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Study Shows Exercise Adds Years to Your Life


You may no longer be a spry 30-, 40-, or even 50-something, but that’s no excuse to slack off in the exercise department. New research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine finds older men who do just 30 minutes of physical activity, regardless of intensity, six days a week have a 40 percent lower risk of mortality.

How to Keep Your Summer Momentum Going into Fall


For many, the start of the new school year signals the end of summer. But just because the sunny season is winding down, doesn’t mean it’s time to give up the health and fitness goals you’ve been working on. It’s entirely possible to continue to make progress—even when you’d rather be spending the dwindling daylight doing something...

Discover the Latest Fitness Trends in the Fitbit Activity Index™


If you’ve ever wondered how your fitness choices compare to those of other Fitbit users, the new Fitbit Activity Index™ is for you! Fitbit data scientists were curious to see how the popularity of activities change year to year, so they analyzed anonymous, aggregated Fitbit data from over one million users from the US, Canada, Australia, and...

5 Dietitian-Approved Casual Dining Restaurants


In my nutrition fantasy world, all of my clients would frequent farmers’ markets, rejoice in menu planning, and cook most nights. And while I don’t pick favorites, there is a subgroup of Foodtrainers clients who do manage to live up to the ideal. However, being realistic is part of my food manifesto, and the truth is many of us eat out a lot...

Why You Should Take Your Workout Somewhere New


You may have heard of a weight plateau (the scale gets stuck on a number you no longer want to see), but did you know you can experience the same phenomenon when it comes to mental and physical fitness, too? It’s true! “Your muscles and your mind get used to the activity level when you do the same routine, in the same place over and over...

Rock Climber Alex Johnson on Setting Goals, Taking Risks & Following Her Heart


Perched on a rock face hundreds of feet above the ground, only a thin rope ready to catch her if she falls, pro climber Alex “AJ” Johnson contemplates her next move. It’s a situation that would send an average person into panic mode, but a quick glance at the Fitbit Surge on her wrist shows AJ’s heart rate is holding steady. “What can I...