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A Cheat Sheet to Joining Exactly the Right Gym for You

Joining a gym for the first (or fifteenth) time is daunting. When you walk in, you're overwhelmed with thoughts that range from “I don't belong here” and “I have no idea where to start” to “Where the hell are the towels!?” Even the most experienced exerciser can feel like a total outsider. You might like The Best Meditation Apps for Every Personality But letting that intimidation get to you is a guaranteed way to miss the mark on your get-fit goals (not to mention people DGAF if you don't know how to turn on the treadmill).
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Work Out Without Weights

Illustration by Shannon Orcutt You don't need a fancy gym or equipment to get a work out right where you are. Here are a few of our favorite full-body exercises that require nothing more than your own bodyweight: Bear Crawl: Starting on the hands and knees, rise up onto the toes, tighten the core, and slowly reach forward with the right arm and right knee, followed by the left side.
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Eat Kale to Boost Calcium

Photo: Flikr user B*2 Move over, milk. Not only is kale chock full of antioxidants (like vitamins A and C), it's bursting with calcium. One study even found that we absorb calcium from kale better than that found in dairy products. Who knew? At 33 calories per cup, this leafy green is a great way to help get healthier bones and waistlines.
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Diet Culture Says Bingeing Is Bad - Your Body Says It's Survival

Share on Pinterest What's the difference between an eating disorder and a diet? With one considered a mental disorder and the other normalized as something everyone is doing or trying to do, they may seem an ocean apart. But the line between an eating disorder and disordered eating is not as clear as you might think.
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5 Links We Love This Week

Share on Pinterest As your relatable fitness, health, and happiness guide, we're striving to bring our readers awesome content on a daily basis. And every weekend, we want to share the love with others who are writing some kick-ass content in the wellness world: Fitness: Top 10 Cities for Runners - Forbes Find out which cities are best for getting in those miles without reverting to the 'burbs.
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Exactly How to Hydrate for Intense Workouts

This article was created in partnership with BODYARMOR as part of Destination Hydration. If working out feels a lot more complicated than you remember, that's probably because it is. Gone are the days of hitting the pavement without a plan and calling it exercise. We want to know which exercise we should do first in the gym, whether incline or speed is more important, and what to eat for optimal performance and recovery and when.
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