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 […]

Change Your Relationship Status with Food and Exercise from “It’s Complicated” to “Committed”

Skip the diet and exercise fads with a limited shelf life. Women’s Health Fitness Director, Jen Ator shares her secrets for sustaining a healthy lifestyle.

After more than nine years as the fitness director of Women’s Health magazine, you could say Jen Ator’s pretty much seen, heard, read and written it all. (I mean, that’s like more than 108 issues of info!) So in a genre full of trends and quick fixes, how do you mix things up and break […]

4 Things That Happened When I Quit the Gym

You don’t need a pricey gym membership to get into the best shape of your life. Here are four reasons to kiss the gym goodbye.

For the first few years I lived in New York City, I had a routine at least three times a week: work, gym, commute, dinner, sleep. While I loved feeling healthy and enjoyed the cardio-induced endorphins, I hated the experience of the gym. The locker rooms, waiting for a machine that’s in use, and the […]

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 […]

Life Is a Journey: Alberta, Canada Is Fuel For Your Senses

Travel isn’t only about the destination. It’s about absorbing experiences. The Canadian Rockies in Alberta will make you feel downright cellulosic. (In other words, you’ll become the ultimate adventure travel sponge.)

When I travel, I aim for the unordinary—an absolute removal from my everyday routine. I also seek locations that compete with the outermost reaches of my imagination. It is vital to see, touch, taste, hear, and inhale never encountered moments. New experiences enhance your perspective and shape humanity. Exploring the epic beauty of Alberta, Canada […]

You’re Probably Damaging Your Neck Just Reading This

Three easy exercises to help alleviate neck and back pain – all while sitting at your desk.

Did you know your head weighs between 10 and 12 pounds? That’s between three and four bags of flour, all balanced on the delicate bones and tissues in your neck. No wonder so many of us have neck and upper back pain! Here’s another not-so-fun fact: every 15 degrees that you extend your head down […]

Melanin Rich Wellness: Rachel Nicks

So what happens when one of New York’s top trainers, who just so happens to be a doula, has her first kid? (Hint: A whole bunch of knowledge drops for the rest of us.)

During Black History Month (and beyond) we’re celebrating today’s black American female wellness influencers. These women are making a difference when it comes to giving a face to minority health along with making wellness more accessible to diverse communities and people of color. You might think Rachel Nicks’ focus on women’s health, and maternal health, […]

5 Foolproof Tips for Running Newbies from a Champion Runner

These running tips from Olympic medalist, Deena Kastor, will have you conquering the pavement in no time.

Running is one of the best forms of exercise available to us. Running regularly helps strengthen our joints and muscles, which isn’t too surprising. Even more so, running has also been shown to help prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, and reduce the risk of certain cancers. And it doesn’t just reap physical benefits; there […]

Nashville’s Favorite Fitness Guru Has A New Health Plan For You!

Ever wonder what keeps celebrities like country star, Carrie Underwood looking so good? Thanks to Erin Oprea's 4 X 4 diet plan, they've discovered that avoiding 4 key foods can change the way they look and feel in just 4 weeks!

We’re all (okay, most of us are) looking for simple solutions to diet and exercise that won’t overwhelm us. That’s why Nashville-based celebrity trainer and nutrition expert Erin Oprea came up with The 4 x 4 Diet. And nope, this diet plan isn’t meant to hit you like a pickup truck, although trucks and singing […]

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 […]
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