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5 Solutions To Your Biggest Workout Excuses
The thing about excuses is that, what may start as a quickly conjured idea as to why you can’t… is cemented in your brain as you convince yourself of the fact ...

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What’s Your Posture Telling You?
Experts, including physical therapists, yoga teachers, Pilates instructors and personal trainers can often see imbalances, tightness and injury just by the way ...

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8 Tips to Get 'Fitness Guru Fit' For The Summer
Commit to doing a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio daily at least 5 times a week. Set a time to do it daily and stick to it to make sure it gets done.

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10 Ways to Motivate To Move
Do you tend to go through life being stressed, rushed, spending too much money, trying to please others, drinking and eating too much? Sometimes simply tweaking ...

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Raise That Metabolism in 8 Simple Steps
Take a leisurely walk after a meal. When you eat, your metabolic rate goes up and when you walk, your metabolic rate goes up as well, so when you do them together ...

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Do You know Your Body Mass Index (BMI)?
The number on a scale does not take into account your height or your fat and lean mass. Waist circumference gives one measure on a body with many measures, so ...

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Yoga in Pink, Czech

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Change It Up! 6 Tummy & Tush Toning Exercises
Try the plank challenge. Every day for the next 30 days, go into a forearm plank. Try building up your endurance while maintaining your form.

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What’s the Best Time To Work Out?
It seems counterintuitive to get out of bed if you have had trouble sleeping, but the act of moving with daylight will help set your internal rhythms. Conversely, ...

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Fitness: How Do I Get Started?!
Another life altering moment came when I finally faced reality and got all the facts about my overall health condition. Last year I dedicated time and the expense ...

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Don’t be a One-Dimensional Beauty
Just like your life, your body needs balance. Work both your agonist and antagonist muscle groups to maintain that balance and minimize strain on your joints. If ...

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Forget About The Workout, Just Lose Yourself In the Music
Make a commitment to learn a strenuous dance form. There are dance groups in nearly every community that hold regular events and welcome new members. Swing, tango ...

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Travel Musts to Stay Fit and Not Get Sick
These are real and very effective workouts, using your mattress like a less stable yoga mat. You can get a full cardio, toning workout without ever getting out ...

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How to Tailgate WITHOUT Bulking up like a Football Player
Sauerkraut, made with cabbage, is a known cancer fighter, filled with vitamin C, fiber, manganese, vitamin B6 and folate. The fermentation process creates good ...

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8 Ways To Flat Abs & a Firm Butt... Without Doing Much of Anything!
This is one thing that I learned at a very young age (like 6 years old) as an ice skater - always stand up straight, shoulders back, abs engaged as if I'm wearing ...

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Give Yourself a Little Foot Love
Having flexible, supple and strong feet will help you stay more balanced, and will also alleviate everything from back pain to headaches because your feet are the ...

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Quick Energy Boosters
Read. Instead of watching TV try reading. You are more likely to stop when you are tired and you are more likely to keep your brain thinking and not vegging out. ...

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Yank the Laziness Cord
Start your Day Right. Getting up with the birds for a sweat session has its benefits. Exercising in the morning is known to help energize you for the rest of the ...

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Get Buff and Bikini Ready
I'm ready to tone up for the summer but hitting the gym with a standard set of dumbbells doesn't sound like it's much up my alley. If you fall into this category ...

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How To Make a New Years Intention Board
After all, we do it every year dont we? "Intentions" allow you a little leniency while still holding a basic structure that helps to keep you on track to achieve ...

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Amp Your Exercise Routine
In a recent study, individuals who drank a caffeinated sports drink before exercising (both running and weight lifting) performed better, faster, and exerted more ...

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Travel & Kick Butt
On the road doesn't have to mean off your fitness regime. If you're looking for a workout on the go, look to the web for inspiration. (And note, most hotels offer ...

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4 Exercies To Battle Those Pesky Problem Spots
We all want to look good in our little dresses and short shorts, we all want to be toned and look healthy. Instead of putting yourself through a full-body overhaul, ...

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Stretch It Out!
Plan on doing some simple exercises that slowly warm-up the muscles and joints, gradually increasing your speed and range of each joint's motion over a course of ...

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Flexing Your Pleasure Muscle
Exercise from Victoria Castle's book, "The Trance of Scarcity" (Berrett-Koehler, 2007). To ensure that we don't go the way of the squeezed and disembodied, we take ...

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Looking for a healthier disposition? Longer life?
Add 10 minutes to your cardio routine, or just do 10 minutes of exercise. If you get your heart-pumping for 10 minutes, the average woman will burn an additional ...

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Sexy Legs Quickie Workout in Bed
Instead of hitting snooze in the am, just start moving. You will burn calories, tone your muscles, jumpstart your metabolism, and give you the energy to get your ...

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Hooping for Toned Hips and a Flat Belly
First move, stand with legs apart in a wide stance, knees bent and feet turned out, so you really feel it in your thighs. Waist hoop with arms out at your sides ...

