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10 Mini Band Moves You Can Do Anywhere

At home, in the park, or on the go, mini bands are an easy-to-stow, versatile resistance training option that can travel with you. Unlike standard tube resistance bands, mini bands are compact—measuring around 9 inches in length and 2 inches in width. They easily fit into a gym bag and offer dozens of exercise options. […]

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How Yoga Can Help You Reach Your Weight-Loss Goals

Maybe you want to lose a little weight. Namaste to that. While many professional trainers point people to specific diets or intense workouts, they may pass by yoga. That’s too bad: The practice that can play in integral role in shedding unwanted pounds. Even the routine that ends with everyone’s favorite relaxation pose, savasana, can […]

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Here’s How to Build an Upper Body that Does More than Look Great

Bodacious biceps and bolder shoulders dominate the discussion when it comes to upper body strength training. However, building a strong, powerful upper body does more than split sleeves and garner attention. With a solid upper body resistance-training plan, selling tickets to the gun show is the proverbial icing on the cake. But aesthetics aren’t the […]

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Band Together: Make Flexibility and Strength Gains With Resistance Bands

Want to move through an awesome workout without the bulk of heavy equipment? Resistance bands are all you need. Convenient, versatile, and low-maintenance, these sturdy elastic tubes are a great addition to your exercise routine: They build strength, develop the mind-muscle connection, and improve flexibility. Not sold on the idea of exercise bands yet? Check […]

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How To Get More Out of Your Fitness Tracker

A fitness tracker is a great motivational tool to help reach your health goals. But like any other fitness purchase, the newness can easily wear off if you don’t take full advantage of all its benefits. Before you consider tucking this accessory in a drawer because you don’t understand what it does, check out these […]

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Rev Your Engine!

18 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism After 30 Do you feel like it’s getting harder to lose weight? Your metabolism may be to blame. As we age, metabolism slows down, mostly because we start to lose about 0.5 percent of muscle mass every year, and that mass is responsible for burning calories. But don’t worry: […]

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Bait and Switch

How Often Should You Switch Up Your Workout Routine? The great debate on how often to switch up a workout routine varies from program to program, but one sentiment always rings true: Listen to your body and do what gives you the best results. Easier said than done, right? Somewhere between total muscle confusion and […]

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What to Do and Not to Do Before You Workout

Whether at the gym, on the pavement, or in the yoga studio, there are a few general rules that help ensure the best workout possible. Everyone has different pre-workout routines, but nutrition, sleep, stretching, mental attitude, and other factors all affect how you’ll feel during your sweat session. Here, we break down the best habits […]

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Sayonara Saddlebags

How to Tone Around Your Tush The fat that sits under the bum and on the outer thighs—affectionately named saddlebags—is one of Mother Nature’s subtle reminders of womanhood. These sex-specific fat deposits can begin to appear during adolescence when girls’ fat cell production nearly doubles that of boys. Though upper thigh fat is physiologically advantageous […]

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How to Build a Budget-Friendly Home Gym

Long commutes, expensive membership fees, and bad weather are just a few excuses that stall a regular workout routine. Consistent exercise promotes better health, improved energy, and a positive mood, so why not create a space for exercise where it’s most convenient: at home. Though elaborate at-home gyms sound dreamy, these budget-friendly ideas are sure […]