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By Victoria Freeman
If you want to take off — and keep off — unwanted pounds, a healthy metabolism is your body's best fat-burning friend. Find out which habits can make or break your body's ability to produce energy from would-be pudge.
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By Erin Peterson
Ready for a healthy change, Kevin Gustafson sought the support he needed. By combining a nutrition plan and exercise program, he got impressive results.
By Jennifer Dennis
Hop off the double-decker bus. Then swap your same-old sightseeing for a more personal – and sensory – vacation experience.
By Dimity McDowell
If the thought of pounding the pavement makes you want to head for the hills, trail running may offer profound appeal. Find out why millions of runners are taking to the trails.
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By Experience Life Staff
Do you know your own strength? Are you making the most of your resistance workout? Find out how to use fitness testing to your advantage – and how to put your muscle to the test.
By Experience Life Staff with reporting by Paul Scott
Whether you work for a living or live for your work, managing your physical health and fitness may be more critical to your career than you realized. Find out why the shape you're in can make or break your success.
By Megan McMorris
No time? No problem. You can still squeeze in a worthwhile cardio or weightlifting workout on even your busiest days.
By Christy DeSmith
Is your favorite active pursuit leading you somewhere? Like a starting line, perhaps? Get the beginner's scoop on everything from finding an ideal event to celebrating your first finish.
By Kermit Pattison
A chronic case of computer neck can undermine your work and your workouts. So don't sit and suffer. Start getting the kinks out – now.
By Laurel Kallenbach
Tired of shortchanging your exercise routine while you're traveling for work? Try blending your business trip with a total-body outdoor experience.
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By Jamie Kuenster
It took years, and more than one medical scare, for LaDawn Riggs to move beyond good intentions and yo-yo dieting. But once she did, the results were life changing.
By Kermit Pattison
You worked hard - and now you're feeling the hurt. Time to get wise about delayed onset muscle soreness.
By Sarah Tuff Dunn
You may not make it to the Games in Italy this winter, but there's no reason you can't learn to ski jump, speed skate and even tackle the luge like an Olympian.
By Fernando Pages Ruiz
Working with a personal trainer or an exercise Instructor is a great way to boost your fitness know-how – particularly if you take an active role in your own learning.
By Experience Life Staff
From back pain to compromised balance, many problems are associated with weak core muscles. A little more attention to those muscles in the middle.
By Bobby Lee
There's no shortage of abdominal exercises out there. But not all of them deserve your time. Here are three worth doing – plus expert advice on making them count.
By Matthew Solan
Listen up: There's a quiet subculture of outdoor enthusiasts who prefer muscle power to motorized recreation — and they're beginning to make some noise.
By Kara Douglass Thom
Oodles of noodles aren't the only secret to successful pre-race fueling. Here's a closer look at how to maximize your energy supply.
By Karen Asp
Sports doctors treat common athletic injuries with top-notch technologies. Today, similar solutions are within reach of the average fitness enthusiast.
By Jacquelyn Fletcher
A prematurely arthritic hip cramped Jennifer Rottenberg's lifestyle. But advancements in hip-replacement surgery meant she got a new joint - and a chance to regain a normal life.
By Matt Fitzgerald
You've got a heart-rate monitor, but do you know how to use it? With a little guidance you can tap into your monitor's full potential – and get closer to reaching your own.
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