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 •  November 29

Share it: You’ve tried every core exercise imaginable: crunches, planks, pikes, ab-wheels, you name it. But it turns out the most important core-strengthener isn’t actually a “core” exercise at all. It’s every other exercise you do in the gym. Performed correctly, those exercises improve the strength, stability and functionality of your core better...

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 •  November 28

Share it: High-intensity workouts are all the rage right now and with good reason. They rev your metabolism, help improve endurance and provide a high-calorie burn in a short amount of time. That’s probably why many exercisers opt to do high-intensity interval training (HIIT) several days per week, sometimes multiple days in a row. HIIT is...

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 •  November 14

Share it: What is the difference between someone who speed walks and someone who strolls? Aside from the time it takes to reach their destination, research shows there might be differences in their personalities, too. THE RESEARCH A 2017 study published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science examined data from more than 15,000...

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 •  November 7

Share it: Body Mass Index (BMI) had been one of the main criteria used to determine whether a person is overweight or obese. It was developed as a relatively easy screening tool, but it’s far from a perfect measurement. Recently, BMI has drawn criticism as to whether it’s an accurate assessment of health. For example, a high BMI does not take into...

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 •  November 3

Runners who tear their anterior cruciate ligament, golfers with tendonitis, football players with sprains and other athletes with injuries often end up in rehabilitation. The trouble with rehab is that even if it helps you recover from injuries, the damage is already done. Prehabilitation, on the other hand, focuses on decreasing the risk...

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 •  October 25

Share it: When it comes to exercise, conventional wisdom dictates that more is better. The more you work out, the faster you get the results you’re after, right? Well, not always. It’s especially likely that those who have weight-loss or performance goals will find themselves training 5–7 days a week, which means there’s very little time for...

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 •  October 19

Share it: If you’re overweight but keep yourself in shape by running half marathons or doing hill drills on your bike each day, you might think such a high level of physical activity counterbalances the extra pounds — but recent research suggests otherwise. A new study challenges the concept of “healthy obesity.” Published in the August 2017 issue...

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 •  October 12

Share it: Stretching used to be so simple: You touched your toes a few times and off you went. Today, there are a lot of mixed messages — and things we don’t know. Is it better to stretch before or after exercise? What’s the best way to do it? Is yoga just fancy stretching? To cut through the confusion, here’s a quick primer on common techniques,...

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 •  October 12

Share it: This article was originally published on Thrive Global. A healthy dose of purpose may be the solution to getting a good night’s sleep, according to a new study published in the journal Sleep Science and Practice.Researchers from Northwestern University in Chicago found that a strong sense of purpose, or having a “good reason to get up in...

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 •  October 4

Share it: To fail, or not to fail? That is the question. We’re not talking about Shakespeare or failing an exam in school. In this case, failure refers to momentary muscular failure while lifting weights. In simpler terms, when you perform an exercise to the point you can no longer complete a repetition — that’s failure. For example, if you’re...