Staying Fit

6 Tips for Cold-Weather Workouts

Cold weather can derail even the most committed exercisers. In addition to the Herculean effort it requires to crawl out of a warm, toasty bed, inclement weather such as rain, sleet and snow presents particular safety challenges (black ice, hypothermia and frostbite, to name a few). But even as potential …

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Staying Fit

Maximize Your Treadmill Time

We’re designed to run, but on dark, dreary days, you may prefer to stay in shorts and a T-shirt and do so where it’s warm: indoors! Treadmills offer a convenient, challenging and calorie-burning workout, all in a self-created environment complete with favorite tunes, an engrossing novel, even a favorite TV …

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Fitness on a Budget

Low-Cost Tips to Get Fit

Think getting fit requires a pricey gym membership, personal trainer or expensive athletic equipment? You think like most Americans. Many people avoid exercise because they think it costs too much money. The reality: you can build a better body even when you’re on a budget. From workouts using your own …

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Active Lifestyles

Workout Woes: Is Your Fitness Tracker Making You Fat?

Technology is a beautiful thing – except when it lulls us into a false sense of security. And one area where all that high tech hoopla may be doing us a disservice is the fitness tracker craze. Those wearable devices that track everything from your steps to your heart rate …

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Maximizing Your Fitness

Why Lifting Weights Is As Important As Cardio

When it comes to weight loss and getting in shape, there’s no shortage of conflicting opinions. But here’s one thing that everyone should agree on: lifting weights and strength training have to go along with any cardio activity. This one-two punch is necessary for a properly balanced fitness approach. But …

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Active Lifestyles

Fitness Over 50: Active Tips As You Age

Lots of things tend to get better with age: career advancement, deep friendships and life wisdom. Unfortunately, health and fitness aren’t on that list. It hardly seems fair, but it’s true. While aging as a process is generally defined as an accumulation of biological events that, over time, cause the …

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Sports Injury Prevention

Concussions: What You Need To Know Now

Every year, up to 3.8 million people suffer from concussions, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many people view them as a minor injury, but there’s more to concussions than most people realize. Here are some of the things you need to know to protect …

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Maximizing Your Fitness

The Top 8 Ways To Fuel Your Workout

Ever wonder how much exercise your body needs per week? According to Centers for Disease Control, the recommended amount for adults is 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, plus two days of additional strength training. But all of that physical activity means your body needs to be sufficiently primed beforehand …

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Anytime, Anywhere

5 Quick Exercises You Can Do Anytime, Anywhere

Getting in a good workout at the gym is great…if you can make it there. But having a hectic schedule shouldn’t mean having to neglect your fitness. Luckily, there are lots of ways to fit a little exercise into your day. Here are 5 quick, no-frills exercises that you can …

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