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Feeling Inspired To Up Your Running Distance? Here's Your Ultimate Half Marathon Training Plan

If you're searching for a half marathon training plan, chances are, you're already pretty fit and a keen runner, too.<p>Perhaps you've followed the <i>WH</i> 5k …

Marathons

How to do the 30 day squat challenge – and why it works so well

A month might seem like a long time, or it might seem like no time at all.<p>However long it is, it's enough time to begin, do, and finish the <b>30 day</b> …

Exercise

The 5 best stretches to counter all your desk sitting

If you have a desk job, you’re kinda screwed. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who work in these …

Yoga

The Ultimate 5-Step Fat-Burning HIIT Workout

<i>To help you reach your health and fitness goals, we tapped Karena and Katrina from</i> Tone It Up <i>for their advice. Here they’ll let you in on all their</i> …

Workouts

How Running A Marathon Changed My Life In More Ways Than I Could Ever Imagine

Marathon day was the best day of my life<p>ERIC FEFERBERG via Getty Images<p>It’s no secret that many people find exercise is one of the best mental health …

Marathons

These three core-focused moves will keep your body balanced and looking its best

Nike master trainer Eva Redpath shares three core-focused moves that <b>work the entire body</b> and will have you looking—and feeling—beautifully …

Workouts

Transform Your Day With This 10-Minute Routine When You First Arrive at the Office

Here's how focusing on the present before moving into the day's goals can change your outlook.<p>The phrase “daily grind” -- meaning a repetitive, tiresome work routine -- may have originated in the mid-1800s, but it’s just as relevant today. Just 33 percent of U.S. workers are engaged in their jobs, …

Time Management

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

Workouts

How to Train the Abdominal Muscles

The 'abs' are the groups of muscles in the abdomen or the stomach area—generally below the rib cage toward the pelvis and at the sides. The three …

Workouts

If You Want to Shed Arm Fat, These Are the 11 Exercises to Get You There

Even though most experts agree that you can't spot-reduce fat, it's not unusual to want to target certain parts of the body during a workout. If you're looking to shape up your arms, shed fat, and get stronger, we've picked out the most effective full-body exercises for you. Because it's true — you …

Workouts

The beauty products every woman should own

From Chanel lipstick to faithful Frizz-Ease, these beauty products have a cult following for a very good reason.<p>Crème de la Mer Moisturising Cream, from £115<p>Of all the moisturisers, this is recommended by beauty and fashion editors time and time again. It's thick and creamy and melts into your skin …

Makeup

If You Sit at a Desk All Day, You Need These 6 Yoga Poses in Your Life

It's no secret that yoga is teeming with benefits—from the mental to the physical. In case you needed another reason to begin this wellness practice, …

Yoga

The Rules of Good Yoga Etiquette

Common sense and common courtesy are the cornerstones of good etiquette in any situation. Add in a healthy dose of respect for the people and places …

Yoga

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

What's a Good Finishing Time for Running a Marathon?

You want a good marathon finish time, but how does it compare to others? The truth is, everything is relative when it comes to good marathon times. …

Marathons

6 yoga moves runners should do to speed recovery

Whether you run a 5K a day with your girlfriends or you’re in the midst of marathon training, you probably feel it: tight hips, achy hamstrings, and …

Yoga

4-Move Pilates Routine for When You Just Don't Feel Like Working Out

There are times when workout motivation is lower than normal, days when you either can't get to your workout at all or can't quite push yourself hard …

Yoga

What and Where the Hip Muscles Called the Deep Six Are

When we think of hip muscles, we usually think of the hip flexors in front and the big butt muscle, the gluteus maximus, in the back. There are, …

Yoga

The 6 Essential Principles of Pilates

Pilates Principles: Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath, and Flow<p>For many, these six principles are the foundation of the Pilates …

Yoga

There Are Many Benefits of Deep Breathing in Pilates Exercise

Deep breathing is an essential part of Pilates exercise. And not just a big inhale, but also when you make a conscious effort to exhale fully, …

Yoga

Pilates Is Famous For Sculpting Lean Bodies, but It's Actually the Ultimate Injury Rehab

When you're injured, recovering from a trauma, or experiencing any kind of pain, your workout is usually the first thing to take a back seat. In most cases, physical therapists and doctors will tell you to pause your running routine, skip Spin class, ditch the boot camps, and cool it with exercise …

Exercise

Use the Pilates Wall Roll Down for Correcting Your Posture

Wall roll down is a simple way to practice using your abs to achieve the articulated curve of the spine that we use so much in Pilates. It stretches …

Yoga

3 Mistakes You’re Making When You Stretch

Stretching is critical component of physical fitness and overall health. "It keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that …

Exercise

Sculpt Legs and Core With 1 Move — All While Rehabbing Your Knees and Back

Pilates is an incredible style of exercise for a number of reasons, especially because you can completely transform your body while rehabilitating injuries. But the all time <i>best</i> Pilates move ever? According to Andrea Speir, founder of SPEIR Pilates in Los Angeles, it's Knees Off — and you don't …

Yoga

I Planked One Minute Every Hour for Two Weeks

Eight minutes of planking is actually a long time. I started off the first couple days only doing forearm planks. But for as short as a minute …

If Today Is Arm Day, Here Are 59 of the Most Effective Moves You Can Do

Add these moves to your strength training routine to sculpt and strengthen your arms and upper back. Some involve dumbbells and some use just your own bodyweight, but they all target and tone your upper body. As a bonus, a bunch of these moves also work your lower body and core at the same time! …

Workouts

This Core Workout Is the Secret Weapon for Killer Abs

Has your quest for a toned stomach halted? It’s time to try something new.<p>For your next abs workout program, look no further than the rings. A …

Workouts

5 Easy Stretches You Can Do With a Towel or Stretching Strap

1<p>5 Easy Stretches With a Strap or Towel<p>You can use a strap or towel to improve your overall flexibility.<p>One way to prevent injuries, such as muscular …

Dry Brushing Health Benefits Go Beyond Smooth Skin & Here’s How It Works

So, you probably brush your hair every day, but what about your skin? If you think brushing your body sounds totally bananas, it's actually an easy …

How to Walk Off 10 Pounds

The quick-stepping secret to dropping 10 pounds and flattening your belly in just three weeks.<p>When you want to shed serious weight, walking might not …

Exercise