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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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When Strength Starts to Slip Away

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At some point, your strength, power and muscle mass will abandon you. But when will it happen and what can do you to slow the backwards slide?

According to research, aging results in decreases in muscle power faster than decreases in endurance in both men and women. Endurance performance in men peaks during their 20's and declines by about four percent by the age of 55. Endurance often peaks in women during their 30's. In both men and women, strength and power show a much faster and earlier decline.

We asked experts around the country if there's an age when most people see their performance drop. Here's what they said:

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Tags: Power, Strength, Longevity

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Q&A: Lacking Energy?

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Q: I don't seem to have the energy or motivation to exercise. Can you help? — Angela, Kansas City, MO

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Tags: Q&A, Motivation, Energy

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21 Foods to Boost Your Immune System

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We know stress affects the immune system in a negative way, and many times we hold up during stress only to let down on vacation and get sick. Use the following food strategies to boost your immune system for any trip:

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Tags: Vitamins, Nutrients, Health, Travel

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Q&A: Finding Time to Train

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Q: I have a variable schedule based on travel, and I find that most of my workouts are not at the same time every day, and I rarely train the same days every week. Does this hamper my progress in a program?

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Tags: Training, Travel, Q&A

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Q&A: Lose Fat, Build Muscle

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Q: What's the best way to lose weight and look "cut" at the same time?

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Tags: Build Muscle, Weight Loss, Calories, Q&A

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Q&A: More Muscle, Less Fat

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Q: I'm following your basketball in-season workout plan, and I'm playing full-court ball three times a week. I'm 25 years old, 6'3" and 194 pounds with 16 percent body fat. How can I bulk up without packing on the fat? — Brian, Birmingham, AL

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Tags: Food, Protein, Build Muscle, Weight Loss

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Q&A: Help Losing Weight

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Q: I am trying to lose weight (while increasing performance) for handball.  I weight 270 lbs., and I'm 5'9". Ideally,  I'd like to drop down to 205 lbs.

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Tags: Metabolism, Weight Loss, Q&A

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Is Travel Derailing Your Diet?

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If you frequently live out of a suitcase, you probably find yourself in an endless series of airports and hotels surrounded by poor food choices. Your time on the road may even be your greatest obstacle to proper nutrition. That's a challenge, but it doesn't have to be your excuse. 

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Tags: Eating Out, Snacks, Travel, Food

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Q&A: Helping Kids Train for Sports

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Q: When should my child start formal athletic training, and what exactly should they do? – Jillian, Stowe, VT

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Tags: Q&A, Training, Sports Performance, Youth Fitness, Family

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Q&A: Get Rid of Love Handles

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Q: How can I get rid of my love handles?

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Tags: Weight Loss, Abs, Q&A, Training

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Movement

5 Stretches to Refresh Your Warmup

Try these dynamic stretches to prepare for a better workout.

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Feeling Uninspired? Take a Walk

When you feel your creativity lacking, taking a walk can help you find inspiration, according to a small study from Stanford University researchers.

Nutrition

Q&A: Supplements for Vegetarian Bodybuilders

Three things to know if you train hard and don't eat meat.

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.