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How To See The World As Your Gym

Keri Lynn Ford | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Keri Lynn Ford

Breaking out of the norm and learning to see the world as your gym is an extremely beneficial practice. Not only do you get to challenge yourself in new ways outside the gym walls, but you train your eyes and your mind to see fitness everywhere you look.

The Resistance Band Cardio Workout

Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jessia Smith for Shape.com You already know a resistance band is a super-effective and convenient strength-training tool, but did you know it's ...

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.

WATCH: All You Need Is A Mat For This 'Summer Slim Down'

Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living

The official beginning of summer means one terrifying thing: It's bathing suit season. It can be enough to strike fear into the heart of even the most...

Stoked For Summer! 10 Memorial Day Activities To Kick Things Off

Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and for us at Healthy Living, that really means one thing: Outdoor fun. Gone are the days of crowde...

5 Fitness Moves That Prove You're In Top Shape

Keri Lynn Ford | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Keri Lynn Ford

While these aren't exactly beginner moves, they can definitely highlight where your fitness regimen may be lacking.

Is The 7-Minute Workout Enough?

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

I finished my scientific seven-minute workout as the clock hit 7 a.m. While I sipped on my home-made fruit, spinach and protein powder smoothie, I tri...

8 Great Exercise Tips For Those Over 50

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 07.21.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Exercise is a wonderful way to keep your body in top shape, as long as you follow these very simple tips. Though all of us complain about exercise from time to time, there's no substitute for it if you want to stay mentally and physically fit in your 50s, and beyond.

Breaking Through the Plateau Effect: Fuzz Up Your Workout

Herbert H. Thompson | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Herbert H. Thompson

If you've ever started a diet or made a resolution to hit the gym, you've run into the plateau effect. It's the brutal force of nature that gives you early success, but then then keeps the needle on your scale firmly in place, no matter how much time you spend on the elliptical.

Does CrossFit Deserve The Hype? 5 Reasons The Answer Might Be Yes

Julie Upton | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Upton

Biggest Loser contestants are doing it, celebrity trainers do it, NASCAR drivers do it, pro sports teams are incorporating it into their conditioning programs. Here are five reasons why you should try it.

5 Workout Moves That Feel Like Play

Angeles Burke | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Angeles Burke

It's starting to warm up outside and the gym is getting packed. Instead of skipping out on your workout because all the machines seem to be taken, try this fun outdoor workout! All you need to do is find a playground.

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.

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.

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?

5 Ways To Fight Your Fear Of The Gym

Suzy Boerboom | Posted 06.08.2013 | Fifty
Suzy Boerboom

Being a bit uncertain or fearful about stepping into a gym is not something that is specific to age. But it certainly doesn't help to be surrounded by younger, fitter and more experienced individuals lifting three times their weight and letting out guttural grunts while doing it. Here are 5 tips to help you get over your fear of gyms.

In Defense Of CrossFit

Russell Berger | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Russell Berger

In his recent critique of CrossFit, Blogger Matthew Basso succeeds in warning readers of an alarmingly dangerous, unorthodox, and ineffective fitness program. The only drawback to Basso's article is that he critiques a program that doesn't exist.

Yoga, Stretching and Dance: A Mind-Body Fitness Routine That Combines All Three

Lynn A. Anderson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn A. Anderson, Ph.D.

Can yoga be a complete body-mind workout? It can, if you add yoga dance moves to traditional yoga poses to create a complete body-mind workout that includes flexibility, balance, strength and aerobics.

Achieving Balance in Exercise

Jennifer Langione | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Langione

Although I am still new to practices like yoga and Pilates, I am happy to have found additional ways to improve my fitness and challenge my body.

We Tried It: 305 Fitness Dance Party

Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Kate Bratskeir

Because the moves were so dynamic and the music was so high-energy, I really believed Sadie when she said it didn't matter if I got all the steps, as long as I kept moving. I left the studio with the biggest high, and I woke up the next morning sore all over (in the best way).

Exercise Anywhere, Anytime

Denise Austin | Posted 02.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Denise Austin

Muscles don't know if you're in a fancy gym or in your kitchen. These tips are designed for busy lives -- a minute here and a minute there add up.

Same Workout, Way Better Results

Posted 12.20.2012 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Rethink the 15 minutes before you jump on the treadmill and you're guaranteed to have a better, more efficient, more fun workout. ...

A Post-Thanksgiving Workout

Fathom | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Fathom

Overindulging and holiday travel go hand in hand this time of year. But being on the road doesn't have to mean gaining five pounds.

The Challenge You Didn't Hear About: Cory Booker Goes Two for Two (Will You Join?)

Jeff Halevy | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Halevy

Newark Mayor Cory Booker made headlines this week by accepting a challenge from a Twitter follower to live on food stamps for a week. Never one to accept merely one challenge at a time, he also accepted a challenge from me.

Are You Sabotaging Your Workouts?

Posted 01.29.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Starting to feel like your workouts aren't working? Here's what you might be doing wrong. As a reminder, always consult your...

Workout Bloopers: Real-Life Solutions

Posted 01.05.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul If certain gym side effects (sweaty-hair sideburns, sock cankles) are bringing you down, here's how to deal. ...