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Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

These benefits of HIIT will convince you to make the workout a part of your regular routine. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. For example, a good starter workout is running as fast as you can for …

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Does It Matter What Order You Perform Exercises In a Workout?

The order of your moves actually changes how effective your workout is. Here, the rules you need to follow. You already know that the order of certain things matters-cleanser before serum, socks before shoes, toaster before avocado mash. Well, when you’re working out in the gym, order matters too. Plain and simple, the order of …

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5 Things You Don’t Know About Body Fat

Fat is the ultimate three-letter word, especially the kind that you spend so much time watching your diet and hitting the gym to keep at bay (or at least to keep off your butt). But beyond making you look less-than-svelte, fat can have significant physical and emotional implications. We talked to Shawn Talbott, Ph.D., a …

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Everything You Need to Know About Burning Fat and Building Muscle

What Is Muscle + Types of Muscle Everyone has two different types of muscle: type 1 (slow-twitch) fibers and type 2 (fast-twitch) fibers. “Slow- twitch fibers control endurance. They’re what you use for activities like running long distances and low-impact aerobic workouts like Zumba,” says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn University …

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The Biggest Mental and Physical Benefits of Working Out

We’ve got some happy news that will rev up your exercise routine: The moment you head out on your run, launch into your spin class, or start your Pilates session, the benefits of working out kick in. “We see changes in the body within seconds,” says Michele Olson, Ph.D., senior clinical professor of exercise physiology …

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Here’s How Working Out Can Make You More Resilient to Stress

When it comes to the physical health perks of exercise, you could probably rattle off a dozen benefits. But the mental health effects of working out are just as profound, making us happier, less stressed, and more resilient, says Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., author of The Joy of Movement. Here, she explains the incredibly powerful muscle-mind …

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