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Work Out When It's Dark Out With These 7 Motivational Tips

Before you hit the snooze button to skip yet another fall or winter workout, use these expert tips to get your head in the right space and get your heart pumping.
Posted 11/24/2020  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 335 comments   1,218,679 views
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6 Budget-Friendly Ways to Work Out at Home

Often the challenge isn't what equipment to buy, but rather, what to do with it once you get it home. By learning a few basic movements, you can start simple and build from there.
Posted 6/25/2020  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 173 comments   187,569 views
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Hit the Trails With These 7 Pro Hiking Tips

With the right equipment and expectations, you can enjoy all the benefits that your local trails have to offer.
Posted 6/15/2020  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 207 comments   100,445 views
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3 Important Things to Know Before Starting a Walking Program

To get a proper workout from walking, there are three important questions you'll want to answer before you tie up your sneakers.
Posted 5/28/2020  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 213 comments   596,371 views
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How to Avoid the 10 Most Common Running Mistakes

The right gear and plan can make running a positive addition to any workout routineójust don't repeat the same mistakes many runners, both new and experienced, often make.
Posted 5/7/2020  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 190 comments   101,144 views
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5 Foam-Rolling Moves Your Muscles Will Appreciate

Stretching is stretching, right? Not according to people who swear by foam rolling.
Posted 2/24/2020  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 144 comments   91,177 views
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The Great Debate: Cardio or Strength Training?

Is strength training really superior to cardio when it comes to fitness and weight loss? Or is it the other way around? Here's what we really know about both forms of exercise.
Posted 5/29/2019  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 166 comments   238,298 views
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Do Your Homework Before Hiring a Personal Trainer

Ever wonder how you'd even begin to find a personal trainer who really knows their stuff? Here are quick and easy ways to start your search.
Posted 5/24/2019  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 121 comments   85,997 views
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8 Gym Bag Essentials for 9-to-5'ers

A well-packed gym bag could make all the difference when it comes to squeezing in a workout on your way to or from the office.
Posted 5/14/2019  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 108 comments   121,240 views
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How to Make Exercising in Glasses Less of an Annoyance

While they might make it easier to see the treadmill monitor or your Zumba instructor's demonstrations, frames and lenses aren't exactly conducive to a hard-core sweat session.
Posted 4/16/2019  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 102 comments   102,151 views
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This Full-Body Strength Workout Uses Only a Towel

Strength training doesn't have to be complicated or scary. In fact, a very simple routine using tools you already have in your home may be just what you need to get started.
Posted 4/11/2019  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 125 comments   161,295 views
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8 Challenging Bodyweight Exercises for When You Canít Hit the Gym

Don't have the time, money or inclination to spend hours at the gym each week? You already have everything you need to get a full-body workout right from your living room!
Posted 3/8/2019  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 116 comments   80,112 views
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5 Fitness Benchmarks to Abandon

We all have different bodies, different goals and different preferences -- so why should we all aspire to reach the same benchmarks of success? The short answer: We shouldn't.
Posted 2/11/2019  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 97 comments   75,424 views
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10 Bodyweight Training Exercises You Can Try at Home

Who needs a full home gym? You can get a full-body workout without a single piece of equipment, from the comfort and privacy of home.
Posted 1/29/2019  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 194 comments   715,937 views
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6 Tips for Keeping Your Resolutions on Track

Fitness experts share their favorite goal-setting strategies to ensure that your resolutions keep their momentum all year round.
Posted 1/7/2019  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 126 comments   51,165 views
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