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

Live Better

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: Health, Neck, Work, Neck Pain

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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

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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

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Can Twitter Help You Lose Weight?

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Having a good support system of family and friends can help you reach your weight loss goals, but what about your Twitter followers? A new study found that connecting with others about your weight loss goals on Twitter can aid weight loss [HuffingtonPost.com].

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Tags: Motivation, Health, Weight Loss, Goals

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Q&A: When is it Too Cold to Run Outside?

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Q: I enjoy running outside year round. When is it too cold to run outside? 

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Tags: Health, Running, Gear, Outdoor Recreation

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How to Increase Your Chances of Achieving Your Resolution

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Making it through the first 30 days of your resolution can help you reach long-term success, according to a new survey from global research firm Kelton for self-discipline expert Rory Vaden. [KnoxvilleDailySun.com].

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Tags: Focus, Goals, Attitude, Motivation, Health

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10 Simple Resolutions

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How long did you stick with your resolution this year? If you’re like most people, not long. While resolutions can be tough to keep when life gets busy, research shows that setting small, manageable goals can help you make long-lasting changes. Try one of the 10 small resolutions below to start the New Year right.

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Tags: Posture, Dinner, Health, Leisure Time, Cooking, Food

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10 Gifts for a Fit and Healthy Holiday

Still looking for the perfect gift? We asked our partners to share their favorite products for the holiday season, and we’ve tested each one at our facilities. We also included an experience to train at an Athletes’ Performance facility (we won’t tell if you want to gift that one to yourself). Use the gift guide below to wrap up your holiday shopping for the health-conscious person or the Core Performance fan on your list, and start the new year off right.

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Tags: Regeneration, Cooking, Food, Goals, Sleep, Family, Health

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How Choosing a Fitter Workout Buddy Can Help You Burn Calories

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Choosing a partner who you perceive as being more fit than yourself can help you burn more calories, according to a new study from Kansas State University [HuffingtonPost.com].

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Tags: Motivation, Health, Weight Loss, Focus

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America’s New Ideal Body Weight

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As the average weight in America has increased, so has the individual perception of ideal weight, according to a new Gallup report [HuffingtonPost.com].

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Tags: Health, Weight Loss

Blogs

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.