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Wedding Season: Tying Your Own Emotional Knots

Rupa Mehta | Posted 07.22.2014 | Weddings
Rupa Mehta

Enjoy going to a wedding or two this summer. Have fun, drink champagne and eat cake, but don't consume yourself with what someone else's wedding vows mean about your own life. Your life is wonderful, and it is wholly yours.

Astoria Characters: The Soul Worker

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.27.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Eleni Petraki used to be a dancer. There's not a bit of regret in her voice when she talks about bowing out of the profession.

What's Better: Group Fitness Classes Or A Gym Membership?

Jamie Walker | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

Choosing between a gym membership and group classes isn't an easy decision.

The Faithful Shopper: Fit for Summer

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.13.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Memorial Day is coming soon, and that means it's well past time to get yourself in shape for the beach! Work out at a gym or at home, then get a massa...

Wellness in Wine Country

Mary Orlin | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Orlin

Of course a little retox with a glass of wine afterwards is always allowed.

Age of Reasons

Amy Koko | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Amy Koko

Every day it becomes increasingly clear that aging involves more than taking a Glucosamine Chondroitin pill with my lunch. (The creaking of my knees can be heard three reformers down in Pilates class, and every session my instructor says, "Ew. Amy is that your knees?")

Susan Lucci's Simple Secret For Looking Fabulous At 67

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.18.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Sixty-seven doesn't look much better than it does on Susan Lucci. During a conversation with HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri about the second seas...

Thrive

Diane Walton | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Diane Walton

My Pilates practice and my nomadic teaching are key to my "third metric," to my redefined success, my being well and willing to staying in touch with wisdom and wonder and more.

Transformation or Evolution?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Well, I think there's value in both, really. But let's drill down into this one. I took a seminar when I was 19 and remember hearing the phrase, "Tr...

Stand Up Straight: It's Good for Your Health

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 04.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Good posture and balance also have health significance far beyond looking taller without heels or being able to look like a tree in yoga class. These two traits are critically important in preventing falls, one of the major causes of death among the older population.

Sarah Klein

What Men Can Get Out Of The Workouts Women Love

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living

While we're very much of the mindset that men and women certainly can do the same workouts, they don't necessarily always want to. For every trailblaz...

The Goldfinch and the Art of Reading

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 03.24.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

Ah! The joys and tribulations of being surrounded by stacks of books at my bedside, my husband's bedside, books tucked into every available nook and cranny, piled high on every tabletop and stacked double on every shelf, making it impossible to navigate around safely.

45 Days Until 45: The Power of Pilates, Day 41

Wendy Burch | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Burch

Today I decided to be powerful. I began by having a stare down with my scale. For months, I've been afraid to face off against that little bitch. She ...

12 Pilates Moves That Will Redefine Fitness for You This Year

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Brooke Siler, celebrity Pilates instructor, owner of re:AB Pilates Studio and author of the recently launched The Women's Health ...

Breathing, Manual Therapy and Breast Cancer Recovery

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

It's breast cancer awareness month, and Dr. Alexes Hazen, a breast surgeon at NYU Langone Medical Center, Tamar Amitay, of Thrive Physical Therapy,...

Shifting Into Wellness

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Karen Stewart Brown, cofounder and designer of Stewart+Brown Living in a coastal town in California, our mornings usually start of...

7 Steps to a Healthy Body and Mind

Anca Dumitru | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Anca Dumitru

Obsessing over your daily intake of food and pushing yourself too hard won't get you anywhere. The key is to eat and exercise with moderation having set some realistic targets. It's all about finding the balance that's right for you.

6 Best Beach Workouts in Cabo San Lucas

Alison Lewis | Posted 09.21.2013 | Travel
Alison Lewis

Head to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for a fitness heaven plus the ultimate in beauty and pure relaxation. On a recent trip I was amazed at the abundant beachside options where I could work out along one of the most beautiful and pristine bodies of water in the world -- the Sea of Cortez.

The One Thing Post 50s Shouldn't Do With Their Bodies

Renee Fisher | Posted 09.13.2013 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

After awhile, I really wasn't paying much attention. I sort of slumped down on my mat and wondered why an eighty-something year old woman with portable oxygen equipment would do this to me. Isn't there some kind of rule that when people get to be a certain age they can't screw around with your life?

7 Irritating Myths About Women Over 50

Renee Fisher | Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Women over 50 fear change and six other myths about women over 50.

Detox Then Retox in Wine Country

Mary Orlin | Posted 08.06.2013 | Taste
Mary Orlin

The first time I heard of a winery offering a yoga class was in 2008, at Periscope Cellars in Emeryville, CA. This was actually a yoga class where you sipped wine as you held various poses. Now, it seems that no matter where you are, you're not far from a yoga class at a winery.

Practice Pilates for Greater Sex

Dani Alpert | Posted 07.28.2013 | Style
Dani Alpert

I'd like to explore the many ways that Pilates can improve your sex life. As per usual, I speak from experience. I would hope that by now, all human ...

Get Fit With Your Groom!

Carrie Macy | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Carrie Macy

My fiancé and I met at a gym -- I work for one and Rod is a member. I was walking to the locker room wearing my "Pilates" uniform shirt, and he was working out with his friend by the squat cage (home to weight plates, Olympic bars and general "manly" fitness tools).

The Poetry of Pilates

Carol Smaldino | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

Even though Pilates instructors and the moves tend to be on the quiet side, subtle movements and attention can give us the space to flourish in ways that both surprise us and have the air, the sense, the passions of poetry as well.

Achieving Balance in Exercise

Jennifer Langione | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Langione

Although I am still new to practices like yoga and Pilates, I am happy to have found additional ways to improve my fitness and challenge my body.