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The West Coast fitness gurus you need to follow on Instagram

Instagram can be so much more than selfies and scenery. Follow the right mix of trainers, yogis and nutritionists in California’s #FitFam, and you’ll find it easier to stay motivated and on track with your goals. These California Instagrammers can help you find workouts, inspiration and those fitness...

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    How to bounce back from a fitness failure

    If you're going to run, cycle, climb or otherwise strive for fitness, at some point you'll probably fall down, slow down or just feel down. That's why we cling to our beloved motivational quotes, like this old favorite from Confucius: "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every...

  • Now you can go on a digital diet in a most unlikely place: Las Vegas

    Now you can go on a digital diet in a most unlikely place: Las Vegas

    The term "journey into stillness" is generally not associated with Las Vegas. But a new program initiated by a top hotel spa in the city is out to change that. Launching this weekend, the Mandarin Oriental's new Digital Detox retreat aims to part people from their devices for 48 hours, challenging...

  • 5 new healthful snack options to keep the doughnut cravings at bay

    5 new healthful snack options to keep the doughnut cravings at bay

    Low-calorie, junk-free treats that can be tossed into a gym bag or desk drawer are a critical part of any health buff's arsenal. Here, a few new ones that have caught our eye: -- Los Angeles-based Nomva puts probiotics into its 100-calorie fruit-and-veggie pouches. Co-founders Caroline Beckman...

  • The unbelievably sweet reason why Gene Simmons of KISS has never done drugs or gotten drunk

    The unbelievably sweet reason why Gene Simmons of KISS has never done drugs or gotten drunk

    Rocker Gene Simmons says there’s no big secret to his ability to play a show night after night while wearing 50 pounds of gear (that’s between the armor and his guitar): “I’ve never been drunk and I’ve never been high,” said Simmons, 67, who is currently on tour with KISS.  Although a rock ’n’...

  • Bored with your workouts? Try tree rope climbing

    Bored with your workouts? Try tree rope climbing

    I can’t breathe. I’m exhausted. My heart is beating through my chest. I can’t believe this is happening. I’m sorta freaked out. I’m dangling in mid-air, 50 feet above the ground, swaying in the breeze, hanging from a half-inch-wide rope like a slab of beef in a butcher shop. I'm tree rope climbing....

  • Why this magazine is ditching the 'body shaming' language

    Why this magazine is ditching the 'body shaming' language

    “Are you bikini ready?”  That all-too familiar headline — as well as variations on it — could be headed for extinction. Women’s Health magazine announced that it’s banning this kind of “outdated” terminology from its cover. Media outlets should not be complicit in “body shaming” and promoting a...

  • Zendaya explains why 'fearless' is the best compliment you can pay her

    Zendaya explains why 'fearless' is the best compliment you can pay her

    Zendaya isn’t just a rising star. The 19-year-old doesn’t shy away from speaking up against injustice, including using her social media platform to give voice to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, calling out stereotyping (and needless photo retouching) and challenging her generation to get out and...

  • The two signs your music is 'aging' your hearing

    The two signs your music is 'aging' your hearing

    You probably think you’re too young to have a hearing problem, right? Maybe not. Everyday lifestyle habits — such as plugging in your earbuds and rocking out to you new downloads — can “age” your ears prematurely. Here are the two simple ways to know whether you’re potentially doing damage to your...

  • Caring for cuts, burns and scrapes: The rules have changed

    Caring for cuts, burns and scrapes: The rules have changed

    The days of using alcohol or peroxide — ouch! — to flush a cut or scrape and then letting it air dry so it scabs over is … well, old school. So is putting ice, butter or aloe on a burn. “I hear all of this every single day in our wound care center,” says Dr. Kazu Suzuki, director at Tower Wound...

  • Do you really need to shell out money for a pricey 'organic bed'?

    Do you really need to shell out money for a pricey 'organic bed'?

    Your bed is supposed to be the place where you can rest your weary head and let the day’s worries fade away. But some heath and environmental activists fear our beds — and sofas and other household products — could be making us sick. At issue are chemical materials that can be found in some vinyl...

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