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Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011 - 10 Fitness Tips



10 fitness tips from the upcoming fitness video game, Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011 exclusively for the Wii this November. 
 

1.       Exercise does more than just tone your body, it boosts self esteem, improves mood and revs up metabolism.  So suck it up and get moving!


2.       If you are looking to shed those last stubborn ... Continue reading Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011 - 10 Fitness Tips

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Nature's Gym


By Eric Butterman


You know staying fit is important, especially if you want to manage your heartburn. But who wants to exercise indoors when it's sunny and warm outside? Fortunately, you don't have to! It's time to try nature's gym for a workout that's just as good, if not better!


1. Instead of a calf machine Hit the hills. With just a ... Continue reading Nature's Gym

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Keeping Fit Over the Holidays


By Nancy Gottesman


Amid parties and presents, decorating and travel, and the general holiday hubbub, finding time to exercise can be a real challenge. "Exercise requires discipline, and it can be difficult to hold strong with so many holiday celebrations and obligations," notes Jenny Breuer, director of the fitness and wellness programs at Trinity Uni ... Continue reading Keeping Fit Over the Holidays

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Take it Outside! Outdoor Fitness Ideas


by Deb McLeod


With flowers blooming and birds chirping, you might have a hankering to get outside. Moving your workout outdoors is one way to get outside, enjoy the fresh air and benefit your health all at once.


If you're a gym rat, though, or you enjoy working out in the privacy of your own home, you might not immediately think to plan ... Continue reading Take it Outside! Outdoor Fitness Ideas

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Exercising with Your Kids--The 21st Century Way


by Katriena Knights


It's hard to find time to spend with your kids under the best of circumstances. It's even harder to find time you can spend together working on your overall health and fitness.


It seems like most kids these days just want to spend their time inside, in front of the TV or playing video games. While it's certainly rec ... Continue reading Exercising with Your Kids--The 21st Century Way

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Feeling Fatigued? Try Exercise!


by Karen Asp


You're exhausted. Not only have the shorter days and lack of sunshine sapped your energy, you're also wiped out from the holidays. The last thing you want to do is exercise. Yet here's the irony: A new study confirms that just a little bit of physical activity -- even a brief stroll -- will combat fatigue and give you an instant rush of e ... Continue reading Feeling Fatigued? Try Exercise!

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Work out Like the Pros


By Stacey Colino


For fitness experts, working out is a way of life and work. So how do they exercise when they're off-duty and no one is watching? Here, five fitness gurus reveal their favorite ways to work out. Take a lesson from them, and you might just infuse some fun and freshness into your own sporting life.


Get Out and Pla ... Continue reading Work out Like the Pros

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Are You Fit or Fat?


By Michael Castleman


It's hard to resist quick-and-dirty medical tests. After all, they're fast, easy, cheap and noninvasive. The only problem is that their accuracy is limited. For the past several decades, the standard quick-and-dirty test for obesity has been the Body Mass Index (BMI): Multiply your weight in pounds by 703, and divide the result by ... Continue reading Are You Fit or Fat?

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Aerobics in Disguise


By Wendy Korn Heppt


After her landmark 45th birthday, Mary Zorcik went on a fitness kick to get in shape. "I tried a step class but couldn't follow it," says the North Carolina teacher. Then "I joined a power walking group, but I lagged way behind. Finally I joined a local gym, but I felt way too self-conscious. I decided to give up on aerobics for g ... Continue reading Aerobics in Disguise

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Workout With Your Other Half



By Karen Asp


Everyone knows working out with a buddy can help you stick with exercise, but when that buddy is also your spouse, the rewards can be even more gratifying. Just ask Mike Curry, a certified personal trainer in Los Angeles who exercises with his wife, Adella, twice a week, running, skating, hiking or cycling. "Just having Adella with ... Continue reading Workout With Your Other Half

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Prenatal Yoga: A Gift to Yourself and Your Baby


By Sydney Holly


Prenatal yoga is a great way to embrace your evolving body and bond with your baby. Through a series of comprehensive postures, soothing breath, and relaxing imagery, prenatal yoga gently stretches and tones the body while calming the mind and restoring your energy. The numerous physical, mental, and emotional benefits of prenatal yoga ar ... Continue reading Prenatal Yoga: A Gift to Yourself and Your Baby

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Generation XL


It probably comes as no surprise to you that the numbers of overweight and obese children are on the rise. Though we don't have good statistics on Minnesota's children, by simply looking around at your local park or swimming pool you probably notice a change in the average child. According to our government agencies, rates of overweight US children aged 6-11 ... Continue reading Generation XL

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Simple Ways for Busy Moms to Look and Feel Younger

The challenges of being a Gen X mom are more demanding than ever. Whether it's alternating between soccer practices and ballet recitals or library nights and professional careers, keeping all the balls in the air can take a toll on a mom's state of mind, as well as the state of her appearance. In response to these everyday challenges, moms are finding ways to feel better and look youn ... Continue reading Simple Ways for Busy Moms to Look and Feel Younger

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New Year's Resolutions: How to Make 'em so You Don't Break 'Em: Energy Express

By Marilynn Preston

As 2006 comes to a close, many of us open our minds to making changes in 2007. And research shows most of those changes have to do with living a healthier lifestyle: "I want to start exercising every day!" "I want to lose weight!" "I want to stop being angry; start eating breakfast; back off the booze; bicycle to work; worry less and enjoy life more." It's ... Continue reading New Year's Resolutions: How to Make 'em so You Don't Break 'Em: Energy Express

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Your Own Space is the Place to Start Exercising: Energy Express

By Marilynn Preston

Many otherwise smart people freak out at the thought of starting an exercise program. They know it would make them healthier, but the whole thing sounds overwhelming. They don't like the outfits, they don't belong to a gym, they are ashamed of how their body looks. To these men and women I have one word to say: vacuum.

Cleaning up your house -- wash ... Continue reading Your Own Space is the Place to Start Exercising: Energy Express

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Slacklining: How To Feel Balance in Your Body: Energy Express

BY MARILYNN PRESTON

I never heard of slacklining until I read Adam Bryant's recent story in The New York Times. Slacklining -- a loose version of walking a tightrope -- is all about balance. And overcoming fear. You string a 1-inch-wide length of flat nylon webbing between two trees, a few inches above ground, pull it tight enough to hold your weight, with some slack, and then ... Continue reading Slacklining: How To Feel Balance in Your Body: Energy Express

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