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Not feeling it?: How to get moving when you just don’t wanna

Rate this article and enter to winSure, working out is good for us, but what if we’re just not in the mood? As in, totally not in the mood. Is there hope?Yes. Research shows...
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Dynamic stretches

%CODE1%It’s important to warm-up before any workout. Dynamic stretching is an excellent way to warm-up. It involves controlled, full-range movement. When done correctly, dynamic stretching improves flexibility, lubricates the joints, and even prepares the...
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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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Dead bug progression

%CODE1%Alternate legs only movement: Laying on your back with your hands on your ASIS (top of your hips, description in video) and your legs in a “table top” position (90 degrees hips and 90...
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Workoutdoors

Where do you like your cardio—outdoors or at the gym? People who run outdoors push themselves harder, on average, than the treadmill crowd, according to a classic study in the Journal of Sports Science (1996). The...
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Staircase workouts

%CODE1%Perform each of the following stair exercises up 20-30 steps (typically 2-3 flights of stairs) for 2-3 sets. Either complete all the sets for one exercise before moving on to the next or complete...
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13 Apps for a Healthy 2013

Rate this article and enter to winIf you’ve set health and wellness goals for this year, you’re probably scouting out useful resources. Using smartphones, tablets, and computer apps can help you reach your goals!Sorting...
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Staircase workout

%CODE1% Jump Squat: Start standing with feet hip width apart and arms relaxed by your sides. As you stand in front of the first step of your staircase, create a slight bend in...
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Push (yourself) up to better fitness

Pushups: That old-school exercise that gives us unwanted flashbacks to middle school phys ed. But there’s a reason this classic move has stuck around—it works for all fitness levels. (Yes, even yours.) Pushups work...
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5 Quiet Exercises

%CODE1%Split Squats Beginning in a lunge position with one foot forward and one foot back, lunge down until your knee touches or comes close to touching the ground and come back to the...