Hydration Station

Staying properly hydrated is always important, but all the more so when you're being active. Check out some of the new hydration helpers now available. Active Aqua I’m typically not a fan of flavored-water drinks. Gatorade tastes weird and dry to me for some reason, and some flavored water …
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Brit’s Vid, Runner’s Burn and Weights’ Plus

Brit sets her eyes on a workout DVD, runners burn extra cals all day long, and strength training boosts cardio health. Brit To Make Dance Workout DVD? First it was K-Fed, now it may be Britney Spears. Yes, that's right, Brit is rumored to be planning to release her own series of dance-based …
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Ring My Bell

TipsforKettlebelling

I’ve been dying to try kettlebells for a while. I mean, who wouldn’t want to fling around a 10-pound ball of cast iron with a handle? But when a reader wanted more info on the trend, I decided I would take one for the team and give them a shot. I started out with a pretty yellow 10-pounder from …
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What’s Your Opinion on Sneaky Chefery?

Jenn recently tried Zap Peanut Butter, and had I known that peanut butter counts as a paste and was therefore on the do-not-fly list, I wouldn't have gotten my sample ganked by airport security before I could try it. I'm sure I would have loved it though; any kind of peanut butter is a winner in my …
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Pilates Weight Loss for Beginners

With my diverse experience with workout DVDs, it surprised even me that I’ve never done an actual Pilates video. I’ve done Mr.P-inspired workouts (yes, Pilates is a person), like when Denise Austin throws in some moves, but never the real deal, beginning to end. Anything marked “for beginners” is a …
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Get Zapped

It seems like the rage these days in food is fitting more "good stuff" into products we already know and love. Take plant sterol fortified OJ or the official FBG pumpkin muffins or even toaster pastries with extra fiber as recent examples. It bothers me that many times these types of food get …
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Yoga Relief, Beefy Brains, and Fit Moms

Yoga calms in troubled times, a workout for the brain and new moms bounce back. Pose for Peace When you’ve got a million items on the to-do list, it can seem counterproductive to stop what you’re doing and take a yoga break. But a recent study by the American Psychological Association reported …
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Personal Training: FBG Goes Undercover

I've always wanted to go "undercover." Put on a trench coat, dark glasses, a big hat and then have a pin or a broach that looks totally unsuspecting but is secretly a high-tech camera capturing scandalous affairs. Gawd, that would be fun. So, naturally, when I received a free personal training …
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