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  • Bounce it out in a trampoline Jumping class

    Bounce it out in a trampoline Jumping class

    The word "trampoline" will never be the same for me. One day, it evoked blissful childhood flashbacks of 10-foot-high back flips and twisting pike-position seat drops. The next day, it evoked thoughts of my aching butt, hamstrings and abs — and an addictive low-impact/high-intensity one-hour group-exercise...

  • When it's you versus the dog: New book 'Stepdog' tackles the blending of families with pets

    When it's you versus the dog: New book 'Stepdog' tackles the blending of families with pets

    You're not sure it's going to happen for you, but it does: You find the mate of your dreams. He has an enviable Pacific Palisades address and you both have top journalism jobs. So, can a galoopy mutt named Eddie — granted, one whose antics prompted the post office to put the house on a "do not...

  • ClassPass service nears its first birthday, but not everyone's celebrating

    ClassPass service nears its first birthday, but not everyone's celebrating

    ClassPass, which lets user try several workout classes, turns one amidst mixed reviews from fitness studios.

  • Try this: Squats with overhead presses combine for fab shoulders and lower body

    Try this: Squats with overhead presses combine for fab shoulders and lower body

    Men, you probably already know why it's important to work out your shoulders. So this explanation is for the ladies: Fit, toned shoulders help you stand taller, make your waist look smaller and can help balance out your figure if you tend to carry weight in your hips. Plus, fit shoulders just look...

  • Connie Britton sings praises of relaxation in her full life

    Connie Britton sings praises of relaxation in her full life

    Costumed in sequins and 5-inch heels, the tall, toned and energetic Connie Britton stars as Rayna Jaymes, a country-singing icon, in ABC's "Nashville." She acquired devoted fans and four Emmy nominations with her nuanced portrayals of domestic life in NBC's "Friday Night Lights" and FX's "American...

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  • Quality-of-life care may help cancer patients live longer, feel better

    Quality-of-life care may help cancer patients live longer, feel better

    One of the memories Gabriela Dow has from when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer at age 35 is standing in the middle of the grocery store, overwhelmed by the decision of which foods to buy.

  • Spying on an ex via Facebook is no way to get over breakup

    Spying on an ex via Facebook is no way to get over breakup

    Trying to get over a breakup? Experts advise fighting the urge to check out how an ex's life is progressing and stay away from their Facebook profile.

  • When using social media becomes socially destructive

    When using social media becomes socially destructive

    If you're like most of the world, you make time for following friends on social media. In fact, 71% of adults who go online use Facebook and 23% use Twitter, according to the Pew Research Center. That isn't a bad thing at all. Positive posting and communication can be a real boost to your confidence...

  • Lavender harvest may also be a season of healing power

    Lavender harvest may also be a season of healing power

    June may be the best month for California lavender lovers, as festivals that celebrate the fragrant flowering plant abound during the next few weeks. But lavender is celebrated for more than its scent and beauty: Many people believe the plant, a member of the mint family, has therapeutic and medicinal...

  • The barre class at Pop Physique is a deceptive little workout

    The barre class at Pop Physique is a deceptive little workout

    If you take workout classes, you've surely heard about those using a ballet barre. Having never taken dance of any kind, I was uncertain; surely everyone else would have perfectly turned out, pointed feet and terrific balance? But barre is everywhere, and not everyone is ballet-ready. The class...

  • At Charlton Flats, in Angeles National Forest, spectacular views

    At Charlton Flats, in Angeles National Forest, spectacular views

    Just 35 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, this Charlton Flats walk features spectacular mountain views and is a great introduction to the many Angeles National Forest hiking trails along the Angeles Crest Highway. Before you go, pick up an Adventure Pass at a sporting goods store.

  • Treadmill safety starts with common sense

    Treadmill safety starts with common sense

    There were 24,400 treadmill-related injuries treated in ERs in 2014. Here are some tips for staying safe while logging miles.

  • David Siik at Equinox puts benefits of running into a fitness class

    David Siik at Equinox puts benefits of running into a fitness class

    Before Tabata. Before Spinning. And definitely before pole dance classes.

  • Moby maps his road to veganism

    Moby maps his road to veganism

    The DJ and musician Moby, a vegan for 27 years, plans to open a vegan restaurant this summer called Little Pine in Silver Lake. He recently appeared at the Skirball Cultural Center in conversation with the co-founder of the animal welfare organization Farm Sanctuary, Gene Baur. We asked him about...

  • Trying to get a good night's sleep? Here are some tips

    Trying to get a good night's sleep? Here are some tips

    Before you lay all the blame for your restless nights on your iPad or reach for sleeping pills, it's wise to examine your total sleep habits and address any persistent bad practices.

  • Consumer devices track sleep for a better night's rest

    Consumer devices track sleep for a better night's rest

    In a recent Royal Philips survey of nearly 8,000 people in 10 countries, 96% said that sleep is valuable to them, and 57% admitted their sleep could be better but they hadn't taken action to improve sleep.

  • LL Cool J's diet, naps and goal setting help foster his success

    LL Cool J's diet, naps and goal setting help foster his success

    LL Cool J is the star of CBS' hit series "NCIS: Los Angeles" and the host and producer of Spike's "Lip Sync Battle," based on a segment on Jimmy Fallon's late-night show, in which two celebrities compete not merely mouthing a song but also by using costumes and choreography. LL Cool J (born James...

  • Gear: The latest for stand-up paddle board fans on the go

    Gear: The latest for stand-up paddle board fans on the go

    The stand-up paddle board, or SUP, is one of the hottest sports products right now. People of all abilities love the comfortable standing position, the smooth and easy-to-learn paddle stroke, the upper-body and core workout, and the excuse to get out in the sunshine and onto the water. What they...

  • Pilates class at UpRise features a tower of power

    Pilates class at UpRise features a tower of power

    If you tell people you do Pilates, they often ask whether you do mat or "reformer" exercises, the latter being a bed-like contraption with weights and pulleys and straps for hands and feet. But at UpRise Pilates and Acupuncture in Santa Monica, owner Sheena Jongeneel also uses a third option, called...

  • Health experts agree: Eat more fruits and veggies

    Health experts agree: Eat more fruits and veggies

    Whether you clear your cabinets for every new diet, just grab a cheeseburger or live somewhere in the middle, you must eat more vegetables and fruit. So what will make you actually do it?

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