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  1. Why Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs Are Key

    Warm-ups and cool-downs take just a few minutes, and they make all the difference for a great workout. Here's how to do both right. A short warm-up stokes your blood flow and preps your body for exercise. Your muscles respond better to challenges if they're loose and warm. Warm-ups should take 5 to

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  2. Flat Abs, the Pilates Way

    Looking to sculpt a flat, strong midsection without sit-ups? Pilates exercises can activate and tone your core muscles. Pilates professional Risa Sheppard, creator of The Sheppard Method, owner of the Los Angeles studio of the same name, and trainer to country music star Reba McEntire, shares three

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  3. What Should I Eat Before Exercising?

    Q: What's the best snack before working out? How long before my workout should I eat it? A: First, be sure you really need a snack. Generally, you don't need to eat before exercise unless you tend to run low on energy during your workouts, or it's been more than a couple of hours since your last mea

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  4. At-Home Workouts

    No time to get to the gym? Signing up for a membership isn't in the budget? Don't sweat it. You can get a good workout without setting foot in a fitness center. "Working out shouldn't be a hassle," says David Kirsch, personal trainer and founder of the Madison Square Club in New York City, whose cel

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  5. Cross-Train With Yoga for Power, Flexibility

    Looking to add more oomph to your regular workouts? Power up your fitness program by cross-training with yoga. "Yoga is a wonderful active-recovery workout for non-training days," says Kristin McGee, BFA, a certified yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. It can improve balance and stability,

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  6. 5 Ways Gadgets Can Help You Lose Weight

    Looking for a weight loss partner? Look no further. A fitness device like BodyMedia FIT, FitBit Flex, Jawbone UP, or Nike+ FuelBand could be exactly what you need. People who track are more successful at losing weight. And these wearable devices are trackers on steroids -- monitoring your workouts,

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  7. New Mom? Here’s How to Work Out Again

    Are you a new mom who wants to get in shape after having a baby? Each month we put your questions about fitness to top exercise and motivational experts. This month, Brooklyn finance professional and new mom Myra Bartalos, 38, sought tips on getting back into the swing of workouts from trainer Miche

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  8. Parents Who Exercise: Overcoming the Challenges

    Parents and exercise are not usually words you see in the same sentence. From the moment you step on the physical and emotional roller coaster known as parenthood, your needs often must come second to the needs of your children. Exercising, as a parent, becomes a much more difficult task. This is tr

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  9. The Trampoline Workout

    Jumping on a mini trampoline, also called rebounding, is a low-impact cardio workout that improves muscle tone and balance while torching 160 calories per 30 minutes of bouncing, fitness experts say. Basheerah Ahmad, founder of the fitness consulting firm 360 Transformation, encourages celebrity cli

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  10. How Hiking Is Good for Body and Mind

    Hiking outdoors has plenty of perks: nice views, fresh air, and the sounds and smells of nature. It's good for you, too. Hiking is a powerful cardio workout that can: Lower your risk of heart disease Improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels Boost bone density, since  walking is a weight-be

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