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Find Your Adventure Buddy

An uncharted run, a fresh hiking path and a kayak cruise are all outdoor adventures that are better with a buddy. And finding a sweaty soulmate can also boost your motivation to be active, found a study from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. When solo exercisers recruited a new workout pal to plug into whatever their chosen routines were, they started exercising an extra 90 minutes per week—likely thanks to the social support, say the researchers.

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Jump-Start Your Metabolism with a Plyo Box

Walk into any gym and you’ll probably see at least one person catching air—and for good reason. Explosive jumping moves, aka plyometrics, burn calories to the tune of nine or more a minute—the equivalent of jogging. And they work to super-sculpt muscles too. You can reap even more body benefits by doing your reps with a plyo box—a mini platform, typically made of wood, steel or foam and available in heights from 4 to 42 inches—that you jump on or over. Research from the American Council on Exercise shows that you’ll burn an average of 15 calories per minute during a HIIT workout that includes the box.

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Get Back to the Track to Get Fitter and Faster

If you haven’t set foot on a track since high school gym class, you’re missing out. “There are so many possibilities when you’re training on a track,” says Joe Holder, a USA Track & Field certified coach in New York City. You can get in your HIIT without a timer—let the straightaways (approximately 100 meters) be the stretches for your sprint intervals, instead of a set number of seconds—as well as think outside the oval for its extras: namely, bleacher stairs to bound up and an infield for body-weight exercises.

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The Science of Sweat

Sweat, while a completely natural (and essential!) bodily function, can prompt all sorts of questions (including “why the heck am I sweating so much?!”). Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about sweat.

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Hit the (Climbing) Wall for a Great Workout

You don’t have to be outside to go rock climbing. You don’t have to be an extreme athlete either. Climbing is super accessible: chances are you’re within reach of one of the 600—and counting—climbing gyms in the United States.

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Running 101

It’s time to lace up your shoes—running is one of the best exercises out there for torching calories and building overall fitness. Here’s what to know before you head out the door.

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Hip Opener Yoga Sequence

Lean in to these exercises for more flexible, open hips.

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Make Time for Getting Outdoors

Even a small dose of nature each day—as little as five minutes—can benefit a person’s well-being. But if you find yourself spending much of your time inside, take heart. You have good reason to venture outside into nature, and it’s possible to make time in your week to do so. Learn more about the benefits of being in nature and how to spend more time in the great outdoors.

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One Move, Many Muscles: Standard Push-Up

Give this classic exercise move a try.

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Amazing Abs: Skater

This move’s got flair—and it’ll torch and tone your abs in no time.

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