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A Surprising Hazard of Sitting All Day

Who would have guessed that a natural posture could be so dangerous to our health?  According to researchers from the University of Regensburg, Germany, a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of cer…

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7 Awesome Vintage Fitness Photos

From Zumba to half-marathons to Instagram fitness accounts, fitness is nearly ubiquitous in today’s world. But what about way back when, long before the advent of Jane Fonda and aerobics? To find out,…

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Gym Outfit Guide: Passion for Purple (Sponsored)

The oh-so-sweet hue inspires you to sprint, crunch and plank in style! Here’s one fool-proof way to wear one of our favorite shades of the moment. We dare you not to smile every time you catch your ra…

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Try This 15 Minute Yoga Video to Kickstart Your Morning

Zev Starr-Tambor of Tribeca Yoga produced this beautiful 15 minute morning yoga video. Whether you're new to yoga or an old pro, you'll love starting your day with this refreshing 15 minute wake-u…

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The Fittest City In The US Is…

The fittest city in the US also happens to be the capital. So says this year's American Fitness Index, the work of the American College of Sports Medicine. The report scores cities based on a range of…

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Protein Powder Primer: Whey or No Whey?

I have many clients who tell me they want to cut back on meat but they are worried about getting enough protein every day.  I tell them about the great, delicious vegetarian sources of whole food prot…

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Too Much Running Could Actually Kill You Sooner

Training to run a marathon has got to be one of the healthiest things you can do, right? Maybe not: A new study found that "moderate" runners lived longer than people who don't exercise at all—and peo…

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Study: Excess Fat May Make Us Forgetful

For a long time, scientists thought that while excess fat causes problems in many parts of the body, the mind was exempt. After all, there are no fat cells in the brain, and the protective blood-brain…

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Winter Workouts: How to Stay Motivated

It can be tough to get motivated for winter workouts when you're all cozy in bed and that alarm clock goes off. Here are some tips to help you keep moving through the winter chill. Cold weather is …

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5 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

  We all know that exercise will tone your muscles and keep you fit. It might even help your heart or keep your blood pressure in check. But there are many, many other reasons to hit the gym o…

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