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5 Ways to Make Exercise as Painless as Possible


As a fitness writer and coach who has been training consistently for over a decade, I can confidently say that I don’t like exercising, and that’s okay. -- Dick Talens

Bet you that's not a statement you'd ever expect to hear from a fitness writer and coach, but that's exactly the message Dick Talens sends in his latest Lifehacker piece, "You Might Never Love Exercise (But Do It Anyway)."

Well, that and the "do it...
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Anxiety

What the Elliptical Taught Me About Letting People In

JournoJen | CC

Earlier this week, I decided to up my resistance levels on the elliptical machine, as well as choose a new workout (I went with a random hill variance). So, basically I was “climbing” up and down random hills at various different levels of resistance.

(For those of you unfamiliar with elliptical machines, the harder the resistance and workout setting, the slower you might go – until your...
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Anorexia

Eating Disorders Awareness: “I Had No Idea…”

Johanna Albert | CC

The National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) Week kicked off on Sunday, February 22, 2015.

This year's NEDA theme, "I Had No ":

aims to promote public and media attention to the seriousness of eating disorders and improve education about the biological underpinnings, environmental triggers, warning signs and how to help those struggling.

In honor of that, I thought I'd...
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Anxiety

The Day I Realized I’d Stopped Eating (& What I’m Doing About It)

nataliej | CC

So, I’ve lost 10 pounds in the last two weeks.

Don’t congratulate me; I wasn’t trying.

You see, I’ve been a freelance writer and editor for the past decade and, as such, I juggle several clients and a variety of projects during any given day. Having been at it as long as I have, I’ve learned how to effectively manage my time. I know how to handle responsibility—whether...
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Anxiety

“I Want to Look Better Naked!”

Kris Kesiak | CC

You might not believe it (or, maybe you might) but one of the most common answers I get when I ask people why they exercise

..."I want to look better naked!"

Setting aside the fact that what "looks better naked" is subjective, as someone who firmly believes that diet and exercise can help improve so much more than just our physical appearance (such...
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Anxiety

Food and Exercise as Antidepressants


How many of you eat when you’re stressed, anxious, panicky, or depressed?

Now, how many of you exercise when you’re experiencing those same feelings?

I didn’t conduct any formal poll, but I’m willing to bet more of you raised your hands for the first question than the second.

(After all, according to the CDC as of 2010, the percent of Americans 20 years old and older who are overweight, including obese, is )

Basically, more than...
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