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How to Become a Runner!

If you're anything like me then you were definitely not born a runner. I dreaded running that mile in PE class as a kid and admittedly endurance …

Can You Lose Weight on the Ketogenic Diet?

<i>Update |</i> In the past few years, if any of your friends are particularly health conscious (re: into experimental diets), you may have heard of the …

The Biggest Reason You Gain Weight as You Age Has Nothing to Do With Your Metabolism

Sorry, everyone.<p>You've probably heard that once you hit 40, it's all downhill when it comes to your weight.<p>That inexplicable force we call our …

8 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Sugar

We all know to go easy on the sweet stuff, but what actually happens to your system when you indulge? Here, eight ways sugar affects your body.<p><b>Your</b> …

Diabetes

How gut health impacts body weight — and the top foods to eat

If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve likely thought of your belly as a target area for slashing fat.<p>But it turns out that what’s underneath your gut may be the key not only to your dream body — but also, lasting health.<p>A 2014 study published in the journal <i>Pediatric Research</i>, for example, …

This Is The Best Workout For Weight Loss, According To Science

Turn your gym routine into calorie-torching gold.<p>When you're working out to drop pounds, choosing a plan or even just a class that gives you the most fat-burning power for your hour can be confusing AF. But now, a new study is breaking down which workouts are actually worth your time.<p>For the study, …

Death by Dumbbell: The Ultimate 4-Move Dumbbell Workout

Get more out of your trusty dumbbells and transform your body in the process<p>The dumbbell is arguably the most common workout tool that exists, but that doesn't mean your dumbbell workouts have to be boring.<p>In this workout, Alexia Clark, trainer at Alexia-Clark.com, puts a twist on classic moves, …

The 10-Minute Core and Butt Workout for a Stronger Lower Body

Here's a fun fact: Your glutes are the largest muscle group in your body, so nearly everything you do with the lower body is powered by your …

This Mom Of Two Got Fit In Her 40s, And We Can All Learn From Her Experience

When mom-of-two Sloane Davis underwent a personal fitness revolution at 40 years old, she totally overhauled how she cares for her body. She had felt …

Fitness

28 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

So don't screw them up!<p>We're only kidding — you'll definitely screw them up in some capacity, and that's okay.<p>If you can make at least some of the changes we've listed below — like practicing mindfulness and not sticking around in bad relationships — you'll be in good shape.<p>These ideas are drawn …

A Chill 10-Minute Bodyweight Workout For Active Recovery Days

This 10-minute bodyweight workout was developed by trainer Jared Kaplan, founder of Studio 26 in NYC (basically, the chillest fitness space ever). …

Workouts

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Do this and you'll have done the important stuff first.<p>Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it's even harder. How do you move forward?<p>If you don't purposefully carve out time every day to progress and improve, without question, your …

Self-improvement

A Quick Dumbbell Workout To Do In Your Living Room Right Now

Dumbbells are wonderful fitness tools: A quick dumbbell workout will get your heart rate up and your muscles working. Look, don't get me wrong: …

Workouts

5 Ways to Accomplish Your Biggest Goals to The Fullest

Do you have big aspirations but struggle to actually reach your goals? Try these simple techniques to skyrocket your success and crush your big goals.

12 Ways to Stop Wasting Money and Take Control of Your Stuff

If you're drowning in stuff, not to mention debt, check out this list of a dozen tips to stop the madness and streamline your lifestyle.<p>In my work as …

Minimalism

Couple builds their own adventurous 204 sq. ft. modern shed home

Smaller homes need not feel like coffin boxes -- that's what the purveyors of "big is always better" want you to think. We've seen numerous times how …

Everything I Love About Pilates Reformer

Flexibility, coordination and strength ...oh my! Why I'm loving my new pilates reformer classThe post Everything I Love About Pilates Reformer …

7 Superfoods To Restore Energy When You're Burnt Out

If you’re like many people, life just comes at you too fast to take much time out for yourself. Work, kids, commutes and life in general keep you on …

3 Ways to Stay Positive When You Hit a Workout Plateau

If you’ve been working on your fitness goals for a while, chances are you’ve encountered a slowdown in your progress at one point or another. It can be hard to keep your spirits up when you feel like you’re not improving, whether you’re prepping for a half marathon race, working on a tough yoga …

6 Mental Tricks to Get You Through The Last Mile of a Run

<i>By Jordan Smith</i><p>The last mile of a run is tough. You're exhausted, at the end of your playlist, and probably have other things on your mind (read: post-run brunch). Even the pros sometimes struggle to get through that final stretch: "I know I'm getting close to the finish line, but it also takes a …

How to Get Motivated Every Day

<i>Answer by Evan Asano, CEO & Founder: Mediakix.com on Quora.</i><p>When I was younger, motivation was never an issue. I excelled at sports and school and …

Motivation

3 Badass Barbell Moves That Will Make You Stronger Than Ever

Never be afraid of the free weight area again.<p><b>Before you start, here's more info on how to do these moves safely and how to incorporate them into your workout.</b><p><b>To fit them into your workout:</b> Make each one the first lift of your workout when you're starting out; that way you'll have the energy to do …

Anti-Aging and Longevity Breakfast Ideas

You know that a healthy breakfast gives you the energy to start your day. But by adding anti-aging foods to your breakfast, it might also help …

Core strength: Four exercises you can do at home to build your 'foundation' - Health - ABC News

Did you know every move you make originates in your core?<p>This is why having a strong core is essential for everything from preventing chronic lower …

Self-improvement

50 Daily Habits of Naturally Thin People

Balance calories in tiny ways that add up to big benefits: You just adopt some tricks naturally lean people do. Pick the ones you like, stick with …

Nutrition

How to lose weight

How to lose weight<p>First off you should understand this — no single weight loss plan can cater to everyone’s needs. The relatively new field of …

4 Weeks to Health and Fitness for Yo-Yo Exercisers

Do you want to lose weight? Most of us would probably say, "Yes, I'd love to lose weight." When you embark on that kind of goal, you probably spend a …

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