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I Followed Grimes’s Arcane Training Regimen, Unlocked The Powers Of My Soul, And Cut My Hand

Earlier this week, Grimes, the Canadian pop star who makes pretty good music that sounds like a computer fighting an elf, outlined the parameters of an ambitious training regimen on Instagram Tuesday. The program takes between four to seven hours, requires sword fighting and screaming, and seems to be a promotion for…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How Was the Resistance Band Fitness Challenge? 

We’ve been experimenting with resistance bands all month, but to tell you the truth, I haven’t found any new exercises I truly loved. Maybe that’s because most of my bands are the smaller loop type, which are great for a few lower-body exercises and not much else. Read more… Continue Reading at

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Shake Up Your Flexibility Routine With These Dynamic Stretches

Holding a stretch for 30 seconds isn’t the only way to improve your flexibility—it’s just the way a lot of us are used to. Dynamic stretching is another approach, combining gentle stretches with movements that often challenge your balance or strength as well. Read more… Continue Reading at

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How Much Exercise Do I Really Need?

Zero exercise is not enough. Going for a walk every day is probably a good thing. And if you’re training for a marathon, you’ll be on your feet for a couple hours of hard workouts every week. But what is the benchmark for a human being just trying to squeeze enough healthy exercise into their […]

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How to Get Up the Nerve to Go to Your First Yoga Class

If you’ve never done yoga, it looks intimidating. People are flexible, fit, trendily dressed—wait, I might be thinking of Lululemon ads rather than actual yoga classes. It turns out you can have a great experience at a yoga class even when you’re brand new, and we asked yoga instructors how.Read more… Continue Reading at

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These Yoga Moves Will Actually Relieve Back Pain

If you’ve got back pain, yoga may be the last thing you feel like doing. But after 12 weeks of a gentle, beginner-level yoga program, people in a recent study had as much pain relief as those who did physical therapy sessions. And either type of exercise worked better than doing nothing at all.Read more… […]

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