3 Incredibly Simple Ways to Improve Your Life

woman drinking waterSometimes it seems there is an awful lot to learn when you want to do your best taking care of yourself. Health information, exercise routines, injury prevention, nutrition and diet guides.

There are a few basics, though, that run the risk of getting lost in the ongoing quest for health, fitness, beauty and youth. We cover them here, in all their incredibly simple, but essential, glory.

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An Easy-to-Understand Glossary of Exercise Terms

people working outYou’re supposed to focus on anaerobic exercise, work on your core strength, or work at 85% of your maximum heart rate, but what does all that mean? Do the definitions really make sense?

Whether it’s your workout buddy, your trainer or the article you just read, get a handle on basic jargon often used when talking about exercise with this glossary of terms in layman’s language.

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New Ideas for Getting Out of a Rut

woman at deskHave you ever described yourself as kind of… stuck? Maybe you feel stuck in a job, stuck on a fitness plateau, stuck in a stale relationship, or even stuck living where you live. Why is that?

Experts say the feeling of being stuck in a rut is likely to come from a deeper feeling that keeps you from making a change. Maybe you’re afraid, or uninspired. Here are a few ways to unstick!

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Prepping for Spring Break? Avoid Vacation Stress

girls on the beachIf you’re one of the lucky ones heading out of town for spring break soon, or even getting a jump on planning your next summertime trip, you’ll want to get set for a stress-free vacation.

Too many of us are pressured by vacation plans. We rush to get so much done before we leave, and are barely able to relax while we’re gone. These six steps will help you avoid all that and enjoy!

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Blame Your Parents or Your Choices? (Genes vs. Lifestyle)

woman exercising with daughterLook around the gym at all the body types, sizes and fitness levels. Many of them have been working out just as long, doing similar routines, eating similar diets. Still, the results may vary.

Are traits like athleticism or thinness inherited or developed? What if it seems like your family genes are holding you back when it comes to fitness? Nature vs. Nurture: we explore right here.

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