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Stay Healthy on the Go

How to make nutritious eating choices—and fit in exercise—when you’re strapped for time and on the move.

Walk This Way

How to Walk: Dos and Don’ts, Plus Tips
Contrary to popular belief, fitness walking doesn’t have to look ridiculous. With proper form, you’ll simply look like a woman on a mission. Here’s how.

The Best Walks in the 10 Most Walkable U.S. Cities
Twenty scenic walks take you past some of the best sights these cities have to offer—and they give you a workout to boot.

The Benefits of Walking
It gets you out of the house—and also, as new research reports, out of mental ruts and into terrific physical shape. A step-by-step guide to the simplest fitness plan ever.

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Do-Anywhere Exercises

The do-anywhere (beachside, poolside, bedside in a hotel room) full-body routine.
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6 Quick Plyometric Exercises

Get more out of your workout by adding these high-intensity plyometric exercises to your routine.
Photo: Tara Donne

5 Exercises That Work Your Inner Ballerina 

Maybe you’ll never be a ballerina, but you can tone your body as dancers do. 
Photo: Ilan Rubin

15-Minute Stairs Workout

Use any set of stairs, indoors or out, to complete this quick cardio workout.
Photo: Jonathan Pozniak
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Gear Up

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High-Tech Weight-Loss Tools
Need an extra push toward those diet and exercise goals? A host of innovative weight loss tools are here to help. 

Degree MotionSense in Berry Cool

6 Effective, No-Stain Deodorants
Avoid the dreaded streaks and stains of deodorants past. These six picks are not only invisible to the eyes, they are invincible under the arms.

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Picnic-Packing Checklist

Who doesn’t love a picnic? But unpacking your basket and realizing you forgot an essential―not so much. Use this checklist to make sure you’ve got it all. 

  • Casual foods, preferably sandwiches or other things you can eat without utensils. Avoid foods with mayonnaise. Pack everything in lightweight, resealable containers.

    Related: Easy Summer Picnic Ideas

  • Ice pack or bags of ice. Food can spoil and harbor bacteria when not stored at the right temperature. Keep everything cold with refreezable ice packs, or fill a couple of resealable bags with ice cubes: They’ll chill food as it’s transported. Add ice cubes to drinks during the picnic. Empty out whatever remains before you go, for a lighter trip home.
  • Drinks. Bring an assortment of kid-friendly and adult beverages, such as bottled water and juice.

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