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Why Food is NOT the Enemy

Is it just me, or does it sometimes seem like the mainstream diet and fitness culture is out to scare us skinny? It presents food as nothing more than fuel by promoting a calories-in-versus-calories-b…

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What’s Better: Cardio Or Weights? Here’s What I’ve Learned Doing Both.

For a large part of my life, I've been a runner. For the past nine months, though, I haven't run a single mile. Not because I chose to, however. In July 2014, my physical therapist suspected I had tor…

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5 Dos and Don’ts for Using Technology in Your Workout

More and more people are working out with fitness apps to keep track of everything from time and pace to distance and calories burned. But using devices as the focus of a workout can get in the way of…

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Woman Pulled from 20 Mile Race for Running Too Slowly

Netty Edwards says that she was pulled out of the Spen 20 Race in the UK for running too slowly. At a mile and a half in, she says a race official told her that staff was not able to stick around for …

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A Simple Way to Turn Yoga into a Kid-Friendly Adventure

Parent-child yoga classes can be pricey. This series of kids yoga videos have been a great way for me and my son to do yoga together for free instead. When I was pregnant, I had a many pictures…

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Are Vitamin Drinks Overdoing It?

Most of us don’t get all of the nutrients we need from food alone. So we take supplements, buy fortified foods and drinks, and stock up on as many vitamins as we can. Why not? Vitamins are a good thin…

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6 Tips to Get You Motivated to Exercise

Let's admit it: Fitness can be hard. Whether you're working on a New Year's resolution or have been living a fit lifestyle for some time, there are just some days where you just don't. want. to. do. i…

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How Fitness Can Save a Relationship

I've got a secret to tell you: Relationships and fitness go hand in hand. They are both hard work but well worth it. Any romantic relationship that is worth something is always going to be hard work. …

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Time for a Brain Detox

Everybody talks about a healthy, strong, toned body, but, what about our brains? Our bodies are the houses for our souls. Therefore, our body is, indeed, a sacred temple. For so long, I did not und…

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10 Yoga Poses for Back Pain

If you struggle with back pain, you know how it can make even the most basic tasks seen daunting. Something as simple as leaning over can set off those poor, aching muscles. The yoga poses below …

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good article but i think the title is off. how about "... Bang for the Calorie?"

Those exercises look to be target people under sixty. If you are over sixty, check with a physical …

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