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Run Fun

Races Beckon Beginners

by AIMEE HUGHES

Run FunLZF/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

"I’ve run in cities, rural areas and suburbs. I’ve run while deployed to military bases in the Middle East, in cities on four continents, in blazing heat and winter snowstorms,” says Maria Cicio, a licensed professional counselor candidate and marathoner in Grove, Oklahoma. “I’ve been running regularly for 25 years, mostly...

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Hello Gyro

Workouts Use Natural Body Patterns

by Aimee Hughes

Hello Gyro

"Imagine an exercise system that strengthens the body enough to be used in training world-class athletes, stretches more safely than any form of yoga and expands the core training concepts of Pilates into natural full-body movements like those used in...

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Fit For Life

How to Stay Healthy, Flexible and Strong

by AIMEE HUGHES

Fit For LifeNEJRON PHOTO/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

"When thinking about the best forms of exercise as we enter midlife and beyond, we should first clarify some myths and preconceptions,” says Michael Spitzer, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, biochemist, fitness expert and...

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Body Sculpt with Kettlebells

Workouts Burn Fat and Tone Muscle

by TAYLOR GEIGER

Body Sculpt with KettlebellsWAVEBREAKMEDIA/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

“Kettlebells can replace almost all other exercise equipment in providing an all-in-one workout, combining strength and cardio benefits,” explains Shelly Bumpus, an...

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Fitness 2017

New Year’s Resolutions that Stick

by AIMEE HUGHES

Fitness 2017SYDA PRODUCTIONS/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Every January, we rally our hopes, vowing that this time our New Year’s resolutions will finally stick. However, “If you don’t have a plan, plan to fail,” says Kansas City, Missouri, personal trainer Jake Albracht. We can make...

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Pilates Unbound

New Fusions with Yoga, Dance and Boxing

by Aimee Hughes

Pilates Unbound

With 11,000 studios across the U.S., “Pilates continues to grow because an increasingly wide spectrum of people are discovering how it can...

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Walking Meditation

The Calming and Centering Effects of Labyrinths

by GINA MCGALLIARD

Walking Meditation

An archetypal labyrinth gently leads us in a circular path inward toward a center and then back out again. Found in ancient cultures from African, Celtic and Greek to Native American, they became especially popular fixtures in...

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Relax and Unwind

Restorative Yoga Poses Foster Healing

by MEREDITH MONTGOMERY

Relax and Unwind

In classical yoga, teachers often sequence instruction toward reaching a pinnacle pose such as an inversion or arm balance. In restorative yoga, the peak pose is savasana—in which the practitioner fully relaxes while resting flat on their back. Leeann Carey, author of...

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Just Walk

22 Minutes a Day Boosts Well-Being

by RANDY KAMBIC

Just Walk

Even mainstream media have picked up on the many physical and mental benefits of walking, including weight loss, reduced stress, increased energy and better sleep, and that’s only the beginning. These additional compelling effects may well catalyze us to...

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Zen Golf

Master the Mind to Master the Game

by Aimee Hughes

Zen Golf

“I remember the moment I had what I call my 'golf game epiphany,’” recalls Steve Hughes, a passionate golfer from Richmond, Missouri. “I realized that my main obstacles were in my head, and from that day on...

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