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Reach to Your Peripheral: Feel 25 at 53

6:30 a.m. every day, I pull these old bones out of bed, slam a cup of joe, hop on my bike and put the pedal to the medal. A few blocks from my house heading toward Santa Monica beach, the sleepiness subsides and my adrenaline starts to kicks in. I'm biking so fast on my lightweight speed machine …

Santa Monica

Get in Shape FAST with This High-Intensity Workout

Here's how it works: You'll do five exercises in five minutes with minimal rest between moves (50 seconds on, 10 seconds off). You can complete the sequence once for a super quick sweat session—or you can replay the video for a total of three to four circuits, making it a 15- to 20-minute …

Find a Transcending Purpose to Motivate Your New Year's Resolution

Vic: Hello again, Winston!<p>Winston: Why, hello, Vic. What's on your mind today?<p>Vic: Well, we talked last time about the difference between self-<i>enhancing</i> purpose and self-<i>transcending</i> purpose. With the new year nearly here, I thought maybe we could relate that conversation to <i>change</i>.<p>Winston: Well, …

Self Control

Train Like a Beast

Exercise 1 Frog Squat Jumps<p>The explosive power and wide stance of this amphibian-inspired exercise work your glutes, quads, hamstrings, and inner thighs while getting your heart rate up to torch calories. Stand tall, with your feet a little wider than hip-width and your feet slightly turned out <b>(A)</b>. …

Just Change One Thing

It's the end of the year and time to take stock. How was last year for you? Did you make any New Year's resolutions last year? Did you stick to them?<p>Here is where so many of us get off track and give up. We try and change too many things at once. It is noble, but it tends to cause one to end up …

Weight Loss

Performance Reviews and Keeping Your Self Worth

It's performance appraisal time in the workplace. Don't you just love being judged on what you've accomplished? Ah, yeah, not so much.<p>Truth be told, as an HR professional, I used to dread and really dislike the entire process: self-appraisal, performance review with my boss, how I was measuring up …

Self-awareness

Easy Ways to Lose Weight

<b>Ditch the guilt:</b> Recent research shows beating yourself up about eating something indulgent can sabotage your weight-loss efforts. Instead, look at treating yourself as a celebratory—not shame-inducing—event.<p><b>Ignore the scale:</b> Numbers go up and down and stall in a plateau all the time, which can do …

7 Ways to Sneak a Bit More Health and Fitness Into Your Daily Routine

<b>Step it up</b><br>Find a set of bleachers for an awesomely butt-lifting stadium workout. Hit the stairs by sprinting up and jogging or walking down. As you go up, pitch your body forward slightly, pump your arms, and shift your weight to the balls of your feet. Slow your speed—and watch your step—on the …

Knee Joint Strengthening Exercises

3 Exercise Moves for Stronger Knees<p>You can strengthen your knees with these simple moves<p>It seems counterintuitive, but these moves from Tim Hewett, Ph.D., director of The Ohio State University Sports Health & Performance Institute, ward off problems by strengthening muscles around the knee. Do …

Morning workouts are good for you

7 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning<p>Because who wants to blow off an ugly sweater party just to go to the gym?<p>With the holiday season in full swing, your after-work schedule is about to blow up. And let's be honest, every party invite you receive is just one more night you're not going to show up …

Fitness

Quick Breakfast Ideas That Are Actually Healthy

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy<p>Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru<p>If your idea of a grab-and-go breakfast is a bowl of cereal or a granola bar, prepare to have your mind blown. You can make a pretty impressive morning meal that’s actually good for you in five …

10 Ways to Get Psyched Up to Work Out

<b>We get it: Motivation is tough. But try any of these 10 new simple, science-backed kick-starters and you'll want to work out. So what's your mantra? Share it in the comments below.</b><p>By Courtney Rubin, <i>SELF</i><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>10 Ways to Get Psyched Up to Work Out<p>Follow SELF on Twitter: …

Fitness

6 Kind Things We Should Be Telling People More Frequently

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

Fitspirational Instagram Accounts

8 Fitspirational Instagram Accounts You Should Follow<p>Get ready for insta-awesomeness<p>We hope you have your gym bag with you, because you’re about to feel seriously excited about working out. The photos shared by these Instagram accounts are as motivational as they are beautiful—and that’s saying …

