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How To 'Work Out' Your Heart: A Guide To Building Emotional Strength

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sahaj Kohli

It's time to be intentional and make working out your heart as important as working out your body, not just for the health benefits but also to be your best self and contribute to a better world.

Active Animals: Cute Pets Working on Their Beach Bods

The Active Times | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy
The Active Times

From Upright Bunny Rows to Hamster Hamstring workouts, these little critters can teach us a thing or two about exercise. But, most importantly, they make working out so darn cute.

Here's How To Upgrade Your Outdoor Workout

SELF | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

Reason number 426 we love summer: You can take your workout outdoors (and stop slogging through another hour on the elliptical). But if going for a long run isn't your thing, you can still break a sweat in the sunshine by trying some butt-kicking DIY moves.

The Best Energy Bars For Athletes (And Everybody Else)

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

Energy bars play a number of roles in an athlete's life. Sometimes we reach for them during hard workouts, sometimes as on-the-go meal replacements, a...

CrossFit Proposal Somehow Makes Burpees Seem Romantic

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Weddings

It may not sound romantic to pop the question while doing burpees, but that's only because you've never seen this video. JP and Amanda first met a...

What Gay Men Are Really Thinking In The Locker Room

Posted 06.29.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Michael Sam made headline news when he shared a celebratory kiss with his boyfriend after hearing that he was joi...

This Total-Body Workout Will Fly By, Thanks To The Perfect Playlist

SELF | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

This fitness routine will make your session fly by. Download these hits, then grab a partner and a set of weights, and play along.

Why I Don't Judge The 'Pretty Girls' At The Gym Anymore

Tony Posnanski | Posted 06.20.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

I realized that I have been judged my whole life, and what I did was wrong. She had nothing to do with people calling me fat, stupid and lazy. I did by not standing up for myself.

My 'Booty-Popping Fun' Dance Class Is Much More Than Just A Workout Routine

Anne Hilker | Posted 06.05.2014 | Teen
Anne Hilker

This hour of booty-popping fun is much more than just my workout routine. It's taught me how to branch out of my comfort zone and to go easier on myself at the same time.

Why You Don't Need to Go to the Gym

Jen Glantz | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

I lift two 8-lb. weights up and down a few times until I notice the people next to me lifting quadruple that amount, practically rolling their eyes at me. By the time I lay down on the mat to do a round of abs, I'm exhausted. I'm closing my eyes and pretending I'm back in Mrs. Kay's kindergarden class and this is nap time.

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

Posted 05.20.2014 | MarloThomas

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What Does It Mean to Be 'So LA?'

Abby Draper | Posted 06.09.2014 | Los Angeles
Abby Draper

I have not even lived here 1,000 days, and I somehow believe I have the right to complain about people visiting LA. But, for real, they're the worst. Like, get out of line if you don't know what you want to order at Intelligentsia, which you're not pronouncing correctly. Thanks.

8 Ways To Burn Serious Calories That Don't Feel Like Working Out

Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living

A recent late-winter skiing trip reminded us here at Healthy Living that there are lots of ways to get in shape that have nothing to do with the gym. ...

13 Tips For Safer Outdoor Exercise

Avital Zeisler | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Avital Zeisler

Spring is here, and many of us are drawn outside for some well deserved fresh air and exercise. The following list outlines some very basic, common sense safety tips, so that you may enjoy your freedom and get in shape for summer.

POLL: Have You Started To Get Back In Shape For Swimsuit Season?

Posted 03.24.2014 | MarloThomas

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Shape up with Your Pup: Exercise Technology Goes to the Dogs

Natasha Ashton | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Natasha Ashton

I've talked before about our pets' sometimes precarious relationship with technology, but I've recently discovered some pretty neat devices that can a...

Why Getting Hit on at the Gym Is the Worst

Literally, Darling | Posted 05.11.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I was somewhat surprised when a man I didn't recognize approached me when I got off the treadmill at the gym and asked, "Did you go to Howard?" I gave my usual bare minimum and said, "No, sorry," and tried to make a gesture of stepping around him. I was trapped.

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.

The 3 Building Blocks Of Fitness

SELF | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

Pretty much any activity that gets your blood pumping is cardiovascular. When your heart rate rises, muscle cells break down sugar and fat for fuel, burning calories. Clearly there are a ton of ways to do this, but exercise physiologists lump cardio into three buckets -- long, slow distance (LSD), medium hard (tempo) and high-intensity interval training (HIIT).

Fitness Was My Game Changer... What Was Yours?

Tony DeSantis | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony DeSantis

I've been training for years. Can't really count how many at this point, but it's been a while. It started out as torture! Well, let's put it this w...

7 Wacky Races We're Dying To Try

SELF | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

I'm kinda over the same point-A-to-point-B road races. And plain pavement running in this weather? Please. So, I took a look around, and, shockingly, there are almost more unique, kooky, wait-I-have-to-sign-up-for-that fitness races in the winter than the tolerable-season months!

Your Size Doesn't Define You

Tess Munster | Posted 04.23.2014 | Women
Tess Munster

We are constantly told that the true key to happiness is limited to the size you wear. Frankly, that's the real problem here. What we need is more people saying it's okay to be your size, to love your body, regardless.

Julie Chu's No. 1 Move For A Fit 'Hockey Butt' Of Your Own

SELF | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

In Chu's rigorous training on and off the rink, she focuses on core and lower-body moves -- 'cause when she's making her way across the ice in a game, someone's usually right on her tail.

Tabata Training Is Here to Stay

Tony DeSantis | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony DeSantis

The quick burst and rest periods that tabata encompasses offer nowhere to hide! The fluid changes from work to rest put the body in a higher state of performance, calling on the body to work on all cylinders to get the work done.

4 Beginner Rowing Mistakes To Avoid

SELF | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

We asked Eric Von Frohlich, founder of Row House, one of the newest New York City rowing studios, to give us a quickie crash course in rowing. Here's all you need to know to look like a pro.