We've all been there: You see an Instagram photo of one of your favorite celebrities after a workout looking super fit, and you think, Who's working that magic? The most likely answer: a personal trainer who is in even better shape than his or her famous clientele.
Stop calling me a label. Start calling me a person. When I was 16 I was a person struggling with addiction. Today, I am a person in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs for more than 14 years. That doesn't just sound a bit different -- it feels different.
We all know there's a lot more than reading, writing and arithmetic that children learn in school. Until the national school lunch program was modified in 2010 nutrition hadn't been high on the list and now that is being threatened by efforts in Congress.
How can we build on such efforts? We might start by educating African-American physicians, who tend to have an easier time overcoming the distrust of patients of color and can pass on good information.
I had the honor of speaking with four amazing women who shatter the stereotype of what it means to be a yogi. I am so thrilled to share their stories in hopes that they will inspire you as much as they do me.
In my own life and in my professional experience with other women, I have found that the seven foods below are among the best ones to make our diet nutritious and healthy.
Coleman began losing weight on her own naturally, even though her doctor told her that she couldn't lose over 200 pounds without surgery. Coleman replied to her doctor, "Oh, I will do it," and she did.
Put down your calculators. Put away your food scales. Turn off your calorie-counting apps. It's time to stop counting calories.
To get Americans back on their feet --to enjoy better health and other rewards-- we need to make strolling and striding a natural part of daily life again. This can be accomplished by removing the personal and physical barriers that discourage us from walking for recreation, relaxation, and transportation.
If you're ready to get off the white-stuff bandwagon, there are some definite ways not to do it that can potentially stymie your efforts. I often see people make these seven mistakes when they give up sugar.
After feeling inadequate for so long, I suddenly remembered what it felt like to be good at something. I had run a marathon! I had a new friend. I was reacquainted with the idea that I was athletic, talented, and hard-working. I had given myself a gift.
Day in and day out, we need to stay active and at the very least, an easy rule of thumb is to break a light sweat at least once a day. It does not have to be intense, but on a non-working out day, it's a good rule to follow. This can be achieved by doing things like taking the stairs or carrying your groceries home from the supermarket.
Rediscovering the joy of coloring is not only fun, experts say it is also good for us.
Here's my four-minute workout which I do every morning (before work) that kick-starts my day! Complete this workout before you go to work in the morning and I promise you will feel energized and motivated to start your day.
no one eats perfectly 100 percent of the time, but if anyone out there best knows what foods to avoid, it's definitely the experts who make a living showing others how to eat healthy. Here's a look at the foods and products nutritionists and dietitians said they certainly wouldn't consume:
Remember, the body wants to function properly, and all pain, such as plantar fasciitis, is nothing more than its way of telling you that it currently isn't. Align your body, and I promise those plantar fascia will stop that painful racket.
Health is merely a spectrum under which all of us fall into in one place or another, and this is especially true when you think of invisible autoimmune conditions which are very much part of you yet pose a number of problems.
It is challenging to maintain sobriety in a sea of booze, beer pong and perpetual hash-bash culture. Having a recovery center on campus to turn to in my fledgling days of recovery would have provided the crucial spark needed to ignite my efforts into something sustainable.
When I was entering my sophomore year, I piled up my schedule with everything there was. Not only was I taking a heavy course load, I was also in two shows, and trying to work outside of school. In addition, within the first couple of weeks, one of my good friends went through a major life trauma. I wanted to be there for her as much as possible.