Participating in an organized 5K race is a great motivator for a beginning runner. The requirement to follow a training regimen for a set amount of time, and the reward of race day can give you the push you need to get serious about running.Continue reading...
From Aqua Zumba and Indo Row to paddleboard yoga and unique mash-ups (such as TRX and spinning), we saw some seriously creative classes popping up more often on gym schedules. “Some of the more creative classes have grown in popularity because they offer a fun yet completely new way to challenge your body,” says Jessica Matthews, an exercise physiologist for the American Council on Exercise (ACE). “People continue to seek innovate ways to get fit and be social, and with the assortment of different classes offered, there truly is something to fit just about everyone’s unique likes and interests."Continue reading...
The New Year inspires motivation to change lifestyle habits and lose weight. If you commit to this goal, evaluate your readiness to stay the course. Jumping in too quickly leads to frustrating results if you haven’t created a solid foundation for change. When you’re emotionally prepared, however, your results become permanent. Use these five questions to decide if you’re ready to fully commit to your weight loss success.Continue reading...
Most people think of peer pressure as this awful thing that makes teenagers drink beer, have sex, and make regrettable fashion choices, but it turns out there is a positive side to this type of influence. New research reveals that peer pressure combined with diet or exercise can be a force for good.Continue reading...
An insatiable desire for all things cheesy, creamy, and carby may be the sign of a serious health problem.Continue reading...
While six-packs aren’t hard to find in a gym, a personal trainer that’s fit for you may very well be. Here is the real six-pack you should look for in a personal trainer.Continue reading...
You only need 2 minutes to reinvigorate your day. Here are 22 tips to inspire you toward a happier, healthier you.Continue reading...
Nothing beats a warm bowl of homemade soup on a cool fall day. But I’m a busy guy—I don’t have time to stand around stirring a pot and chopping vegetables all day. So how do I whip up tasty, savory creations in the time I do have? I take shortcuts, using a few cheater ingredients here or some clever EatingWell cooking tricks there to get the job done faster. As a result, I can make an amazing soup just like my mom used to make (What am I talking about? STILL makes) in just 30 minutes. That’s less than the time it takes to order takeout.Continue reading...
The places you would spritz perfume probably would be behind your ears, adding it to your bath, or even spritzing it around the room—but in your food? Here's how to enjoy essential oils in your cooking.Continue reading...
Balls, those specifically for exercise and those for sports or leisure activity, can be used to tone and strengthen your body. The following routine uses medicine and Swiss balls to help you bounce to a healthier you.Continue reading...
We all know that women are the healthier sex. We see the doc more often. We live longer. So why would we care what good habits guys use to stay fit? Because research shows that men have an easier time losing weight and finding happiness than women do, thanks to key lifestyle differences. Read on for eight of his healthy habits that are worth adding to your health arsenal.Continue reading...
After a week of spartan lunches, rigorous workouts, and sleep-depriving presentations, it's easy to feel you've earned a happy hour margarita and a plate of cheesy nachos. But topping off a tough week in this way can undo all your hard work and even pack on the pounds. Here's how to fight back.Continue reading...
It’s the holidays and you’re supposed to be enjoying yourself! Problem is, you’re reading all these blogs about how fattening eggnog is, so you’ll have to borrow Santa’s pants after the string of holiday soirees you’ve got lined up.Continue reading...
Whenever I want to enjoy a deliciously cheesy Italian dish, there always seems to be someone ready to make a disparaging comment about how unhealthy it is. Because Italian equals pasta and pasta equals carbs and carbs equal unhealthy, right? Wrong.Continue reading...
You probably already know that tea is an incredibly healthy beverage. In fact, studies show that if you drink tea regularly, you may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and diabetes, plus have healthier teeth and gums and stronger bones. But not everything you’ve heard about tea is true. Here are 5 myths about tea busted:Continue reading...
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