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What to Do When Your Pain Doesn’t Go Away


Everyone has experienced an instance of acute pain—it’s generally sharp and comes on fast. Maybe you sprained an ankle while running, threw out your back picking up a box, or burned your hand on a hot pan. Most acute pain lasts roughly a few moments to a few months, and it goes away when the source of the pain heals or is treated. Chronic pain...

11 Ways to Squeeze More Movement Into Your Day


Breaking out the sweaters and digging into comfort foods doesn’t have to mean packing on the pounds. Fight the Fall 15 and Fall into Fitness this month with Freestyle Fridays! Finding time to do a full workout on a daily basis can be tough. Stay in better shape by getting on your feet more often with these simple little life-hacks.

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.

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...

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...

Good News: Extra Steps Can Offset Sitting

Extra steps can offset walking

You’ve likely seen articles and news reports claiming, “Sitting is the New Smoking.” And while it’s not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison, there is some truth to the shocking headlines. Cumulative sitting (we’re talking couch- and desk-surfing combined) has been linked to an increased risk of colon cancer and type 2 diabetes. So...