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Monday Move

Go back to basics for your body and brain

Illustration: Jaedoo Lee for Elemental


Monday Move

Don’t @ me


Observations from a reluctant exerciser, in a pandemic

Photo: Luis Alvarez/Getty Images


MONDAY MOVE

Sick of the snap, crackle, pop? Try this small but powerful tweak.

A young, Asian woman performing a squat exercise with a resistance band
A young, Asian woman performing a squat exercise with a resistance band
Photo: Kilito Chan/Getty Images


Why knowing your personal norm can help you keep tabs on your health

A woman stretching while wearing a smartwatch.
A woman stretching while wearing a smartwatch.
Photo: Grace Cary/Getty Images


Pandemic Reflections

During the pandemic, I discovered the life-affirming magic of learning mixed martial arts with your family

Young woman stretching on a yoga mat in front of a laptop.
Young woman stretching on a yoga mat in front of a laptop.
Photo: AsiaVision


MONDAY MOVE

You’ll be so glad you tried this

Photography: Andi Elloway


Monday Move

Can’t squeeze in a whole workout? You have time for this.

Animated male figure doing “skater” exercises from left to right.
Animated male figure doing “skater” exercises from left to right.
Animation by Jaedoo Lee for Elemental


Why your body, brain, and mood need you to move

Illustrations: Kaki Okumura


High-intensity routines are brief and effective but not easy

Woman working out in her living room.
Woman working out in her living room.
Photo: Oscar Wong/Getty Images

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