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How Fit Is Your Home State?

Think you're tough? We know you are! But how does the rest of your home state stack up?Often, the “Fittest and Fattest Cities” are measured by …

Fitness

Drink Water Before Meals to Lose Weight?

Weight Loss

4 Butt Exercises to Do Now (Because Strong Glutes Make a Big Difference)

POPSUGAR PhotographyYou might be concerned about sculpting a strong booty to fill out your favorite pair of jeans, but there's so much more to a …

Exercise

Is It Better to Live Near Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods?

RealtyTracIf you live near either a Trader Joe's or Whole Foods—score!—you’ve got great options that make healthy cooking and eating a snap. But …

Whole Foods

16 Ways To Boost Your Body Confidence (Infographic)

Loving yourself — and your body — is a big part of the happiness equation. It's so easy to give into the negative self talk and stare in the mirror, …

How to Use Household Items as Exercise Equipment

Having a lack of training devices should not preclude you from obtaining a productive workout.If you don’t have access to a gym with a plethora of

Exercise

10 Essential No-Equipment Moves For Leggings Season

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10 Essential No-Equipment Moves For Leggings Season

Toning up your inner and outer thighs …

How to Pick the Right Size Dumbbells for Your Workouts

You absolutely love your cardio sculpt fitness class—you know the instructor, you have your spot on the floor, and you know to expect a mix of cardio …

Fitness

How Many Reps Should You Do?

Look around any gym, and you'll see people committing various training mistakes—a guy on the bench press bouncing the bar off his chest, someone …

Exercise

How to Fuel Up for Your Workout

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Want to get more out of your workout? You've got to start eating like it.

"If you don't fuel properly, you'll never train optimally and never maximize the time you spend training," says Susan Kleiner, Ph.D., R.D., author of Power Eating and a sports nutrition consultant to top …

Fitness

The Right Cross-Training Activity to Crush Your Fitness Goals

Corbis ImagesWhether you love cycling, running, or playing tennis, it’s tempting to do your favorite sport for all of your workouts. But switching up …

Fitness

Tips to Master the Single-Arm Deadlift

Single-arm exercises aren’t anything new. A one-arm dumbbell preacher? No sweat. A single-leg press? Bring it on. But if we were to ask you to …

Exercise

Kelly Starrett’s Top 5 Tips for Mobility

Kelly Starrett is the co-founder of San Francisco CrossFit and mobilitywod.com, co-author of Becoming a Supple Leopard and Ready to Run, and is a an …

Fitness

5 Stability Ball Exercises for a Crazy Strong Core

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This workout comes to you from DailyBurn Fitness/Nutrition Coach Angela Rubin. You can find more no-equipment moves from DailyBurn’s elite

Exercise

The 7 Best Exercises for Your IT Band

Runners know all too well that any sort of sharp pain—whether it’s in the shins, knees, or ankles—can put a sudden end to training days. One of the most common running injuries is illiotibial band (IT band) syndrome, which occurs when the IT band becomes inflamed. The result: a sharp pain that …

Exercise

10 Oblique Exercises for a Flat Stomach, Fast

10 Oblique Exercises for a Flat Stomach, Fast While we love a good ab workout, a killer core isn't just about a flat stomach. Whittling your middle …

Exercise

Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex But Boys Don't, Study Shows

Teens

11 Best Snacks To Crush Your Cravings

Snacking 101The mid-afternoon hunger strikes again, and you find yourself wandering to the vending machine – eyes glazing over the sugar-laden …

Hunger

How, Why, And When To Use Wrist Straps

To strap or not to strap? The question has become far too loaded. Here's the only wrist-strap guide you need to read before you step up to the bar!

Graduate School

How to Get "Sex Lines"—in just 6 Moves

How to Get "Sex Lines"—in just 6 Moves"Sex lines"—AKA that abdominal V that every woman lusts over—are one of the hardest areas to sculpt. That …

Workouts

7 Best Moves for Getting Wide on the Sides

Get Wide!Most of us who slave away in the gym 4-6 days per week desire to create the most impressive physique we possibly can. This means building …

5 Nutrition Mistakes That Prevent Lean Muscle Gains

Gaining muscle isn’t easy. For most of us, it takes a strong effort in the gym and a consistent nutrition plan.

That being said, adding just a few …

Nutrition

Training Strength for Women: 3 Perspectives From Real Athletes

Today we're featuring three of the strong women we've talked to on Breaking Muscle Radio.You've probably heard the latest news about the first two

Women's Sports

6 Reasons to Try Interval Training

Mixing the speeds of both the tortoise and the hare, interval training is the ultimate fitness mashup — and we love it. You can soup up any cardio …

Fitness

10 Foods With Serious Fiber

Back in 1985, researchers Michael Brown and Joseph Goldstein won a Nobel Prize for proving a correlation between cholesterol levels and …

Healthy Eating

Plateau-Busting Strategies to Start Seeing Results at the Gym

You've been in the gym every day, lifting and running. But lately you're not seeing many changes when it comes to fitness. In fact, you haven't set a …

Exercise

The Fun Swim Workout for a Full-Body Burn

Susanna HaywardSticking to your regular exercise routine on vacation can be tough, but it also gives you an opportunity to do workouts that you might …

Workouts

The Butt-Lifting Exercise You Need to Try

Our friends at Self explaing how adding weights to this simple floor exercise gets you an even better butt lift.

Give your cheeks some attention—and …

Exercise

The Coolest Healthy Restaurants in America

The Coolest Healthy Restaurants in AmericaWe get it: sticking to a healthy diet is tough when you’re traveling. Air plane meals, hotel mini bars, and …

Restaurants