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Fitness

We take a no-nonsense approach to wellness—the intersection between your body and your mind—so you can trust us to report on the latest scientific advancements and expert-backed advice, from how to fall asleep (and stay asleep) to everything you need to know to be well-informed about your reproductive health.
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How Intuitive Workouts Helped Me Gain 20 Pounds of Muscle in One Year

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6 Resistance Band Squat Variations You Can Perform Anywhere

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Conbody Is Reducing Recidivism Through Fitness—and Offers a Serious Workout

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Jackknife Sit-Ups Will Level Up Your Core Workout—Here's How to Do Them

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Skiing Is a Great Workout—Here's What to Know Before Hitting the Slopes

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Heel Touches Are a Simple Way to Level Up Your Workout

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Tricep Dips Will Strengthen and Define Your Upper Arms—Learn How to Perform Them

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These 7 Plantar Fasciitis Exercises Promote Strength and Pain Relief

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How to Do a Handstand to Work Muscles You Didn't Know You Had

Woman lifting a barbell outdoors.
Workout Splits Are a Great Way to Maximize Your Strength Training—Here's What You Need to Know

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Bodystep Offers a New Take on a Classic Workout

Alo Moves
Best Couples Yoga Classes

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Are Cold Plunges Actually Worth It? Experts Weigh In

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Hiking Is an Excellent, Accessible Form of Exercise—Here's How to Get Started

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What Is the Kinetic Chain? All Your Questions, Answered

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Barbell Curls Build Major Arm Strength—Here's How to Do Them Correctly

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Active Recovery Is Crucial For Your Fitness Routine

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I Tried the Oura Ring to Track My Sleep and Fitness—These Are My Honest Thoughts

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Even "Bad" Workouts Are Hugely Beneficial—Here's Why

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Best At-Home Gym Subscriptions
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VO2 Max Is a Key Factor in Hitting Your Fitness Goals—Here's What You Need to Know

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Casual Biking Is On The Rise—Here’s Why It’s My Favorite Form of Exercise

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Rise Nation Is Going Viral—Here's What You Need to Know About the Climbing Workout

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Is It Safe to Workout When You're Already Sore? We Asked Trainers

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Can Peptide Injections Help You Get Abs? Experts Weigh In

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What Is Muscular Endurance, and How Can You Build It Up?

Inverted Row
Inverted Rows: What They Are and How to Do Them

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Vertical Knee Raises Are Perfect for Upping Your Ab Routine

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Wait—Should You Be Working Out Barefoot?

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Jump Squats Are the Perfect Boost to Your Workout Routine

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Stair Climber Machines Can Give You an Effective and Efficient Workout—Here's How

Sumo Deadlifts: What They Are and How to Perform Them

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Which Desk Cardio Machine Is Best? We Investigate

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14 Oblique Exercises That Help Build a Stronger Torso

Woman on a treadmill at home.
Treadmills vs. Ellipticals: Which Will Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals?

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Are Sit-Ups Really That Bad for You? We Asked Trainers

Woman performing a glute bridge on a bridge.
Frog Pumps: What to Know About This Under-the-Radar Move

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EMOM Workouts: What They Are and Why You Should Be Doing Them

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The Ultimate Guide to Cardio Machines

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Your Expert-Approved Guide to Barbells

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Do You Actually Need to Wear Weight-Lifting Gloves?

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Trainers Want You to Start Using an Indo Board ASAP—Here's Why

Woman running on a treadmill in her home
This Is How You Master the 12-3-30 Treadmill Workout

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11 Fun Ways to Stay Active Without Setting Foot in a Gym

The Reverse Fly Is an Upper Back Move You Need to Know

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Is Surfing Good Exercise? We Investigate

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Foam Rollers vs. Massage Guns: Which Should You Use?

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Farmer's Walks Add Some Serious Benefits to Your Workout

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Lateral Jumps Are an Explosive Addition to Your Workout

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Donkey Kicks: What They Are and How to Do Them

Woman in a side plank
10 of the Best Dynamic Movements for Stability and Mobility

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Lateral Squats Provide Major Benefits—Here's How to Do Them

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The CityRow Go Max Is Quickly Becoming My Favorite Workout

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Elliptical vs. Stationary Bike: Which Is the Better Workout?

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31 Advanced Yoga Poses to Level Up Your Practice

Squat
Compound Movements: What They Are, and Why They're Crucial in Fitness

Exercise ball
How to Pick the Right Exercise Ball for You

Woman doing abdominal exercises on a yoga mat outdoors.
Crunches vs. Sit-Ups: Which Are Better for Your Routine?

Woman performing a plank outdoors
Shoulder Taps: What They Are and How to Do Them

7 Upper-Back Workout Moves to Add to Your Routine

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9 Hyperextension Exercises Your Glutes Will Thank You For

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11 Yoga Moves That Will Help You Sleep More Soundly

This Is How to Perform Kettlebell Windmills Like a Pro

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Turns Out Roller Skating Isn't Just Fun—It's Also a Solid Workout