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Level Up Your Favorite Cardio With These Strength and Mobility Moves

By Lauren Bedosky

The secret to stepping up your cardio game may not be doing more cardio, but rather adding strength and mobility training to your routine. These moves can complement your cardio exercise of choice — and improve your overall performance.

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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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What’s Your Sitting Score?

By Kelly Starrett, DPT, and Juliet Starrett

Take this assessment to help gauge your sedentary habits — and inspire you to make strides toward a healthier, more active lifestyle.

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The Vital Role Standing — Versus Sitting — Plays in Your Health

By Kelly Starrett, DPT, and Juliet Starrett

Sitting for long periods might be common, but it can undermine your health. Standing up, however, is a simple act that can infuse your day with beneficial movement.

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Your Fit and Functional Pelvic Floor

By Lauren Bedosky

Pelvic-floor health is an important, yet often overlooked, component of overall well-being. Discover how to keep this group of muscles strong and healthy.

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A Teen Fitness Guide

By Nicole Radziszewski

The young adult’s guide to getting strong, fast, and fit.

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Fitness Around the World

By Andrew Heffernan

Martial arts in Brazil, stone lifting in Iceland, mace swinging in India. Infuse your active endeavors with renewed energy, courtesy of the inspired movement habits of other cultures.

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How Positive Emotions Supercharge the Effects of Exercise

By Andrew Heffernan

Psychologist Kelly McGonigal, PhD, on how a joyful approach to exercise can help people reach their fitness goals more easily.

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How Your Gut Microbiome Can Affect Your Athletic Performance

By Michael Dregni

Research is beginning to shed light on the relationship between the gut microbiome and improved athletic performance. Discover how these two seemingly unrelated factors are connected.

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The Powerful Health Benefits of Walking

By Nicole Radziszewski

Going for a walk — though often underrated and underappreciated — is one of the most powerful things you can do for your health. Here’s why.

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The Trials and Tribulations of the Everyday Athlete

By Sarah Tuff

We often push our bodies to their limits — and that’s not always a good thing. Here’s how to balance athletic pursuits with respect for your body, your mind, and your loved ones.

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What’s Your Enneagram Fitness Personality?

By Lauren Bedosky

Harness your personality’s basic instincts to build a sustainable, effective exercise routine you’ll love.

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Exercises for Shoulder Pain: Keeping Your Shoulders Mobile and Strong

By Lauren Bedosky

Increasing mobility and strength in your shoulders can eliminate pain, improve athletic performance, and enhance your overall quality of life.

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6 Cross-Training Activities to Try

By Sarah Tuff

Improve your fitness and performance by cross-training outside your go-to activity.

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The 3 Cs of Lifelong Fitness

By Andrew Heffernan

How consistency, curiosity, and compassion can keep your fitness and health on track for a lifetime.

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How to Help Kids Thrive Through Physical Activity

By Nicole Radziszewski

Our children face many fitness challenges, including sports specialization, gender issues, excess screen time, and more. Discover how to help kids find meaning, health, and joy through physical activity.

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How to Take a Risk

By Emily Schaldach

Risk is about more than ignoring your fears or your better judgment: Taking intentional, measured risks in your endeavors can help you cultivate courage that serves in other areas of your life.

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Everything You Need to Know About Hydration

By Sarah Tuff

Hydration is so good for our health that it’s become a hot wellness trend. We weigh in on the hype and answer common questions about what to drink and when.

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The Health Benefits of Cycling

By Michael Dregni

Cycling enthusiasts and experts explains the many ways that hopping on a bike, whether indoors or out, can boost your overall health — and just maybe help build a better world.

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How Exercise Can Help Build Physical — and Mental — Resilience

By Andrew Heffernan

Learn how exercise can help build a body and mind that can roll with life’s punches — and come back stronger after stress.

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