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WIN an Aging Backwards by Miranda Esmonde-White Prize Pack!

  The typical message we get as we age is that we can move less and should take it easy–this is the wrong advice! Surprisingly, fitness enthusiasts often do as much harm to their bodies as people living sedentary lives. Miranda Esmonde-White teaches us in her new book Aging Backwards (in stores November 4th) a [...]

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Creamsicle Smoothie

  All that’s missing from this is a little wooden stick. This smoothie is so sweet and yummy it should probably be in the dessert section of this book. And it’s always a hit with kids. Before You Begin: Prepare the Almond Milk Almond Milk This is the most basic ingredient you’ll need for great [...]

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Blonde Macaroons

  These are incredibly easy to make and are amazing when dipped in Chocolate. Eating them straight out of the dehydrator is the raw version of eating cookies straight out of the oven . . . Betcha can’t eat just one! Print Blonde Macaroons Yield: 12 macaroons Ingredients3/4 cup cashews, not soaked 1 1/2 cups [...]

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How Exercise Improves Eating Behavior

How Exercise Improves Eating Behavior

  Exercise enhances the brain’s “executive function,” which is what allows you to follow a plan. Sticking to a healthy diet means sticking to a plan. It’s about adherence to goals. You have to resist urges too, but mostly it’s about following a healthy eating plan. So what is executive function? Dr. Alonso-Alonso explained that [...]

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Chilling Out with Cardio (or How Not to Beat Up Your Boss)

Chilling Out with Cardio (Or Alternatives to Beating Up Your Boss)

  Do you ever feel like making a voodoo doll in the image of your boss, stabbing it full of pins, twisting its head off, then setting it on fire? I remember those days. Speaking of the old days, here’s to the good old mammoth-slaying Stone Age, when we really knew how to deal with [...]

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Sochi Olympics: How to Train for Curling

  Curling is a fantastic sport and so totally Canadian! If you are looking to get in top shape for curling there are few exercises you should be sure to include in your fitness regime. 1. Leg Lunges: You need a lot of leg strength and flexibility to get into a position like this! Lunges [...]

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Sochi Olympics: How to Train Like a Figure Skater

  We’ve been watching the Olympics non stop since this weekend and we’d be lying if we didn’t share that we were biting our nails the whole time we watched our Canadian athletes take the ice. In researching this post, we didn’t realize the strict schedule that figure skaters must abide by. According to this [...]

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Sochi Olympics: How to Train for Luge & Bobsleigh

Sochi Olympics: How to Train for Luge With a “No Prisoners” Attitude

  When I was first thinking about writing this article on Olympic training for couch potatoes, my first thought was “Why would someone want to focus on this particular sport?” The Olympic athletes make luge and bobsleigh look so easy…you just run and jump into a sled and ride it down a curvy hill, big [...]

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Sochi Olympics: How to Train for Skiing

  It’s no surprise that watching the Olympics can inspire even the most sedentary person to imagine their life as an Olympian. Sometimes those imaginings can be the beginning of motivation to learn a new sport. Maybe you’ll never make it to the Olympics, but that’s ok. Most Olympians do their sport because they love [...]

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Find Your Cardio Zone with Trainer Bob Harper

Bob Harper’s Cardio Zone Tips

  Cardio fitness is an important part of getting in shape and improving your overall health. Any exercise that is aerobic, in which you increase the amount of oxygen you take in and your heart pumps more blood, improves not only your cardiovascular health but your level of fitness as well as helping you lose [...]

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