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Popular Fitness Model Bares Cellulite and Imperfections to Inspire Followers

Nicole Mejia, a fitness model and guru on social media, reveals her personal body issues to inspire followers. Nicole Mejia found popularity and fame on Instagram as a fitness model, gathering well over 1 million followers as she showed off her shapely curves. Now, the creator of the #FitAndThick franchise revealed in a new Instagram post that her journey is shifting from physical beauty to overall acceptance and health.

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Richard Simmons Reemerges on Facebook to Share Inspiring Message

Richard Simmons at the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2013, a year before he dropped out of the public eye. Much ado has been made about Richard Simmons’s unexplained disappearance from the public eye. Rumors about the 68-year-old fitness icon’s health and safety have run rampant, in large part the result of the wildly popular podcast Missing Richard Simmons.

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Meet the first woman to run the Boston Marathon (illegally) 50 years ago – now 70, she's about do it again

Before 1967 and since its inception in 1897 - making it the world's oldest annual marathon - the Boston Marathon was strictly men-only. The only woman to have tried to complete it was Bobbi Gibb who, a year before, dashed out of a bush and over the finish line. In 1967, Switzer registered officially under a gender neutral name - K.V. Switzer - was given a bib with the number 261 on it and wore a baggy grey tracksuit that ensured preoccupied start line officials assumed she was “just one of the guys”.

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Is Beet Juice the Secret to Staying Young?

Beets are a common sweetening ingredient in the juices you’ll find at most health food stores, but a recent study found another reason to drink the bright red juice: It has anti-aging benefits. Researchers at Wake Forest University knew that exercise has positive anti-aging effects on the brain, and were looking for ways to increase those benefits. “What we showed in this brief training study of hypertensive older adults was that, as compared to exercise alone, adding a beet root juice supplement to exercise resulted in brain connectivity that closely resembles what you see in younger adults,” W. Jack Rejeski, co-author of the study, told EurekAlert.

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This Is How to Get a Butt Like a Victoria's Secret Model

There's a common misconception in the fashion industry that models are waifish and thin. But this is 2017. The new guard of fresh faces--Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, and Jasmine Tookes--includes badass, digitally-savvy twenty-somethings with take-no-BS attitudes, who fine-tune their figures in old-school boxing gyms crawling with 300-pound bearded tattooed men (and document it on Instagram accordingly). One of the aforementioned cult-favorite workout centers is The Dogpound, a new gym in downtow

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The Therapeutic Playlist That Celebs Work Out to

Have you heard of The Class? The cathartic mind-body workout created by celebrity fitness trainer Taryn Toomey is the latest cult fitness craze to hit New York and Los Angeles--and attract fans from Naomi Watts to Christy Turlington Burns. For the uninitiated, the 65- to 75-minute session consists of repeated calisthenics and plyometrics set to a carefully curated playlist. It's one-part yoga, one-part aerobics, one-part strength training, and, as many will attest, incredibly cathartic (seriousl

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Seattle Jogger Shares the 5 Self-Defense Tips She Drew On to Defeat Rapist

Thankfully I just took a self-defense class offered at my work and utilized all of it. Using the self-defense techniques she had learned just weeks earlier in a Fighting Chance Seattle class that her workplace, the cosmetic surgery community RealSelf.com, had sponsored for employees, she fought off the attacker and was able to escape with treatable injuries. RealSelf has teamed up with Fighting Chance Seattle to offer a free live stream of the self-defense class the marathon runner credits with saving her life for free.

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Physical fitness is a general state of health and well-being and, more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports or occupations. Physical fitness is generally achieved through correct nutrition, moderate-vigorous physical activity, exercise and rest. It is a set of attributes or characteristics seen in people and which relate to the ability to perform a given set of physical activities.