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Yes, You Can Lose Weight as a Runner: Try Fasted Aerobic Workouts

Carolee Belkin Walker | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Carolee Belkin Walker

Another way -- or better, in addition -- is to train your body to burn fat more efficiently by incorporating fasted aerobic workouts into your regimen.

Natural Thirst: The Instinct You Didn't Know You Lost

Alex Charfen | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Alex Charfen

Reawakening our natural thirst instinct is vital to health, and the process starts with drinking more water and eliminating beverages that don't benefit us.

The Honey Badger

Aaron Baker | Posted 03.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Aaron Baker

And now that I have pedaled my way to the top of the mountain, I pause for a moment of silence, gratefully thank my body, sip my water bottle and gaze out at the view, while I reflect on my journey.

The Economics of Obesity & Bariatric Surgery

Don McNay | Posted 03.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

"Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business and eventually degenerates into a racket." -Eric Hoffer "Lesson number one: Don't underes...

15-Minute Workouts You Can Actually Squeeze in Before Work

Thrillist | Posted 03.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

Four fitness experts, ranging from a celeb trainer at Barry's Bootcamp to a marathoner, shared ideas for morning workouts you can do before work, in your pajamas, in just 15 minutes. When you try the in-bed workout, you'll have no excuse not to sweat in the morning.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For March 2016

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 03.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's top 10 list draws heavily from the Top 40 chart and club scene. While this reliance on pop tunes and big beats might make the list seem one-dimensional at first, there are just enough curve balls to keep it interesting.

Meeting the Needs of Communities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.24.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Building communities that thrive are based on the ability to meet the basic needs of its people. Grantees around the world are making it happen one st...

15 Science-Backed Ways To Make Any Workout Feel Easier

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.20.2016 | Healthy Living

Some days, working out really does feel like work. Your legs are heavy, every breath feels more like a gasp and you have the uncanny suspicion that yo...

The Top 10 Workout Songs For February

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 02.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

February's top picks play more like summer workout mix than a winter one -- thanks to a wealth of pop and dance favorites.

Brand New Man Reality Show: 3 Days After Weight Loss Surgery

Don McNay | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

Things have gone incredibly well. Beyond my wildest dreams. It's hard to believe I had major surgery three days ago.

Why I Walked 275 Miles in a Month (And What I Learned Along the Way)

Steve Belanger | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Steve Belanger

For the record, my 275 miles means I walked 622,000 steps in January, which has me almost two-thirds of the way to my goal of a million. I have a comfortable lead on my fellow competitors, but I don't plan on easing off the throttle any time soon. I'm going to keep on truckin' and if I see or learn anything new along the way I'll let you know.

Don't Push Yourself: The Argument for Holding Yourself Back

Kaila Proulx | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Kaila Proulx

For most people these things are encouraging... even motivational! For me though, I've come to realize the importance of NOT pushing myself.

I've Never Been a Runner

Tony DeSantis | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Tony DeSantis

I've never been a runner. An athlete my whole life, running for fun was deemed unnecessary, if not totally uncalled for. I was on the practice field...

10 Exercise Essentials to Keep your Bikini Body While Traveling

Collette Stohler | Posted 02.01.2016 | Travel
Collette Stohler

When it comes to packing for vacation, the last thing you people want to squeeze into your suitcases is workout gear. But if you want to squeeze into ...

Beauty, Body Image and Being Gay

Barrett Pall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Barrett Pall

We need to remember that while we workout our exteriors, our interiors also need to be watered and cared for.

Is Eating Healthy Really More Expensive?

Margaret Marshall | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

If the price of fresh, nutritious food in your grocery store upsets you, learn to shop seasonally. I ask my clients to shop for what's in season in their part of the country. Those items will have a lesser price tag, and be fresher than items being shipped a long distance.

Taking the Oath Against Fat Shaming

Don McNay | Posted 01.23.2016 | Impact
Don McNay

Discriminating against people because of their weight is not limited to famous people in music videos. It's hard on everyday people who have had a lifetime of conditioning to not speak out and endured subtle and not so subtle insults.

9 Ways to Make A Delicious High Protein Breakfast

Rachel Hollis | Posted 01.18.2016 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

I feel like I've tried every diet under the sun, but hands down, the easiest one for me to maintain (and get the best results) is to focus on high pro...

Which Should You Do First: Cardio or Strength?

Chris Freytag | Posted 01.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Freytag

The fact that you are even questioning the order of your workout means you are working out. This puts you ahead of most of the population and this is truly what matters.

Semper Fit: How Military Spouses Stay in Shape During Deployments

Donna Gorman | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Donna Gorman

‪Duren's commitment to exercise changed her life. Before she became a Marine Corps spouse, she was an obese teenager, with no idea how to work out or eat right, but over the years, she transformed herself into to a 128-pound mom of two.

The Top 10 Workout Songs for January 2016

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 01.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

In the same way the playlist bridges the musical past and the present, it can also serve as a bridge between the person you were in 2015 and the person you resolved to become in 2016.

The Case Against Gyms

Thrillist | Posted 01.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Laura Williams Credit: Jason Hoffman/Thrillist I managed gyms for seven years, followed by a four-year hiatus from gym membership of any kind. ...

6 Real-Life Diet Tips From the World's Top Athletes

GQ | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
GQ

GQ has spoken to some of the world's top athletes about their diets, and a few trends have emerged. Better yet, the tips are easy to replicate for you -- the non super athlete -- at home.

Keep It Simple: Squats

Tony DeSantis | Posted 12.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Tony DeSantis

Squats are an integral part of daily motion. We bend down to pick up our children, sit down in a chair at work or crouch to get into the car. Our legs contain some of the biggest muscles in our body, therefore, they need a tremendous amount of focus to keep them strong and able.

How to Make a New Year's Resolution You Will Definitely Keep

Kimberly Petrosino | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Petrosino

We all start off the new year with the best of intentions. Fresh start, wipe the slate clean. This is the year! You're going to lose the extra weight,...