Forget Burning Calories, Exercise Reverses Skin's Aging Process

Time to get your wrinkles to the gym.

Inspired by an older study that showed premature aging in animals could be held at bay by getting them to exercise (rodent spin class?), researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada decided to try it on people.   read more

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April 16, 2014  |  10:04 AM  |  1 COMMENT
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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April 3, 2014  |   6:04 PM  |  COMMENT
The Affordable, Drop-In Meditation Studio: Coming Soon to, You Guessed It, L.A.

From former Glamour magazine fashion editor, Suze Yalof Schwartz, comes perhaps the most Los Angeles-y sounding zen, ohm offering yet. And, if you've ever been to the City of Angels/traffic hell, you know that's saying a lot.   read more

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April 3, 2014  |  11:04 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Gym Tells Woman She Needs To Cover Up To Workout

Tiffany Austin is in good shape. Which shouldn't be a problem for her at the gym. Except Austin says her gym -- a Planet Fitness in Richmond, Calif. -- actually considered her too fit, and told her she needed to cover up more if she was going to work out there.   read more

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March 21, 2014  |   6:03 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Willpower Waivering 3 Months Into Your Resolution? Kick Start Your Regimen With ...

If the luster on your New Year resolution of trimming down and toning up has faded to a muted shade of "Yeah, I don't care," maybe you just need to inject some newness into your exercise routine.   read more

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March 5, 2014  |  12:03 PM  |  COMMENT
Why I'll Never Do CrossFit Again

I wasn't an unlikely candidate for CrossFit. I'm a fit person -- I played volleyball growing up, in college and for a year professionally. The game caused some wear and tear on my back, so I decided to take a break. I spent a few years rehabilitating, but exercise remained a part of my life. Everyone around me was talking about CrossFit, so I decided to try it. I bought a Groupon and started going to classes.   read more

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February 12, 2014  |  11:02 AM  |  77 COMMENTS
A Lack Of Exercise Puts Women At Greater Cancer Risk

We know: it's all too easy to maintain the status quo of a sedentary lifestyle, especially when your office hours involve a lot of quality time with a computer chair. The justifications for a day spent on the couch are plentiful, but it turns out we could be doing much more harm to our bodies than a few extra pounds.   read more

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January 7, 2014  |   7:01 AM  |  COMMENT
Need to Lose a Few? Don't Hop on That Stationary Bike Just Yet

And to think, we just cashed out $34 for our final cycle class in advance of the inevitable holiday binge! Touted by models, celebrities, and fitness freaks alike as the be-all, end-all of cardio workouts, it seems that pricey cycling classes may not actually be the holy health grail we thought it was.   read more

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December 19, 2013  |   7:12 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
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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November 22, 2013  |   9:11 AM  |  3 COMMENTS
Holiday Gift Guide: Health & Fitness

For the woman who measures her day in endorphins and antioxidants, these health-minded holiday gift picks will make her positively glow   read more

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November 13, 2013  |   2:11 AM  |  COMMENT

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