The biggest culinary holiday of the year is no time to be counting calories. But we've all experienced that post-Thanksgiving day, I-had-one-too-many-servings-of-macaroni remorse when our skinny jeans felt just a bit to skinny.
Here's what's really making all of us unhealthy: It's those times when we eat like it's a holiday for no apparent reason on a Tuesday night at Ruby Tuesday's. Or when we eat out of boredom, stress or loneliness instead of our true hunger.
The sign stopped me in my tracks: "Since 2004, six people have died falling from the cliffs on this route." I promptly texted a photo of the warning to my mom back home in Maryland and continued along the trail.
Following class, I felt sore in muscles I didn't even know I had. I felt stronger, more toned, and have no doubt that regular attendance would be transformative.
There's a place for Lycra. Spin class perhaps, or maybe running through the park in winter. At the gym though, no one wants or needs to see the outline of your junk. Cover yourself up. The same goes for board shorts -- they belong at the beach. And sandals: seriously?
Doing the Dream Body series made me realize that I rely on my workouts as a much-needed break from my life, and doing jumping jacks a few feet away from my dirty kitchen was ultimately too stressful, not a stress-reliever.
For all the genuinely positive energy that exists on Lulu's retail floors, an equally disturbing culture festers at the top and perpetuates a discourse with far more damaging implications than pilling capris.
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We could blame it all on the food companies that make the junk food, and the technology companies that keep inventing more ways for us to be sedentary. But as noted, the enemy is both them and us.
"Yoga-related injuries." The phrase sounds ridiculous. I've been backcountry skiing, diving with sharks, and this is how I get injured? Who does this?
Certain positions and rolls were incredibly uncomfortable in the best way: Sinking my weight into the pressure of a small black ball firmly placed beneath my quad muscles ignited the kind of release I'd expect from a deep-tissue massage.
A few years ago when I turned 50 and my world was topsy-turvy . . . I decided to get a grip. Not only had I packed on 15 post-menopausal pounds (too much of it settled around my middle), my energy lagged, and I felt gloomy and glum a lot of the time. Even worse, I started to think that midlife wasn't going to be so great after all. For the first time in my life, I had a bad attitude.
Rather than giving up your tight buns for cinnamon buns, try switching up your typical glute routine by adding in this StepMill glute-sculpting workout.
Statistics aside, the holidays can be a great time to practice self-control around the buffet and get creative about sneaking workouts in amongst all the craziness. It can also be an opportune time to ask your loved ones to give you gifts that encourage a healthy lifestyle.
No, there isn't just one magical thing experts do to find health and lose weight -- any more than expert chefs use just one magical ingredient, expert musicians play just one magical note, expert pilots pull just one magical lever, or expert authors use just one magical letter.
Guest Blog by Melissa Farley As a mom, entrepreneur, and health and fitness expert, I spend most of my days focused on others. As a mom, I clean, ...
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