Want to know a great fitness secret that doesn't have to cost a fortune and will hardly make you break a sweat? Choose flattering fitness wear that makes you feel good about the way you look! It seems so simple, but it's true. If you look good and feel comfortable in your work-out clothes, you're way more likely to put it on and head out to the gym, where you can work on your health and fitness goals.
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Who says you have to sweat it out at the gym to stay in shape? Moms can sneak in fitness just about anywhere even if they have a chaotic household with little ones under foot. Doing activities with your kids is the easiest way to fit some exercise into your schedule. Don't sit on the sidelines, get into the game and have some fun!
Kids of all ages can appreciate a hike in the woods. If you have... Read More
It's possible to fall in love with Valentine's Day, even if you're watching your waistline. Valentine's Day is a holiday that centers around fancy dinners, boxes of rich candy and decadent desserts. By the time it's all said and done, you won't even be able to wedge yourself into that sexy lingerie. When you're struggling to lose weight, it's a holiday that quickly turns from V day to D day, especially when you feel like everything is off... Read More
When you see those get-fit-quick fitness products advertised on TV, what's your first reaction? The irresistible temptation is hard to resist when big results, like a "six-pack in 30 days!" are promised. When the ads are just so believable - and when famous faces hawk them - it's tough not to grab your wallet.
But to separate the scams from the legit claims, ask yourself a few questions and be... Read More
When most people think of boosting their physical activity, hitting the gym is usually the first thing that comes to mind. For some, the mere thought of working out can be extremely daunting. What they probably don't realize is that it's possible to kick your fitness level up another notch with small measures. It doesn't matter if you're a complete beginner or a seasoned veteran in fitness, you'll only benefit by bringing... Read More
The trappings of modern American culture-TiVo/high-speed Internet/texting--make it a special challenge for families to stay fit and active. Unless you and the kids walk or bike to work or school, chances are good that you have trouble squeezing in as much daily physical activity as your family needs. Even when we have the time to exercise, it can be difficult to compete with the almost magnetic pull of our electronic devices and the... Read More
March has been declared National Nutrition Month® by the American Dietetic Association, so I can't think of a better time to talk about ways to improve your child's lifestyle and eating habits. We all know that a banana is a healthier snack than a bag of potato chips and that playing outside is better than sitting on the couch watching television. But, sometimes making those choices is not so easy. Forming new healthy habits takes... Read More
Whether you're a distance-obsessed runner training for your next 10K or even a hard-core yogi, whoever said fitness and fashion had to be mutually exclusive? Go ahead, ditch those faded gray oversized t-shirts and wind shorts from your high school gym days. These fashion forward fitness looks are so cute, you may find yourself sporting them in and out of the gym.
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Keeping up with a regular fitness routine gives you a chance to burn off excess calories, get in shape and boost your metabolism. Working out can also help you stay on track with your healthy eating plan, giving you some motivation to keep up with a healthy lifestyle and ward off extra pounds. But did you know that exercise can also give your brain a boost? Experts say workouts that increase the heart rate, speed up circulation and release endorphins... Read More
Fitness fads come and go -- remember the thighmaster? -- but if you want a well-rounded workout, then embrace the fitness ball. It's no secret that exercise balls are a great way to add variety to your workout and improve strength in your core and lower body. But working out on a large, bouncy object might be intimidating for beginning exercisers. The key is to find the right size for your height. A ball that's 55 cm in diameter works... Read More