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HIIT It Hard with These 25 Workouts and Tips

Photo: Pond5 Think of high-intensity interval training (aka HIIT workouts) — where you alternate short bursts of intense exercise and active recovery time — as the workout gift that keeps on giving. First, it’s designed to burn more calories and fat in less time, giving you that excuse-squashing way to …

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Frappuccino or Coolatta? The 7 Worst Iced Coffee Orders

Photo: Pond5 Put away your travel mugs — it’s officially iced coffee season! Whether it’s powering you through a morning workout or lending an energizing mid-afternoon boost, iced coffee is oh-so-refreshing on a warm day. But beware: Caffeinated beverages (like coffee-based milkshakes) from popular coffee chains can be worse for …

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A Case for Dairy: Why You Should Have Some Cheese With That

Photo: Twenty20 “Life is great. Cheese makes it better.” That’s what Avery Aames wrote in her book The Long Quiche Goodbye. Unfortunately for folks like Aames, the feta fans, burrata backers and gorgonzola groupies, cheese is often demonized for its high-fat content and possible addictive qualities. But nutrition experts say …

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8 Yoga Poses to Help Ease Lower Back Pain

Photo courtesy of Emily Adams / Bend Bloom Yoga Herniated disks, pinched nerves, strained muscles, poor posture — lower back pain can stem from many places. In fact, roughly 80 percent of adults will experience back aches at some point in their lives and roughly one-third of adults have complained …

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Design Your Own HIIT Workout with This Perfect Formula

Photo: Twenty20 Science and experts alike say high-intensity interval workouts reign as fitness royalty. Touted as a top-notch method for weight loss, improving your VO2 max and even helping you run faster, it’s no wonder this approach to exercise holds such high wellness honors. Of course, just like any workout …

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Why’s Everyone Drinking Lemon Water? Experts Weigh In

Photo: Twenty20 You’ve heard that drinking lemon water on the daily has seemingly limitless health benefits, right? The simple beverage is said to aid in weight loss, liver function and healthy digestion. It reduces stress and inflammation, and boosts energy levels, mood and immunity. It gives you fresh breath and …

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