But how many of us are really feeling free this Fourth of July? And how many of us are feeling ashamed to get out there and be who we are because of the number on the scale? Shouldn't we all feel free to rock our stars-and-stripes bikini, even if we don't have the perfect "bikini body?"
What gets lost in the strip routines of Magic Mike, the articles about body building, and the occult romance of True Blood is, perhaps, Joe Manganiello's most impressive characteristic: he's incredibly bright. According to him, everything he has is primarily a result of his brain, not his body.
Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor After Setting Four World Records. Photo Credit PhotoRun.net/Competitor Group At 5'4" and onl...
In the dim room I'm told to undress to my comfort level. When the therapist gets to my legs I blurt out, "Sorry they're not shaved. I have a waxing ap...
To the uninitiated, meditation appears mysterious and downright strange. To the well-practiced however, it's just a normal part of their daily routine. So how does meditation really work, and how are you supposed to do it?
The other night my husband told me I looked FAT! At least that was what I "heard."
Lindsey McKeon has just posted her latest interview on her website. The actress then naturally tweets it out and then asks the interviewee if he can do the same. To the normal everyday person, this wouldn't be a big deal.
So keep these five affirmations to love your body handy when you need a good pick me up (bonus points if you pick one a day and recite it for a week!)
It's the ultimate multi-tasker.
When on the night of the full moon you come full circle in your appreciation for your body -- despite a frozen neck and shoulder, no Internet for 2...
I don't know if you've noticed, but there is a MAJOR trend happening in the weight loss industry that's allowing people to actually lose weight FASTER...
We all know that working out is good for us and we should do it more often, but sometimes we just can't find the motivation. In my 30 years of teaching fitness classes, I've noticed a few things that help in the motivation department.
One of the most important things is understanding the difference between mental illness and wellness. The more we talk about mental health the way we talk about physical health, the more we can decrease the stigma and shame that often impedes those in our communities from getting the help that they need. Please share your stories, join the discussion and stay tuned!
These observations were then applied to the association of size and longevity. The larger the animal, the lower its metabolism and the longer it lived. Smaller animals have higher metabolic rates and shorter lifespans.
Had a baby three months or 13 years ago and can't lose the baby fat? Well, you're not alone. As a matter of fact, you are in the 90th percentile of ...
Social media -- you know, the Facebook, Twitter, Instagrams and such -- it's both what's good and horribly bad about the fitness and health industries...
It may not have been your first thought when you looked at this picture of me at 39 weeks and two days pregnant, playing with my children in our backyard. But it's true.
If you feel that you need ONE night a week to stay up later than usual, make a list of the things that you need to work on for your business. Move the priority ones up higher on the list. Honor your word to yourself.
Self-care doesn't take a lot of money or even a lot of time. Self-care simply takes a commitment on our part to follow through.
Are glad you are not quite as overweight as the person next to you in the Starbucks line? Do you wish you were as skinny as the model on the latest issue of your favorite fashion magazine? If it is, it's time to stop, take a break, and focus on what's really going on with your own body.