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The Ultimate Calorie-Burning Strengthening CrossFit Workout

You can absolutely get a kick-ass, leave-you-breathless-on-the-floor, muscles-on-fire workout at home, and you don't need a ton of time either. This CrossFit-inspired workout can be done in about 15 minutes, and all you need is a pair of dumbbells and your own determination to push yourself hard and move fast.

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The 1 Half-Marathon-Training Mistake That Made Me Gain Weight

I had always thought about doing a half, but honestly, running for over two hours straight didn't sound appealing whatsoever. That was until a dear friend came to me in desperation after her partner for a two-person marathon relay got injured and couldn't run.

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This Woman Stopped Doing Cardio and Lost 37 Pounds

Alice dropped her weight from over 200 pounds to about 163 with this lifestyle change! Like many of us, Alice Fields struggled with the number on her scale despite dedicating her gym time to the treadmill.

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These Are the Best Ways to Firm Saggy Knees

Just like how the skin on our face becomes loose and saggy from a loss of elasticity and collagen, the skin on our legs does the same, and the knees are no exception. “The knees take on a lot of stress because they are a weight-bearing area and they have to bend, so the skin is constantly stretching,” says Sugar Land, TX, plastic surgeon Ankur Mehta, MD. “This, along with aging, sun exposure and volume loss, can lead to loose skin around the knees.” Sagginess can also be attributed ...

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Why It’s Better to Lift Heavier Weights When You Work Out

If you’re all about #gains, chances are you’re hitting the gym and targeting the muscle groups you’re looking to grow. But a new study suggests that physical strength might stem as much from exercising your nervous system as the muscles it controls.

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Shannen Doherty Shares Inspiring Way She Keeps Her Spirits Up During Her Cancer Battle

For Shannen Doherty, dance is a way to heal from her chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer. Shannen Doherty, who has been battling breast cancer for two years, has found solace in dance and she’s sharing that passion with her mom. On Wednesday, the 46-year-old actress posted a video on Instagram featuring her and her mother Rosa Doherty performing a hip-hop dance with Doherty’s trainer Neda.

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New WHO report “Advancing the right to health: the vital role of law”

The new World Health Organization, in collaboration with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the University of Sydney, and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  describes the many ways in which the law makes a crucial difference for public health. This report authored by Professor Roger Magnusson, Professor of Health Law & Governance, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney,  aims to raise awareness about the role that the reform of public health laws can …Read More

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Save the Children is currently recruiting – Senior Nutrition Director

Overview of the role The Senior Nutrition Director is responsible for the overall strategic development, implementation, monitoring and accountability of Save the Children’s work in nutrition. The Senior Nutrition Director (Nutrition Team Leader) works in collaboration with the Vice President of Global Health, Associate Vice President of Global Health and the Global Health Senior Leadership Team members to define the strategic direction, ensure program quality, identify and seek funding opportunities, …Read More

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Testosterone a 'significant' boost for women athletes

Women runners born with high testosterone levels enjoy a "significant competitive advantage", said a study Tuesday that could reignite debate on the future participation of athletes whose gender was questioned. The study, jointly sponsored by the sporting agency seeking to ban athletes with hyperandrogenism, comes three weeks before the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) must present expert evidence on "the actual degree" of advantage women could gain. Hyperandrogenism is a condition that causes high natural levels of the male hormone, testosterone, in women.

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MMA Fighter Mia Kang Reveals a Very Surprising Pre-Fight Routine

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model and MMA fighter Mia Kang has cracked the code to a sure win in the ring: having lots of sex right before a big fight. Kang, who is heading to Thailand to train for the next three weeks for her second professional fight, told the New York Post she likes to psych herself up before each fight by listening to ‘Girlfight’ by Brooke Valentine. “When females have sex, testosterone levels increase, so the recommendation is to have as much sex as possible before you fight,” Kang told the Post.

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Shakira's Abs in 1 Word: Unbelievable

If we had Shakira's rock-hard abs, we would only wear crop tops and revealing outfits, too. The core on that woman gets us every time. We literally can't keep our eyes off of them - specially when she belly dances! Things that go through our heads: How?

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This Video Sums Up Exercising as a Parent

Blogger and entrepreneur Samantha Broxton shared a video of herself and her husband attempting a yoga flow session, only to find that their adorable toddler wanted to join in.

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Dani's Journey to Lose Weight After Giving Birth Is So Refreshing

When I first took this progress picture yesterday, the first thing I did was scroll all the way back to my progress picture around the same time after I had Nixon to compare the difference, and I was instantly disappointed. I felt like I made much quicker progress last time than I have this time.

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Fitness Instagrammer Realizes Her Ideal Body Is Unrealistic

Katie Wilson recently shared an interesting message on body image expectations. Katie Wilson, of the popular Instagram account katiewilsonfitness, recently shared a message encouraging her followers to unfollow their body inspirations. In a split photo on her page, Wilson reflected on the importance of setting realistic goals — and knowing when one’s fitness expectations are not attainable.

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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.

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