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Bicep Curls and Other Exercises You Might Be Doing Wrong

The Active Times | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

If you're not familiar with proper form for the exercises you're performing, there's a high risk for error. Even with seemingly simple exercises, like dumbbell bicep curls for example, there are lots of things that can go wrong.

Gym-Less, Not Hope-Less

Brandon Drenon | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandon Drenon

For those of us who carry a few extra pounds, as you improve the ability to move your own body, you will start to notice daily tasks becoming easier! No more huffing and puffing walking up the stairs. Gentleman, you can fling that heavy door open for the pretty lady with ease!

Ancestor Deficit Disorder

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

A tree without roots cannot grow. When we humans lose our roots, we too begin to wither -- losing our balance, our health and our spiritual foundati...

CrossFit vs. Gym: Which Is Better?

Brian Horn | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Horn

Whether you have just resolved to get in shape or you are an experienced fitness buff who is reevaluating your routine, you might be wondering what ...

Dropping 185 Pounds Required a Requirement: A Peace Accord Between the Stomach and the Heart

Stacey Morris | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacey Morris

I've kept the weight off for almost five years, and this is how I do it. There's no magic drink or superfood supplement or diet trick du jour. Just a steady, committed path to healing my inner wounds, listening to my body rather than ignoring it, and practicing moderation.

Real Beauty: Why We Think Healthy Should Be The New Skinny

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

In an industry that seems to be obsessed with either the very skinny or very curvy, where is the middle ground?

The Top 10 Workout Songs For June

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's top 10 list provides a succinct argument for the dominance of electronic music on the pop charts.

CrossFit Bashers, Can You Be More Constructive?

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

For all of the CF bashers out there, I am not bashing you, but asking you not to put something down that offers a solution for many people to get off their butts, and instead, help me encourage people to take responsibility for their own health, more educated, mindful and smart.

What's Better: Exercising More Or Sitting Less?

Mike Sheridan | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

There's no doubt we can all make an effort to increase our standing or walking outside of the hours we're expected to sit.

9 Ways To Avoid Diet Disasters When Dining Out

JJ Virgin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Dining out needn't entail abandoning logic and diving into the chili-cheese jalapeño nachos. Couple a little creativity with these nine savvy strategies and you can enjoy any dining experience while averting dietary disaster.

Everything You Need To Know Before Riding A Road Bike

SELF | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

Pro cyclist Allison Tetrick offers tips that make the transition from spin class to tough terrain less terrifying.

4 Questions To Ask Yourself About Your Eating Habits

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

To say, "I'm eating a Twinkie," is not enough. You have to know what's in the Twinkie. When you ask yourself what you're eating, you need to really think about the answer. If what you're eating is full of chemicals that you can't pronounce, chances are, you shouldn't be eating it.

POLL: Do You Make Fitness A Priority In Your Busy Schedule?

Posted 05.20.2014 | MarloThomas

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5 Smart Snacks That Can Help You Lose Weight

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Clients often ask me about if they can include snacks in their diet and exactly what constitutes a healthy snack. Many people are under the impression that snacking is not a good idea when trying to lose weight, but this isn't the case. Oftentimes, snacking is a good thing, as it could satiate you until your next meal and prevent you from overeating at dinner.

Why You Should Work For Stronger -- Not Slimmer -- Legs

Rebecca Mahoney | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Mahoney

Let's talk about legs. Since the muscle groups are so large, it means they burn the most calories. They also provide the most energy based on their size, so stronger legs will increase endurance. Increased endurance means less fatigue. Less fatigue means more partying!

International No Diet Day: When Temptation Calls...

Marlo Thomas | Posted 07.06.2014 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

Today is International No Diet Day. In other words, food lovers, it's a day to fall off your "don't even think about it" dietary regimen, and dig in to you heart's content.

Nike Fuel Is Dead: Are Fitness Tracking Wristbands a Fad?

Shelly Palmer | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Are fitness-tracking wristbands a fad? Probably, but the quantified self movement (of which fitness-tracking wristbands are only one small part) is going to be here for a good long while. So get ready... this is just the beginning.

Insane Fitness Challenges that Could KILL You

The Active Times | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

A single man with a microphone stands among hundreds of jittery competitors with the Start sign looming overhead. They form a tight circle around him and fall silent awaiting final instruction.

The Best Tips to Get You Fit for Summer Fast

The Active Times | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

It always sneaks up on you; one minute you're surrounded by chocolates on Valentine's Day, then before you can say "I'm going on a diet" you're suddenly accepting invites to beach barbecues and pool parties.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For May

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 07.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's top 10 list contains a healthy mix of perennial favorites and relative upstarts. Chart regulars like Shakira and OneRepublic both clock in with their most recent singles.

5 Easy Weight-Loss Tips That Really Work

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 07.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Here are simple strategies, which I have seen work for clients trying to lose weight in time for summer and more importantly, help them keep it off and be able to enjoy meals and treats with family and friends.

How To Get Over Your Fear Of Working Out

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Exercise is one of the most potent stress-reducers on the planet -- and yet, in the irony of ironies, it's the one thing far too many of us don't make time for. There are lots of reasons why, but the fact is the idea of working out can create enough stress that you skip it -- and miss out on a boatload of mind and body benefits.

How to Conquer Disappointment and Show It Who's Boss!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

You can turn disappointment into a positive, life-changing experience with the potential to catapult you into a place in life you never even imagined.

6 Bad Habits Linked to Weight Gain (And How to Break Them)

The Active Times | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Sometimes we skip out on the gym, accept extra treats at work, or just downright indulge in high-calorie foods despite knowing their lack of nutrition...

Putting the Gym in Gymnastics: A New Fitness Trend

Tyler Curry | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Tyler Curry

You may not have heard of it yet, but a new fitness trend has recently emerged that threatens to steal the thunder of other popular phenomenons that...