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These 5 dumbbell exercises will help you build monster quads

Achieve greater quad gains with these five effective exercises. You only need dumbbells to have a great leg workout.
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4 easy Pilates exercises to shrink your love handles

Implement these four Pilates exercises into your ab routine consistently to get rid of your love handles.
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9 berries you should include in your diet, and why

Learn about the top ten berries to include in your diet regularly for a real health boost.
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3 Pilates exercises to strengthen and tone your arms

Discover three Pilates exercises that will take your arms and upper body progress to the next level.
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5 effective exercises with dumbbells to build super-toned glutes

Develop strong glutes with these five effective dumbbell glute exercises that can be done anywhere.
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Don’t waste time on useless exercise equipment: These gym machines offer an efficient workout

Discover which seven pieces of gym equipment are a must for your full body workouts.
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7 simple fitness tips: The workout plan you need if it’s been a while

Looking to get back into a workout routine? Check out these seven essential tips!
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5 ways to measure body fat percentage and why it matters

Body fat percentage isn't the only health metric you need to track, but it's critical. Here are 5 ways to measure yours
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High protein diets: Everything you need to know

There are many benefits to a high protein diet, including weight loss, muscle recovery, and satiation. Learn what foods to start incorporating.
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Weight loss 101: 10 surprising foods that can interfere with your goals

Weight loss is top of mind for many, and we've tracked down 10 foods that you might be eating - but can ruin your goals
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Dumbbell workouts: Build your back with these 5 exercises

These 5 dumbbell workouts will strengthen your back and build and tone muscle.
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A foam roller can aid your workout routine: Benefits, tips, and more

Learn about the different types of foam rollers and why you should use one.
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Why strength training like Pilates and calisthenics are hotter than lifting weights in 2024

Are pilates and calisthenics better than lifting weights? Functional strength
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Resistance band workouts: Build toned, impressive arms with these 6 workouts

Check out these six essential resistance band exercises for your next arm day.
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What is the best workout schedule for me?

There's no simple answer to how often you should work out, as it depends on your fitness goals, age, health, and even the exercises you plan to do.
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Resistance band workouts: How to build and tone your shoulders

Learn about five effective resistance band exercises to build your shoulders and see the progress you desire.
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Your guide to the bench press: Benefits, risks, and more

Read on to learn about the benefits, risks, and variations of the bench press.
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Here’s why the Mediterranean diet is considered one of the healthiest and most well researched diets in the world

What does the research show about the Mediterranean diet? Here are the evidence-based benefits you should know
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5 benefits of healthy fats and which ones you should be eating

Learn about which fats are actually good for you, what the benefits of consuming them are, and what foods to include in your diet.
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11 foods high in gluten to avoid on a gluten-free diet

Need to go gluten-free? Make sure to avoid everything on this list of foods high in gluten and learn about possible alternatives.
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This is how many calories you burn on an exercise bike

Some of the best workouts involve exercise bikes, stationary bikes, or spin bikes. Find out about calories you can burn with indoor cycling.
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5 effective dumbbell exercises for triceps that lead to gains

Want a better triceps workout? Add these dumbbell exercises to your fitness routine.
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How to lose weight at the gym: Helpful tips everyone should follow

Going to the gym is a great way to start losing weight, and it can be especially effective if you also properly fuel your body, and get enough sleep!
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Pushup training tips: Give your upper body strength a boost

By strengthening the core, triceps, and chest, you can take your pushups to the next level. Here are some of the best tips to try.
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The best high-fat, low-carb foods for your keto diet

Finding high-fat, low-carb healthy foods doesn't have to be difficult or boring. Here are 11 food items you can use to make healthier and tastier meals!
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Dumbbells guide: 5 effective bicep workouts you should be doing ASAP

Discover five bicep exercises that will take your arm workout to the next level.
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Weight loss tips: How much weight can you lose riding a bike?

Cycling can be an affordable and efficient way to exercise and lose weight. Learn how to reach your fitness goals through bicycling with this guide.
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6 high-protein breakfast ideas to kick-start your weight loss in 2024

A high protein breakfast is exactly what your daily routine needs. Try one of these options.
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Treat your body: These are the best foods high in collagen

Collagen helps with healthy joints and skin and can be found in everyday foods. Here's what you need to be eating for your joints and skin.
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5 easy dumbbells exercises to build a bigger chest

This is how to use dumbbells to get a bigger chest.
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11 benefits of squats that will improve your overall fitness

Squats are the best exercises for the lower body. Find out the benefits of squats right here and how to perform squats anytime, anywhere.
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Replace New Year’s resolutions with habits: How to actually achieve your goals for the new year

If your New Year's resolutions always fail, this is the secret to achieving your goals for the new year.
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How to lose weight fast in the new year: Easy tips to follow

Do you have a weight loss goal for the new year? Make it happen with our weight loss guide.
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Dumbbells workout guide: 5 effective exercises for developing huge shoulders

This is everything you need to know about sculpting your shoulders with dumbbells.
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The 3 best punching bag workouts to transform your fitness routine

These are the best punching bag workouts to help you improve your boxing technique and boost your fitness.
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Going running? This is what (and when) to eat before you go

If you're concerned about how long you should wait after eating to run, we've taken the time to unpack the complexities of the body in our guide.
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10 delicious weight loss meals that are 300 calories or less

Calorie deficits are an important part of any weight loss plan. These 10 meals are all under 300 calories.
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Pilates or weight training: Which is better for you?

Should you weight train or focus on pilates? This article breaks it down so you know which is best for you
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7 effective tips for breaking through a weight loss plateau

These weight loss tips will help you break through that weight loss plateau.
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4 simple stretches for lower back pain relief

Is lower back pain keeping you from working out? These are the stretches that can help — and when you should (and shouldn't) do them.
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The best exercise for weight loss: Cardio vs. strength training

Not sure if you should focus on cardio or strength training for weight loss? These are the benefits of both.
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The ultimate calisthenics workout plan for stronger legs

Calisthenics can be a great leg workout. This is how to get started.
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9 key arm workouts for your biceps and triceps

These are some of the best exercises to add to your arm day, and they are what you need for transformed biceps and triceps.
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How to break a fast – the best foods to eat

If you're on a fasting diet, you might be wondering what you can (and should) eat when it's meal time. These seven suggestions are your best bet.
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Burn fat while gaining muscle: Weight training for weight loss

You don't always have to do cardio to lose weight. Learn about weight lifting for weight loss here.
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Tai chi for beginners: 7 reasons you need to add it to your daily routine

Tai chi can benefit you no matter what age you are or what your fitness level is. Take a look at our in-depth guide to learn all about it.
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Expert reveals the best way to build muscle with resistance bands

A personal trainer explains how to build muscle with resistance bands.
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Hot yoga, core power yoga, and more: 8 yoga variations to help you increase strength and flexibility

Hot yoga, core power yoga, vinyasa yoga - which yoga variation is right for you? We dive into the top variations
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9 benefits of doing plyometrics workouts no matter how fit you are

There are many fitness benefits of plyometrics. Find out why you should start plyometric training today.
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Yes, you can practice mindfulness with your diet, too: Mindful eating tips anyone can stick to

For some, mindfulness stops when its time to eat. These tips will help you practice mindful eating to stay healthy and grounded.