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This blog offers tips to help you boost energy, gain strength, balance work with rest, and live healthier than ever.

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America: A Nation of Couch Potatoes

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While many studies have shown that sitting is bad for our bodies, most Americans are struggling to get enough movement into their day. In a new study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers found that the average person is getting less than two minutes of activity per day. 

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Tags: Weight Loss, Women, Health

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How to Reduce Stress When You're Downrange

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There’s perhaps nothing more stressful for soldiers than being deployed overseas—or “downrange.” Between being in a war zone and away from family, the stress can be overwhelming. But there are ways to reduce stress when downrange, according to Dr. Roy Sugarman, the director of applied neuroscience at EXOS. These strategies also have applications to daily life, even if you’re not in the military. Sugarman recommends these five approaches to reduce stress.

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Tags: Stress, Military, Pressure

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Study: Exercise Boosts Creativity

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Feeling uninspired? A quick workout can help boost your creativity and problem-solving skills, according to a small study published in the Frontiers of Human Neuroscience.

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Tags: Focus, Health

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17 Healthy Holiday Gifts for Every Budget

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We've pulled together a list of healthy, performance-boosting gifts from our partners and other brands to make this year's gift-giving season easier and more budget-friendly. The gifts range in price, so you can stick to your budget (big or small) with the items on the list.

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Tags: Health, Gear, Home

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6 Strategies to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

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Avoiding weight gain during the holidays can be challenging for even the most dedicated performance athletes. Thanksgiving kicks off a six-week gauntlet of holiday parties and celebrations that doesn't end until New Year’s morning. But rather than resigning yourself to putting on weight and dealing with it as part of your 2014 New Year’s resolutions, formulate some strategies to end 2013 strong—and at or below the weight you began the holiday season. Here’s how.

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Tags: Health, Weight Loss

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6 Must-Have Carry-Ons for Healthier Travel

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There’s nothing easy about flying the friendly skies. In fact, they’re not very friendly at all. But with a little up-front planning, you can make your next airplane trip a happier and healthier experience. As John Wooden often preached, failing to prepare is the same as preparing to fail. Want to ace your next trip? Remember these must-have carry-ons.

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Tags: Health, Travel

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Study: Calorie Burn from Housework Often Overestimated

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Think you're burning the same amount of calories from cleaning your house as you would going to the gym? Think again. According to a new study published in the BMC Public Health journal, most people overestimate the amount of calories they're burning during housework.

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Tags: Calories, Home, Women, Health

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How Does Stress Impact Your Health?

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Answer honestly: To what extent do you think stress has impacted your health? According to a new study of over 7,000 adults published in the European Heart Journal, people who reported that their health was “a lot” or “extremely” impacted by stress had more than twice the risk of suffering or dying from a heart attack, compared with those who had not indicated any effect of stress on their health. Meaning, your perception is probably pretty accurate in predicting coronary disease.

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Tags: Health, Stress, Pressure, Disease

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Do You Have "Text Neck?"

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While smartphones can help you succeed in business, they can also be a real pain in the neck. Literally.

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Tags: Work, Neck Pain, Health, Neck

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Contrary to Theory: Westerners Metabolic Rates are Similar to Hunter-Gatherers

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This may come as a surprise: While obesity and health problems are on the rise among westerners, fit and healthy hunter-gatherers don’t expend more energy than westerners, according to a study published in PLoS ONE.

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Tags: Health, Metabolism, Food

Blogs

Movement

Mark Verstegen’s Hip-Strengthening Workout for Women

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

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America: A Nation of Couch Potatoes

A new study from the University of Alabama found that the average person is getting less than two minutes of rigorous exercise a day.

Nutrition

Study: Downing Diet Soda May Increase Snacking

A new study from Johns Hopkins University links diet soda with overeating.

Well at Work

Health News: Exercise Can Alleviate Work-Life Balance Stress

Researchers found that working out can help ease stress and increase confidence in dealing with work-life balance issues.

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.