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Overrated Exercises, And The Moves You Should Do Instead

The Active Times | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

It's important to keep in mind that there's no "one-size-fits-all" exercise regimen that works for everyone. What works for your gym buddy may not be the best option for you. But if right now you're in need of new ways to make your gym sessions more challenging, try swapping in these moves that may be more worthy of your time.

5 Common Exercise Excuses You Need to Stop Making

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Greg Hoak, MS, CSCS Even though everyone's exercise needs are unique, the roadblocks that stand in their way are common. As a prof...

How to Build Muscle: Proven Strength Lessons From Milo of Croton

James Clear | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The health and fitness industry is filled with unnecessary complexity and thousands of experts sharing conflicting ideas. If there is anything I've learned during 10 years of strength training, it's that mastering the fundamentals is more valuable than worrying about the details.

3 Simple Ways to Make Exercise a Habit

James Clear | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Once you build the habit of exercise, you can find thousands of ways to improve. Without the habit, every strategy is useless. Build the habit first, worry about the results later.

10 Ways to Work Out at the Gym Without Exercising

Sarah Cooper | Posted 01.20.2015 | Comedy
Sarah Cooper

Why do we always talk about how much we want to go to the gym and then never do? The answer: exercise. Like many of you, I was holding on to the false belief that I had to actually work out at the gym to feel good about myself.

Forget 'Diet' -- Instead, 'Edit'

Melanie Young | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I am not a fan of the the words "detox" or "diet." I also don't believe in giving up what brings me pleasure to be healthy. Pleasure is healthy. Why give it up? We should have more, not less, in our lives.

Even Regular Exercise Isn't Enough To Cancel Out Too Much Sitting

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - People who are too sedentary, even if they do exercise frequently, are more likely to develop hear...

3 Ways Stress Affects Your Workout

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

My favorite stress and exercise mantra? Find your sweet spot, that state between ambition and anxiety in which you can function at an optimal performance without being overwhelmed.

The Marathon Runner Who Jumps Over All Hurdles

Scott Benner | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Benner

It was during law school that Robin found, very much by mistake, her passion for running and fell in love with it. She describes that in the years after much of her time in the law office was spent "counting down the minutes" until she could go for a run.

The Perfect Workout for Parents: 7 Minutes

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

Have you ever watched your kid gallop down the street, bop to music, wave both arms wildly, or randomly run around in circles... and wondered if that's the amount of movement you're supposed to be getting in a day? Nah -- there's no way you can keep up with that craziness. But sitting for large swaths of the day, like many of us do, is definitely too little.

Why It Should Always Be the Season for Exercise

Cognitive Neuroscience Society | Posted 01.13.2015 | Science
Cognitive Neuroscience Society

We all know that exercise is good for us. And this past holiday season, the market was awash with activity monitors like the FitBit and Nike Fuel Band to help you reach your fitness goals from the neck down. But what about from the neck up?

5 Tips For Running In Sub-Zero Temperatures

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The key to running in the extreme cold is to protect yourself, wear the proper clothing and have an exit strategy.

Worrying About Sex (In Your 40's)

MiddleSexy | Posted 01.12.2015 | Women
MiddleSexy

I worry that my husband may not want to bone me because, well, I'm not in good shape right now. Yes, I said it. I'm a few or 10 pounds overweight and I'm not even finding myself attractive.

Yoga-tta Acclimate to Be Bendy

Melissa Nordin | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

YBeBendy tackles the question: Is it safe to practice yoga after exposure to extreme cold? When I began research on this topic, I was struck silent...

5 Common Habits That Could Be Hurting You

Maria Losseva-Malho | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Losseva-Malho

We all try to cut corners for the sake of saving some time. Even though it's okay to do with some of the time, there are five things you should NEVER do to save time, since it can jeopardize your health.

How to Trick Yourself Into Exercising

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 01.08.2015 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

Raise your hands: Who listed "exercise" as a resolution this year? And who listed "exercise" as a resolution last year? And the year before that? My hand is up, too. But last year was unusual for me: I actually kept the resolution ... all year long. Here's how.

Nina Bahadur

Stop Complaining About The 'January People' At The Gym

HuffingtonPost.com | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women

The "January people" are here, and I hate it. No, I'm not talking about the influx of men and women who have decided that being more active would b...

Small Steps for Effective Results

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

The truth is, the mind has infinite room for growth. Once it achieves momentum, it will want more. But it cannot go from 0-120 mph instantly. It has to work itself up to that. If you have a desire or a dream, don't allow yourself to get in your own way. Make a realistic action plan.

6 Ways to Help Your Fitness in Less Than 6 Minutes

Matthew Basso | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Matthew Basso

Yes, I'm on line at the bank doing hip circles and quad stretches. No, I don't care what you think. You may laugh now but when I get to that rower before you and start my intervals immediately because I don't have to worry about getting injured, you'll be singing a different tune.

5 Reasons You May Not Meet Your 2015 Resolutions

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

If you are like most people, there's a chance that you either set a new goal for yourself or are still considering putting one in place. It is not un...

Practice 'Friendly Fitness' In the New Year

Angeles Burke | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Angeles Burke

Make the gym a welcoming environment rather than one that is intimidating and unfriendly. Remember, we all are after the same goal of taking care of our bodies and living a healthier life. You can't be mad about someone making an effort to be a little bit better than they were last year.

There's No Back Pain Surgery Can't Make Worse

Allen Frances | Posted 01.05.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

Lots of elective surgery is probably unnecessary, and back operations are the most notorious example.

New Year, New You

Penny Love | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

Even though my life looks like a multi-vehicle accident on I-95 during Friday afternoon rush hour, I continue to feel pretty happy most days. And alth...

10 of the Craziest Workouts We Tried in 2014

PureWow | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
PureWow

We've tried some pretty wacky stuff in our day. Crickets. Aqua Zumba. Pilates in a Plexiglas pod. But 2014 was a whole 'nother story. Take a look at the wild workouts we tried this year, all in the name of our abs.

Wellness Lessons From an Exercise Physiologist Who Beat Cancer for 57 Years

Brent Green | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
Brent Green

Whether swimming 375 miles nonstop in the frigid Missouri River from Kansas City to St. Louis for five grueling days or scaling the exterior of the tallest skyscraper in the Midwest, Mark commanded intense focus with each selected feat.