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The 7 Most Common Workout Mistakes Beginners Make

Next Avenue | Linda Melone | Posted 12.23.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone Starting a new workout routine can be intimidating, especially when you’re over 50. Changes to our...

Take The 12 Days Of Fit Christmas Challenge

Neila Rey | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Neila Rey

Fit Christmas is a 12-day no-equipment fitness program designed to help you get and stay fit during the seasonal holidays. It includes home cardio workouts, strength and core oriented routines and several challenges suitable for everyone in your family.

The Secret to Getting Better at CrossFit

Julia Avery | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Julia Avery

This entire post is written to explain a very fundamental concept (and also to post some of the awesome shots that Super Cleary Photo took at our comp...

Alison Sweeney Shares Her Workout Tips

Womens Health | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Womens Health

Realizing that running is a simple, easy workout that can be done anytime and anywhere, Ali has made it her go-to exercise, helping her maintain a healthy mental and physical lifestyle. This fall, she will be lacing up her running shoes for a great cause.

10 Tips For Fall Fitness

GalTime | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Whether you spent the summer scaling mountains or doing laps in your gym's outdoor pool, exercising outside doesn't have to end when the first leaf drops. In fact, fall is a great time to harvest a new routine to re-energize your workout.

How To Actually Enjoy Running

Matt Frazier | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Frazier

Runner or non-runner, whichever you call yourself, I've been there. And I think I've finally figured out that whole label thing. When running is fun -- when, even when it's hard, it comes easy -- that's when you feel like a runner.

Can You Actually Be In The Best Shape Of Your Life After 50, And Should You Even Try?

Jill S. Brown | Posted 09.30.2014 | Fifty
Jill S. Brown

What happens to our bodies as we age is no fun to think about. Depending on your lifestyle, things can really start falling apart physically after only 30 or 35 years on this planet. Next thing you know you're staring down the barrel of the big Five 'Oh No.'

My 'Secrets' of Weight Loss

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

August 2011 I was probably at my all-time high weight. I don't know exactly how much I weighed, since I stopped weighing when I reached 389 pounds. I am positive I weighed more than 400 pounds, but didn't want to know exactly how much over 400 pounds.

Working Too Hard for The Runners High

Mike Sheridan | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

Epinephrine (or adrenaline) is likely the hormone responsible for the 'high' from running, as it's the same feeling adrenal junkies live for. As was i...

Don't Get Up: 5 Exercises You Can Do While Sitting Down

The Active Times | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

By now, most of us know that moving more is important to good health. While physical activity provides the body with a long list of physiological and ...

Bicep Curls and Other Exercises You Might Be Doing Wrong

The Active Times | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

If you're not familiar with proper form for the exercises you're performing, there's a high risk for error. Even with seemingly simple exercises, like dumbbell bicep curls for example, there are lots of things that can go wrong.

Hotel Room Workouts

Angeles Burke | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Angeles Burke

After months of getting in shape and throwing that extra holiday weight gain to the curb -- it is time for a vacation! As you start planning and packing for your getaway, you come to find that the hotel has no gym. Before you hit the panic button, try these hotel room workouts that require no fancy equipment and very little space.

Gym-Less, Not Hope-Less

Brandon Drenon | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandon Drenon

For those of us who carry a few extra pounds, as you improve the ability to move your own body, you will start to notice daily tasks becoming easier! No more huffing and puffing walking up the stairs. Gentleman, you can fling that heavy door open for the pretty lady with ease!

5 Easy Tricks to Make This Your Fittest Summer Ever

The Active Times | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

The following health and fitness tips were all learned during the two years I spent working as a personal trainer. They're meant to help you keep your summer fitness goals on track without depriving you from your favorite foods and turning the entire season into one giant trip to the gym.

Four Cheap EZ Tips for EveryGirl to Lose Weight and Get Fit

Maria Menounos | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Menounos

The cheapest and by far the easiest tip I can give you right off the bat is to start drinking plain old hot water. Hot water is the first thing I drink every morning and the last thing I drink every night. I drink it throughout the day as well.

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Workout

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living

We asked some of our favorite fitness experts (and aficionados) how to get the most out of our workouts. From snacks to strengthening tips, we learned...

Memorial Day 2014

David Kirsch | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kirsch

It was a long rough winter and if you're like me, there may have been a couple of lapses in your exercise and nutrition regimen.

Bob Harper's Tips for Taking on CrossFit

SELF | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living

By Kafi Drexel, SELF photo: Diane Bondareff for SELF Magazine High five if you were among the thousands of people sweatin' it out with Bob Harper i...

The Best Tips to Get You Fit for Summer Fast

The Active Times | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

It always sneaks up on you; one minute you're surrounded by chocolates on Valentine's Day, then before you can say "I'm going on a diet" you're suddenly accepting invites to beach barbecues and pool parties.

8 Ways To Think Like An Athlete

SELF | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Here's the thing about athletes. They think about their bodies differently than the average gymgoer. They work out, get motivated and define goals -- all differently. And their way is highly effective. You don't need a sponsorship or superior genes to adopt this mind-set and achieve the body results you want.

The 3 Building Blocks Of Fitness

SELF | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Pretty much any activity that gets your blood pumping is cardiovascular. When your heart rate rises, muscle cells break down sugar and fat for fuel, burning calories. Clearly there are a ton of ways to do this, but exercise physiologists lump cardio into three buckets -- long, slow distance (LSD), medium hard (tempo) and high-intensity interval training (HIIT).

10 Full-Body Workout Moves You Can Do At Home

Andrea Metcalf | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Metcalf

Many people do not belong to a fitness club or attend regular workout classes. They opt for the simplicity of working out at home. This can save time traveling to and from the gym as well as money on fuel costs.

Physically Fit in Just 7 Minutes a Day

Jen Landa, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Landa, M.D.

Recently, my sister-in-law visited me while testing out her new gadget for achieving physical fitness, The Body Bugg. The device measures her steps am...

Fitness After 50: Tips for Starting Your Path to Healthy Aging

Suzy Boerboom | Posted 04.02.2014 | Fifty
Suzy Boerboom

At any age, you can increase muscle strength, preserve bone density, improve balance and improve your overall health. However, only a combination of regular exercise and sensible eating can help you achieve this, so don't let your age scare you away from the gym.

My Top 10 Pet Peeves at the Gym

Lorie Eber | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

My fellow gym goers assume their mothers will come by to remove their used tissue, gum, nutrition wrappers and caked-on, stinky sweat.