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Social Media Can Push Runners to Improve Their Performance
Sometimes peer pressure works in our favor.... READ ON
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6 Training Tips to Steal From Boston Marathoners
Today marks the 121st Boston Marathon, and these tips can help you become a better runner, whether or not you ever hoof it up Heartbreak Hill.... READ ON
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6 Mood-Boosting Benefits of Exercise
That feel-good side effect of breaking a sweat isn't imagined.... READ ON
Science
Want to Burn a Few Calories? Hop in the Bath
Researchers have found that taking a hot bath for an hour can burn as many calories as a half-hour walk.... READ ON
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The 7 Best New Sports Bras for Every Type of Workout
Need a new sports bra? The right type for you is based on your preferred form of exercise.... READ ON
Fun
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Workout Might Ruin You
Notorious RBG can bench press 70 pounds.... READ ON
Science
Time of Day and Age May Influence Coffee's Impact on Memory
What's your "non-optimal time"? That's when coffee may give you the biggest boost.... READ ON
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How to Turn Your Yoga Practice Into a HIIT Session
All you need to do is kick up the pace a few notches.... READ ON
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Energize Your Mornings With These 7 Get-Up-and-Go Tips From Trainers
These pro tips will help you feel ready to go and refreshed in seconds—some even before you leave your bed.... READ ON
Fun
The Youngest Certified Yoga Teacher in the U.S. is Just 11 Years Old
Tabay Atkins got his certification last summer.... READ ON
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10 Fitness Apps to Get You Moving and Motivated
You don’t need to rely on pricey classes and personal trainers to get fit this year, all you need is your phone and a little bit of motivation.... READ ON
Animals
Zoos Are Tracking Elephant Fitness, and It's Improving the Animals' Health 
The Elephant Welfare Initiative makes sure captive elephants get enough exercise.... READ ON
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You Can Be a "Nonresponder" to Some Types of Exercise
A new study indicates some people are “nonresponders” to endurance or weight training, and might need to change their workout to see results.... READ ON
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3 Reasons Why Your New Year's Resolutions Fail—and How to Fix Them
Heed these three simple tips for fail-proof resolutions.... READ ON
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15 Fitness Tips From 1800s Bodybuilder Eugen Sandow That Are Still Good Today
Sandow was one of the first fitness icons of the modern age, and he had some pretty solid advice for getting fit.... READ ON
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6 De-Stressing Tips from Yoga and Barre Instructors
A few minutes is all you need to clear your mind and banish stress.... READ ON

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