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Flexing Our Muscles

Strength training amps up our natural metabolic furnace, burns fat, stabilizes our core, and fuels self-confidence.

Interval Training Knocks Down Blood Sugar

Working out three days a week in intense bursts, whether sprinting, rope-skipping, or running up stairs, improves fitness and reduces abdominal fat.

Find Your Fitness Style

When it comes to fitness, one size doesn’t fit all. Which of these six personality types are you—and how might you adapt your routine so you happily get regular exercise?

Cellulite Shrinkers

Sure, it takes a little effort, but doing these straightforward routines will build leg muscles and reduce unsightly lumps and dimples.

Runner’s Hi

These days, with women comprising a majority of marathon runners, the emerging mantra is “Forget elapsed running time; just cross the finish line and have fun doing it.”

Cycles of Spin

Spinning, which originally combined a Zen-like cycling state and high-octane workout, may be cycling back to its roots.

Fitness à la Carte

Gyms nationwide are offering up a wide range of diverse classes, from ballet-inspired workouts to interval training, that take the routine out of exercise.

A Passion for Pedaling

Bicycling is far more rewarding than driving, on multiple levels—it’s economical, eco-friendly and contributes to better health and fitness. Best of all, it helps instill an appreciation of nature and inspire a sense of community.

CrossFit Workouts

A strength and conditioning program used by the military over the past decade, CrossFit combines many types of exercise and is growing in popularity with recreational athletes.

Cardio Buzz

Experts agree that trading in energy drinks, lattes and high-calorie power bars for regular walks and other exercise can reduce fatigue by 40 percent and improve overall health.
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