CrossFit seems to think that the more pain you are in, whether on that day or the days following the workout, the better. The more you disregard the pain and keep pushing through it, the "tougher" you are. But this is not true, and more importantly, it's not healthy.
"Come to find out I loved the riding, I loved everything about it. And it turns out I was really good. Here were all these really skinny, young, good-looking guys in their biker shorts looking all pretty. And I was all sweaty and gross-looking but I could go faster than them."
Your 60s are a great time to start making each walk a mindful meditation. Pay attention to every step.
So often what stops us from altering our behavior is the belief that transformation can only be achieved through drastic action. Yet studies conclude that it doesn't take a lot of walking to reap a lot of benefit -- a small move delivers a big change.
The weather is beyond our control, so don't fret about it too much. Instead, focus on what you can do to make it work in your favor. In adverse conditions, a little planning goes a long way.
Now stop! Put the chips down. No, seriously. I get it. I've eaten enough French onion dip for a few whole lifetimes. At parties, I've shoveled...
Contrary to popular belief, our DNA is not our destiny, in fact, 80 percent of how we age is determined by how we behave. We do not inherit bad genes or bad luck, just bad habits! Should I eat those chips or should I reach for a nutrient dense apple? We all know that choices matter, but how much... really?
The rope climbing was challenging, but not impossible, and the best part was getting to hang upside down and stretch my legs around, because that's what I'd imagined doing when I signed up for the class in the first place.
The warm temps and summer travel plans are bound to bring out the shorts. While some may have been working out all winter in preparation for this mome...
via Midwest Real You can blend respectfully and mindfully with your environment as you move. This is a high level of mindfulness requested here. I...
You want deep breathing? Push faster. Suck the air into your lungs hungrily, use it all up and give it right back. A beautiful, intense exchange with the world that will make you feel more alive than at any other moment of your dutifully, organized day.
Choosing between a gym membership and group classes isn't an easy decision.
"Send Mom to the Y this weekend!" I had to read the website's headline twice, so certain was I that this was some sort of cruel Mother's Day joke. SE...
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?"