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This is How You Make Your Yoga Practice a Cardio Workout

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Obviously yoga has all sorts of benefits—just ask Lena Dunham. But its one drawback (if you can even call it that) is that while you certainly leave a vinyasa class feeling rejuvenated, you sometimes feel like you need to go on a run for a cardio boost. Sound familiar? Thankfully, new research in Complementary Therapies in Medicine indicate that yoga can meet the American Heart Association's cardio guidelines (which recommends 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise weekly)—if you do it rapidly. To study this, researchers at the University of Miami put sensors on 22 healthy adult men and women as [...]

The Biggest Loser 7-Day Diet Plan

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Just because you're not a contestant on the show doesn't mean you can't win your own weight-loss battle at home. To help you get started, we asked The Biggest Loser nutritionist Cheryl Forberg, RD, to design this seven-day meal plan, which is just like the one that helps the competitors slim down. With delicious recipes and easy tips, you're sure to lose weight in no time. This is no deprivation diet: You'll eat three meals and two snacks daily, plus each dish packs a filling balance of 45 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent protein, and 25 percent healthy fats. When it [...]

5 Elements of Efficient Running Form

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In this post we'll talk about the simple steps you can make to better running form. They are just 5 and can make a big difference on your performance. So what is good running form? And how do you recognize it? The two-time Olympian Fred Wilt, a contemporary of Stone, made an interesting analysis of running form in his book The Complete Canadian Runner. [emaillocker id="122"] [symple_button url="http://fitness.webdotpress.com/5-elements-of-efficient-running-form/" color="green" size="default" border_radius="3px" target="self" rel="nofollow" icon_left="" icon_right=""]Access granted, click to continue ...[/symple_button]  [/emaillocker]

Can You Play ‘Catch-Up’ and Be Healthy?

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We’re about a week into the new year, and for many of us, that means our resolutions to eat better, get more sleep, and exercise are probably running headlong into real life. Sure, it’s great to get to the gym every day, but sometimes a daily workout has to go if you’ve been up all night with a sick child or you’ve got a pressing project that needs attention at work. Ditto for the idea of packing a healthy lunch and getting plenty of shut-eye.   [emaillocker id="122"] [symple_button url="http://fitness.webdotpress.com/can-you-play-catch-up-and-be-healthy/" color="green" size="large" border_radius="3px" target="blank" rel="nofollow" icon_left="" icon_right=""]Access granted, click to [...]