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Understanding healthy weight
For years, BMI was used as a metric of having a healthy weight. But it’s one-size-fits-all approach is likely flawed, as it doesn’t take into account a person’s bone, muscle, or fat proportion.

There are other – more accurate – measures of fitness and health available to you:

  • Skin calipers: This inexpensive plier-shaped tool can be used to clamp sections of fat off of the body and measure body composition accurately, and within just a few minutes (although the skill of the technician measuring you really matters!)
  • Tape measure: To be considered healthy, waist circumference should be less than half of your height
  • Hydrostatic weighing: compares a patient’s normal body weight outside of the water to their bodyweight while completely submerged. It’s one of the most accurate assessments to use

Check out a few others – more complicated and likely administered by a physician or personal trainer.
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Mixing up cardio and strength training
Keeping your workouts – both strength and cardio – interesting can be a challenge. Check out these daily workouts to keep things fresh and fun. We especially love Thursday’s barre-inspired option.
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A strong core
A strong core is based on two principles – strength and stability. Exercises that focus on stability often seem easy, but the point is to master control of the small stabilizer muscles in your abs.

Check out these stability moves.
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