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Don't Act Your Age

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 08.23.2014 | Style
Judi Sheppard Missett

Age is just a number. It's how many candles are on a cake. It's not you. It's not what defines you. How we treat the passage of years is up to us. I've learned to appreciate my decades and the experiences they've given me. I've decided to focus on growing rather than aging. Who's with me?

10 Top Race Dos And Don'ts

SELF | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

Race season is upon us. Make the most of yours with our road-tested rights and wrongs so you'll know exactly what to do (and, ahem, what you can get away with) before your next fit event.

It's Baaaaack! Swimsuit Season Is Lurking Around the Corner

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.30.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Like the changing of the seasons, during perimenopause and menopause, our bodies change too (and not always for the better). It's how we deal with those changes that determines how we are perceived by others.

Getting in Shape Doesn't Have to Be Such a Drag

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Why have we made exercising -- at least the way we do it in the places that have come to be known as "health clubs" -- such an awful experience? If we're going to redefine success to include well-being, we also need to redefine getting in shape to include mental and soul fitness.

Fear Traveling? Go From "Headcase to Suitcase" With These 8 Steps

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 05.07.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

7. Have back-up plans. Have a Plan B to deal with everything from metro strikes and public rallies to lost luggage and closed attractions.

The Important Distinction Between Exercising and Training

Mark Rippetoe | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Rippetoe

Once you set up a plan that continually increases your strength and your endurance, and that also controls your diet, you're Training, and your goal is now being prepared for, not wished for.

Hate To Exercise? Phone Study Suggests Possible Fix

LiveScience | Rachael Rettner | Posted 11.07.2013 | Science

BOSTON — If exercise isn't your idea of fun, maybe you should invite some friends: A new study suggests people enjoy physical activity more when th...

Train Like the Fittest on Earth: Top CrossFit Athletes Reveal Their Go-To Moves

Julie Upton | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Upton

Ever wonder how the best CrossFit athletes get competition-ready? Here are the go-to exercises of the top 2013 CrossFit Games competitors.

My Definition Of Healthy Is Better Than Yours

Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jordan K. Turgeon

For me, health means strength. Health means trying each day to treat my body well. That kind of health goes beyond just diet and exercise. It comes in a variety of sizes. And if you don't carry that size in your store, I'm happy to take my money elsewhere.

Cleaning: The Physical and Mental

Leslie Hendry | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Hendry

Let's not dump too many intentions onto cleaning or onto exercise; it's just confusing. Keep them separate. Do these activities with separate intentions and let habits form. Creating good habits from things we enjoy is how we remain happy and healthy.

Less Is More: Is Too Much Exercise Bad for You?

Richard Stokvis, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard Stokvis, M.D.

Let's exercise and do it well! That is a major ingredient in maintaining a healthy body and a healthy soul.

The Truth About Staying Fit After 65

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | Fifty

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - America's ageing population is posing special challenges, fitness experts say, because it is...

That's Not How You Do It

Posted 03.07.2013 | Comedy

Running on the treadmill is tedious business, but that doesn't mean you can't make it your own. Take these fifteen people (and animals) for example. T...

Walking Slower? THIS May Be The Cause

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 02.20.2013 | Fifty

Walking slower is more than a sign of getting older -- it could be a sign of increased thigh fat. At least that's the verdict from a recent study f...

Simple Math: Same Old + Same Old = Same Old

Rob White | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Whether the issue is working out at the gym or continuing a business practice, we're creatures of habit. And there's nothing wrong with habits -- they can keep us on track. The problem is when habits become "dead zones," void of mindfulness and awareness.

5 Smart Ways To Fuel Up Before You Work Out

U.S.News & World Report | Posted 09.17.2012 | Fifty

By Rebecca Scritchfield As a sports nutritionist, I work with people whose workout regimens span a range of activity, from strength training and da...

Increase Intensity, Increase Results

John Romaniello | Posted 07.08.2012 | Healthy Living
John Romaniello

If getting a great body was easy, every woman would look Jessica Biel, and every guy would have a body like Kellan Lutz.

Experiment With Another Year of Life

Lisa Ellis | Posted 03.06.2012 | Black Voices
Lisa Ellis

Every New Year all of us reflect upon our lives. We attempt to grow, learn and become inspired to improve ourselves. We begin the year with an ardency that could light monuments. Is this all reality? Or are we setting ourselves up repeatedly to fail?

How To Break Out Of A Fitness Rut

Rachel Cosgrove | Posted 01.17.2012 | Health and Fitness
Rachel Cosgrove

Too many people get stuck in a rut of doing the same routine for years and most of those routines only work on one aspect of fitness -- usually the aspect that they are already good at.

My Magic Running Shoes

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I was one of those depressed, overweight, overstressed people who always had a reason why I wouldn't or couldn't run. The most pressing reason was that sneakers made my feet feel so hot that I couldn't bear to wear them. Ever.

Exercise Phobic?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 07.19.2011 | Home
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

When there are psychological reasons for exercise avoidance, help must come from someone trained to deal with emotional, and not exercise, issues.

How I Learned to Quit KFC -- and Actually Enjoy Exercise

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Johann Hari

There are moments in life when you feel the universe is telling you you have become a Fat Bastard. For me, the hint came when one of the staff at KFC pulled out a large Christmas card, signed by everybody who worked there.

Exercise Won't Make You Thin?

TIME | John Cloud | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As I write this, tomorrow is Tuesday, which is a cardio day. I'll spend five minutes warming up on the VersaClimber, a towering machine that requires ...

An Open Letter to Cheryl Burke

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Who are these people who are jumping all over Cheryl for gaining a few pounds? Women who are way heavier, less successful, and not on TV, I would guess.