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What Does It Mean to Be 'So LA?'

Abby Draper | Posted 04.09.2014 | 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 03.29.2014 | 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 03.17.2014 | 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 03.11.2014 | 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 03.24.2014 | 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 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living

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 03.03.2014 | 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 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living

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 02.21.2014 | 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 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living

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 02.20.2014 | 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

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.

5 Workout Wardrobe Fails and How to Avoid Them

Glamour | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living

I've had earbuds that malfunction, sports bras that sag weirdly, and hair ties that pop. I shared my chagrin on the subject with Amy at Second Shift Athlete, who's a whiz with finding ways to exercise, even when faced with a fail. And look at this! Some excellent ideas for dealing with workout clothing malfunctions on the fly.

Get Great Legs With Ski Jumper Sarah Hendrickson's Lower-Body Builder

SELF | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living

In order for ski jumpers to nail their landings (and heal up from injuries!), it's essential to build up strong legs with moves like the hamstring-toning Romanian Dead Lifts. In regular training, Hendrickson routinely pairs quad-focused moves like squats with RDLs.

Get Killer Quads Like Ski Mogul Champ Hannah Kearney

SELF | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living

Tumbling down a mogul course would probably turn most of us into a giant (black-and-blue) snowball. But Kearney maintains grace under pressure with the help of dedicated strengthening to her quads and core.

Keeping New Years Resolutions?

Susie Sampson | Posted 03.30.2014 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

New Years Resolutions. Have you started on them? Have you already quit? What's so great about them anyway? I mean, you're just going to fail, right? I hate resolutions! Well, that's not true.

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.

The Reality of The Biggest Loser for a Formerly 400-Pound Man

Tony Posnanski | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

I believed that if life would just slow down for one second, I could change mine. I thought that the show would be the only thing that could save my life. Disability could help me for a short time. Anything to get me on track. Life did not stop for me. It does not stop for anyone

This Woman Filmed 100 Days Of Working Out

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Prior to undertaking the #giveit100 challenge, San Francisco resident LaKeisha Shurn was feeling down on her body and on herself, but her resolve to t...

Mommy's New Year's Resolutions

Inga Batur | Posted 03.05.2014 | Parents
Inga Batur

5. I will not work out. I won't do pilates, yoga, aerobics or any type of exercise where someone is telling me what to do, how I can do it and how many times. After work and an afternoon with two tots, I will not conclude my day by stressing out about not being able to do 50 push ups.

10 Ways To Find (Or Not Find) The Perfect Gym

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 03.05.2014 | Fifty
Sheryl Kraft

Since moving to a new town, I've been on a mission. I'm in the market for a new gym. Yes, my building has one (that's one perk of living in an apartment). But sometimes it's not enough (since I work from home, I need an excuse to actually leave the building otherwise I fear I'd never breathe any fresh air or see the outside world.

7 Workout Mistakes You're Probably Making | Posted 12.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Are you spending hours working out every week, and not getting the results you want?...

The Unconventional Career Choice That Could Enhance Your Marriage

Laura St. John | Posted 02.04.2014 | Weddings
Laura St. John

For over 16 years, I've worked with my husband. Through our experiences of bonding professionally, following are the top five five secrets we've learned that we apply to a happy marriage.