Here’s How Exercise Improves Your Health

From your muscles to your brain, this is what happens to your body during exercise — and it is all beneficial.

There isn’t a diet, drug, gene editor, surgery, supplement, or stem cell treatment that has a more profound or beneficial effect on health and longevity than exercise. Research has confirmed that regular workouts decrease rates of cancer, diabetes, cardiac disease, hypertension, and dementia. In fact, active folks live an average of ten years longer than […]

Why Women Should Lift Weights — Like Right Now

Need help with the heavy lifting? Then check out the Instagram feeds of these top fitness experts and watch them dispell myths as they help you get fit and curvalicious through strength training.

One of the biggest myths when it comes to women and exercise is that strength training will make you big or bigger. Now social media is helping top fitness experts finally crush that rumor. If you are looking to develop a healthy aesthetic, get stronger, and yes, even lose a few pounds, weight training is the […]

Chill Workouts for Warm Vibes

Crush cold weather lows with a mind-body wellness fix.

  It’s officially that time of year where days disappear into darkness faster than you can blink, cold temperatures hover, skin goes ashy and you feel like you need something to exfoliate your entire soul, let alone your complexion. You might not be able to control the weather, but you can control the space you […]

Get Fit with HIIT: 3 Reasons to Try High-Intensity Interval Training

HIIT is fun! (I swear I’m not just saying that.) It breaks up the monotony of your usual exercise routine. My favorite variation so far is the simple sprint, and I love to do it outside on the creek path with my dog. We make it a game together, and honestly, I feel like a kid again sprinting as fast as my body will take me (for one minute at a time).

The 7 Minute Workout App for Busy People

I live in a 1.5-mile radius of 12 different workout facilities. Whether they’re gym chains, yoga studios, or cycling studios, they could easily offer me the kind of workout I want, and I could walk to half of them if I needed to. But distance isn’t the issue. Making time to work out...

Forget Waist Trainers, Try the Hourglass Workout

When Kim Kardashian and other celebrities cinched themselves into “waist trainers” and posted pics to Instagram, a new trend was born ... another way (we’re told) we can achieve today’s hot hourglass shape. But let's face it, waist trainers are just corsets by another name. They don't work and they're not healthy. So toss those corsets and let's embrace our feminine shape with the hourglass workout!

8 Favorite Diet & Fitness Books for a New Year, New You

The holidays are (almost) over and it’s time to kick into gear! If you’re thinking about refocusing and setting your resolutions, you’re not alone. Oftentimes those resolutions revolve around health and fitness, and whether you are looking to lose some weight, treat an ailment, or reach a fitness goal, check out the list below and find the […]

Refocus and Stay Active in Changing Weather

Our sun-kissed summer memories are behind us now, but that doesn’t mean we forget all the hard work we did to achieve that bikini body! With this new change of weather comes other changes: your skin gets chapped, you might start to feel emotionally low. There’s  a name for this condition: seasonal affective disorder, or […]

Fitness Is My Family

Yogis listen to Krishna Das and wear the latest Lululemon pants to the local natural grocery store. Crossfit fanatics rock the short-shorts-with-knee-high-socks look and listen to death metal as they’re doing squats. Barre devotees wrap their hair in a bun, freshen their lipgloss, and aren’t shy about wearing a full-body leotard with ballet flats. You get the idea.
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