I’m too tired. I’m too overweight. I don’t have time. It’s easy to come up with a zillion reasons NOT to exercise. Here are tips to overcome the top 10 excuses for not working out.
Busy growing a new life? Don’t worry, you can still stay active! Pregnancy ball exercises can help engage your core and improve hip stability.
Moms-to-be have lots of options to choose from.
Love yoga? Try prenatal yoga designed to work with your growing belly.
Hooked on barre? Try a Pre & Post Natal Barre Blend class.
Whether you call it an exercise ball, stability ball, Swiss ball, balance ball, or birthing ball, there are plenty of pregnancy ball exercises you can do at home with this simple and inexpensive piece of equipment.
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Cauliflower doesn’t always get a lot of love. When you’re trying to “eat the rainbow,” this white cruciferous veggie — a cousin to broccoli and Brussels sprouts — might get overlooked in favor of more colorful options.
But don’t underestim...
It's easy for food to trigger a serious sense of nostalgia. Grandma's chocolate-chip cookies. Dad's famous barbecued ribs. Even snack foods can transport us to the past. From Pillsbury crescent rolls to Cracker Jacks, you may be tempted to indulge in the snacks of your youth without checking the ingredients list first.
While the kid in you could be blissfully unaware of added sugars and artificial additives, grown-up you needs to take a peek at the nutrition label of your favorite childhood s...
I'm a big fan of the chemical peel. They can soften fine lines, improve skin tone and clarity, and help to rebuild collagen. They can treat acne and soften past pock marks. Chemical peels can also help battle dull skin, dark circles, and melasma. They are a wonder tool in the dermatologist's bag of tricks! Plus, you can even do them at home. But there is one major downside to many chemical peels: you often have to look like a scaly lizard for 5-7 days.
Like a snake shedding her skin, these sk...
Weekends are for relaxing, escaping into a captivating book and spending time with loved ones. You can accomplish all that while still keeping on track with your weight-loss goals. And while the choices you make around food and exercise are as important on weekends as weekdays, none of them have to derail your leisure time.
"Ideally, you approach every day with an opportunity to nourish your body and soul at the same time," says Tallene Hacatoryan, RD, and founder of PCOS Weight Loss. Don't t...
This summer has been unusual to say the least. Our plans for a family trip to overseas were sidelined by COVID-19. Camps were canceled. Group getaways on hold. In the midst of it all, we still found a safe way to get out of the house, get active, and explore the outdoors. The ticket to our summer activities? Family mountain biking.
Many ski resorts in the Western U.S. reopened this July with limited summertime activities including downhill and cross-country mountain biking. The resorts we vis...
On the color wheel, hues on opposite sides are called complementary colors — although different, they go together beautifully. You can apply the same philosophy to your workouts for even greater results.
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Whether you're blissing out with yoga or setting new CrossFit personal bests, you may be missing methods to balance your body and improve your overall athletic performance by skimping on cross-training.
"Cross-training with different exercise modalities or sports trains other...
Brain-friendly foods? Got 'em.
But there is another key to staying mentally sharp: exercise.
Not surprisingly, exercise has been shown to be just as important for your brain as it is for your body.
"Activities — both cognitive and physical — are clearly protective for our brains," says Dr. Michael Harrington, Director of Neurosciences at Huntington Medical Research Institutes in Pasadena, California.
Being physically active increases the brain's blood supply, protects against mental decline a...
Know how to make an indoor cycling enthusiast jealous? Casually mention you got a Peloton bike. The Cadillac of home exercise equipment, Peloton's indoor bike may be the closest things to having a personalized indoor cycling class in the comfort of your own home.
Combining the company's state-of-the-art stationary bike with a built-in digital screen, the Peloton bike allows riders to live-stream daily classes from the Peloton NYC studio and access more than 5,000 on-demand workouts.
But the b...
Fitness trackers are big business. From simple pedometers to smart watches, fitness wearables to phone apps, 2017 data from Juniper Research suggests that more than 75 million Americans will be using a fitness tracker by 2021.
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And while a 2016 study published in the journal JMIR mHealth and uHealth showed that fitness trackers increase the amount of physical activity wearers get each day, there are downsides to quantifying every aspect of your life. For some, the desire to tr...
While some coping strategies to improve your mental health can be costly, fortunately, there are plenty of ways to cater to your mental wellbeing that won't require you to whip out your wallet.
Devoting energy toward your mental wellbeing is truly time well-spent. It's not just a matter of lifting your mood — your mental health is tightly linked to your physical health, too, per the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. And your mental wellbeing affects everything from how you form re...
When you’re shopping for a mattress, there are plenty of decisions you have to make: innerspring vs. memory foam, firm vs. soft, cotton cover vs. bamboo cover, adjustable base vs. traditional box spring…and the list goes on. However, the first decision you’ll often make is mattress size. While some shoppers may debate between a king mattress and a queen, those with slightly less space may be weighing the options between a queen mattress and a full mattress.
Even personal trainers struggle with workout motivation from time to time — especially these past few months. “Motivation, for me, really boils down to habit and routine — and like a lot of people right now, my routine has had to change overnight,” says Alasdair Fitz-Desorgher, a UK-based fitness buff and Openfit Live trainer.
To keep himself motivated, Alasdair has had to apply his own bag of tricks, including some of the same ones he uses during his Openfit Live classes to inspire you to cr...
Recent events have made us all hyper-aware of some of our not-so-healthy habits. We don’t always cover our coughs and sneezes correctly, we rush through hand-washing, and we touch our faces a lot. Through repetition, our habits become ingrained — the more you do something, the less you have to think about it. Luckily the same process that helps us form those bad habits can help us to break them as well. Whether you’re a nail-biter, a nose-itcher, or an eye-rubber, here’s how to teach your brain to develop healthier habits.