Diet and Fitness

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Strengthen your core with these abdominal and lower back exercises. Our illustrated instructions guide you through each exercise, step by step.

By Lottie Olson

Glutes exercises strengthen and tone your glutes, or butt. These illustrated instructions show you how to do several glutes exercises.

By Lottie Olson

Try these shoulder exercises to tone and strengthen your shoulders. This article has step-by-step directions and helpful photos for each exercise.

By Lottie Olson

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Losing weight is easy. Keeping weight off is difficult. And while it's discouraging to lose weight quickly and put it back on, it can also be unhealthy. Find out how to lose weight over the long run.

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Regular physical activity can improve heart health, strength, and endurance. Explore the many other mental and physical benefits of exercise.

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A sensible diet and regular exercise are essential components of any successful weight loss plan. Learn helpful tips for cutting calories, making smarter food choices, and increasing your physical activity to help you lose weight.

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