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Boost your exercise routine with these 5 tips
Do shorter, higher-intensity workouts. After 30 or 40 minutes, the benefits tend to taper off. Plus, you've got other stuff to do. So go big, then go home.

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Ready to tone your tush?
Try these exercises from the mastermind behind the Core Fusion classes at Exhale Mind Body Spas! Stand on right leg with left leg held out in front of you. Hold ...

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Feel Good About Feeling Good
Reframe the way you think about your choices. If you have to make yourself work out regularly, write a list of all the things you enjoy about exercising.

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Stuck in a Chair? Stay Healthy on Your Coffee Break
Bring a reusable water bottle to work and refill it throughout the day. The trips to the kitchen or drinking fountain will ensure you get plenty of short standing ...

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Get Fit in Five
this will give you a burn that you love and a bum to go with it. You take a broom or a mop and stand it up in front of you at arms length. Squat down so that you ...

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Successful Weight Loss
The low down on keeping the weight down low. If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve tried to lose weight one time or another in your life. Or 5 times. ...

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Biathlon, New York City Style
Helmet, shoes. Helmet, shoes. Helmet shoes. I repeat it again and again as I make my way to Central Park. I am about to compete in “March Madness,” a biathlon ...

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Cognitive Therapy
Why do you really want to lose weight? Is it to fit into that sexy red dress that’s been peering at you from the back of the closet? To be lighter on your feet? ...

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Get Powered with Powerbarre
Continued from our Retreat & Renew Daily Tip. The Powerbarre exercise studio in the Pineapple Grove Arts District of downtown Delray Beach, Florida, delivers ...

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The Bells Are Ringing
Once mandatory for Soviet Special Forces, kettlebells can certainly increase your fitness and they're fun. Don't let the cute name kettlebell lull you into thinking ...

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I tried it: Falling Upwards
Reaching overhead, I grasp two ribbons hanging from the ceiling and wrap my right leg around them. Slowly, I climb the fabric - hands, feet, hands, feet. As I approach ...

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Dive into Aqualates
Aqualates takes reformer and mat Pilates exercises and adapts them to water, offering increased resistance and support. Tori Brown and Chimene Montivero-Cole, founders ...

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Step in the Right Direction
When it comes to healthy hobbies, it's hard to shake a (walking) stick at hiking. The physical benefits are many, from losing weight; to preventing heart disease, ...

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Let it Snow
Instead of dozing by the fireside all winter, consider learning a fun new way to burn calories and boost your health. On January 6, 100 locations across the country ...

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Should We Eat and Run?
Many of us do cardio workouts in the morning before breakfast to get our metabolism pumping and burning more calories. But new research shows that exercising on ...

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Move of the Month: Better Posture
Brooke Siler, owner of the re:AB studio in New York City and author of The Pilates Body (Broadway Books, 2000) and the recently released Your Ultimate Pilates Body ...

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Calming Chaos
Yoga is being pushed off-center by a slew of fusion breeds that take the meditative movements and jazz them up by adding dance, resistance, and martial arts. The ...

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Products for Bodies in Motion
If you're into health and fitness, you probably fuel your body with wholesome, nutritious foods, not preservative-laden junk. But what about the products that get ...

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Flying Fit and Fancy
Virgin Atlantic Airways Spa in the Sky

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Boot Camp for Health
You've heard of boot camps for the armed forces and maybe even boot camps to get your backside in gear, but a boot camp for your health and vitality? StayingAlive.com ...

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Raise the Bar
Move over yoga, step aside pilates, for a new total-body-toning trend is emerging. Combining dance, yoga, isometrics and strength training, The Bar Method (barmethod.com) ...

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Work Out Anger
First you need to warm up. Determine where your anger resides. This is the easy part. Just examine your body's language. Are your shoulders pressed up to your ears? ...

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Move of the Month: Yomenco
"Everyone's true spirit is perfect, ageless, and timeless", says author and yoga instructor Bruce Van Horn, "even when their bodies and minds are affected by ...

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Therapy in Motion
Feeling blue? A better mood may be a vigorous walk away. In fact, the well-documented effects of physical exercise in lifting depression and anxiety have prompted ...

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Fitness Vows
Looking to get in shape before the big day? The Wedding Boot Camp, a brand-new workout program at Equinox Fitness Clubs in Chicago, vows to help future brides and ...

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Move of the Month: Budokon
Martial arts master, yoga teacher, and lifestyle coach Cameron Shayne developed a challenging holistic training system called Budokon. It combines martial arts, ...

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Move of the Month:The Ballecore Worko
In her recently published book The Ballecore Workout, Molly Weeks, faculty member of the Boston Ballet creates a new exercise discipline that incorporates Pilates, ...

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Move of the Month: The Hundred
Benefits: Warms the body by increasing circulation, and prepares the body for exercise. Strengthens abdominal muscles and increases spinal flexibility.

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Move of the Month: Pilates Workout to Go
Each Stott Pilates workout pack comes with Stott Pilates equipment, a DVD/video, and a convenient workout poster for quick reference. Balanced Body offers their ...

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