What I Learned From a 6 a.m. Rave

It's 6 o'clock in the morning. Ungodly, unfamiliar 6 o'clock in the morning. I'm sitting in the backseat of my Uber ride -- a conspicuous Kelly green Scion -- sipping a papaya Vitamin Water and coasting toward Downtown Los Angeles. Eyewitness News plays on TV screens imbedded in the back of each headrest, a feature my driver tells me he added extra. He offers me Tic Tacs and tissues. I deny both. I am trying hard to focus on the horizon, to stay awake, to prepare myself.   read more

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How to Work out at Work Without Looking Crazy

For our ancestors, "work" was related to basic survival -- hunting for food, toiling away under a blazing sun or lugging water from a source miles away. Sitting, when it happened, was used as a way to recuperate from the tough physical labor required to survive. These days, it's hard to find a job that doesn't involve sitting in a chair and click-clacking away at a keyboard for eight hours a day. But instead of the cushy office chairs leaving us well-rested, our sedentary lifestyle is taking its toll. The truth of the matter is, it isn't just your imagination -- your desk job is slowly killing you.   read more

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What's the Best Exercise for Your Age?

Most of us have an arsenal of serums and creams to fight wrinkles -- so why aren't we taking the same all-in approach when it comes to tackling another major pitfall of aging: a slowing metabolism?   See workouts

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24 Fitness Mantras More Motivating Than Tony Horton on Crack

You've kicked off your shoes, slumped onto the couch and turned on "Real Housewives" -- again. This, after you promised yourself you'd hit the gym after work. But when trash TV, leftover pad thai and a glass of pinot beckons, there's no way you're trading all that for a sports bra and treadmill. Hey, who are we to judge? We've all been there.   read more

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10 Feel-Better Yoga Moves

Thanks to desk jobs, sky-high shoes and fitness classes gone awry, it seems like there's always some body part that's aching or out of whack. While it's tempting to find relief inside your well-stocked medicine cabinet, sometimes all your body needs is a little finessing, by way of some quality time on the yoga mat.   read more

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7 Seriously Effective Exercises to Sneak Into Your Beauty Routine

I'm a type-A kind of gal who needs to stay busy -- and productive -- all day long. Whether it's squeezing in a few sun salutations while my morning coffee is brewing, or late-night cleaning and nail-painting while catching up on the latest "Mad Men" episode, I'm a crammer.   read more

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Butt-Firming Yoga Poses You've Gotta Try Now

So your bod is pretty fit -- but your butt? It's flat, flabby or generally un-fabulous. Luckily, yoga can help you nip your butt issues in the bud. Exercise and wellness guru Mandy Ingber shares fitness and mindfulness tips with the soft-bodied, stressed-out masses in her new book, "Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover." Since nothing says mind-body balance like a well-toned tush (um, right?), Ingber shows us five yoga poses for getting a firmer butt. Your path to a pert posterior starts here.   read more

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8 Easy Ways to Transform Your Home Into a Personal Gym

When it's snowing, raining or freezing outside, getting to the gym, frequenting your barre class or logging an evening run gets tricky. And by tricky, we mean next to impossible. Instead of letting your workouts (and those abs you worked so hard on all summer) suffer while you're stuck inside, it's time to get creative.   read more

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The Ultimate Couch Potato Workout

Let's be real: Some days the gym just isn't going to happen. You had a long day at work, the traffic getting home was a nightmare and all you want to do is watch the latest episode of "Modern Family" while sipping on a glass of wine (or two).   read more

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Holidays' Worst Food Bombs -- and How to Defuse Them

Who wants to diet during the holidays? Thanksgiving, New Year's and every party in between revolves around food (well, okay, family, but food's a close second), so counting calories or carbs during these months feels like a task better suited to the Grinch. Still, no one wants to greet the New Year in pants two sizes too small, either.   read more

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