Proper squat form means the head is in a neutral position, the chest is upright, facing forward, the knees are bent over but not beyond the toes, the hips are lowered as far as they can go, the weight is on the heels, the abdomen muscles are sucked in, and the butt is pushed backwards.
Last year when announcing the top 50 resorts we began by stating the obvious: there are a lot of great ski resorts out there. While that hasn't changed, our list of the top 50 certainly has--thanks to our readers.
She told me that triathlon training is tough and the racing season is grueling. No surprises there. But, what did surprise me is her emphasis on rest. Complete and total rest for a period of one month. No scheduled workouts, no expectations, and no pressure.
Our imaginations take us to grand and colorful places that we can not conceive as a reality. But what if those colors actually existed right here on Earth?
From essential health to travel tools, here are five apps that will bring you joy for the holidays.
Frequent travelers, especially younger business travelers, don't just like being pampered. We also like staying fit too, and a service or amenity that catered to this side of our increasingly health-conscious lives would make a welcome addition to our frequent flyer routines.
You snooze, you win...with these ten dream-inducing gifts for the sleep lovers in your life! From friends who swear by their daily 8 hrs to family members who love spending weekends sleeping, we've got just the gifts for every category of 'sleepyhead' in your life.
Imagine you are running through a field of grass feeling vibrant, looking healthy, and young. Now imagine that you are also disease-free and strong into your old age. Don't both those images seem too good to be true?
Turning your body into a fat burning machine requires a few important factors: strength training, cardio and diet. When it comes to exercise, the combination of lifting weights and performing high-intensity cardio activity is the most effective way to burn fat and build lean muscle.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past six months, you've heard of Beachbody's 21-Day Fix. Who DOESN'T want to be "fixed" in 21 days (ugh...
Cruise ships were once a series of dining options pared with sunning spots, a pool or two and cramped galley rooms have now transformed into the ultimate vacation hot spots, bundling anything and everything a traveler could imagine wanting--all within walking distance.
Some people wait until the new year to change. Not me. Since my mother's passing, I've been thinking a lot -- maybe too much -- about my life and which direction to embark on.
Life is busy. Life is hard. Life is too short to drive all over town just to exercise. When you need to squeeze in a quick workout, stream it straight...
If you eat well and are active generally throughout the year, you will be healthier and leaner than those who are not. If that pattern persists over the holidays, or picks up again after, you will find in it pretty effective immunity against holiday-related health hazards. Build good health year round, and let the good times roll when the holidays roll around.
Growing up I have been reminded to not let days slip by and not to put things off. My dad often reminded me that the cliché "Youth is wasted on the young" is something he didn't want me to regret too.
Overeating commonly occurs when your mind is not aware that your body is being fueled. Allowing your mind and body to connect results in healthier portion control and a satisfied appetite.
Not all parks experience winter like the wonderland we see in movies, but the ones that do, are well worth the few added layers, just to gaze upon the sensational sparkling snow.
Scene at the gym the other day: A guy steps on the treadmill two over from mine. I'm happily jogging along so I only glance to the side briefly. Wit...
There are so many incredible, inspiring individuals who will cheer you on and be equally inspired by your efforts. Demonstrating to yourself that you can go above and beyond provides an inner strength that shines into every area of your life. That's putting the change in challenge.
We've rounded up a list of the most common (and if we're all honest, the lamest) excuses for not exercising, and we called on the help of several fitness experts to find out how to crush them.