Exercise and Workouts

Play Time: Are You Missing Out on a Powerful Health Habit?

Play Time: Are You Missing Out on a Powerful Health Habit?

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Until recently, it was relatively easy to dismiss the positive benefits of play for adults. Play, after all, was something that we “outgrew” as we got older, right? But researchers from a number of different scientific disciplines — from neuroscience to psychology — now say that play can be just as important for adults as it is for children.

One of the founders of the “play movement” for adults is Dr.…

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GMB Fitness 10-Minute Workout: Week 5

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Welcome to this eight-week video series brought to you exclusively by Whole Life Challenge in partnership with GMB Fitness. Each week, coach Ryan Hurst will teach you a workout designed to improve your strength, flexibility, and body control. These workouts are optional and are simply one of the many ways you can accomplish your ten daily minutes of exercise.

Each week of the Challenge, I’m going to teach you a new full-body workout you can do in ten minutes a day.…

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GMB Fitness 10-Minute Workout: Week 4

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Welcome to this eight-week video series brought to you exclusively by Whole Life Challenge in partnership with GMB Fitness. Each week, coach Ryan Hurst will teach you a workout designed to improve your strength, flexibility, and body control. These workouts are optional and are simply one of the many ways you can accomplish your ten daily minutes of exercise.

Each week of the Challenge, I’m going to teach you a new full-body workout you can do in ten minutes a day.…

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GMB Fitness 10-Minute Workout: Week 3

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Welcome to this eight-week video series brought to you exclusively by Whole Life Challenge in partnership with GMB Fitness. Each week, coach Ryan Hurst will teach you a workout designed to improve your strength, flexibility, and body control. These workouts are optional and are simply one of the many ways you can accomplish your ten daily minutes of exercise.

Each week of the Challenge, I’m going to teach you a new full-body workout you can do in ten minutes a day.…

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The 4 Steps to Finding the Best Fitness Community for You

The 4 Steps to Finding the Best Fitness Community for You

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I’m an introvert. I don’t like fairs, carnivals, airports, or malls. I don’t particularly like loud, overcrowded, sweaty fitness classes, which is ironic considering I’ve taught thousands of them. But despite my personal preference for a low-key vibe, group fitness environments can provide the extra motivation and accountability some people need to thrive.

One thing I have learned over and over again, as both a student and a coach, is that when it comes to reaching and staying at your goals, support matters.…

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GMB Fitness 10-Minute Workout: Week 2

GMB Fitness 10-Minute Workout: Week 2

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Welcome to this eight-week video series brought to you exclusively by Whole Life Challenge in partnership with GMB Fitness. Each week, coach Ryan Hurst will teach you a workout designed to improve your strength, flexibility, and body control. These workouts are optional and are simply one of the many ways you can accomplish your ten daily minutes of exercise.

Each week of the Challenge, I’m going to teach you a new full-body workout you can do in ten minutes a day.…

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The Golden Mean Training Plan: A Simple Template for Success

The Golden Mean Training Plan: A Simple Template for Success

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At the beginning of each year, it is easy to be fooled into thinking you need a new workout. New year, new you, and all that jazz. Don’t be fooled by fitness marketing hype.

The basics are the basics for a good reason — they work.

Let’s face it, squats don’t stop working to make you stronger just because you’ve been doing them for a while.…

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GMB Fitness 10-Minute Workout: Week 1

GMB Fitness 10-Minute Workout: Week 1

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Welcome to this eight-week video series brought to you exclusively by Whole Life Challenge in partnership with GMB Fitness. Each week, coach Ryan Hurst will teach you a workout designed to improve your strength, flexibility, and body control. These workouts are optional and are simply one of the many ways you can accomplish your ten daily minutes of exercise.

Each week of the Challenge, I’m going to teach you a new full-body workout you can do in ten minutes a day.…

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Can’t Do Sit-ups? 3 Awesome (and Fun) Ab Workouts for You

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After running a gym for a while, I noticed that many women who have had children can’t do sit-ups anymore. Now there’s a strange gap in evolutionary pressure! I won’t dispute that we were “born to run,” but I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest we were not “born to do sit-ups.”

Which isn’t really a problem, since you don’t need to do sit-ups to get great abs.…

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The holidays are done and whatever transpired can’t be changed. But you can take a more intelligent approach to diving back into your training and making fitness part of your routine again. Here are five guidelines for formulating your own post-holiday exercise plan of attack

How to Launch a Successful Post-Holiday Exercise Plan of Attack

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It’s easy to get derailed during the holiday season. Work accelerates because everyone is frantically trying to finish tasks before the end of the year, but this happens at a time when most people’s brains are already in vacation mode. With more work on your plate and everybody else moving at a slower pace, it’s easy for things like your training to take a back seat.…

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Back Pain, Balance, and the Karate Kid

Back Pain, Balance, and the Karate Kid

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In the climactic scene of The Karate Kid, Daniel is losing badly to his rival opponent. Facing defeat, he stands tall on one leg, holds the posture with his arms out wide, and delivers a tournament-winning crane kick — knocking his opponent out in the greatest underdog story ever told.

Now, we all know we cannot be the Karate Kid.…

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