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Building Strong Quadriceps: Exercises, Stretches + Ways to Avoid Injury

The quadriceps are considered to collectively be one of the most powerful muscles groups in the whole body. The primary role of the “quad” muscles is to bend and straighten (extend) the knees — exactly why quadriceps strength and flexibility is important for numerous movements and activities, such as walking (including brisk walking for exercise), squatting, jumping, climbing, cycling and running. … Read More

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 - Dr. Axe

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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Tabata Workout: The Fastest Way to Getting Fit & Lean?

The No. 1 reason (okay, after simply not wanting to) for not working out? Time, or lack thereof. With our fast-paced, always connected, never-enough-time-to-do-anything lifestyles, making time to get that workout in may seem like a Herculean task. In fact, it often requires exercise hacks because putting on workout clothes and getting to a place to get that sweat on … Read More

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20 Exercises to Do at Your Desk — Get Fit at Work?!

If you are sitting down and reading this article right now, you should stop! Okay, well don’t stop reading, but you might want to stand up to finish it. I will make sure to give you some exercises to do at your desk later, and you’re going to want to. Why? Well, if you are like most people today, chances … Read More

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