New experiences can be both exciting and scary, but overcoming your fear, embracing your strengths, and demonstrating curiosity will reap the benefits of personal growth and discovery, contributing to good health.
I am a 29-year-old woman who, just a year and a half ago, pooped my pants while running a marathon.
Exercise is a promise that isn't easy to keep. It is sometimes glorious, sometimes hideous, but always valuable.
And while there is nothing wrong with achievement and improvement, it is also very easy to forget to ask yourself the more important questions: Who am I? What do I believe about myself? What do I want my identity to be?
As the temperatures rise this season, aim to let cooler heads prevail by focusing on true summer fitness, physical and mental. You can use this summer to work on the "core" you by starting to ask yourself now, "What will help me strengthen my core self?"
Summer is right around the corner, which usually means a greater focus on tightening up our tummies and getting ready to rock the two-piece (or boar...
The team sport mindset is tough to replicate after we age out of high school and college athletics, but Tone House gets close.
Let's talk about legs. Since the muscle groups are so large, it means they burn the most calories. They also provide the most energy based on their size, so stronger legs will increase endurance. Increased endurance means less fatigue. Less fatigue means more partying!
A fitness tribe is what you make of it. It can be infinitely flexible or it can be a bit more formal, with scheduled workouts, eating plans, and a tribe name (let's go, Cardio Queens!). Still, the most successful fitness tribes have four key ingredients.
So I have a goal. What I'm not clear on is how a human being trains for a 48.6 mile weekend. But here's one thing I do know: Since I wrote about my mental illness for the first time, I've heard from people all over the world.
"I have never set out to be a role model or an inspiration in the diabetes world. I was just doing what I love to do and I found solutions with my own diabetes care that allowed me to do it."
When we think about mid-life career changes, I'm sure many of us have daydreamed about pursuing something that was lucrative, stimulating, and did some good in the process. If that dream isn't good enough, how about adding something that totally supports our health and fitness -- AND we can partner with our spouse?
Are fitness-tracking wristbands a fad? Probably, but the quantified self movement (of which fitness-tracking wristbands are only one small part) is going to be here for a good long while. So get ready... this is just the beginning.
I've been running for a little over seven years -- for some that's a lifetime, for others, I've just started. I hardly feel a difference, but after all these days, years and miles, when I look carefully, I see everything is different.
This month's top 10 list contains a healthy mix of perennial favorites and relative upstarts. Chart regulars like Shakira and OneRepublic both clock in with their most recent singles.
Multi-award-winning author Braxton A. Cosby is a dreamer who evolved from concepts on pen and paper to pixels and keyboards. He tells stories that evoke emotions and stimulate thought.
A single man with a microphone stands among hundreds of jittery competitors with the Start sign looming overhead. They form a tight circle around him and fall silent awaiting final instruction.
It has come to my attention that some people over 50 years of age are actually afraid to try yoga! Even writing that sentence feels strange because yoga, of all the fitness programs out there, feels most inclusive to me.
When it comes to sugar, cupcakes and cookies are obvious diet derailers. The real saboteurs of healthy eating however are sneaky sources of the sweet stuff, which in a day of meals and snacks can add up to serious trouble -- especially if you're among the 25.8 million Americans who suffer from diabetes.
Imagine your life if you never again ate mindlessly. You would truly desire and enjoy everything that you choose to eat