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6 Tips to Work Out While Fasting During Ramadan

By Nicole Radziszewski

Here’s how to stay strong and energized while refraining from food and drink.

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How Can I Become a Morning-Workout Person?

By Lauren Bedosky

Rise and shine! Explore these six tips to help you work out in the mornings.

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How to Build a Spring Workout Routine

By Andrew Heffernan

Channel the energy of the season to build a dynamic and sustainable workout.

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5 Tips for Staying the Course When You’re Not Seeing Fitness Progress

By Callie Fredrickson

Advice from a Dynamic Personal Trainer about what to do when you’ve been working on your fitness but your results are seemingly stalled.

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How to Fall in Love With Your Workouts

By Emily Ewen

Four fitness experts from Life Time share their top tips for cultivating a positive mindset around exercise.

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Dynamic Duo: 3 Stretches to Do With a Partner

By Emily Ewen

A stretch specialist outlines the benefits of assisted stretching and demonstrates three options you can try with a partner.

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Is It Better to Do Yoga or Pilates?

By Sarah Tuff

The two practices have key differences and can also be complementary. Learn more.

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Standing Abs Vs. Floor Abs — Which Is Better?

By Sarah Tuff

If you have balance issues, floor-based exercises are the way to go. If you have joint issues such as wrist pain, however, standing abs are ideal. Here’s why.

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Should I Do Squats or Hip Thrusts?

By Sarah Tuff

Here’s why integrating both moves into your strength-training plan is key.

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How to Use 4 Popular Cardio Machines

By Emily Ewen

A Dynamic Personal Trainer explains four common cardio machines — and offers advice for adding them to your workout routine.

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Is Running or Walking a Better Workout?

By Sarah Tuff

These two exercises are often pitted against each other, but they can both contribute to cardiovascular health and overall well-being. Here’s why.

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Should I Work Out in the Morning or Evening?

By Sarah Tuff

It all comes down to what works for you and your schedule, says our expert.

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How to Use 4 Popular Strength-Training Machines

By Emily Ewen

A Dynamic Personal Trainer demonstrates using four common strength-training machines — and offers advice for adding them to your workout routine.

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Fasted Vs. Fed Training — Which Is Better?

By Sarah Tuff

It comes down to your individual goals and preferences, says one expert.

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How Does Exercise Influence Your Cortisol Levels?

By Lauren Bedosky

Does the stress of working out help or harm regulation of this critical hormone? Read on to learn more.

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Listening Games

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Music-based workouts are a fun way to mix up a treadmill routine. Our fitness editor shares a favorite playlist.

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Is There Really a “Best” Workout?

By Sarah Tuff

We often pit activities against each other in an effort to find the ultimate fitness path. The reality, though, is that it’s not either-or. What’s best for you depends on a variety of factors unique to you.

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The Ugly Side of #FITSPO

By Michael Dregni

Can “fitspiration” potentially cause more harm than good? Learn how #FITSPO can undermine mental health and body image.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Following “Fitfluencers”

By Katie Virnig

Want #fitspo you can trust? Experts offer advice on engaging mindfully with fitness- themed social media content.

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How to Do the Clamshell

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Strengthen your hips and glutes — and help build your side butt — with this lower-body isolation move. Plus, explore four variations to make it more challenging.

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4 Workouts You Can Do in 30 Minutes or Less

By Emily Ewen

When the holiday season packs your schedule, stay active with these quick ladder-style workouts.

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