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8 Squat Variations for Strong, Sculpted Legs & Glutes

This low-impact move works the quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves, but it also helps to strengthen the joints, boosts cardio endurance and builds a strong core.
Posted 10/25/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 42 comments   11,519 views
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17 Strength Training Exercises for Walkers

Strength training exercises are especially important for walkers, helping with muscle balance, flexibility and range of motion to make walking workouts safer and more effective.
Posted 9/11/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 127 comments   97,761 views
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7 Super Exercises for Shapely Shoulders

In order to prevent injury and optimize functional ability, you need to train the shoulders for mobility, stability and strength.
Posted 6/20/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 87 comments   57,022 views
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Rise and Shine: 8 Stretches You Should Do Each Morning

Morning stretches are the best way to start the day. Kick of your day the healthy way with this easy routine of eight stretches! Great for beginners, perfect for flexibility.
Posted 4/11/2018  5:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 119 comments   1,882,365 views
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10 Exercises That Work the Most Muscles in the Body

Compound exercises work multiple muscles or muscle groups in a relatively short period of time, making them an efficient addition to your workout routine.
Posted 4/4/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 82 comments   101,169 views
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10 Essential Core Exercises to Help You Tackle Everyday Activities

Having a strong core helps us maintain better posture and balance, and to live our everyday lives injury-free.
Posted 3/21/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 115 comments   147,408 views
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16 Plank Exercises for a Stronger Core

The plank can be one of the most effective exercises we can do in helping us develop a stronger core so that we have better stability and posture.
Posted 1/22/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Nancy Howard : 71 comments   245,612 views
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10 Challenging Chair Exercises

You don't have to have a membership to a gym or own lots of home workout equipment to get fit.If you have a chair, you too can gain the health benefits of resistance training.
Posted 1/18/2018  11:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 128 comments   150,121 views
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6 Fun-Filled Hula Hoop Exercises for Better Fitness

Hula hoops have been around for years, but what was once a child's toy is now taking the fitness industry by storm as a fun way to get in some good exercise.
Posted 8/1/2017  12:00:00 PM By: Nancy Howard : 136 comments   191,623 views
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5 Playground Exercises for Parents (and Kids at Heart)

You do not have to belong to a gym, nor do you have to own any fancy workout equipment to get fit and healthy. In fact your local park may just hold the key to getting you fit.
Posted 6/1/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 87 comments   71,766 views
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10 Full-Body Strength Exercises Every Beginner Needs to Know

Did you know that you can get an effective strength workout, right in the comfort of your own home? Creating a balanced routine is easier than you might think.
Posted 3/24/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 177 comments   234,810 views
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Steal These 10 Exercises from Your Kids

With a little imagination, you can turn your workout into child's play! Steal these 10 exercises from the kiddos and you'll barely notice as the calories melt away.
Posted 3/10/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 40 comments   36,976 views
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Start Strength Training After 60 With These Targeted Moves

We get it--all the weights and bulky muscles and machines can be intimidating. But weight training after 60 is essential and we've got the tips you need to get started today.
Posted 10/27/2016  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 53 comments   200,894 views
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Ding, Dong! Turn Halloween Into a Calorie-Busting Workout

Fun-size Twix and pumpkin Reese's and bite-size Snickers, oh my! Avoid the scariest part of Halloween with this cute trick-or-treater-inspired workout.
Posted 10/21/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 54 comments   47,473 views
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8 Hardcore Core Workouts Every Level Will Love

Everyone has a favorite day--ours is abs day. Tough as it can be, working your core yields health benefits that go way beyond a six pack. Check out eight of our favorite workouts.
Posted 9/21/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 20 comments   74,773 views
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