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Do This for Stronger Abs and a Tighter Core

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Want a stronger core but can't seem to find the time to do ab exercises on the reg? Hey, today's post from Life Fitness --- the leader in designing and manufacturing high-quality exercise equipment for fitness facilities and homes worldwide --- is for you! For more fitness advice and expertise from …
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The 1% Workout

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Attitudes are changing --- slowly, but the prevailing opinion of the masses is that one has to be some kind of exercise fanatic or food extremist to commit to a healthy lifestyle. A 5 a.m. workout is not mandatory; neither is a tearful farewell to your last ever French fry. The truth is it …
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Counting Smiles Rather Than Steps

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I love the way activity trackers keep people aware and accountable when it comes to staying active. I feel like, at least in my circle of friends, it's far more likely for someone to be proud of hitting 10k steps every day for a week or running a new distance rather than, say fitting into a certain …
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That Company You Keep

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Proverbs, Plato, Confucius, poets, self-help gurus and a slew of motivational speakers agree: "You become like those whom you spend the most time." And nowhere is this premise more apropos then when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. You may think you’re a strong-minded individualistic sort, …
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Too Busy to Walk the Dog? 2 Tips You Need to Read

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Dr. Andy Roark is a practicing veterinarian in Greenville, SC. He's best known for his popular Facebook page and YouTube show, Cone of Shame. Dr. Roark is great about giving awesome advice that's actually manageable for most pet owners --- plus, he's a seriously funny dude --- so we took one of …
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15 Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk

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Super busy day? We've all been there. But, if you're stuck at work and can't find the time to get out for a workout, no worries --- you can still squeeze in a little fitness and feel-good stretching at your workplace. Really! Behold 15 exercises you can do at your desk, courtesy of …
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Tips for Your First Kettlebell Class

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What used to be the province of Russian body builders, kettlebells are gaining in popularity at gyms and fitness studios with a diverse group of fitness seekers. This one piece of equipment can provide an excellent cardiovascular and strength-training workout in record time and can be mastered by …
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WTF Does That Mean? Yoga Terminology

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So, you’ve got the mat, the trendy yoga wear and a new pedicure, but are you ready to perform your first ardha matsyendrasana*? HUH? Do WHAT??? No worries, you don’t need to be a linguistic specialist to attend yoga. Thankfully all of the ancient Sanskrit terms have English translations, but …
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Workout I Did: Hit the Track

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When I was growing up, I lived within a stone's throw of my high school. I could hear the band practice the fight song, the football practice fields ended at the corner of my backyard, and the stadium lights lit up our street on game nights. This meant that the track and tennis courts were just a …
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