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5 ab exercises

%CODE1%Leg-Switch: Sit on the ground with your feet on the floor and a flat back. Slowly grab one knee as the other leg extends straight out and then alternate. Begin at a slow pace...
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Stretching for better sleep

Stretching is an easy way to unwind from the day and get your body and mind in the mood for sleep. Here are four stretches to help you relax: Forward Bend: Elongates the back, neck, and...
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Get more from your core: Why it’s important and how to work it

Rate this article and enter to winThe part of your body known as “the core” got that name for a reason: it holds you together. The core muscles work together with the skeletal system...
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Take it anywhere kettlebell workout

%CODE1%Two handed kettlebell swing Start with the kettlebell an arm’s length away on the ground in front of you. Sit your hips back and slightly bend the knees, keeping your back straight and chest up,...
The best warm-ups for all workouts

The best warm-ups for all workouts

 Fitting a workout into a busy schedule is a win in itself—so we don’t really blame you if you’re hopping right on the elliptical the moment you enter the gym. But if you’re skimping...
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10-minute advanced workout

%CODE1%Ninja jumpFrom a kneeling position sitting on your heels, use your hips to explosively jump up into a bottom squat position, using an arm swing to help propel you up and slightly forward. Keep...
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Static stretches

%CODE1%Chest stretch:Stand with your feet hip-width apart and clasp your hands behind your back. Gently straighten your elbows and lift your arms up to a comfortable position where you can breathe into the stretch....
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Mind-body routine

%CODE1%Inhale/exhales: Step your feet slightly wider than hip width with your toes pointing out. Bend your knees so they are right over your toes and sink down into your hips. As you rise, bring...
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The ultimate afternoon pick-me-up: tabata

%CODE1%What you will need: Proper workout gear and footwear Bottled water A mat Stop watch or clockWarm upTake up to 3-5 minutes to get a sweat going. Warm up moves can be light march or jog on the...
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Getting a pulse on your heart rate

Keeping track of your heart rate is a great way to assess your overall health. It helps you gauge how strong your heart is and note improvements.To measure manually: Find your pulse on the inside...