Health Fitness

5 Stability Ball Exercises That Work More Than Your Abs

Photo: Twenty20 If you equate stability balls with core work only, you’re selling them (and your fitness results) short. Adding stability ball exercises to your workout is a great, simple way to increase the difficulty of your favorite moves. Using just this tool, you can challenge both your upper and lower …

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The 11 Best and Worst Foods for Your Gut

Photo: Twenty20 In case you haven’t heard, paying attention to your gut is really important — and not just when you have a “gut feeling” that something is or isn’t good for you. Healthy gut bacteria is imperative for maintaining a sound body and mind. That might sound hyperbolic, but …

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4 Science-Backed Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

Photo: Pond5 Are you looking to make your occasional strength class or Sunday spin session a regular ritual? You may be one of many casual exercisers who wants to sweat more often, but struggles with finding the workout motivation to make fitness a part of your daily routine. Conventional wisdom hasn’t …

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Your 20-Minute Total-Body TRX Workout

Straight from the Navy SEALs, TRX has been shown to increase strength, balance, flexibility and stability, all in one portable, lightweight package. This 20-minute TRX workout, created by master trainer Garson Grant, will target the core, glutes, chest, hamstrings and back — all with just the TRX straps, your bodyweight, and …

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Can Fast Food Go “Farm to Table”?

Photo: Courtesy of Panera Bread The face of fast food is no longer the hue of neon-orange Kraft American cheese. It’s getting a makeover of greens, reds and purples — vibrant signs of healthier, local ingredients. While the average drive-through menu is still a far cry from what you’d get …

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How Strong Is Your Core? 3 Tests to Find Out

Photo: Twenty20 The basis for all movement breaks down to one crucial fit factor: core strength. Whether you’re running, lifting, boxing or downward dog-ing, you need a solid center to crush every exercise — especially if you want to do so sans aches. “Core strength provides a firm platform to …

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