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

GQ | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living

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,...

Do You Have the Secret Ingredient for Success?

Karan Nijhawan | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Karan Nijhawan

Motivation and willpower generally go hand in hand. Whether you are working on a project at work or prioritizing your fitness goals, willpower plays a...

How to Start Working Out If You Really Hate Exercising

Thrillist | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're still not exercising because you "hate exercising," then it's time for a little chat. Your "I hate exercising" excuse is about as acceptable as claiming you hate puppies, and both speak to potentially serious problems with your heart. Here's how to push past the pain and start moving your butt.

Body by Netflix: A Binge-Watch-Compatible Ab Workout

Thrillist | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Tanner Baze Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist Finding time to exercise is nearly impossible when there's so much good television to watch. You ca...

Keep It Simple: Push-Ups

Tony DeSantis | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Tony DeSantis

The standard push-up is so simple, yet so important to our daily routines. It is no wonder why it has been an integral part of the exercise world for so long. There are many more variations of push-ups, so don't be afraid to hit me up to find them out.

The Top 10 Workout Songs for December 2015

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 12.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

The end of the year is plenty hectic on its own -- without additional challenges in the workout music department. So, don't overthink it. Just try a few tracks below, then make a few tracks through the snow.

Why Yoga Is Exactly What This 50-Something Needed

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 12.11.2015 | Fifty
Lorraine C. Ladish

Yoga in my 50s has been the answer to my relentless hip pain. It has also helped me alleviate the unpleasant symptoms of menopause. It calms my mind and tones my body. It's exactly what I need right now.

This Is the Secret to Keeping Your New Year's Resolution

GQ | Posted 12.10.2015 | Healthy Living

By John Jannuzzi for GQ. (Getty Images) The Secret to Keeping Your New Year's Resolution? Start Today... and Don't Tell Anyone. We've arrived at t...

From Navy SEAL to a Lifetime Dedicated to Teaching the Importance of Proper Exercise: Meet Fred Stellabotte!

Rachel Straub, MS, CSCS | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachel Straub, MS, CSCS

Weight training is Stellabotte's forte. He has trained champion bodybuilders, as well as professional athletes, triathletes, and members of the general public. According to Stellabotte, weight training is the only way to sculpt your body.

That Beer Belly May Actually Be Killing You

GQ | Posted 12.03.2015 | Healthy Living

A man with a normal BMI [Body Mass Index] and central obesity had greater total mortality risk than one with similar BMI but no central obesity, and this man had twice the mortality risk of participants who were overweight or obese according to BMI only.

The 3 Key Habits That Set Champions Apart From Everybody Else

Kate Keckler Dandel | Posted 12.02.2015 | Fifty
Kate Keckler Dandel

It's inspiring to see people over age 80 engaged in physical competition because it's surprising. But it shouldn't be. The key is age-appropriate competition.

SOUL FOOD: How to Tackle Holiday Feasting With SoulCycle's Laurie Cole

Isabel Evans | Posted 12.01.2015 | New York
Isabel Evans

Every year, I struggle with this dilemma. I want to eat until the cows come home but I also want to stay fit and healthy. This seems like an impossible task.

How to Not Gain Weight During the Holiday Season: An Unconventional Approach

Sheila Viers | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheila Viers

You're not supposed to avoid everything that tastes good forever. I for sure don't. I eat sugar AND bread, and I don't feel bad about it at all because it's a small piece of my bigger-picture healthy lifestyle plan.

4 Steps to Falling in Love With Yourself

Sophie Gray | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Sophie Gray

Self-love is not a destination. Expect a journey instead, littered with imperfect moments. Be prepared to invest continual effort and attention. By following the prescription above, we say YES to love -- at the end of the day, isn't that what life is all about?

The Top 10 Workout Songs for November 2015

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 11.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Autumn is an excellent time to find new workout music.

5 Ways To Banish Negative Self-Talk For Good

Life by Daily Burn | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Life by Daily Burn

Here are five ways to erase negative self-talk and start being kinder to yourself:

Can Exercise Inspire More Than Just Physical Growth?

Brent Stoller | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Brent Stoller

A body at rest remains at rest. A body in motion remains in motion. In those moments, when your determination is dwindling and your spirit is aching, when you're face to face with your absolute best, how do you want Sir Isaac Newton to describe you?

3 Simple Areas of Life Ruining Your Fitness (And What You Can Do About It)

Julian Hayes II | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Julian Hayes II

If you're struggling with your diet, workouts, motivation, or any other healthy habit -- assess these three important areas.

Why Strong Is the New Skinny and Why That's a Good Thing

Amy K. Mitchell | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy K. Mitchell

Being strong doesn't necessarily equate to being skinny. In most cases, being strong means weighing more, but feeling better. The bottom line is, weight aside and skinny aside, you won't be happy unless you are holistically strong: Strong in body, mind, and spirit.

Brand New CrossFit Man

Don McNay | Posted 12.01.2015 | Sports
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Staying Fit This Fall Season

Tony DeSantis | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Tony DeSantis

The fall may be my favorite season of the year. The weather is warm during the day and nights are crisp. The foliage paints a beautiful backdrop for...

5 Personal Trainers On Your Biggest Fitness Mistakes

Thrillist | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living

If personal trainers spent all their time correcting the mistakes they see other people making, they'd never get anything done. So when I put out the call for trainers to chime in on the subject, I was practically flooded with responses.

9 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Running

Life by Daily Burn | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Life by Daily Burn

We had nine fleet-footed pros share what they wish they learned before they spent years spent circling the track, padding along the trails and grinding it out up steep hills. Forget about learning the hard way -- you can steal their secrets right here, right now.