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7 Amazing Fitness Facts About the World Cup

Do you have World Cup fever yet? Even if you’re not a big fan of soccer, it’s hard to resist the excitement of the big event—or the staggering stats, like these fitness facts from Health.com: Did you know that players, on average, run 7 miles each 1:30 minute game? Or that even referees run between 6 and 8 miles per game? […]

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Trivia: Celebrate National Running Day

In honor of June 4, National Running Day, check out this infographic from Brooks Running Company. A few particular standout facts: 83% of the 1,000 runners surveyed say they get their best ideas while running. In fact, more than half of respondents (56%) say they run in order to clear out their minds. If you’re afraid you lack the motivation […]

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A Simple Tip for Slimmer-Looking Arms

    If you feel self-conscious about your arms, try on a top with three-quarter length sleeves. The sleeve should hit at the narrowest part of your forearm, which will draw visual attention there and help create longer, leaner looking limbs — no free-weights required. By contrast, cap-sleeves tend to have the opposite effect, making arms look thicker and shorter than they […]

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How to do Yoga on the Go

Yoga’s a great way to release stress and relieve tension, but unrolling your yoga mat and breaking into a downward facing dog or camel pose in the middle of your office or while waiting for your flight isn’t the most practical thing. Michelle Marlahan, founder of It’s All Yoga in Sacramento, California, has an easy way to secretly get your […]

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How to Chisel Your Lower Half

Finding the time to workout has been my biggest challenge—but I am hopeful (even if it’s limited to a few squats and lunges across the nursery in the middle of the night!). While doing some exercise research, I stumbled across this post from our colleagues at Health.com. Their editors ask, “You want lean, strong legs (and a tight, lifted butt!).” […]

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Get More Out of Your Workout

You’re going to the gym and pumping that iron, but you still aren’t getting the results you’ve been hoping for. The boost your workout needs just might lie within your own mind. No, it isn’t simply a positive, can-do attitude—although that never hurts. Instead, you need to pay as much attention to your rests as you do to your reps. […]

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Wednesday Trivia: Jobs That Make You Gain Weight

A new study from CareerBuilder and reported by Huffington Post found that the very worst job for waistlines just may be in information technology and government—not surprisingly, two jobs that require a whole lot of sitting. And if you feel you may have put on a few pounds since starting your job, take solace in the fact that you’re in […]

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Tips for Walking in the Cold

If you need to be out in cold weather, remember these tips from the American Massage Therapy Association for your own safety: • Your arms help you balance, so be sure to keep them and your hands as free as possible. Avoid heavy purses, drinks, or using your phone when walking on icy or snow-covered surfaces. • Be aware of […]

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Are You Using the Treadmill Correctly?

If you’re concerned about properly using a treadmill, look to your hands the next time you’re on the machine. Are you holding onto the handrails so hard that your knuckles are turning white? It may be a sign to slow down your pace, since you could be forcing your body into an uncomfortable position, potentially straining your muscles. A death […]

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6 Ways to Stay Motivated To Work Out From Fox News Magazine

Well, readers, we’re about two weeks into the New Year. I don’t know about you, but this is about the time when the motivation I was feeling when the ball dropped begins to fade. (“But it’s too cold to run! Just ONE doughnut won’t hurt, right?”) It’s easy to let one little slip turn into a complete backslide that will […]

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