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Exercise is essential in maintaining optimal health. Learn more about workout plans, the benefits of exercise and staying in shape.

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4 Hip Flexor Stretches That Relieve Pain and Tightness

If you spend most of your day sitting, use these expert-recommended hip flexor stretches to alleviate low back pain and hip tension.

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How to Do a Couch Stretch to Relieve Tight Hips

If you spend your days sitting (like most people), the couch stretch can help ease tension through the


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The 8 Best Workout Shorts for Women for Warmer Weather

Swap out your long leggings for a pair of warm-weather workout shorts to improve comfort and breathability during...


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How to Do a Cobra Stretch for Better Back Flexibility

Strengthen your arms, shoulders, and back as you stretch out your spine with the beginner-friendly yoga pose known...


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How to Do a Cat-Cow Stretch to Help Your Back and Prevent Pain

Work on total spine mobility with the cat-cow stretch, a super-easy yoga pose. Learn how to do it...

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How to Do a Figure 4 Stretch to Relieve Tight Hips

When your glutes and hips feel tight, the hip-opening Figure 4 stretch will give you the relief you need....


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How to Do a Pigeon Stretch to Relieve Tight Hips

The pigeon stretch targets your hips to relieve tension and improve flexibility. Here's how to do it, plus modifications...


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8 Workout Recovery Tips to Help Ease Sore Muscles

If you're feeling sore after you exercise, try these post-workout recovery tactics, from having a meal or snack to moving...


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How to Do a Frog Stretch Correctly—and Safely

When your hips and low back are feeling tight, try adding this frog stretch—or a frog-pose modification—to your...


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4 Deltoid Stretches for Shoulder Pain and Tightness

Workouts, desk jobs, poor posture—these can all lead to tight deltoids. Try these stretches to loosen your...


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Got a Tight Neck? Here’s How to Do a Levator Scapulae Stretch

If you're constantly dealing with stress headaches, a tight levator scapulae might be to blame. Learn how to loosen...


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4 Stretches That Help Your Rotator Cuff

Even if you're not an athlete, your shoulder's rotator cuff may be overworked and under-stretched. Add these exercises to your...


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4 Forearm Stretches That Can Help Prevent Wrist Pain and Problems

When your forearms are feeling tight or irritated, try these forearm stretches to ease your wrist pain, increase flexibility, and...

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4 Triceps Stretches That Really Benefit Your Upper Body

Triceps stretches can help prevent more serious problems, like muscles imbalances and triceps tendinitis. Try these moves to...


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5 Wrist Stretches to Help Mobility and Prevent Wrist Pain

Wrist mobility is more important than you may think—learn how to prevent wrist pain by adding these stretches to your...


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11 Best Pieces of Pilates Equipment You Can Use at Home

These small props and pieces of Pilates equipment can add a little extra challenge and versatility to your at-home...


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What’s a Pilates Machine and How do You Use One?

A Pilates reformer can take your practice to the next level—as long as you learn how to use it...


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How to Do a Scorpion Stretch—and Why Your Hips and Back Will Love It

The scorpion stretch isn't nearly as scary as it sounds. In fact, it's a great way to increase the flexibility...


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4 Chest Stretches to Help Improve Posture and Reverse Slouching

Slouching all day has probably made your chest muscles tight—use these daily chest stretches to help loosen things up.


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6 Expert-Approved Weighted Hula Hoops

This throwback exercise actually works: Here's what trainers have to say about weighted hula hoops and the ones...


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Pilates 101: What Trainers Want You to Know Before You Take a Class

Pilates is a great exercise for beginners and advanced exercisers alike. Here's everything you need to know before you...

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5 Ways to Stretch Your Ankles so You Can Move Easier

Whether you're feeling tightness or pain in your legs, these ankle stretches should be a part of your daily...


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5 Stretching Exercises for Seniors—or Anyone Who Feels Achy

Keep your body limber and supple at any age with these full-body stretches. Plus, learn the benefits of


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8 Top Eco-Friendly Yoga Mats

A good-quality yoga mat can take your practice to the next level. Here's a guide to choosing eco-friendly options...


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9 Benefits of Stretching That Will Convince You to Do It Daily

Why is stretching important? The benefits of stretching include everything from improved flexibility and strength to stress relief.


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10 Waterproof Jackets Perfect for Running, Walking, and Hiking

There's no reason you can be comfortable when you exercise outdoors: Follow this expert guide to find a waterproof jacket...


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10 Yoga Unitards That You Can Wear Anywhere

Yoga unitards are having a moment. Here's why they might be worth adding to your wardrobe, plus what to look...