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Too hot to work out? Try these 6 new exercise DVDs instead

If you’re used to working out outside, sometimes the summer heat can just be too much to handle. Not only does it feel extra tough to go for that run in high temperatures, there are also safety concerns when the…

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What are you watching on TV during your workout?

Watching TV tends to be counterproductive for engaging in physical activity.  This is probably because people typically watch TV while they’re sitting on the couch. Ironically, many gyms have televisions lined up side by side, across the walls in front…

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Running tattoo is permanent reminder to pursue health for one Michigan man

The tattoo on Wyoming resident Tom Popma’s left calf is officially the Fifth Third Riverbank Run logo. For Popma, it’s much more than that. It’s become an almost talismanic reminder for the 32-year-old to never return to unhealthy habits he’s…

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Which is better: Working out in the morning, or in the afternoon?

When someone asks a fitness trainer what time of day is best to work out, I’m pretty sure they all have different answers.  That is because the answer is different for everyone. This seems to be one of those things…

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Biking Dequinder Cut

Nine ways to stay fit for free

When you’re living on a tight budget, a gym membership might not make the cut on your list of priorities. And while gyms are certainly convenient, there’s a ton of free ways to make sure your fitness doesn’t fall to…

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Tour de TART lets you explore beautiful Michigan trails

Do Michigan summers get any better than this? If you’re going to be close to Traverse City this weekend, take advantage of Friday’s gorgeous evening forecast and hit the TART and Leelanau trails for the 14th annual Tour de TART….

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Bicycle, bicycle, bicycle

I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride my bike I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride it where I like OK, that wasn’t one of Queen’s better songs, but the lyrics say it all….

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Solutions for shin splints

When it comes to running injuries, shin splints are as common as they are painful. The sharp pain along the front of the lower leg has several causes, including flat feet, tight calf muscles and high-impact workout routines. The good…

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Four ways to break through your workout plateaus

If you have been working out consistently but have not seen any results, or have you seen results previously, but now your body composition has stayed the same. There is no need to fear, you have simply hit a workout…

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