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Brittany Lewis
Apr 17, 2019

Counteract Too Much Sitting With This 5-Minute Trick

A sedentary lifestyle, which often means sitting for long periods of time, isn’t good for your overall health and may increase your risk of heart disease or diabetes. This isn’t particularly welcome news if you have a desk job where you typically spend 8 hours a day sitting at a desk in front of a screen. Fortunately, Read More »

Bill Brown
Apr 16, 2019

6 Ways Boot Camp Classes Will Change Your Life

Not to get too hyperbolic, but starting an exercise program can be life-changing. If you’re already on that path, but you haven’t found an activity you love or you’re not seeing results, joining a boot camp might be just what you need. Before images of drill sergeants pop into your head, know that most boot camps have Read More »

Lara Falberg
Apr 15, 2019

Yoga For Runners: Why You Should Get Your Om On

The scene: Sunday brunch. You just finished your long run, and your BFF comes to meet you straight from her favorite yoga class. You’re exhausted and ready for a nap, while she looks fresh and is practically glowing. “You should really come to yoga with me sometime,” she says. Your response? “No. I can’t do yoga. Read More »

Steve Levert
Apr 12, 2019

4 Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself to Workout

Some days, we need a little extra motivation. We all have days when we’d rather just skip our workout and kick back on the couch. Missing one sweat session might not be a big deal, but calling it quits one day for no good reason can make it even easier to skip the next workout, Read More »

Brittany Lewis
Apr 11, 2019

5 Foods You Should Be Eating for Your Best Body—Inside and Out

No food can make you look younger and feel healthier overnight. But over time, getting the right nutrients can make a difference. Here’s the scoop on five superfoods that can help you lose weight, boost your heart health and give your skin a healthy glow. You’ve heard the old saying: Real beauty comes from the Read More »

Bill Brown
Apr 10, 2019

7 Shocking Facts About Sleep

Here are the most interesting health facts that warn against burning the candle at both ends. Pace yourself, people! Flu-Z’s If you’re sleep-deprived before getting your flu shot, it can take 3-4 weeks for the vaccine to kick in. Those who don’t get appropriate rest have a weaker immune system, which hinders the vaccination’s effectiveness. Read More »

Bill Brown
Apr 09, 2019

Neuroscience Reveals 50-Year-Olds Can Have the Brains of 25-Year-Olds If They Do This 1 Thing

Want to be forever young? Neuroscientist Sara Lazar, of Mass General and Harvard Medical School, started studying meditation by accident. She sustained running injuries training for the Boston Marathon, and her physical therapist told her to stretch. So Lazar took up yoga. “The yoga teacher made all sorts of claims, that yoga would increase your compassion and open your heart,” Read More »

Aron Layman

7 Reasons You’re Not Building Muscle Even Though You’re Lifting Weights

How to gain muscle, you ask? It’s simple: Stop making these easy-to-fix mistakes. You’ve been spending tons of time in the gym trying to get Michelle Obama arms, but you don’t seem to be building any muscle. What gives? Several things could explain why your arms are as noodly as ever (or why your butt Read More »

Apr 08, 2019

10 Words to Know So You’re Not So Confused in Yoga Class

  Starting a yoga practice is daunting enough without being befuddled by the yoga lingo coming out of your teacher’s mouth. Many teachers use terms derived from the classical language of yoga called Sanskrit; they may or may not follow these with the English translation, so it’s helpful to learn the most common yoga words you’re Read More »

Charles Gibson
Apr 04, 2019


Anyone who’s ever gotten a massage knows that it helps you unwind. That’s not just a mental sensation. Getting massaged causes muscles to unclench, a racing heart rate to slow, heightened blood pressure to fall, and levels of the stress hormone cortisol to drop. In that relaxed state, Thai yoga massage enables your body is Read More »


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