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5 Tips for Accelerating Weight Loss After a Plateau

Somewhere between sweaty yoga and walks with your dog, you got utterly bored with your workout routine.  And while we’re not going to condone sitting on your ass until motivation strikes, we get it: You’ve hit the dreaded weight-loss plateau. You may think you’re doing everything right, but chances are you’ve forgotten some simple rules. […]

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Which Yoga Practice is Right For You?

It seems like yoga is everywhere these days. There’s so much of it, in fact, that it can be downright intimidating. What studio should I pick? What style should I practice? And - more importantly - where do I get cute pants?  Before you give up on the idea of ever being able to stand on your head, here […]

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Decoding Exercise Pains: What They Mean and Don’t Mean

Being human can suck sometimes.  Translation? We’re hard-wired to feel pain. And you can’t always pop a pill, get a massage or down five cocktails to stop it. When you get your sweat on, shit can hurt. Do you ignore it? Battle through? Listen? Stop? Here are five common symptoms you might come across while working out. […]

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10 Reasons to Strength Train

You already know that push-ups make you want to puke, and that a few cans of peas can sub for a set of dumbells in a pinch. But beyond that, do you really know squat about strength training? What is it, exactly? And why should you be doing it? Well, strength training is any activity […]

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Bored With Your Workout? Try These Fitness Alternatives

Let’s face it. You crap out on your workout when it gets boring.  Even the sports or activities you love can turn into a snooze fest when you do them every day. And if you’re bored, you’re probably not giving a shit about burning calories. You’re just going through the motions in order to cancel […]

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Ask Lani: Q & A with the Plant-Based Fitness Expert

Q:   My biggest challenge with staying fit is that even though I exercise 4-5 days a week and I eat healthy food, I just eat too damn much. It’s not that I don’t know when I’m “full,” it’s that I don’t care. So some willpower tips would be totally welcome. Also any hints on targeting/toning […]

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Do You Have the Fat Gene?

Science lesson time.  Lurking along the blood vessels that course through your muscles is an important enzyme known as Lipoprotein lipase.  This enzyme – LPL for short – also hangs out along the tiny capillaries that run through your body fat. Chromosome 8 is the innocent-enough sounding genetic driver for LPL action, and influences the […]

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Kundalini Q&A With Guru Jagat

You’ve done sweaty vinyasa classes and maybe even that crazy trapeze yoga. But have you done Kundalini? HBD talked with Kundalini expert Guru Jagat, of the RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology in Venice, Calif. Check out the scoop on the hottest yoga trend since Lululemon… HBD: What is Kundalini yoga? Guru Jagat: Kundalini […]

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Office Chair Fat Blasters

  Work can be tedious. We feel ya. No matter how much time you kill on Facebook or categorizing your grocery list into food groups, the day never seems to end. Then, when it finally does, you’re expected to spend an hour working your ass off at the gym with all those greasy guidos staring […]

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Pre-Workout Eats

It’s 6 a.m. and you’re at the gym with nothing in your belly but a cup of coffee. Best to start with a zero balance to burn more, right? Honey, going to the gym without eating is like competing on “Dancing With the Stars” without a spray tan. Like applying for a job without a resume. […]

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