• 10 Best Snack Bars at the Supermarket
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    Just grab these and go—all are packed with protein, fiber, and real ingredients you can feel good about. Carrot sticks with hummus, apple slices with peanut butter, and Greek yogurt with fresh berries are all quick and easy healthy snacks. But they also require a refrigerator and foresight—two things that are often lacking when hunger strikes between meals. Bars, on the other hand, are like the Swiss Army knife of snacks: small, portable, fridge-free eats… Read more »
  • 13 Times It’s Okay to Ignore Your Trainer (According to Trainers)
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    If you hear one of these exercise cues, consider pushing back. Your trainer may be an expert in fitness, but you’re the authority on yourself. So if a fitness professional asks you to do something that doesn’t feel right, trust your gut. “You’re the only one who has 100 percent of the information about your body,” says Kelly Coffey, a certified personal trainer and coach who works primarily with older women. “If you’re being cued… Read more »
  • 4 Healthy Food Swaps That Actually Aren’t
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    Don’t waste your time (or calories) on these health food imposters. An overall healthy diet allows for the occasional indulgence. It not only promotes a healthier relationship with food, but studies have found that people who let themselves cheat on their overall healthy diet once in a while are more likely to achieve their weight loss goals. So have the cookie for Sunday dessert, or enjoy every bite of cake at your grandson’s wedding. As… Read more »
  • 5 Simple Moves for Strong, Toned Arms
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    Maintain strength and function in your upper body with this 20-minute arm workout. The benefits of strong, sculpted arms go far beyond aesthetics. Building and maintaining muscle all over your body, including your arms, helps you stay independent longer and continue doing all your favorite activities with ease, says Franklin Antoian, C.P.T., founder of iBodyFit. But unless you make an effort to build or maintain your muscle, it won’t stick around forever. Age-related decline in… Read more »
  • 10 Ways to Start Losing Weight, No Matter How Unmotivated You Are
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    Shedding pounds does not require a complete diet-and-exercise overhaul. Do this instead. You know you want to lose weight, and you have a pretty good idea of what you should do to make it happen. You just need to get started. And unfortunately, that’s often the hardest part. When motivation is lacking, remember this: Shedding pounds does not require a complete diet-and-exercise overhaul. In fact, starting small is often the best way to meet—and maintain—your… Read more »

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