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Women’s Health Magazine Names Athletes’ Performance Among Best Gyms

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Women’s Health magazine has named Athletes’ Performance in Phoenix, Ariz. one of the best gyms as part of their 2013 Fitness Awards.

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Well at Work

Study: Sustainable Engagement Improves Employee Wellbeing and Company Success

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While more than 100 studies have found a connection between employee engagement and work performance, a study from Towers Watson takes the case one step deeper [Harvard Business Review].

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Tags: Health, Work

Nutrition

7 Healthy Foods for Spring

Whether the farmer's market or the grocery store is your shopping location of choice, both options offer a variety of tasty, seasonal foods. Use this guide to fill your basket with healthy and nutritious fruits and veggies. Click the image above to see our spring shopping list.

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Tags: Calories, Food, Vitamins, Nutrients, Health

Live Better

High Stress: It’s Like Smoking Five Cigarettes Per Day, Says Researcher

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It’s impossible to avoid stressful situations, whether at work or in your private life. But that doesn’t mean you have to feel burdened by the stress. If you do, there’s a good chance that those negative emotions are hurting your heart, according to a study published in the American Journal of Cardiology.

So ask yourself, “Are you stressed?”

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Tags: Health, Stress

Well at Work

How to Eat Healthy While Working from Home

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Working from home gives you access to your refrigerator and pantry for all meals so you can eat clean and eat often. But 24-hour access can also create nutrition challenges (hidden stash of candy, anyone?). Use the tips below to maintain a healthy diet while working from home.

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Tags: Cooking, Food, Work, Lunch, Breakfast, Health

The Performance Life

5 Tips to Build Teamwork and Fun Through Obstacle Racing

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For years co-workers have banded together to form softball or volleyball teams to boost office morale and build a sense of community. These days, many look for greater challenges and a more bonding experience by entering obstacle mud races such as Tough Mudder. Events such as Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, and Warrior Dash have surged in popularity in recent years, fueled by social media. It seems everyone wants to post Facebook photos of themselves muddy while crawling under barbwire, navigating monkey bars, or climbing over walls.

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Tags: Goals, Training, Outdoor Recreation, Conditioning, Race

Nutrition

7 Tips to Order Healthy Indian Food

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Menus at Indian restaurants are filled with items that are vegetable-based or use lean cuts of meats, but there are still diet landmines in the mix. Dishes like Malai Kofta and Palak Paneer are cooked with ingredients like oil, butter, cream, and high-fat cheese. Use the tips below to enjoy Indian food without the excess calories and fat.

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Tags: Health, Eating Out, Food

Well at Work

Corporate Wellness: Spreading Worldwide and Facing Cultural Challenges

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While corporate wellness programs are gaining popularity throughout the world as multinational companies seek to offset rising health care costs, they’re facing cultural challenges, according to a new report [Workforce.com].

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Tags: Health, Work

Movement

7 Ways to Perform the Glute Bridge

What’s so great about the glute bridge? It’s simple, it’s versatile, and everyone who sits on their butt for hours or wants to be stronger and more powerful stands to benefit from it. To keep things interesting and effective, we’ll spot you seven variations, ordered below from least to most challenging. Remember to focus on technique and progress from one variation to the next over time. Tell us your favorite in the comments!

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Tags: Strength, Pillar strength, Stability, Lower Body Push, Glutes

Well at Work

How Engagement at the Office Correlates to Health

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People who are interested and involved in their work are more likely to lead healthy lifestyles, according to a new Gallup report [HuffingtonPost.com].

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Tags: Health, Food, Work

Blogs

Movement

Mark Verstegen’s Hip-Strengthening Workout for Women

Train an often overlooked area with this mini-workout from Core Performance’s founder.

Live Better

U.S. Failing at Keeping Children Physically Active, According to National Report Card

The new U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth revealed that the United States is failing at getting children active and healthy.

Nutrition

3 Steps to World Cup-Worthy Pregame Nutrition

Follow this three-step nutrition plan to improve your focus, boost energy, and power your performance

Well at Work

Survey: American Employees Skipping Vacation Days for Work

A new survey found that only 25 percent of employees with paid time off took advantage of it in 2013.

The Performance Life

5 Tips to Build Teamwork and Fun Through Obstacle Racing

Here's what you need to know about using obstacle races to build teamwork at work.