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The Best Headphones for Working Out

The Active Times | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

If the thought of getting through a workout without music makes you want to cringe, you're not alone. Millions of gym-goers, runners and swimmers rely...

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
SELF

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
SELF

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.

The Biggest Mistakes Women Make When Working Out

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Whether it's because of the way we're built, the way we've been raised or some other reason, we tend to fall into these exercise tr...

10 Gym Etiquette Rules For 2014

Jill S. Brown | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

You may be a gym neophyte or a veteran vinyasanista, but no matter how long you've been at it, there's no excuse to be rude at the gym. After all, everyone is there for the same handful of reasons, including to de-stress and improve their mood.

11 Things You Must Know If You Made A New Year's Resolution To Get Fit

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living

So you've proclaimed this year to be the year you finally get fit. Now what? Between the workout-specific lingo, fancy gear and expensive gadgets, ...

5 Lies Overheard At The Gym

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

Lies Overheard at the Gym By Corrie Pikul Do you still believe a dance class can lengthen your muscles? We take that to task—along with other ...

Best Tips for Holiday Fitness

Molly Reynolds | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Molly Reynolds

There's a way to celebrate the holidays without spending it in a sugar coma, laying on the floor, struggling to breathe, but still enjoying the food of the season with sense.

Let's Try for 'No Excuses' This Holiday Season

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Anita Mirchandani

With the holidays coming up, there are a lot of resources to help you stay on top of your game. Maybe you'll stick to what works or maybe you'll try a new product. Whatever approach you decide, here are a few of my tips to help to stay on top of your health

5 Exercises You're Probably Not Doing That You Definitely Should Be

Tony DeSantis | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Tony DeSantis

Have you ever walked into the gym and asked yourself, "Where the ____ do I begin?" (I'll allow you to fill in the blank.) Trust me, I have. But working out doesn't have to stress you out. Here are five often overlooked exercises that you should be doing to maximize results.

The Foam Rolling You Should Be Doing (But Probably Aren't)

Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living

By Sheila Monaghan By now, most educated exercisers have joined the foam rolling revolution. But while your IT bands may be intimately familiar w...

Working Out Is Just a Big Metaphor for Life

Jennipher Walters | Posted 12.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennipher Walters

So the next time you're in the middle of a workout and want to quit, think of the practice and confidence you're building for your life outside of the gym. And the next time life throws you a curveball and you're struggling, just think of how strong you really are, inside and out.

Surprising Benefits of Exercise

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Judi Sheppard Missett

Headed to a job interview? Meeting your future mother-in-law? Use exercise to help you make a good first impression. Oftentimes, I notice my own customers begin to walk a little taller and exude more self-confidence as they begin achieving their physical fitness goals.

Balls to the Wall Workout

Jenn Zerling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenn Zerling

This fun program is easy to implement, requires minimal equipment, is time saving, and allows you to bond with someone special whether it's your friend, child or spouse.

5 Reasons You're Not Seeing Results At The Gym

Tony DeSantis | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Tony DeSantis

Fitness is different for everyone. What works for one may not work for the other. It is up to you to find what does work for you and run with it. Make fitness your own.

4 Ways To Prepare For A Healthier Fall

Roshini Raj, M.D. | Posted 11.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Roshini Raj, M.D.

Fall is almost here. The shorts and swimsuits have been put away and with them, all your motivation to be active and healthy. Not so fast! Don't ruin all the work you did this summer. Learn how to stay healthy and fit throughout the fall and the entire year.

7 Workout Mistakes You May Be Making And How To Fix Them

Jill S. Brown | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

The first step in breaking a bad habit -- or not developing one in the first place -- is to identify the problem. Here are seven common workout mistakes I see all the time and suggestions on how to fix them.

Getting Fit When Life Gets in the Way

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

If life can get in the way when you're on a weight loss plan, then you're just not thinking about weight loss the right way. Weight loss -- and more importantly, keeping the weight off -- has to be a part of your life. And if it's part of your life, then life can't get in the way.

How To Build Lean Muscles, From Joel Harper (WATCH)

Posted 08.26.2013 | MarloThomas

What kind of muscles are you trying to build? When celebrity fitness trainer Joel Harper dropped by Mondays With Marlo this week, he said that if you'...

Strengthen Your Body Head To Toe, From Joel Harper (WATCH)

Posted 08.26.2013 | MarloThomas

Celebrity fitness trainer Joel Harper put me to work when he joined me this week on Mondays With Marlo. He showed me how to do Crossed Leg Lifts, whic...