Fit Journey

Workout I Did: Neighborhood Fartleks

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With all of the talk of fartleks (and, of course, fartlek jokes) in this month's Fit Bottomed Challenge, I've had fartleks on the brain. I've always liked them --- they're such an easy way to do interval work. But as I've been finding my fitness jam post-baby, I've come to love them for another …
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My Plan of Attack to Get Back on Track

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I’ve been at this healthy lifestyle biz a long time (has it been three decades?!) and even a seasoned veteran like myself can get off track. The signs are easy to recognize: wonky digestion, a strong gravitational pull toward sweat pants and a general slug-like feeling. My first rule: don’t …
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A Seven–Minute Workout To Celebrate Our Seven-Year Birthday!

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Our Fit Bottoms are turning seven! Can you believe it? And to celebrate, we’ve got a science-based seven-minute workout developed by the exercise gurus at the American College of Sports Medicine that’s sure to spank our little butts. It comes with its own handy app, too; download it to your …
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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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An Inspirational Q&A With Pro Runner Katie Mackey

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The following post is sponsored by Brooks Running. For our sponsored post policy, click here. Love that quote? Us, too. And it's just one of the reasons why we're pumped to share an exclusive interview with Brooks Beasts member Katie Mackey. She's been with Brooks Beasts since it was created …
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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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