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How to Take a Vacation Without Losing Too Much Fitness How to Take a Vacation Without Losing Too Much Fitness

Summer is a great time to get in shape—you can enjoy the non-freezing weather, the longer days, and depending on your line of work, you might have more free time. But then a vacation happens, and your fitness goals take a back seat for a little while. Here’s how to minimize the damage.

Find the Best Position for Your Perfect Plank Find the Best Position for Your Perfect Plank

Now that we’re almost two weeks into our plank challenge, you’ve probably figured out that some kinds of planks feel harder than others. Tiny changes in your body’s position can make a big difference.

The March Fitness Challenge Is All About Flexibility The March Fitness Challenge Is All About Flexibility

Our past two challenges were all about getting stronger, but this month we’re going to do something a little different. We’re getting stretchy.

Is Face Yoga for Real? Is Face Yoga for Real?

Facial yoga has been around for decades, although there’s been a bit more buzz since a study published last month claimed to find that people who got lessons in face yoga ended up looking slightly younger. But there’s plenty of reason to be skeptical.

The Best Guides for 30 Days of Yoga The Best Guides for 30 Days of Yoga

January is the perfect playground for any habit you’d like to try to establish or take to the next level. One popular option for people who love yoga: start a daily practice. Here are some of the best guides for a 30-day yoga challenge, and some tips on how to keep it manageable.

What Fitness Classes and Experiences Are You Curious About? What Fitness Classes and Experiences Are You Curious About?

We’ve discussed what to expect at your first Crossfit WOD and how to get up the nerve to try a yoga class for the first time. There’s a lot more out there, of course! What are you curious about?

What to Know Your First Time at Hot Yoga What to Know Your First Time at Hot Yoga

Maybe you need something to warm you up now that there’s a chill in the air. Maybe you’ve heard that hot yoga is relaxing. Or maybe you want to try something that’s challenging and yet, in some ways, easier: your muscles are more flexible when they’re warm. Welcome to hot yoga.

How to Get Up the Nerve to Go to Your First Yoga Class How to Get Up the Nerve to Go to Your First Yoga Class

If you’ve never done yoga, it looks intimidating. People are flexible, fit, trendily dressed—wait, I might be thinking of Lululemon ads rather than actual yoga classes. It turns out you can have a great experience at a yoga class even when you’re brand new, and we asked yoga instructors how.

The Best Yoga Poses for Beginners and Inflexible People The Best Yoga Poses for Beginners and Inflexible People

You don’t have to be flexible to do yoga, although it certainly helps for some poses. But there are plenty of moves you can do even if you have the world’s tightest hamstrings. We love this list from Health that spotlights great beginner poses that don’t require much flexibility to get started. Here are a few to try:

It's Okay, Yoga Mats Aren't Messing With Your Fertility It's Okay, Yoga Mats Aren't Messing With Your Fertility

Infertility is rough enough without headlines implying your yoga practice is to blame. A recent study found that certain flame-retardant chemicals may make it harder for you to have a baby, but despite the downward-dog stock photos, yoga mats weren’t involved in the research.

There’s Now a Fitness App for People With Short Attention Spans There’s Now a Fitness App for People With Short Attention Spans

I like having some direction in my life, but signing on for a 12-week running program, or a full week of specific meals, is kind of a big commitment. Adidas’s new fitness app, All Day (free on iOS and Android), takes a different approach: it’s full of short, self-contained adventures to choose.

Get Closer to Doing a Handstand in 12 Minutes

Do you dream of doing handstands? Me too. This video will not make you a handstand master, but it will help you stretch your wrists and come closer to finding your balance over your hands.

These Yoga Moves Will Actually Relieve Back Pain These Yoga Moves Will Actually Relieve Back Pain

If you’ve got back pain, yoga may be the last thing you feel like doing. But after 12 weeks of a gentle, beginner-level yoga program, people in a recent study had as much pain relief as those who did physical therapy sessions. And either type of exercise worked better than doing nothing at all.

Office Clothes That Are Almost as Comfortable as Yoga Clothes Office Clothes That Are Almost as Comfortable as Yoga Clothes

I like working, but I don’t like work clothes. If I can’t wear my standard uniform—sweatpants that the Salvation Army threw in their dumpster; a ratty Eagles t-shirt; half a shoe—I can’t concentrate. This is largely why I work at home.

Now You Don’t Have to Check Ten Different Yoga Studios’ Websites Just to Find a Class for Tomorrow Now You Don’t Have to Check Ten Different Yoga Studios’ Websites Just to Find a Class for Tomorrow

I love that there are so many different, independent places to take yoga or dance classes or try out Crossfit. But when you have to check each studio’s schedule, it’s a major pain to answer simple questions like “Can I take a beginner class somewhere on Saturday morning?”

Yoga Burns Serious Calories If You Do It Fast Enough Yoga Burns Serious Calories If You Do It Fast Enough

Yoga is great for flexibility, strength, and balance, but we’ve never taken it seriously as a form of cardio. According to a new study, though, cycling through poses at a fast pace—we’ll show you how—can give you a workout on par with a light aerobics class.

This Is a 7-Minute Yoga Routine That Will Actually Relax You This Is a 7-Minute Yoga Routine That Will Actually Relax You

It sucks when office anxiety spills over into time you want to spend relaxing. In an attempt to combat post-work stress, I tried this quick yoga routine designed specifically to help you de-stress and it actually helped me feel super refreshed after a long day.

Get an Energy Boost with This Seven-Minute Yoga Routine Get an Energy Boost with This Seven-Minute Yoga Routine

If mornings aren’t your thing or you’re prone to an afternoon lull, try this quick yoga routine aimed at boosting your energy. You don’t need any equipment and you can do this exercise even if you don’t have much room to move.

Cosmic Kids Teaches Kids Yoga Through Interactive Stories Cosmic Kids Teaches Kids Yoga Through Interactive Stories

Yoga can be a fun way for kids to get exercise and learn about how their body works, but not every kid is interested in the yoga routines their parents do. Cosmic Kids Yoga is different: little ones follow along with a story on the screen, and the poses and stretches just happen to be part of it.

The Best Workouts For Your First Day Back After a Break The Best Workouts For Your First Day Back After a Break

Is today the day you’re going to start working out more often? Or are you just getting back to what you used to do before all the holiday parties messed with your schedule? Either way, it’s time to get started. We’ve picked out six workouts that are perfect for your first (or second) day back.

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