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7 Exercises That Flatten Your Belly (Without a Single Crunch)

Crunches were once the answer to sit-ups, the gym warm-up of our elementary school days. Now both abdominal exercises have a bad rap in the fitness community. The repetitive flexing of the lumbar spine, or lower back, has been implicated in back injuries as serious as disc hernias. The following exercises can help flatten your belly while minimizing pain....

7 Science-Backed Ways Exercise Improves Students’ Grades

According to a recent study, kids who are active 20 minutes before a test tend to score better. In fact, over time, regular physical activity leads to all kinds of brain-boosting benefits. Here are seven ways scientific research has shown that exercise can improve students’ grades. 1. Exercise enhances a child’s ability to concentrate In order to score well on...

5 Gadgets Guaranteed to Get You Off the Couch

Ever notice how new technology seems specifically designed to turn us into couch potatoes? These days, with the click of a button or the touch of a screen, we can buy our groceries, pay our bills and talk to our friends without moving a muscle. In fact, Canadian adults now spend an average of 69 per cent of their...

7 Household Items that Are Fitness Equipment in Disguise

Let’s be honest: between the clothes, gadgets and gym membership, working out can get seriously expensive. Luckily, you don’t really need any of those things to start leading a more active life. In fact, your home is filled with free fitness equipment—if you know where to look and how to use them. How to Use Ordinary Household Items as...

10 Ways to Workout When You Have Absolutely No Time

Not having enough time to exercise is a common complaint these days. Yet, finding the time to get active is essential to your health, happiness, and quality of life. With that in mind, here’s a list of ways you can sneak physical activity into your day without spending hours at the gym. 1. Walk or wheel around Turn your...