We reached out to some of the top fitness experts and asked how they balance their exercise, health and sleep schedules both personally and for clients, and also asked them to clear up common misconceptions they see regarding rest in the fitness world. Read on to learn from some of the best in fitness.
Soon after arriving to the Bay Area, I noticed a large blue exercise station filled with people working out on the Marina Green in San Francisco. Ever...
If I'm dreaming I wish men would come out and say "we don't like a woman with a super flat stomach, perfection is not what we're after"...but that would require I go back to sleep and dreamland.
Summer's here, and it's time to get back into beach body shape. While optimum health and fitness are important to many, the demands of work, home and personal life can leave one feeling like there's just not enough time. Here are five tips to help you get fit and healthy.
"But about a month before my friend Pammy died, she said something that may have permanently changed me. We had gone shopping for a dress for me to we...
The current trend in social and mainstream media is not only disturbing but is also filled with attacks against healthy, fit people and support for be...
It made perfect sense to me that I should try a "spin class" of my own, thinking that maybe it would change my life too. As fate would have it, my neighborhood workout studio just opened a brand new cycle class, at the beginning of the year. I signed up and have not looked back. Here are the top seven motivations Dailey Cycle has given me, one step at a time:
There are ways to use social media effectively and enjoy it without making us feel emotionally heavy or weighed down. Here are a few of my favorite ways to help you lighten the emotional weight of social media:
This is the most important change you can make to your training. Most beginning runners train at one speed, running at moderate (or even max) effort every session. While that's enough to drive meaningful aerobic gains, it's not the most effective way to get fast. In fact, most coaches will refer to moderate effort runs as "junk miles."
I love this class. I love the loud music, the beat, and the tap backs. And also disco lights! I love the darkness (because the instructor can't see that I'm not giving him a quarter turn. Sneaky!), and I love the vibrant, motivating trainer telling me I can do it, especially when I feel like I can't.
One of the most challenging parts of running is preventing wear and tear, so here's the low-down on the most common and problematic injuries David Geier, MD sees in runners, how to fix them yourself and when to get help.
In order to develop lifelong, healthy dieting practices, permanent behavior change backed by consistency and discipline should be your new goal. By making small positive adjustments to your diet, you can eventually transform the way you eat in order to create a healthier happier person.
I simply got into a routine. By having that consistency, it created a habit and I actually craved going to the gym at lunch. An added bonus is that it helped my stress levels and I would come back to my desk reenergized for the afternoon. Now I'm trying to create a routine that works for me in my new life as an entrepreneur.
I was often the largest woman in the room, but off the mat, I was welcoming in my own revolution of body acceptance. I decided to feel more committed to my own well-being than to a number on a scale. As I went deeper into yoga, I went deeper into the connection with my body.
I've been waiting for the "revolution" in education, in terms of an understanding that children need to move, pretty much for as long as I've focused on early childhood physical activity -- which is to say, about 35 years.
The belief that both men and women deserve equal rights (and by extension that all people do) is gaining acceptance worldwide. But it still hasn't translated into the way that we relate to other living beings.
I was in a coffee shop, having breakfast with my daughter, Angela Luhys, on a week when my weight loss had reached the 90 pound mark since November. While sharing this great milestone with Angela, the guy in the booth behind me was trying to sell an annuity.
Consider this your reminder to stop what you're doing, unroll your yoga mat and take a few minutes to give your body a little love.
Around 5-6 years ago, I smoked, I was overweight, and only exercised occasionally. Being a fan of radical turns in my life, I decided one day to go on a week-long liquid diet, I stopped smoking, and I took up running, with the only goal in my mind to some time run the half marathon in my home town.
As a three‐time marathoner, I've logged a lot of miles. While I can't say every mile was enjoyable, I love running because it has so many rewards. Of course some benefits are more obvious than others. I love to run because it helps me sleep better.