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By Paul Scott
New Year, new plan, right? Great, but don't just hop on the first workout train out of the station. Instead, step back: Examine your goals, your desires, your personality, your life. A little self-awareness now could prevent exercise derailment down the track.
By Sally Edwards and Bev Robinson
Knowing your maximum heart rate is essential for effective aerobic workouts. But if you're using 220 minus your age, you may be missing the mark entirely.
By Sally Edwards and Bev Robinson
What your heart monitor is trying to tell you.
woman laughing in fitness room
By Victoria Freeman
Have you ever had a profound emotional experience during your workout and not understood why? Here's a scientific look at what's behind exercise-induced emotional release and what it may be telling you.
By Sally Edwards and Bev Robinson
Feel like your fitness regimen is stalling? Grab a heart-rate monitor for instant feedback and lasting motivation.
By Dimity McDowell
Weary of working toward weight loss — or worse, toward nothing in particular? Choose one of our four real-life goals, employ the accompanying workout plan, and get ready for some inspired spring training!
By Pilar Gerasimo
According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine, proprioceptive forms of training – activities, like balancing on a wobbly surface, that require the body to “self-monitor” and adjust based on subtly shifting physiological signals – are very effective in improving dynamic joint stabilization and functional strength. But wait, that’s not all!
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