If you think “trying to relax” just doesn’t work, then you need to read this. Here are 5 super practical ways to improve mental clarity and reduce stress.
I’ve only recently realized that there’s more than cold weather and busy schedules working against my exercise regime during this time of year. It’s also the cold and flu season. Although many hardcore exercise enthusiasts will simply work through their illness, is it always the best decision to be working out while sick? When is it […]
Running outside in the winter may seem daunting, but with the right gear, it can break the hibernation like a breath of fresh air. Follow these guidelines for dressing for winter runs. Less is more It’s tempting to dress to be warm when you head out the door, but when you do, you’ll be overdressed […]
Stretching is an important practice after every workout. It clears the muscles of metabolic waste, reduces chance for injury, and over time, will give you a long, lean look. Many of us tend to breeze through a stretching regime, but it’s important to take the time to do it correctly.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. As we celebrate, many of us will pause to share with others something for which we are thankful. While this simple tradition is a wonderful reminder of the reason for our celebration, it may also have lasting benefits for our mental health. Drawing on her research with thousands of […]
Flexibility and mobility are fairly common terms in today’s fitness world–and I’m sure a good majority of you have heard these words in relation to your own workouts. While both have a very important place in fitness (especially when you are first starting out on a fitness program) people often mistake flexibility and mobility as […]
Whether you’re eating clean for performance or to lose weight, growing your own vegetable garden is a powerful way to increase your health.
Do you want to get in the best shape of your life for your wedding day? Do these 4 yoga, bodyweight and pilates-inspired workouts and get the tone and definition you want to look amazing for your wedding day.
Can changing your relationship with food result in weight loss without dieting? Ongoing research demonstrates that mindfulness practices can result in significant weight loss without choosing to diet or restrict calories. You can bring mindfulness into your daily life during your work day, morning preparations, time with your loved ones … really at any time. […]
One of the best things you can while pregnant is to keep moving! Here is your comprehensive exercise plan for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
From your front door to your kitchen, here are some practical ways to organize and arrange your home to directly support you in building healthy habits.
If you’ve ever experienced a post-workout massage, you probably don’t need much convincing to understand its benefits. Receiving a massage after a tough workout may reduce muscle stiffness, improve range of motion, and increase blood flow, all of which improve recovery for your next workout. The benefits of post-workout massage are even backed by research. […]
Need an excuse to head outside? Whether you’re hanging with kids, the whole family, or just adults, outdoor games will do the trick. With options for every budget, fitness level, and age, outdoor games are a great way to socialize and stay active at your next gathering. Here are some outdoor family fitness games to […]
When it’s cold out, running and biking are less pleasant and more dangerous. One solution is to get your cardio on stationary machines all winter long. Another is to quit cardio altogether until the weather warms up. But nothing beats the burn of some good, old-fashioned roadwork. Here are seven tips to help you get […]
Ready for some healthy Thanksgiving downtime? While Thanksgiving is centered around the big feast, there’s plenty of time before and after the meal for healthy family activities. Healthy Thanksgiving activities will burn off some of the calories of the feast while you celebrate joy and gratitude with your family and friends. Here are some healthy […]
When you’re committed to a healthy diet for you and your family, facing a holiday that’s centered around food can produce a lot of anxiety. Don’t let the Thanksgiving holiday derail your healthy efforts. The traditional Thanksgiving meal is a celebration of the bounty of fall’s harvest. Embrace the best cooking methods to celebrate the […]
Ready for spooky fun this Halloween? The last few weeks of October are the height of fall and Halloween activities. With scary celebrations and fall festivals in every small town, there are plenty of opportunities to get your heart pumping. These are some of the best ways to have some Halloween fun with your family […]