Training is not just hard physically, it's hard mentally. We all know that training our bodies is the right thing to do, it's sticking to it long term or getting inspired enough to even start in the first place that's the tricky bit.
Getting healthier is always a top priority for many of us around the new year as we come off of the holiday binge and look forward to summer. "Healthy" can mean different things to different people, but generally, feeling good, looking good and taking care of yourself fits the bill.
Just because it's sub zero outside doesn't mean you can't warm up your winter. Here are a few ways to bring in the heat and keep out of the cold this season.
This workout was just right: My heart was pounding and I was dripping sweat, but I could still crack a smile. The 50 minutes flew by, as we moved from one exercise to another before anyone had time to get bored or wish class was already over. I left feeling strong.
Studies of association can be important but do not prove cause and effect. Perhaps people who sit more are more stressed, and maybe stress is the real health threat. To know for sure, we would need reliable data about differential levels of stress across differential amounts of sitting.
If you're playing the substitution game fast and loose, give these surprising swaps a shot. You'll be surprised by how easy it is to save a lot of calories and add a lot of nutritional value with very little effort.
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The only measures of energy balance I apply to myself are: Do my clothes fit? Can I do the same number of chin-ups and pull-ups as yesterday? I don't care how many calories I ate yesterday, and it doesn't matter if my elliptical erred high, low, or was spot on.
Make a batch on the weekend and stash them in the fridge for convenient, energizing, ready-to-go treats all week long.
Breaking out of bad habits can be a whole lot easier when you leave regular life behind, especially if you chart a course for one of these 10 hotels and resorts with serious health and wellness programs to help. Raw food or wine therapy? Take your pick.
Am I glorifying thin-ness; the hot bod I had in my teens and twenties? I tell myself that this five and half decades old body has absorbed love and adoration that the itsy bitsy one could only dream of. It has survived injuries and illness for which I am grateful.
Through the years, my exercise regimen has changed from running, to cycling, and now to spin classes, workout machines, and lifting. In deference to my advanced years, I no longer do killer workouts, like the now-fashionable CrossFit, or daredevil sports.
Fitness and fatness both matter. Excess weight from muscle, with a lean waist, is not a risk factor for premature death. Excess body fat distributed in the lower extremities, as often prevails in premenopausal women, is also not a marker of risk. Weight around the middle is, however, and its effect on mortality appears in this large analysis to be much the same as the risk of inactivity.
Founded about a year ago, Daybreaker is a dance party series that encourages people to hop on the dance floor -- not treadmills -- to boost their mood, get an intense work out, create a community of camaraderie, and have tons of fun.
The blogosphere has really revolutionized the way we interact online, particularly by allowing us to connect by sharing, liking and commenting through social media. Some bloggers utilize their platform as a kind of personal diary or narrative, while others use it to create posts that enhance or supplement their business.
From the power of rest, to stretching out tension, to building strength in your heart and lungs, to improving your trunk and core and looking after your toes, I have created a simple list of priority areas to focus on for the entire year.
If you lived through enough January firsts, you know that, when it comes to New Year's resolutions, we often set ourselves up for failure. Challenging ourselves to a mother lode of well-intentioned but giant tasks -- losing 40 pounds, changing jobs, moving to a new home -- we often become paralyzed by the enormity of it all and wind up doing nothing.
We've all begun new years in the past with aspiring resolutions, but often haven't been able to see them through. It's probably not because we were...
The "new year, new me" routine has become a bad cliche, but we should be able to put aside our disdain and acknowledge that even if someone doesn't succeed on their first try, thinking about their health, fitness, and eating habits is an admirable thing -- regardless of what time of the year it happens.
What if we refused to allow January to shame us into feelings of inadequacy? What if we took a cue from toddlers everywhere and turned up our noses at what January was serving us?