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All Your Sleep Problems, Solved

<i>By Aviva Patz</i><p>In theory, getting a good night's sleep is simple: Go to bed and wake up at the same times every day, exercise regularly, skip caffeine and booze late at night and ban TVs from your bedroom. These moves can set you up to get the seven to nine hours of rest your brain and body crave, …

Why You're Not a Morning Person (and How to Become One)

At 6 AM, most of us are lucky if we have the energy to reach for acup of coffee. Mornings may be rough, but hold off on sleeping in. There are perks …

Sleep

How to pick the perfect fitness wristband: FuelBand, Up, Flex, or Basis (comparison chart)

There are four major players in the fitness wristband business now: FitBit, Jawbone, Nike, and Basis. They’re jockeying prices and features to get your dollars, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve created the chart above to help you take the leap.<p>You should consider …

11 New Reasons to Exercise (That Aren't About Weight Loss)

It does a lot more than make you a stronger, sleeker, better sleeper.<p>Photo: G-stockstudio/iStock/Thinkstock<p>It'll Help Keep You Afloat<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>…

New All-In-One Fitness Tracker App Proves Simple Is Best

Put together a checklist of things you'd want in a perfect app, and it might include a way to track your fitness data (like, <i>all</i> of it), a seamless …

Fitness Technology

Gimme a Beat: TempoRun App Syncs Music to Your Run

Nearly every runner has experienced that all-too-brief, magical sweet spot where the music matches the beat, the legs stop aching, and plodding along …

3 Bad Habits Fit People Don't Have

<i>By Jennifer Cohen</i><p>Fit people aren't born, they’re made. They’re the hard bodies that get up early, hit the gym, work full time, and still have the energy to volunteer at the animal shelter and make Pinterest-worthy fruit cups for the PTA meeting. You see, millions of small, healthy choices can …

5 Ways to Get Over Your Biggest Mental Barriers

Even if you love working out, it’s completely normal to battle negative thinking. Here's how to get over it.<p>Often the biggest obstacle to running has nothing to do with the legs and lungs; it’s about what’s on your mind. Here’s how to clear some common mental hurdles that can keep you from getting …

Weight Loss

Seduced by the Illusion: The Truth About Transformation Photos

There is no doubt that we live in a world of manipulation, false promises and exaggerated claims. This is especially true in the fitness industry. I've been a personal trainer for more than 11 years, and clients and friends are always telling me about the next amazing diet or exercise program. Like …

Fitness

Free Online Yoga Videos and Classes

Yoga Download<p><b>Rating: 5.00</b><br>based on 1 reviews<p>Technique Workshops5 mins<p>Kristen Boyle<p>This FREE Alignment Guru class breaks down the Chaturanga Vinyasa …

Sunday Planning

I recently read a statistic that said <b>every minute invested in planning will save you ten minutes down the road</b>. I can personally attest that not only …

How Fit Are You?

To run at your full potential, you need to target all areas of fitness—including flexibility, balance, and mobility.<p>CORE STRENGTH<p>A strong core—the muscles in your abdominals, back, and glutes—gives you stability, power, and endurance. “If your core muscles can’t support your pelvis, it will drop, …

New Jersey

6 Simple Mindfulness Practices To Reframe Your Perspective

Get familiar with the Holstee Manifesto and join the fast track to a better understanding–and appreciation–of your work, your life, and the world around you.<p>This is your life.<p>Do what you love and do it often.<p>If you don’t like something, change it.<p>If you don’t like your job, quit.<p>If you don’t have …

Mindfulness

Nutrition Blog Network

<b>Authors</b>: Barbara Baron, Erin Coffield, Judy Jarvis, Karen Kafer, Ann Marie Krautheim, Isabel Maples<p>The Dairy Report is written by health …

Is Chocolate Milk Really Best for Recovery?

It's good, but it's not your only option.<p>Surrounded by massive hills and valleys at the start line, the runners concerned about recovering from the Big Sur International Marathon breathed a sigh of relief as an announcement was made that chocolate milk would be available at the finish. I had to …

Nutrition

17 Science-Backed Ways to Bust Out of A Workout Rut

Photo: Bigstock<p>There's something just as comforting about tucking yourself in bed after a long, stressful day, as there is about settling into a …

How to Get Flat Abs, Have Amazing Sex and Rule the World in 8 Easy Steps

The covers of most men's and women's magazines have similar headlines: "Get Great Abs" and "Have Amazing Sex."<p>From the looks of it, these two issues have been recycled over and over (with some other stereotypically gender-relevant articles thrown in) on every <i>Men's Health</i>, <i>Maxim</i>, <i>Cosmopolitan</i> and</i> …

Happiness

Top Seeded

Need a power boost? Toss these gems into your next meal.<p>Once treasured by ancient warriors for their athletic-boosting powers, seeds today are most often used as a decorative garnish. But the small wonders contain essential nutrients runners need for optimal performance, yet are often lacking in …

Nutrition

Mindful eating

Shares 669<p>In the 45 minutes duration of my son’s soccer lesson recently, I witnessed mini packets of shapes, rice wheels, grain waves, potato stix, …

The Best Pinterest Boards for Fitness

9 Pinterest Boards All Fit Women Should Follow<p>Follow THESE boards to add fitspiration to your Pinterest feed<p>Pinterest can be an awesome tool for uncovering inspirational quotes, amazing workouts, and more—if you follow the right boards. To fill your feed with more pins that make you want to get up …

Natural Sports Electrolyte Drink Recipe (With Flavor Options)

Drinking enough pure clean water is one of the most important things we can do for overall health. In most cases, water alone is wonderful. For times …

Tips on Quitting Processed Sugar

For those of you new to my blog, I am a huge believer in quitting processed sugar. Before switching to a whole food diet, I was a HUGE sugar addict. …

The Truth about Coconut Oil

Did you know coconut oil does NOT have a high smoke point? Did you know that there is little scientific evidence to support its weight loss claims?<p>If …

The Science of Self-Control: 6 Ways to Improve Your Willpower Today

One of the key parts of our culture at Buffer is a focus on self-improvement. We each pick an area to improve on each week and share our daily …

Will Power

Want To Be A Better Leader? Try This In 2014 | Inc.com

How often do you find yourself complaining about being exhausted?<p>Almost every entrepreneur falls into the pattern of not getting enough sleep, working too hard, and not exercising, even though these things are scientifically proven to make you happier. Instead we come up with excuses for why we …

Leadership

Blog in harmony with nature

Antioxidants<p>Green tea - contains a lot of substances which positively influence the brain, blood vessels and maintaining proper body mass. Green tea …

Don't Set Goals, Make New Habits Instead