Why Jumping Rope Is a Shockingly Good Workout

This article originally appeared on Time.com. A jump rope feels decidedly old-school: something you played with as a kid but that most adults, except for boxers, leave behind. That’s a shame, because jumping rope offers a combination of benefits to bone, balance and muscles that most types of exercise can’t match. “If you’ve done it […]

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6 Running Stretches That Are Too Easy to Skip

  This article originally appeared on Life by Daily Burn. If you’re one of those runners who sprints away from a warm-up and cool-down as fast as you do a finish line, you’re missing out on some great benefits. Plus, you could be putting yourself at risk for injury. According to Lauren Loberg, doctor of physical therapy […]

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26 Simple Ways to Shape Up This Summer

Sweat more in less time Move through three or four rounds of this full-body circuit from Davis to get the most burn for your buck. Push-Up Tuck Jump (top left): Perform a normal push-up (A). From plank position, “jump” knees toward elbows without touching feet to the floor (B), then jut feet back out. Do […]

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The Surprising Number of Steps Americans Really Take Each Day

Taking 10,000 steps a day is considered a healthy goal if you want to be reasonably fit and give your overall wellness a boost. But how often do you actually hit that number? If you’re like many Americans, you’re falling short, according to new research from Stanford University, which found that people in the U.S. took an average of just 4,774 step daily. […]

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