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How Hiking Burns More Calories than the Gym

Gyms advertise themselves as being the answer to your weight loss woes, but the truth is that you don’t need to fork over a huge chunk of your paycheck to get in shape. All you really need to do is step outside. Compare the Numbers…

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Why People of All Types Gravitate to Yoga Studios

An exercise regimen of any kind can be a challenge to keep up with. The busy work week on top of the kids’ schedules and making dinner is enough to keep you busy right? Or how about those aching bones you inherited after you retired?…

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8 Ways to Get Off the Couch and Get Outside

It’s easy to fall into a rut on your couch. Whether it’s too cold or too hot outside, or you just can’t put down the latest thriller, we’ve all stayed horizontal too long. Moving around outside is the best cure for couch potato syndrome. Letting…

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The Best Way to Recover Post-Marathon

Marathons have become increasingly popular these days. They’re also being created with a variety of themes, like a zombie run or a blacklight run. Of course, true marathon runners will agree there’s nothing quite like a traditional event; one that you must train for in…

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10 Workouts That Don’t Feel Like Workouts

You probably have an Instagram feed full of #fitfam posts and friends that have jumped on the fitness wagon. You may have abandoned all free time for gym time and a DVR that’s full of motivating fitness programs that emphasize losing weight and keeping it…

8 Ways to Make the Treadmill Less Boring

8 Ways to Make the Treadmill Less Boring

Even if you’re a running person, treadmills are a drag. There’s no view, no breeze, no soft ground – it’s just you and the machine. Luckily, there are some creative hacks that can add some life to that dull, rotating band. Consider these tricks the…

Why It Pays to Have an "Easy" Workout Now & Then

Why It Pays to Have an “Easy” Workout Now & Then

Every exerciser has one of those days where he or she is in the zone. You know the feeling: You’re lifting or you’re running harder than ever before, and it feels amazing. Of course, not every workout comes so easy. Fortunately, though, an easy workout…

10 Ways to Hit Your 10K Fitbit Daily Step Goal

10 Ways to Hit Your 10K Fitbit Daily Step Goal

I love technology. I wondered if the Fitbit Charge HR would motivate me to walk more throughout the day. I’m glad tried it because it was exactly what I needed to motivate myself to move more. The first few days, I wore it without changing…

How to Convince Yourself to Get Up Early and Work Out

How to Convince Yourself to Get Up Early and Work Out

As many of us know, getting out of bed first thing in the morning and going for a run is far easier said than done. Luckily, like most things in life, there are a few tips you can use to help you get the most…

How Decluttering Will Make You Happier

How Decluttering Will Make You Happier

In my last year of college, as I painstakingly x-actoed apart the tiny paper pieces that would come together to become my senior art show, I binge watched all five seasons of Hoarders that were on Netflix at the time.