Perks of Weight Lifting

<b>BETTER AGING</b><br>Strength training boosts your body's natural release of human growth hormone, which aids in the turnover of muscle and bone, increases your fat metabolism, and provides a healthier body composition in later life.<p><b>CLEARER HEAD</b><br>According to a 2010 study, participants who followed a …

Exercise

Yoga: Poses to Tone Your Arms

Begin on all fours with your knees hip-width apart and your hands shoulder-width apart. Stack your hips over your knees and your shoulders over your wrists. Walk your hands a few inches in front of your shoulders. Curl your toes under, lift your hips, and straighten your legs. Push into your palms …

Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long

11 tips that make burning fat easier than ever<p>You may not realize it, but while you're bumming it on the couch catching up on <i>New Girl</i>, your body is working hard to help you burn calories. How is that even possible? Your sweet, sweet metabolism. The cool part: You can speed it up to ensure it's …

Time to Abolish Time

There may be a simple solution to most of our problems. It's time to abolish time! Your first instinct is probably to scoff at such an idea. What nonsense, surely time is necessary for everything. But if you can pry yourself for a moment from all the things the dozens of clocks that surround you …

Slavery

Iron Deficiency

After 6 weeks, blood lactate levels—a reliable indicator of muscle fatigue—were about 10% lower among the iron supplementers compared to the placebo group. The women in the iron group also recovered from strenuous exercise faster, according to the research. Additionally, the rowers with the lowest …

Treadmill Mistakes to Avoid

<b>2. You let yourself get distracted by music or the TV</b><br>On the road, you're paying attention to traffic, fellow runners, and other safety issues that keep you mindful of your performance. Indoors, with a TV in front of your face and your earbuds in, it's easy to lose track of your pace and …

How Can I Stay on Track for Weight Loss While Traveling?

<b>The answer:</b> The biggest thing Jackson recommends: staying on an eating schedule. It's easy to disregard normal mealtimes when you travel and just start eating random snacks in the car or at the airport—a bag of trail mix, then a coffee drink, then half of a scone. Instead of mindlessly munching, …

10 Tips for Resolving Conflict

<i>Photo credit: Sheldon Wood via Compfight</i><p>"Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude." -- William James<p>Conflict is a normal and natural aspect of relationships. As human …

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Set Your Intention

Experts say intention setting can be a powerful tool in any fitness discipline, not just yoga. "It zeros in on something you can connect to emotionally, and unlike a long-term goal, you can make good on an intention in a single session, which is very satisfying," says celeb trainer Brett Hoebel. In …

Melt Method: Moves That Blast Cellulite

Exercise 1 Back Thigh Shear<p>With your upper body on the ground, move the roller under your upper thighs (just below where your butt meets your thighs) and extend your legs <b>(A)</b>. Slowly drag your legs together <b>(B)</b> and apart (like you’re making a snow angel or doing jumping jacks) to “Shear” the backs of …

5 Healthy Late-Night Snacks

Not all snacking is bad for you. These five pairings will keep you feeling full (without filling out)<p>iStock/Thinkstock<p>Let's get real: It's not <i>always</i> possible to avoid eating after dark. Some situations (a late work shift, a delayed flight) call for legit midnight meals—and hey, other times you're …

Nutrition

How to build an exercise resolution you'll stick with

Whether you intend to "lose weight," "eat healthier" or "exercise more," health-themed New Year’s resolutions are all too common, signalling a …

Slim for Life

• <b>Author:</b> Jillian Michaels<p>Stop battling your weight and slim down for life with this no-nonsense, insider’s plan from America’s health, wellness, and weight-loss guru: Jillian Michaels. She has helped millions lose weight and feel great, and now she can help you, too. <br>Bestselling author and <i>Biggest</i> …

Eat and Run

• <b>Author:</b> Scott Jurek<p>“In pursuing the mental side of endurance, Jurek uncovers the most important secrets any runner can learn.”—Amby Burfoot, author of <i>The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life</i><p>For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force—and darling—in the grueling and growing sport …

The 3-Day Cleanse

• <b>Author:</b> Zoe Sakoutis & Erica Huss<p>Celebrities, foodies, and media people rely on the Blueprint Cleanse for relief from the excess, overindulgence, and toxins we are all exposed to every day. Now, the founders of the cleanse praised in Elle, Vogue, and Every Day with Rachel Ray, offer THE 3-DAY …