As there are many positive aspects to having a bikini body, it can equally come with a lot of costs: undesirable thoughts, feelings and behaviors, especially if the positive attributes become extreme. Here's a timeline of my changing body throughout the past four and a half years.
Anatomy of a Stride You know from the two earlier posts that the previous two invariables in running -- Pose and Fall -- pretty much happen on their o...
Ahhh, college. Aside from the esteemed honor of earning a university diploma, higher education tends to conjure up images of all-nighters, buffet-sty...
This may come as a shock, but despite what your ex says about you, you're probably not going to Hell. Relieved? Good! But I hate to break it to you that your ex isn't going to Hell either.
Chef Alex Thomopoulos's approach to food is not harping on what she cannot eat, but celebrating the ingredients she can use to make tasty and unique meals.
Food is fun this time of year! Deprivation is not the solution. Learning mindful eating behaviors is the secret and it takes some practice.
When stress mounts, the urge to self-soothe can lead us in some counter-productive directions -- drugs, alcohol or overeating, for example. But some of the most powerful mood-enhancing chemicals are not swallowed, smoked, snorted or injected. They've been within us all along.
You can start implementing each exercise into your workouts, no matter where you are in your strength development. Each exercise is highly customizable and you can include a lot of variety to keep things interesting. Which means no boredom in the weight room!
Kang's Facebook photo wasn't fat shaming. She asked a legitimate question about priorities on her Facebook page. We cannot become so coddling as a society that we vilify someone who asks us to give some honest thought to the connection between our choices and our health.
Anatomy of a Stride Remember from "Running Form: Distilled (Part 3a)" that from the running Pose you stand on the precipice, ready to give yourself t...
Anatomy of a Stride Recall from the previous post, "Running Form: Distilled (Part 2)," that by employing a standard by which to frame, evaluate and a...
There is no requirement for people to cheer others on they don't know, but you see it happening along the whole of the race course. I observed the best of what we call "human." It affirmed for me that within humans reside compassion, generosity, thoughtfulness, and concern for others.
Let's face it -- you may not be "just a few days away from a new and improved you," but with a sustained commitment to health and fitness the definition of "the new you" has limitless potential.
fThe voices of genuine experts are substantially drowned out by pseudo experts. If we treated flying the way we treat weight control, everyone who had ever been on a plane would speak with the same authority as an experienced pilot or the engineer who built the thing.
The door opened and the instructor walked in. Tall, tan, smiling with huge, beautiful teeth nearly radioactive in brightness, she flicked a cascade of perfect blonde extensions from her face as she cleared her throat. Pamela Anderson was about to teach me yoga.
Whoa. I usually reserve DVD workouts for my early-a.m. sweat sessions because I feel like I can sometimes get away with watching with one eye still closed. Not. The. Case.
This isn't scientific, but unthin people like me divide thin people into two groups: the congenitals and the habituals. That may not be fair, but it's how it seems.
While there's SO much advice about how to manage the holidays healthier, and even more advice about how to erase the holiday damage in the New Year with a New You, the missing piece is the advice that emphasizes TODAY as the time to focus on your holiday health.
I've taught lots of kids in my life. I think I've taught kids of all ages, from 3-year-olds to teenagers. Everyone is different. But kids naturally want what yoga offers: a sense of clarity, a sense of peace. And we can't have peace with zombies about.
Hedge fund managers Nick Morris and Dan Gluck began obsessively investigating chia, reading whatever research they could find on its nutritional properties. They discovered that chia is an "off-the-charts superfood."