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Lifting Weights As You Age Could Make You Live Longer

You may already know that breaking a sweat can make you feel great and give you more energy, but a new study finds that pumping iron can actually make you live longer. Weightlifting can cut your risk of a premature death by 19%. Researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine looked at a group of people aged 65 and older and their fitness habits for 15 years.

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This Inspiring Couple Shed Almost Half Their Body Weight in Just a Year

If you think losing weight is hard, you’ll be inspired by Lexi and Danny Reed, who just a year ago weighed more than 700 pounds between them. Lexi, 26, weighed 480 pounds, and Danny, 28, was 280 pounds at his heaviest — and together they ate 8,000 calories a day. Danny has lost 60 pounds, and Lexi has shed an impressive 280 pounds.

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Snooki Did Planks With Her ‘Mini-Me’ on Her Back

Fit mom Snooki didn’t let a blizzard stop her from getting her workout in. She did a plank with her 2-year-old daughter, Giovanna, on her back, and lasted more than 30 seconds before her “extra weight” got bored.

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How Dakota Johnson Toned Her Legs for Steamy ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Scenes

Dakota Johnson toned her gams by doing four-step leg moves. Last year while Fifty Shades Darker was filming in Vancouver, fitness trainer and former NFL cheerleader Ramona Braganza trained stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan inside a trailer, working individually with each on specially crafted fitness programs four to six times a week, often at the crack of dawn.

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Why Couples Should Exercise Together Like Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady

While it’s tough for the average person to sustain Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady’s infamous healthy diet (no coffee, no sugar, no fun), the couple’s exercise regime is surprisingly sane: They work out together. Couples who work out together like Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen do tend to have happier relationships and reach their fitness goals. “When they worked out together, it was easy to train them because they both needed whole-body workouts,” Gleyzer tells Us. “Though their respective professions are very different, they do demand similar types of Pilates workouts.

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Fitness Blogger Posts Dramatic Transformation Showing the Impact of Social Media

Pictures on social media can often be deceiving, as many people only post images portraying themselves in the best light or photos that have been modified with editing apps. Twenty-year-old fitness blogger Carys Gray is working to change that. In one she sports a glam makeup look — with not a blemish in sight — while in the other her eczema is clearly visible on her makeup-free face.

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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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Watch Britney Spears Get Ripped While She’s Up in the Gym Just Working on Her Fitness

In a video posted to Instagram on Tuesday, the 35-year-old singer gave fans a behind-the-scenes view of her workout. Dressed in a pair of black yoga pants and a purr-fit cat sports bra by Bombshell sportswear, Spears holds a barbell throughout her session. At one point, the “Make Me” singer’s form is corrected — though from how the video is shot, it’s hard to see anything wrong.

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Peta Murgatroyd Is Back at the Gym — and Doing 70 Sit-Ups! — 17 Days After Giving Birth

Peta Murgatroyd is back at the gym only 17 days after giving birth to son Shai Aleksander — but she’s not in any rush to bounce back to her pre-baby body. “I’m actually fine with the rate at which my body is shrinking back,” wrote Murgatroyd. The dancer says she decided to start working out again for her “own sanity,” but she has been taking it easy — or at least, easy for a pro athlete.

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Can Exercise Really Help With Healthy, Graceful Aging?

When it comes to fitness and health, some celebrities — we’re looking at you, Salma Hayek, Blake Lively, and K-Stew — say that they don’t hit the gym because they’re just genetically #blessed. Sofía Vergara said in a recent interview with Self magazine that she hits the gym so she can age like a fine wine.

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Instagram Sensation ‘Kinky Sweat’ Mixes Feats of Beauty and Strength

Meet Alicia Archer. “Learning flexibility as an adult, I think, intrigues a lot of people,” Archer, 32, tells Yahoo Beauty of her growing legion of followers. A New York City native, Archer says she fell in love with makeup as a teen and while attending college — learning performance in a program that combines it with academics at the Alvin Ailey School of Dance —  which deepened her exploration of cosmetics through stage makeup for performances.

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WPHNA Elections 2016: NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

The term of the current WPHNA Executive Committee (EC), elected in October 2012, is ending this year. With the exception of President and Professional Affairs Secretary, which were elected last year, all EC positions will be open for election. Executive Committee members serve in an honorary capacity for four years and are eligible to serve for one additional term of four years. A key task of the new EC will be to finalize and operationalize the WPHNA Strategic Plan 2017-2020, currently being drafted. The deadline to send the application form is 31 October 2016 at 13:59 GMT. Click for more information.Read More

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Peak Spinning: Fisher-Price Releases High-Tech Bike for Toddlers

Fisher-Price’s latest toy could change the way we get our kids moving. Fisher-Price released a stationary exercise bicycle for 3- to 6-year-olds, and people have mixed feelings about it. “Fisher-Price Smart Cycle is for preschoolers, so kids who don’t necessarily know how to ride a bike just yet,” Julia Maher, senior marketing manager at Fisher-Price, told BBC.

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Watch This Really Pregnant Woman Do Pull-ups

Stockholm-based personal trainer Sara Wiss isn’t letting pregnancy slow her down. At 41 weeks pregnant, just three days before giving birth to a healthy boy, Wiss posted a video of herself flawlessly executing five pull-ups. Keep calm! I'm still pregnant…. ???? Men nu blir det inga fler pullups innan Pyret kommer. Har vilat i soffan i två veckor, börjar bli frustrerad, seg och rastlös! Så en liten sväng till Bosön med lätt träning och bastu kanske kan sätta fart…. ???? ???????????? ???? #week41 #weightedpullups A video posted by Sara Wiss ???? Coach Sara (@sara. ...

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Julianne Hough’s Pre-Wedding Fitness Routine

For Julianne Hough, fitness isn't a hobby--it's a lifestyle. The Dancing with the Stars judge is constantly on the move, whether she's on a long walk with her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, snowboarding with her family, or taking dance classes to prep for a spring tour with her brother, Derek. And, naturally, the Fitbit ambassador is tracking each and every step that she takes. "When I hit 10,000 steps, I know that I definitely did what I set out to do for the day," Hough told

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Olivia Wilde Shared an Exercise Selfie, and It’s So Relatable

Olivia Wilde is documenting her postbaby exercise regime. Leave it to Olivia Wilde to make her quest to get back into pre-baby shape totally relatable and equally hilarious. “Nothing cooler than a conspicuous locker room selfie but I needed to document the exact shade of holy-f***-magenta my face turns after getting my ass kicked at @tracyandersonmethod,” Wilde captioned a snap of herself flexing her bicep.

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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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