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What are some good fitness tips for the fall season?

by:  CARLA GRAY, BSES,HFS, CPT   http://www.healthfitnessmag.com The weather is beautiful this time of year. Get outdoors. Enjoy biking, walking and hiking trails in our city, local area and state parks. Take the family canoeing or kayaking on one of our scenic waterways. Try in-line skating. All of these activities will help you and those… Continue reading What are some good fitness tips for the fall season?

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15 Exercises Trainers Would Never Do

Don’t waste your time (or risk injury) with these moves the pros won’t touch by: Jessica Smith   http://www.shape.com Skip: “Pressed Heels” Sit-Ups Do: Bent-Knee Pilates Hundred 1 OF 15 ALL PHOTOS The “pressed-heels” sit-up is performed like a typical sit-up, except both feet are flexed so that toes point up and heels are pressed… Continue reading 15 Exercises Trainers Would Never Do

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5 Metabolism-Revving Moves That Won’t Hurt Your Knees

ByBROOK BENTEN, ACSM-CERTIFIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST  http://www.prevention.com BROOK BENTEN No doubt you’ve heard of high intensity interval training (HIIT)—brief intervals of “all out” work followed by recovery periods. The benefits of this type of training include a stronger heart and lungs, as well as majorlyamped up fat-burning. So it’s no wonder everyone’s a fan. But here’s… Continue reading 5 Metabolism-Revving Moves That Won’t Hurt Your Knees

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Another Good Reason to Work Up a Sweat

By Amanda MacMillan http://www.health.com Photo: Getty Images Exercise does more than just tone muscle and burn calories in the moment: New research shows that a hormone released during exercise actually helps the body shed fat and keep it off. The hormone, called irisin, has been shown to play a role in transforming energy-storing white fat cells into energy-burning brown fat… Continue reading Another Good Reason to Work Up a Sweat

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3 Ways To Target Belly Fat Without Doing The Same Old Workout Moves

ByMEGHAN RABBITT    http://www.prevention.com PRIVILEGE/SHUTTERSTOCK You’d love a flatter tummy—but loathe doing crunches, holding plank, and working other traditional ab exercises into your routine. Sound familiar? Holly Perkins, a personal trainer in Los Angeles and author ofThe 12-Week Head To Toe Transformation says you’re not alone. “Nobody likes doing abs,” she says. “Not even most personal… Continue reading 3 Ways To Target Belly Fat Without Doing The Same Old Workout Moves

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Exactly What You Need to Know Before You Start Lifting Weights

BY MEGHAN RABBITT FOR PREVENTION   www.womenshealthmag.com HERO IMAGES/GETTY This article was written by Meghan Rabbitt and provided by our partners at Prevention. You’ve overcome your angst about stepping foot into your gym’s weight room and you’re finally lifting. That’s great news, considering hundreds of research studies show weight lifting has benefits that range fromweight loss… Continue reading Exactly What You Need to Know Before You Start Lifting Weights

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This Is How Much Exercise You Really Need to Do to See Health Benefits

BY KRISTEN DOMONELL  http://www.womenshealthmag.com IMAGE BY SHUTTERSTOCK From better mental health to a longer life, the benefits of exercise are seemingly endless. But with so much information out there about how much you should be exercising, it can be hard to figure out the sweet spot—and it’s easy to assume that more is always better.… Continue reading This Is How Much Exercise You Really Need to Do to See Health Benefits

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21 Tiny Ways Experts Say You Can Slash Calories, Boost Your Metabolism, and Lose Weight

BY KRISTIN GRANERO  http://www.womenshealthmag.com PHOTOGRAPH BY SHUTTERSTOCK Embarking on a major weight loss can be a little (OK, a lot) intimidating. After all, if losing weight were so easy no one would worry about it in the first place. That being said, countless studies suggest that the best way to lose weight is by making… Continue reading 21 Tiny Ways Experts Say You Can Slash Calories, Boost Your Metabolism, and Lose Weight

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How to Shrink Your Waist And Fit Into Those Jeans

http://www.health.com Moves to help you lose up to 8 inches in just 6 week Shape up below the belt with these moves from Molly Fox, creator of the popular Skinny Jeans Workout class, taught at Equinox Fitness Clubs across the country. Her six-week plan will erase up to 2 inches from your hips, butt, thighs,… Continue reading How to Shrink Your Waist And Fit Into Those Jeans

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Why Getting Back in Shape Is So Hard

By Alexandra Sifferlin, Time.com   http://www.health.com Photo: Getty Images LAST UPDATED: SEP 23, 2016 Taking a month or two off of regular exercise may not be so benign. A new small study shows that when muscles take a break, they maintain very little muscle memory from the prior exercise. The goal of the new study, published Thursday in… Continue reading Why Getting Back in Shape Is So Hard