Staying Fit
5 Tips for Water Workouts

5 Tips for Water Workouts

As temperatures creep into the triple digits and humidity levels soar, hitting the pool or beach offers some welcome relief from the heat. Not only does getting wet help you feel refreshed, it burns calories to boot – perhaps even more than if you exercised in an air-conditioned gym. Water …

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Fitness Advice

7 Tips for Weekend Warrior Athletes

The term “weekend warrior” has long held a somewhat negative connotation. It’s meant to describe someone who exercises only on weekends. If you play golf on Saturdays and hit the gym on Sundays, but remained chained to your desk the rest of the week you could fall into this category. …

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Living an Active Lifestyle

5 Tips to Spring Back into Fitness

Now that winter is winding down, you may be itching to get back outside and get moving. With all of the eating, drinking and merry-making from the holidays, your workouts may have taken a backseat. Or maybe you suffered from an injury or got sick. Whatever the reason for your …

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Fitness Ideas & Tips

Get Moving with Online Fitness Communities

The research is unequivocal: People who work out in tandem are more likely to achieve their fitness goals than those who go it alone. Align yourself with a community of people who have similar objectives and you’ll not only be held accountable for your efforts, but you may also benefit …

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Staying Fit
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Top Fitness Trends of 2017

Some fads come and go. Others stick around. When it comes to fitness, the best trends are those that embody tried-and-true advice. As you try to recommit to your resolutions or look to make a fresh start now that spring is around the corner, it’s also the perfect chance to …

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Exercise Ideas & Tips
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Living with Back Pain? 5 Core Exercises You Need

Millions of Americans suffer from back pain on a routine basis. This problem increases with age, as bone mass diminishes, muscles stiffen, and discs begin to lose fluid and flexibility. If you’re overweight and mostly sedentary, you’re at even greater risk of developing back problems. The good news: relief for …

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Active Lifestyles
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Fun & Fitness: Olympic Sports Anyone Can Try

Have you caught Olympic fever? The Summer Games are in full swing, and you already know Olympic sports like beach volleyball, swimming, basketball and track-and-field offer heart-pumping perks. But consider the not-shown-in-primetime events, like archery, trampolining, or even discontinued sports like tug-of-war. These are full of potential for backyard fun …

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Staying Active

Can Gardening Count as Exercise?

The benefits of gardening go far beyond connecting to nature and creating a beautiful yard. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gardening qualifies as exercise. In fact, getting out in the yard for just 30-45 minutes can burn up to 300 calories. Routine garden upkeep activities, such …

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Staying Active
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A Parent’s Guide to Making Time for Fitness

Sticking to an exercise program can be challenging under the best of circumstances. But add a house full of children to the mix — each with their own demands and up-to-the-minute requirements — and squeezing in a workout can seem impossible. After all, how can you find time to exercise …

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Getting Fit

7 Ways to Fit in Fitness at Work

Working 40 hours a week—or more—isn’t unusual. But being tied to your desk can have devastating health effects. In fact, a mounting body of research suggests that sitting for 7 to 8 hours a day increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and yes, early death—even among people who exercise …

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