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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 wit...

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 | Home

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 | Home

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...

All About Legs, From Joel Harper (WATCH)

Posted 08.26.2013 | Home

If you're looking for leg exercises, look no further. Celebrity fitness trainer Joel Harper gave some fabulous demos when he joined me this week on Mo...

Marlo Thomas With Joel Harper (WATCH)

Posted 08.26.2013 | Home

Celebrity fitness trainer Joel Harper joined me this week on Mondays With Marlo to answer all of your questions about getting fit, toning up and stayi...

Worthless Fitness Tips You Probably Follow

The Active Times | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

It's not always clear where we've acquired fitness knowledge--was that fact pounded into you from elementary gym class? Or perhaps you read it in a ma...

Maybe It's Just Me

David Willey | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Below are a couple dozen of my personal running quirks. Some I picked up from fellow runners, others came by way of trial and error or by accident. Some are mere superstitions, others may strike you as a bit silly.

Drink Chocolate Milk -- And 6 Other Things We'll Do In The Name Of Fitness

Posted 08.09.2013 | Healthy Living

There are a lot of voices shouting fitness advice from the rooftops, but not a lot of it that we actually want to follow. Take, for example, this slog...

2 Best Exercises for a Flat Stomach

Ben Greenfield | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Of course, even the very best flat-stomach workout isn't going to do much for you if those nice muscles you build are covered with a layer of nature's comfortable camouflage -- a.k.a. fat.

3 Ways Data Can Help You Set A Better Goal

Jason Jacobs | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jason Jacobs

Most of us have an ideal state of fitness we'd like to achieve, but getting there is another story. Setting goals can be a great motivator for pushing yourself -- whether that means running a half marathon or losing a few pesky pounds.

5 Tips to Keep You Working Out All Summer Long

Carolyn Williams | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Williams

Set your summer goals. Are you looking to run a fall marathon, take a backpacking trip or simply feel good baring more skin? When you have a set goal that you are working toward, your workouts become more meaningful.

How To See The World As Your Gym

Keri Lynn Ford | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Keri Lynn Ford

Breaking out of the norm and learning to see the world as your gym is an extremely beneficial practice. Not only do you get to challenge yourself in new ways outside the gym walls, but you train your eyes and your mind to see fitness everywhere you look.

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.

The Best 5 Pounds a Woman Can Lose

Brad L. Johnson | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Brad L. Johnson

Does the number on the scale dictate your level of happiness for the day? Why does that number on the scale have so much power over your level of joy at any given time? Why is this a common practice for women but not men? The scale doesn't know if it is weighing fat, muscle, or hair extensions.

10 Ways to Stay in Shape While Traveling

Collette Stohler | Posted 08.18.2013 | Travel
Collette Stohler

Travel is about going outside your comfort zones, meeting new people, learning things about yourself, experiencing new adventures, and truly living. So on your next journey, create your own endorphin high and enjoy coming home with tons of memories and a whittled waistline.

Stretches You Should Never Do Before a Workout

The Active Times | Posted 09.13.2013 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Consider the following static stretches you should avoid pre-workout and their dynamic counterparts that stretch some of the same muscles in a more effective manner.

The 6 Most Dangerous Workout Moves

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Yes, almost any exercise can be dangerous when performed incorrectly, but these are some of the trickiest. Here's what to watch out...

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.