Healthy Habits
Do you really need 10,000 steps a day?

Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps a Day?

With the explosion of technological ways to measure exercise – fitness trackers, smart watches, and even simple smartphone apps — people are more conscious than ever about how many steps they take daily. And with good reason. Health authorities including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the …

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Workout Advice
How to Exercise with Resistance Bands

How to Exercise with Resistance Bands

Resistance bands currently seem to be the it equipment for busy fitness enthusiasts. They’re portable, affordable, easily stored and the added resistance they offer can help strengthen nearly every muscle group. People often think of resistance bands as a rehabilitation tool. While that’s true, resistance bands can also help anyone …

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Exercise Tips
Virtual Fitness: Exploring the Pros and Cons

Virtual Fitness: Exploring the Pros and Cons

Whether it’s for business, retail or entertainment, technology is always changing how we get things done. These days, fitness is no exception. If you have a smartphone, laptop or other device, you can check your heart rate, track your steps, join an online exercise group and even sign up for …

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Fitness Tips & Tricks
How to Equip a Home Gym on a Budget

How to Equip Your Home Gym on a Budget

Don’t have the time or money  to join a gym? Don’t worry! There are plenty of ways you can work your muscles from the comfort of your own home without overspending. In fact, you can create an entire home workout circuit by purchasing exercise equipment on the cheap or using …

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Fitness Tips & Tricks
Stair Workout

Mastering Your Stair Workout

You don’t need fancy equipment or an expensive gym membership to work your muscles to their maximum potential. Instead, if you have a set of stairs at your disposal (and a little creativity) you can use them to build strength, endurance and overall fitness. The change in elevation you get …

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Understanding Your Body
exercise-induced headaches

4 Reasons You’re Getting Exercise-Induced Headaches

Whether you’re a marathon runner or a Zumba fanatic, headaches caused by exercise are painful and frustrating – especially when you’re just trying to do something good for yourself. While rarer than general headaches or migraines, exercise-induced headaches still happen, and you should first see a doctor to rule out …

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Advice for Staying Fit
How often do I need to workout?

How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?

Health experts have been pushing almost-daily activity for decades. But a new study suggests you may not need to exercise four to five days each week to reap the rewards. While it’s true that more exercise is better for your body (without getting into extremes), not everyone can squeeze in …

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Exercise Tips

Workout Basics: Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs

You may know a good warm-up — and cool-down — are essential to getting a good workout. You may also know that warming up your muscles and stretching them out after exercise can help prevent injury and keep you at the top of your game. They’re the two bookends that …

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Fitness Tips & Tricks
Interval Training: A Beginner's Guide

Interval Training: A Beginner’s Guide

Want to amp up your workout or torch more calories without increasing your gym time? Interval training could be your best ally. This style of workout involves interspersing short bursts of activity with periods of rest – and it comes with numerous benefits. Interval Training Explained Whether you’re lifting weights …

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Advice for Staying Fit
Core Strengthening: How and Why to Sculpt Your Abs

Core Strengthening: How (and Why) to Sculpt Your Abs

While many fitness enthusiasts strive to achieve sculpted abs because they want to look trim and fit, the benefits of strong core muscles extend far beyond vanity. No matter what your fitness goals are, building strong core muscles is critical. Not only do these muscles help you maintain balance, they …

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