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8 Outdoor Games You Need to Try This 4th of July

Here are some ways you can get up and do something active (and fun) while celebrating our country’s freedom with your friends and family this 4th of July. Spikeball Players: 4 A modified version of volleyball, where two teams of two smack a palm-sized ball down on to a net so it ricochets up at your opponents. Don’t let the ball …

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12 Ways to Stay Active When It’s Too Hot to Work Out

The dog days of summer are upon us, but you don’t have to put your workout routine on the back burner just because it feels too hot to exercise.  Instead of using the heat as another excuse to skip my workout, I get creative with my summertime activities so I can keep up my fitness goals. Stretch with the sun. On days when …

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Shape Up or Miss Out

No matter what stage you’re at in your career, when it comes to your relationship with your boss, you’re always going to want to put your best foot forward. And with the rising popularity of workout meetings, it looks like that means you’ll be lacing up your favorite pair of trainers, too. Workout meetings are just like you might expect. …

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How to Stay Fit While Traveling

I love traveling and exploring places I’ve never seen before, but sometimes I can’t help but to have some thoughts about “How am I going to keep active during my vacation?” I also love being active, but there’s no reason why I can’t enjoy doing both at the same time! Don’t fret about the fitness progress you’re making while you’re …

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10 Reasons You Could Use a Workout Buddy This Summer & How to Pick One

It can be especially difficult to find the motivation to workout in the summer, as our schedules become flooded with holidays, vacations, cookouts, beach days, and other special occasions that appear to be perfect excuses to sit down and relaxxx.  Here are a few ways that getting a workoutbuddy can help you stay on track despite every non-healthy alternative summer …

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The Surprising Benefits of Training In the Rain

If you’ve ever felt the delicious relief of raindrops in the middle of a hot, sticky run, you get a hint of how adding water can transform your usual outing and elevate your senses. Part of choosing the pavement over a treadmill or the bike path instead of Spin class is to get a dose of nature with your workout—and …

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Zac Efron Reveals How He Got Jacked for ‘Baywatch’ Scenes

Zac Efron is in the new Baywatch movie and, since it’s Baywatch, he got ripped for the role. (His co-star Alexandra Daddario can tell you all about it.) Of course, it’s one thing to build muscles in advance of shooting, and it’s another to make sure they’re camera-ready—and Efron just revealed his on-set secrets. Efron plays new recruit Matt Brody, …

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The Muscle and Fat Myths You Need to Stop Believing Immediately

You’ve probably done a bit of research on how to build muscle and burn fat, but there’s a good chance you ran into some myths along the way. Let’s put those misconceptions to rest once and for all, so you can build a healthy, toned body without wasting time on BS. Muscle Can Turn Into Fat, And Vice Versa The two are entirely different tissues …

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Lessons Learned From Running A Half Marathon

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This past weekend I did something until recently I never thought I’d be doing in my life. I successfully trained for and ran my first half marathon. Yep. Only took 7 years of talking about doing one for me to finally sign up. (Shout out to my grad school friends, Alexis and Kelley, for encouraging me to sign up!) Before …

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Sunscreen a Must, Even When it is Cloudy


With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner the unofficial start to the summer season will be upon. With summer comes being outside at every opportunity if you are like me. With being outside comes sunburn and the need for sunscreen. Skin cancer is a killer here in America and every time you get sunburn you increase your risk of …

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