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Natural Sources of Electrolytes

Natural Sources of Electrolytes

“Electrolytes” might sound like some futuristic sci-fi robot, but they’re actually very real compounds that have a great impact on the human body.

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Barre-Style Home Workout Techniques

Barre-Style Home Workout Techniques

There seem to be barre-style workout studios popping up everywhere—do you consider a barre class a good workout? Is it worth the $20 to $35 price tag? —Molly C.

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What is Trigger Point Therapy?

What is Trigger Point Therapy?

Recently, I was at a running store buying new shoes, and noticed a stack of what looked like torture devices—foam rollers, sticks, and small balls with spikes on them. I know athletes and runners s...

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Medicine Ball Ab Workouts: 4 Exercises for Six Pack Abs

Medicine Ball Ab Workouts: 4 Exercises for Six Pack Abs

I know basically one move that makes use of the medicine ball at the gym. What’s your take on medicine balls—are they even effective? And how do I integrate them into my workouts without embarrassi...

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Gold Medal Workout: Get a Swimmer’s Body (Without Stepping Foot In The Pool)

Gold Medal Workout: Get a Swimmer’s Body (Without Stepping Foot In The Pool)

From the stiff competition between Michael Phelps and his South African rival to the record-shattering athleticism of the U.S. women’s team (we see you, Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel), the U.S. s...

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Best Pre-Workout Meals

Best Pre-Workout Meals

When asked about her diet, gold medal-winning gymnast Nastia Liukin answered: “My mom always told me to treat my body like an expensive car—to put the best fuel in it.”  

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4 Burpee Exercises for the Best Workout

4 Burpee Exercises for the Best Workout

What’s the best move to do to get your heart rate up for a quick cardio workout? —Matthew H.

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Gold Medal Workout: How to Train Like A Summer Games Sprinter

Gold Medal Workout: How to Train Like A Summer Games Sprinter

Years of daily, hours-long training sessions have sculpted Summer Games competitors' bodies to meet the demands of their sport—every muscle, tendon, and ligament serves a purpose. That’s why top-le...

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Ask a Health Coach: What Are the Best Moves for an Effective Kettlebell Workout?

Ask a Health Coach: What Are the Best Moves for an Effective Kettlebell Workout?

I’ve seen kettlebells at the gym, but I have no idea how to use them. How are they different than normal free weights? Are they safe for newbies? I’m worried I’ll drop it mid-swing and break someth...

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You’re Probably Not Cleaning These 5 Gym Bag Items Often Enough...

You’re Probably Not Cleaning These 5 Gym Bag Items Often Enough...

Being able to wring out your shirt after a class or run is usually a badge of honor—clearly, you worked hard. And a little ripeness post-workout is perfectly excusable. But when your gym stuff smel...

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Ask A Health Coach: 4 Plank-Based Ab Moves That Are Better Than Crunches

Ask A Health Coach: 4 Plank-Based Ab Moves That Are Better Than Crunches

After working on my plank pose for awhile, I’m ready to step it up for summer. What exercises can I try that will really test my core strength? —Jenn L.

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6 Ways to Ignite Your Metabolism Before 10 a.m.

6 Ways to Ignite Your Metabolism Before 10 a.m.

We think about food around 16 times a day. And that’s according to self-reporting participants, from a study performed at Ohio State University—which, note the researchers involved, probably means ...

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