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The 6 Most Dangerous Workout Moves

Posted 06.10.2013 | 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.

5 Fitness Failures

Jamie Galloway | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

In this blog post I want to highlight five common fitness failures. They're failings I've made, my clients make, and I'm sure you've dropped the ball on a couple yourself -- but they are failings we can control, even if it might prove challenging.

A Heavy Lifting Workout For Women

Angeles Burke | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Angeles Burke

Hate to break it to you, but training on the cardio machines will not give you sculpted muscles all over your body! The only way to get those toned arms and tight thighs is to do a little heavy lifting.

8 Easier Alternatives To Pull-Ups

Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living

By Nora Tobin for Shape.com Pull-ups are an excellent exercise for working multiple muscles at the same time while also increasing your heart rate ...

How To Keep A Promise To Yourself

Chris Powell | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Chris Powell

The more you honor your integrity, the more dignity you have. Your promises to yourself must be so important and easily kept that you'll reach out and grab them every single day -- because you want what you've promised yourself!

Could Having a Valet Be Bad for Your Heart?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

What this study seems to say is that if your exercise of choice is walking, it has to be more than a stroll around the block if substantial health benefits are to be achieved.

Easy Tips For Women To Up Their Cardio, From Simone De La Rue (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

As women grow older, it's especially important to include cardio in their fitness routines. Celebrity fitness trainer Simone De La Rue told me that it...

4 Exercises You Don't Need (And Expert-Approved Ones You Do)

The Active Times | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Take a second to think about your gym routine. Got it? Now, I bet you feel pretty good about the fitness moves that you've incorporated -- you're hitting the big muscle groups, and plus, these moves are so popular that they have to be effective. Right? Wrong.

The Best Exercise To Get Rid Of Those "Wings," From Simone De La Rue (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

As many women get older, they develop arm flab, which some may refer to as their "wings." But don't worry, you're not stuck with them! This week on Mo...

Simone De La Rue With Marlo Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Celebrity fitness trainer Simone De La Rue joined me this week on Mondays With Marlo to share her extensive fitness knowledge, give weight loss tips a...

5 Sure Signs You're Having A Good Workout

Keri Lynn Ford | Posted 06.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Keri Lynn Ford

Make the most of your time. A quality, intense workout always exceeds a long, mediocre workout. On the flip side, remember that too much of a good thing is still too much.

How To Eat For Your Best Workout Ever

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Whether you hit the gym first thing in the morning -- or, like me, end your day with a long-distance run -- it is all too easy for us to counteract our workouts by our actions throughout the day.

16 Ways To Make A Workout Fly By

Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living

By Dave Smith Wish those workouts didn't seem to last forever? Research actually shows that ...

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.

How To Get Rid Of Cellulite

Angelo Poli | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Angelo Poli

Cellulite, like male-pattern baldness (trust me) is genetics' way of reminding us that life isn't fair. Those of us who are "put out" -- but unwilling to resort to the knife -- still have some options. At least you women do. Me, I'm going to have to hope year-round hats stay in style.

March Madness Game-Time Workout

Angeles Burke | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Angeles Burke

March Madness is in full swing! If your favorite team is still in the lead, you may feel like you can't miss a second of the game. Rather than sacrifice your workouts all weekend because you have to keep your eye on the TV, why not work out with your friends as you watch all the fun?

Getting to Your Goal vs. Making a Comeback

Penny Love | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

Getting to your goal is going toward where you want to be, and making a comeback is going back to where you were before. Getting to a goal is a challenge that takes discipline, willpower and dedication. But making a comeback is even harder.

The Fitness Myths That Hold You Back, and How to Succeed: Myth 5 -- Practice Makes Perfect

Anat Baniel | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

There is no question that in order to become skillful at any sport or fitness activity, you need to participate in and practice the activity. But if that is all that is required -- practice, practice, practice -- how come not everyone that practices a lot excels at what they do?

Take a Deep Breath

David Willey | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Maybe it's because running is so quantifiable, but most runners I know love "magic bullets." We want to improve -- it's why we run in the first place -- and we'll typically try anything (within reason) that might help us run more miles or faster times.

How To Get Motivated When You Don't Feel Like Exercising

James Clear | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The patterns that you repeat on a daily basis will eventually form the identity that you believe in and the actions that you take. You can transform your identity and become the type of person who doesn't need motivation to perform well.

6 Smart Ways To Burn Calories Outside Of The Gym

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

You don't necessarily need to go to the gym to lose weight and get healthy. Here are some simple changes we can make today to our daily lives to help burn extra calories without the hassle or anxiety that comes with a gym session.

5 Places To Fit In Fitness (VIDEO)

Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living

Study after study tells us that exercise is one of the most important behaviors for maintaining overall health and preventing disease. But even though...

How To Use High-Intensity Interval Training

Matthew Basso | Posted 05.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew Basso

High-intensity intervals can be classified as brief exertions of maximum output, usually in the range of 20-40 seconds of intense activity, followed by a designated resting or recovery period. You could complete an entire high-intensity workout with minimal equipment in 20 minutes or less.

A Workout For Becoming A Better Athlete: Part II

Ben Greenfield | Posted 05.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

As you can see, a workout to improve sports performance is a bit more complex than a weight-loss workout. But when implemented properly, it can not only help you run faster, jump higher, and push harder, but also keep you from getting injured.