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  1. Total Body Reboot

    By Lara McGlashan New year, New you—for real this time!     “THE KEY REASON people succeed or fail with a new program is the mental part of it,” says Bobby McGee, a sports psychologist and running coach to winning Olympians and author of Magical Running (www.bobbymcgee.com). It’s a fact that your bo

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  2. Run Faster, Jump Higher, Hit Harder

    By Arnie Cooper A sneaker slogan? Nope. It's plyometrics -- a few simple exercises that will change your life. Developed for Soviet athletes, plyometrics came to the States in 1975 via track-and-field guru Fred Wilt. Whereas weight training makes muscles bigger, plyometrics makes them faster, by imp

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  3. Striving for Six-Pack Abs

    "How do I get a flat stomach?" Fitness trainers hear this question more than any other. "To get defined abs, it's going to take work," says exercise physiologist Kelli Calabrese. "A lean midsection takes a combination of good nutrition, cardiovascular conditioning, and abdominal training. Those who

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  4. Striving for Six-Pack Abs

    "How do I get a flat stomach?" Fitness trainers hear this question more than any other. "To get defined abs, it's going to take work," says exercise physiologist Kelli Calabrese. "A lean midsection takes a combination of good nutrition , cardiovascular conditioning, and abdominal training. Those who

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  5. 6 Great Ways to Get Fit Outdoors

    You've been indoors most of the winter, with just a treadmill for company. And then you hear it -- the siren call of warmer weather, calling you outside. You'd be wise to heed that call. Pleasant temperatures and the visual interest of your surroundings can not only motivate you to exercise, but hel

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  6. Let's Get Physical

    By Ellen Sturm For your best workout, head to the full-service gym located just outside your door.   Tired of the treadmill? Bored with Sweating to the Oldies ? Forget them without missing out on your workout by seeing gardening for what it is: good exercise. "Gardening activities are a great way fo

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  7. How to Revitalize Your Workout

    By Lara McGlashan Gave up on the gym already? Maybe it's your workout. Maybe it's your mind-set. Either way, let us get you started again — with a program you'll never abandon. Can you imagine what it would be like to get to the gym every day — or even three times a week — like you said you would? N

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  8. Workouts That Help You Feel Better About Your Body

    Ever since she first saw the movie Dr. Zhivago, Barbara Moroney had longed for Julie Christie's nose -- and her 21-inch waist. Oh, and a couple of extra inches of height wouldn't be bad either. Moroney was petite, not overweight, but she still didn't like what she saw in the mirror. After she starte

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  9. The Mental Golf Game: Mind Over Putter

    The mind is the most formidable opponent a golfer confronts, so mastering the game of mental golf is essential. The mind can be a golfer's best friend, helping to develop the mechanics of a smooth, reliable swing and devising clever strategies for moving the ball efficiently from the tee to the cup.

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  10. Health Spa Vacations: Something for Everyone

    For many people the word "spa" conjures images of mud packs, pedicures, facials and other cosmetic indulgences. But today, many health spas are offering more: an approach to physical health and personal well-being that visitors can take home when the vacation is over. At a health spa, you can play a

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