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The Best Swim Workouts + 8 Key Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is a sport that we seem to do often when we’re young and then slack off on as we age. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in fact, 36 percent of children aged 7–17 years old swim at least six times a year, compared to only 15 percent of adults. (1) But if you haven’t hit the pool in … Read More

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5 Plantar Fasciitis Natural Remedies + 5 Key Stretches

Roughly 10 percent of the adult population suffers from the type of heel pain known as plantar fasciitis. (1) Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the thick fascia tissues of the heels. It’s a common running injury and usually triggered due to overuse of the feet during exercise, or from working out with poor form. It can affect either … Read More

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6 Natural Tennis Elbow Remedies for ‘Pain-Free’ Status

Tennis elbow is a painful condition that affects athletes most often, especially those that use their arms frequently and in repetitive ways, like tennis players and golfers. Tennis elbow (the common name for the condition known as lateral epicondylitis) is caused by inflammation around the elbow, which causes stiffness, swelling, joint pain and trouble moving the arm normally. It affects … Read More

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Top 50 Fittest Cities in the U.S.

If you live in the Washington, D.C., area, chances are high that you’re living a healthy lifestyle, according to the American Fitness Index, a rankings list identifying the 50 fittest cities in America. Residents of the nation’s capital region are rated the fittest of 50 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) for the third year in a row, followed closely by Minneapolis-St. … Read More

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One-Minute Workouts Could Be All You Need

When something sounds too good to be true, it often is. That isn’t the case, though, when it comes to high-intensity interval training (HIIT), specifically “one-minute workouts.” I like to call this type of exercise burst training, since it’s comprised of short, high-intensity bursts of exercise, with slow recovery phases, repeated during one exercise session. Burst training is done at 85 to 100 percent … Read More

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Hot Yoga: Is It Safe and Can You Lose Weight Doing It?

I have had clients tell me that the idea of practicing yoga sounds great, but doing it in a room that is around 105 degrees for 60-90 minutes? Well, for many that sounds dreadful. But while sweating enough to water your garden doesn’t quite sound like a relaxing afternoon, it can do more than simply provide relaxation. For most, once they try it, … Read More

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Best Butt Workouts — Great Butts Are Made, Not Born

Who doesn’t want a great booty? The answer is pretty much no one, but as you test out different butt workouts in your quest for the perfect butt, you may find yourself wondering, “Am I wasting my time? Are great butts born or made?” The good news is even if you weren’t blessed with the genetic code for a perfect backside, you can tap in … Read More

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How to Get Rid of Back Fat

Having a sexy back can give you more confidence this summer, but that annoying bulge just above your hips or where your sports bra lines your back can be frustrating. And this is not only a nag for women — many men feel this frustration too. If you feel this way, you’re not alone. Lots of people want to know … Read More

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How to Get Rid of Love Handles

Over the years, one of the most asked questions I’ve gotten is, “How do I get rid of my love handles?” It seems to be a problem that most everyone — male and female — struggles with. I’ve never met anyone who actually “loves” their love handles. In case you aren’t quite sure what I’m talking about, love handles is … Read More

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Best Leg Workouts for Women & That Produce Results

It is very common for women to dislike the shape of their legs, and you will often hear women say, “These are not the legs I want!” But that doesn’t mean you cannot have the legs you want. There are some great exercises and activities that you can incorporate into your daily life that will completely transform your legs — … Read More

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How to Run Light on Your Feet & Avoid Injury

Running is one of the best full-body aerobic exercises known to mankind, great for burning calories and working multiple muscle groups. Unfortunately, it also leads to common running injuries, such as shin splints, a stress fracture or a heel spur. The good news is there is new research out that may give runners a guide on how to run to … Read More

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