—we can change the way we feel about our bodies and make our own body image a positive one. Here are five tools to help you develop and cultivate a positive body image.

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Ask Yourself These Five Questions to Achieve Greater Mindfulness

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Ask Yourself These Five Questions to Achieve Greater Mindfulness

Finding balance and achieving mindfulness is a constant challenge, but it’s worth taking the time to invest in your mindset and yourself. Just remember that meaningful change doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, it’s much like training for any other physical feat—you have to train consistently. Here are five questions worth asking yourself as you work toward achieving greater mindfulness.

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The Power of Positivity

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The Power of Positivity

Just like you train your body, you must train your mind, and how we train our minds can make all the difference in the world for achieving success and happiness. Learn about the research on positive psychology and how you can use this technique to successfully adopt a new behavior, improve or maintain your health, and enhance your overall sense of happiness or well being.

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5 Tips for Avoiding Sleep Deprivation

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5 Tips for Avoiding Sleep Deprivation

You know the importance of exercise and good nutrition, but do you make getting enough sleep a priority, too? Sleep deprivation is responsible for a wide range of issues, such as weight gain, irritability and difficulty performing tasks, so it’s worth taking the time to ensure you get enough sleep on a regular basis. Here are five simple tips for improving both the quantity and quality of your sleep.

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Body Composition: Which Numbers Matter?

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Body Composition: Which Numbers Matter?

Is weight really a good indicator of your overall health and fitness? What about body composition? Body mass index? You may have heard of these terms, but it can be a challenge to know exactly what they mean in terms of your health. Learn which measurements are the most accurate, and how you can use these numbers to make sure you’re on the right track.

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