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.
Let me say that their dancing in Silver Linings Playbook is hilarious, embarrassing, and heartwarming. But even more important to me (and any other woman who would rather gain weight than run): Dancing is a fantastically fun workout.
With the demands of daily life already vying for space in our busy schedules, having the right fitness plan is worth our due diligence.
Every year, without fail, a new diet gets media attention and every year I put my head in my hands. The newest trend for 2013 is fasting diets, dusted off and freshly repackaged to appeal to the masses.
Staying healthy while on the road has been a theme for me lately. Whether you are a frequent flyer, or just need a little extra inspiration, here are a few tips I picked up recently that will help to make traveling and eating healthfully easier to pull off.
No matter what you are going through in your life -- a sick family member, a troubled relationship, a difficult child, or a demanding boss -- a 45-minute sweat session might just be the best outlet of your day
Never ask a client to do something that you wouldn't do yourself. If you tell a person to drop and do 1000 burpees, you best have done that within the last 72 hours and if not then get ready to drop and do it with them!
The teams faced an initial surprise when they found out that their weigh-in would be different this week: instead of being judged by a cumulative team score, a random member of each team would be selected to represent everyone.
I may not have looked as graceful and elegant as Mary Helen (I mean, she was a professional ballerina for 10 years!), but I felt like I could at least copy her moves and get the burn that I was trying to achieve.
I know a great deal about fitness. I also know a great deal about vices. More specifically, I know a great deal about fitness and drinking. It's a love story. The two go together like ebony and ivory.
Once you realize that you can empower yourself to outfox your own limitations and you start to think of yourself as someone who can lose weight and be healthier, then you are emancipated from your own limiting self-beliefs.
As a trainer devoted to regular stretching during workouts, I was thrilled to read that the 49ers' workout format is similar to the workout format I use with my clients. In both scenarios, no one begins lifting weights until they have done a cardio warm up to get blood flow to the muscles.
After an emotional Danni explained how she hated seeing Pam go in last week's episode, the Biggest Loser contestants returned home to find that all the food had been taken from the kitchen. "You've got 10 overweight people," said the Blue Team's Michael. "You don't mess with our food!"
Did you know that access to parks and green spaces increase physical fitness? Seems obvious, right, but now there is a growing body of evidence demonstrating that parks are good for your health.
Exhaustion seems to make me a more forgiving listener.
We worked our glutes and core and learned how to get over ourselves -- and threw up a few jazz hands.
Whether you keep a "Win Journal" or just a photo album, your story will serve as a constant reminder of what you're capable of and inspire you to shoot even higher in the future. The more you reshape your expectations of yourself, the more you'll find yourself sticking to your goals.
A noisy grassroots uprising against Beyoncé could get other celebrities to back off from endorsing non-nutritious products to impressionable kids. Remember, once upon a time, celebrities regularly promoted tobacco products. Now, they wouldn't be caught dead hawking cigarettes.
Biceps curls are a staple in many men's workout routines. They also happen to be a staple of ridicule in the training world. But I think we might be rushing to judgment by convicting the curl -- which, as it turns out, might be a great core exercise!