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Pimp out your home gym: 11 gadgets we'd love to own right now

Even if you're a dedicated gym rat, having a few trusty go-to workout devices at home comes in handy. "Whether it's an entire home gym set-up or a few body-weight exercise routines, a go-to home workout is the most important thing for maintaining a fitness regimen — so you don't have an excuse...

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Lululemon Athletica uses science to reinvent the sports bra

When it comes to sports bras, the longstanding idea was to keep breast movement to a minimum during exercise, but Lululemon is turning that notion on its head. After two years of development, incorporating everything from advancements in neuroscience to behavioral psychology, the activewear firm...

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    Health officials urge meningitis vaccination amid L.A. Pride festival

    Los Angeles County health officials on Friday again urged gay and bisexual men to get vaccinated against meningitis, as an outbreak that began last year continues to grow. Twenty-nine people in the county have been diagnosed with meningitis since March 2016, with the latest case identified a few...

  • Wearable X introduces yoga pants embedded with sensors

    Wearable X introduces yoga pants embedded with sensors

    Yogis try day after day to improve their practice and now Wearable X is offering yoga pants embedded with electronics meant to help finesse their alignment. With the help of 50-plus yoga instructors, Wearable X spent two years developing the $299 leggings. By using the companion iPhone app and...

  • 10 gym bags so glam you'll want to get up off the couch

    10 gym bags so glam you'll want to get up off the couch

    Fitting it all in to stay fit, sometimes literally — schlepping your day-to-day necessities to the gym, work and beyond — can translate to an over-stuffed, messy, accident-waiting-to-happen gym bag. You need room (and pockets) for dirty gym clothes, gym shoes, wet swimsuits, possibly a laptop,...

  • A stash of calorie-friendly treats to get you through your Coachella weekend

    A stash of calorie-friendly treats to get you through your Coachella weekend

    Got the munchies? Keep a stash of these easy-to-carry and calorie-friendly treats in your tent at Coachella to get you through the weekend: Up all night Pull an all-nighter with Awake Energy Granola Bars, which are packed with 101 mg. of caffeine — the equivalent of a cup of coffee — and come...

  • An L.A. way to get to 10K steps: Hike a former Hollywood movie ranch

    An L.A. way to get to 10K steps: Hike a former Hollywood movie ranch

    Corriganville was one of Southern California’s premier movie ranches, where from the 1930s to the 1970s camera crews shot seemingly everything from film director John Ford’s “Fort Apache” to the TV shows “Sky King” and “Star Trek.” Today it’s a public park, but it still has traces of its Hollywood...

  • Oprah and Deepak want to teach you to meditate

    Oprah and Deepak want to teach you to meditate

    Guided meditations, fitness and meditation on the go, and a way to find the perfect workout buddy. Here’s are ways to take it to the next level: Monday was the kickoff for “Hope in Uncertain Times,” a 21-day digital audio meditation series offered by Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra. Participants...

  • 7 steps to making your health your No. 1 priority

    7 steps to making your health your No. 1 priority

    If you’re like many of us, you make well-intentioned health and fitness resolutions — perhaps on Jan. 1 — only to break them days or weeks later. We asked Betsy Mendel, a Los Angeles personal trainer and author of “Move a Muscle. Change a Mood,” for tips to help get back on track when we lose our...

  • 10 high-tech gadgets to help you get to sleep

    10 high-tech gadgets to help you get to sleep

    We’re losing sleep over … sleep. Blame it on job stress or the circadian-rhythm-wrecking blue light of cellphones and tablets, but studies show that nearly half of Americans don’t sleep well and that significant percentages of us suffer from chronic insomnia and sleep apnea, and that causes us...

  • Can you snack your way to a healthier brain?

    Can you snack your way to a healthier brain?

    Brain fog? There’s no shortage of new products claiming to boost mental energy, sharpen focus and improve concentration. There are even a couple of intriguing options to power up that morning coffee. ♦ Good Day Energy Chocolates are the brainchild of entrepreneur Simeon Margolis and Dr. Andrew...

  • How one of the fittest guys in Hollywood was inspired by Oprah

    How one of the fittest guys in Hollywood was inspired by Oprah

    Colin Egglesfield is one of the fittest actors in Hollywood. With roles on TV’s “All My Children,” “Rizzoli & Isles” and the film “The Space Between Us,” Egglesfield is a hard-core triathlete with three straight wins in the celebrity division of the annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon. The chiseled...

  • They want to enlist 1 million yoga fans for the world's largest class

    They want to enlist 1 million yoga fans for the world's largest class

    Sunset asanas turn into a dance party; kidney health gets an up-close look; an influential women’s group makes wellness a focus; and the world’s biggest yoga gathering kicks off. Here’s a look at four events you want to know about: Expect to see a long line outside Lululemon's SweatBox interactive...

  • Why actor Josh Lucas will never let his son play tackle football

    Why actor Josh Lucas will never let his son play tackle football

    Actor Josh Lucas’ activism in social causes started young. He spent his early childhood traveling with his parents as they organized civil protests across the country. “They believed the government was spending too much on building nuclear weapons instead of on education, nutrition and healthcare,”...

  • Three workouts that promise spiritual fitness — and happiness

    Three workouts that promise spiritual fitness — and happiness

    Happiness workshops, spiritual fitness workouts and socially uplifting yoga sessions: Here are several upcoming events that aim to help people live more fulfilled lives: Celebrity trainer Jill Payne calls her program “Spiritual Athlete” for a reason: Her workouts are a combination of high-intensity...

  • Norovirus outbreak continues at Santa Monica schools

    Norovirus outbreak continues at Santa Monica schools

    Nearly two months after a norovirus outbreak began during a class trip to Yosemite, students in Santa Monica are still falling sick with the stomach bug, according to school and public health officials. Cases appear to be falling, but 100 students still contracted norovirus last week in the Santa...

  • 14 last-minute tips for running the L.A. Marathon

    14 last-minute tips for running the L.A. Marathon

    Congratulations! You've done the months of training, assembled the proper gear and are ready to crush Sunday's L.A. Marathon, and its 26.2-mile “Stadium to the Sea” route. Now don't screw it up in the last days. Here are my essential tips for what to do — and not do — in the hours before the big...

  • First person: For long-suffering Northwestern basketball fans, it's time to dance

    First person: For long-suffering Northwestern basketball fans, it's time to dance

    The futility of Northwestern basketball first really sank in when Bobby Knight, a fractious sort known for throwing chairs, lobbed a compliment the Wildcats’ way. “If I’m watching this game,” the legendary Indiana coach said, “I’m rooting for Northwestern.” Easy for him to say. The Wildcats had...

  • 9 ways to give your running gear a spring makeover

    9 ways to give your running gear a spring makeover

    Even if you’re not racing in the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, the mere sight of so many fit, active people ought to inspire you to bump up your running routine. Sometimes, all it takes to improve your performance or motivation is an upgrade in gear. Athletic supply companies know this and have...

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