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Why You Should Take Your Workout Somewhere New

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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

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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...

Stressed? Get Calm in Seconds with These Breathing Tricks

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Have you ever noticed how high-stress situations at work activate your fight or flight response? To prepare for combat or run from a threat, you take rapid shallow breaths and your body releases the hormone cortisol, telling the liver to stimulate glucose production and send sugar into the blood. That oxygen hit and sugar increase provides an...

8 Meal Ideas to Enjoy Before Summer Ends

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Peaches, tomatoes, zucchini—oh my! Swing into any grocery store or farmers’ market these days and you’ll find bins overflowing with this season’s bounty. It’s tempting to load up on watermelon and other tasty (and healthy!) goodies, but what happens when you get home? Here are 8 ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to help you use what...

Freestyle Friday: Get Fit in 7 Minutes! (Video!)

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Beach season is winding down, but there’s still time to heat things up with a quick workout from FitStar! Seize summer this August with Freestyle Fridays! Fitness trends come and go—and for good reason. Sometimes the hottest class or trainer turns out to be more hype than healthy. Other times, like fashion, enthusiasts simply get bored and...

How Fats Can Help You Lose Weight—and Keep It Off!

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Let’s get this out of the way: there is no need to drink skim milk, shun egg yolks, or eat fat-free anything. If we have learned anything from the dreadful fat-free phase, it’s that fat-free doesn’t make you thin—and isn’t the best way to eat. Why not? First, sugar is typically used in place of extracted fat to make food taste better...

Bye-bye, Networking. Hello, Sweatworking!

Have you tried sweatworking?

Too many meetings on your calendar to squeeze in a workout? No need to be stuck in conference rooms all day or client dinners all night. Turn your next networking session into a sweatworking session, instead! Sweatworking, the latest trend sweeping the business world, encourages people to step outside the classic meeting box and connect with...

How Megan K. Dropped 100 Pounds—One Step at a Time!

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Megan K., 38, a kindergarten teacher in Philadelphia, PA, had tried to lose weight before, but nothing seemed to work. “I’ve struggled with my weight on and off throughout my life,” says Megan. “And I had always been interested in fitness, but I was never able to stick with it.” So when Megan learned about Fitbit trackers from a friend...