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Do You Fear Falling as You Age?

Have you ever had a bad fall that affected the way you live your life? Fear of falling starts to haunt us as we hit middle age. We (and our parents) stop doing things we once enjoyed because we fear injury. When an activity feels risky after a fall, and we then avoid that activity, our worlds shrink just a little.

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Exercises to Strengthen Your Hip Flexors: Guest Post by Tamara Grand

From about age 30 onward, we lose strength at a rate of approximately 10% each year. Recent studies suggest that in women, the loss of hip flexor and hip abductor strength is significantly more pronounced than that in any other muscle group. While often the focus of intense stretching, the hip flexors are rarely targeted in strength training programs. In this guest post from Tamara Grand, you’ll learn some hip flexor exercises.

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3 Exercises You Never Have to Do Again after 2012

We must, we must, we must build up our bust…and shoulders, and glutes. But not with ineffective exercises. As we say goodbye to 2012, it’s also time to say goodbye to a few of the more common, yet useless, exercises that are more myth than muscle.

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Lunges to Shape the Tush and Lower Body: Right & Wrong Way

Lunges are the second-most popular exercise (after squats) for toning the glutes, lower body and core, plus they’re great for improving balance. But how do you know if you’re doing them effectively? The BEST way to do lunges is to…

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Foam Rollers: They Hurt So Good

Foam rollers are an excellent tool for a group fitness class or personal training session, especially for muscle (myofascial) release. In essence, a foam roller can be used for self-massage, using your own body weight. You don’t know how to use the foam roller?! No worries – there’s an app for that!

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One-Legged Workout

As some of you may know, I had surgery on my foot last week. At my post-op visit, the doc used the word “horrific” to describe my big toe joint (bone spurs, zero cartilage, bone-on-bone) when he got in there during the surgery. But he didn’t say I couldn’t work out the other parts of my body! Read to discover just a few of the exercises that can still be safely done…

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Seuss Workout

A full body workout based on Dr. Seuss quotes. Couches are involved. And hair fountains. Don’t say “Weird,” and please don’t pout. Lace up your shoes and let’s work out! Oh, the planks you will do, the hills you will run. But fitness is good, and fitness is fun!

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Easter Workout

Do you want a quick and easy way to get in some exercise this holiday weekend? Are you pressed for time? Good news: We have a full-body, quick workout for you that requires no…

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3 Tips for Preventing Shin Splints

Do you want to prevent shin splints? Of course you do! Whether you are a runner, walker, or simply someone who gives too much love to your calf muscles and neglects your lonely shin muscles, it’s easy to prevent pain. And it’s actually quite easy if you follow our exercise tips. Our first tip is to…

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Knee Strap

Brace for Good News About Bad Knees

Do sore knees threaten to keep you from working out? Then exercise your right to protect and strengthen them. But how? Brace yourself for our suggestions.

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