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Stop Working Out So Much On Your 'Rest Days'

Workout days in your exercise program are simple to follow: you just do the workout. Then, on your “rest days”, you feel like a lost duckling. Do you run on the treadmill? Or maybe do lighter weights? A bike ride on a unicycle up a mountain sounds nice. How about this: try actually letting your body rest.


'You Limit Yourself By Having Low Expectations'

Perhaps you know someone in your gym who seems really, really strong because he or she can move a ton of weight. You tell yourself that you want to be just as strong, but according to Greg Nuckols, that will hold you back. When you cast a narrow gaze, you limit how strong you can become.


My New Favourite Sports Bra Is A $55 Piece Of Elastic

I didn’t believe it at first, either. When I first heard about the Būband, I googled up review after review looking for someone who could verify that it was a ridiculous garbage gimmick. But most of what I read was positive, so I told you guys all about it. I even bought one for myself, and now? I’m a believer.


The Ideal Sitting Posture And Workspace Setup For Healthy Desk Workers

By now, everyone knows that sitting all day is damaging your body, so it’s important to move around and stay active. But how you sit between those breaks is just as important. Physiotherapist Joanne Gough has a quick video outlining the ideal sitting posture and how to set up your workspace accordingly.


Ask LH: What Are The Best Bluetooth Earphones For Exercise?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m looking for a pair of Bluetooth earphones (I can’t stand buds), specifically for running. Do you have any recommendations? What should I be looking for when purchasing a pair? And is it possible to buy a pair that are reliable and don’t cost the earth?


Try These Advanced Push-Up Variations For A More Challenging Workout

Push-ups are great, but when you can bang out 25 or more perfectly, it’s time to jazz them up. Try adding resistance bands or other heavy objects, or doing any of these advanced variations to keep push-ups fun and challenging.


Running On Grass Offers Big Strength And Balance Benefits

If you mostly run on roads, you’re missing out: Soft and uneven surfaces help to build strength and balance by working some lesser-used muscles in your feet and legs. Even if there’s no picturesque trail or beach in your neighbourhood, you still have an option: Run on grass.


Super-Short Workouts Shouldn't Be Your Only Exercise

Who doesn’t love a short workout? There’s the seven minute workout, the four minute workout and finally this week scientists announced a one minute workout. (We’ve come a long way from the days of the 11-minute workout.) These routines give impressive results, but they aren’t a complete fitness solution.


Build A Solid Strength Base With The 'Big Three' Exercises

The barbell squat, deadlift and bench press are lovingly referred to as the “Big Three” exercises. When done correctly and together in a workout program, they hit oh-so many muscles in your body, teach you coordination and stability, and build incredible strength. If you’re new to lifting, learning these exercises is a great place to start.


This Calculator Estimates How Much Slower You'll Run With Age

Try as we might to fight or deny it, old age will impact our running and athletic ability. By age 35, the rates of decline are so predictably linear that this calculator by a Yale economics professor maps out just how slowly you can expect to run the same distance as the years run by.


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