Today, very little movement is needed to accomplish our daily errands. Technology has made our lives easier and more sedentary. Most items can be purchased by a few clicks on the computer, picking up the phone, or driving to the store.
Our psychology has been shaped by a sometimes uneasy balance of natural and sexual selection -- the practical need to acquire our daily bread and the romantic need to find love and produce offspring.
Fitness is obtained via the head but happiness comes via the heart.
Losing weight is torture enough without having to deal with negotiations about forbidden food. And with weight loss saboteurs, if you can spot them, then you can stop their effect on your weight loss efforts.
The Up System is a viable option for a person who wants to track his or her fitness and health goals. Yet, the system made me a little anxious.
On the last morning of this experiment, I ran nearly as fast as Usain Bolt. Or at least that's what my Rhythm says.
Wearing the wristband and being able to check my step count any time definitely motivated me -- I wanted to break 10,000 every day, so if I was lagging, I might get off the train a few stops early and walk the rest of the way home after work.
If I was trying to make a significant lifestyle change -- like if I was sedentary and was trying to be more active, or if I was trying to lose weight, etc. -- then I think I would probably shell out my own money to buy one of these.
I can't say that I would wear this again, but it was encouraging to learn that the body can burn 2000 calories in a day (workout included) just by sitting at a desk, breathing, and typing.
Within a day of wearing the FuelBand, I was so accustomed to it that I often forgot it was there until, suddenly, I began to feel an urge to quantify my day.
If you're the sort of person who thinks a trip the gym should sound like a night at the club, this is the playlist for you.
In an effort to stop this 46-year-old body from sliding into total disrepair, I joined a fancy gym. It's definitely an investment and I'm committed to getting my money's worth, which is why I started taking classes -- yoga, pilates, power napping, and my favorite -- Zumba.
The total training time, including the rest periods, will take a hair over 15 minutes.
Even if you've never worked out before, you would be amazed at how quickly your body can adapt and grow stronger when you get moving. If there's one thing I've learned through this process, it's that you should never underestimate your own strength.
From Fitbits to vibrating forks, gadgets promise healthier lifestyles through examination of our daily activities such as diet, exercise and sleep. While the hype is high, I'm not cheering as enthusiastically as my colleagues here in Silicon Valley.
Although I am still new to practices like yoga and Pilates, I am happy to have found additional ways to improve my fitness and challenge my body.
Because the moves were so dynamic and the music was so high-energy, I really believed Sadie when she said it didn't matter if I got all the steps, as long as I kept moving. I left the studio with the biggest high, and I woke up the next morning sore all over (in the best way).
We made you a playlist -- and, yes, it includes Beyonce and Jay-Z.
Love songs are no fun to work out to. Take a page from the anti-Valentine's Day handbook and get sweaty to these unapologetic, pissed off, in-your-face breakup songs.
February is Eating Disorder Awareness Month. Many female teens set up impossible standards for themselves, which are incredibly hard to meet unless they are willing to put their health at risk by engaging in severely restrictive dieting.