Keep Your Heart Healthy
February may be known for boxes of chocolates and sugary greeting cards, but it's also the month to celebrate that most important of muscles: the heart. Cardiovascular diseases claim nearly 700,000 lives in the U.S. each year, making them the nation's leading killer. So this American Heart Month, show a little love to your ticker by getting it in tiptop shape. Check out these six simple healthy-heart tips that will help lower your risk for heart disease.
More Love, Less Handles
The bad news: a 12-ounce heart-shaped Whitman's Sampler of chocolates has 1,650 calories. The good news: Burning off those calories by working out together can actually improve your relationship.
10 Healthy Foods that will Make You Fat
This month, C. W. Randolph Jr., M.D., Diet.com expert and co-author of From Belly Fat to Belly Flat, writes about common misconceptions about diet-friendly foods.
The Gold's Gym Ultimate Calorie Burning Workout
Our expert shows you the best exercises to help you burn, baby, burn, with tips on how to maximize results and shed those pounds for good.
Bail out your New Year's Resolution
Nearly 75% of Americans fail to keep their resolutions each year... but you don't have to go into "default." These 7 strategies will help you set - and keep - realistic goals.
Stretching & Flexibility
Whether you're pumping iron or practicing Pilates, stretching is one of the most important - but often overlooked - parts of any workout. Learn how to warm up your shoulder, core, back and leg muscles with these moves designed to improve flexibility and protect against injury. And remember to listen to your body: If you experience pain, ease into a comfortable position that stretches you just enough to challenge the muscle.
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Think Before You Drink
At least one-fifth of the calories you consume come from things you drink, and let's face it, you're much more likely to tip back a glass or two during the holidays. Here's the calorie lowdown on some classic holiday drinks, how much treadmill time they'll take to work off - plus, tips on how to enjoy them without winding up with a belly that only Mrs. Claus could love. (And remember: If you choose to drink, give the keys to your sleigh to a designated driver.)
Ultimate Leg Workout
Don't hold out for a New Years resolution to whip your legs into shape. Follow this powerful seven-step circuit to build strength and tone from your quads to your calves.
Get on the Ball
Ready to teach an old workout new tricks? We'll show you how to use a stability ball to challenge more muscle groups and develop your core strength while you do some basic moves. It's a fresh and fun twist that'll double your results. Click to watch the video below.
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Working Out While on the Road
Hitting the highway during the holidays? Check out these simple tips to keep your workout on track when you're on the go.