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Fitness Routine

5 Reasons Friends Can Make Exercise Better

U.S. News & World Report | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living

A few weeks ago, I worked out with a buddy for the first time in nearly two years. This is a rare occurrence because I often find comfort in the solit...

The Back-To-Basics Workout That Never Fails | Joann Pan | Posted 10.12.2015 | OWN

Using 4 tried-and-true moves (pushups, squats, planks and jumping rope), this 16-minute routine works the upper body, lower body and core, and include...

5 Signs Your Fitness Instructor Is Giving Into Participant Pressure (and Costing You Results!)

Catherine Basu | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Basu

In most gyms you can't keep your class if your participation numbers aren't consistently high. Instructors whose routines don't stand up to popular fitness knowledge aren't very popular with participants, and sooner or later they aren't teaching their classes.

Move of the Day: Skaters

Nora Tobin | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Nora Tobin

Incorporate this "move of the day" into your regular exercise regimen or just take a few minutes to give it a try. Each day will be a different move so you can do each one back to back or individually.

8 Simple Ways to Stay Committed to Your Fitness Routine

BurnThis | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living

Missing a workout or sneaking a bite of cake becomes a way bigger deal in our own minds than it is in reality. Sometimes the only thing you need to keep you from sabotaging the rest of your day is empowerment.

For Baby Boomers, Staying Fit Past 50 Is Not A Gray Area

Los Angeles Times | Shan Li | Posted 09.09.2013 | Fifty

Greta Goplen stood in position with a cane at the ready, like a ninja warding off invisible foes. As an instructor yelled out directions to the cla...

Your Ultimate 3-Step Summer Fitness Plan

Brett Stewart | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Brett Stewart

Here's a quick and simple three-step guide to claiming your summer body -- and your summer vacation happiness -- for those of us who did not win the genetic lottery and were born with fantastic physiques. To go shirtless this summer, you need to: eat, move, and sleep.

Muscular Endurance Interval Training

Brad L. Johnson | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Brad L. Johnson

Interval training is a quick way to get in an intense workout. Most interval training focuses on aerobic fitness, such as sprinting or running on a treadmill, but interval training can be used to improve muscular endurance, muscle tone and conditioning as well.

5 Reasons Why I'm A Fitness Boot Camp Dropout

Dana McMahan | Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana McMahan

Sweating along in the company of others may be just the motivation plenty of fitness buffs need, but after signing up for my first fitness bootcamp recently, I've realized it's best for everyone if I stay out of public gyms and group workouts and hole up in my garage gym instead. Here's why.

20 Ways To Spring Clean Your Fitness Routine

Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living

By Shape Editors It's that time of year again -- the snow's melting, the sun's shining and those thick sweaters in the closet are about to go into ...

What Is the Least Amount of Exercise You Can Do?

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

When the discomfort and difficulty of making a change is too great, you won't. Therefore, instead of focusing on the gap between where you are and where you "should" be, lower the bar so low that the temptation to step right over it is irresistible!

Keep Moving!

Denise Austin | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Denise Austin

I know it is hard to stay committed to any behavior change like exercising daily. I also know how much better you'll feel if you exercise, stay fit, and eat right. Try to think of exercise as movement rather than a strict regimen.

6 Tips To Plan A Healthy Life

Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living

By Keri Gans for U.S. News Health Over the years, I've heard a common complaint from my patients, who say they don't seem to have time to take bett...

Bring It

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa K. Friedman

Over time, we'd given up gym memberships, bought some home equipment. We exercised, but it was no longer challenging. When my husband saw Tony Horton on television asking: "Are you bored with your exercise routine?" he picked up the phone and ordered.

How To Break Out Of A Fitness Rut

Rachel Cosgrove | Posted 01.17.2012 | Health and Fitness
Rachel Cosgrove

Too many people get stuck in a rut of doing the same routine for years and most of those routines only work on one aspect of fitness -- usually the aspect that they are already good at.