Fewer Reps, Less Time, More Results by Lisa Marlene Labels may vary, but results are what count. Whether called high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE), interval or burst-style training, recent research proves that this form of exercise improves insulin levels. This is promising news for the estimated 50 million American adults who have abdominal obesity and are on the path toward metabolic ... Read More »
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Fewer Reps, Less Time, More Results by Lisa Marlene Labels may vary, but results are what count. Whe...
Workouts that Suit Your Personality by Wendy Worrall Redal While some people find repetitious workou...
Five Simple Exercises to Smooth Thighs by E.C. LaMeaux Unsightly cellulite, which is comprised of fa...
Six Ways to Inhale Energy and Exhale Stress by Lane Vail We daily draw an astounding 22,000 breaths,...
It Boosts Health, Peace, Community and Spirituality by Lynda Bassett Lois Parker Carmona first stepp...
Workouts that Suit Your Personality by Wendy Worrall Redal While some people find repetitious workouts boring, others like doing predictable routines at regular locations. Ensuring that our fitness regimen jives with our “fitness personality” is integral to making exercise a consistent part of our lifestyle, a concept that has traction among exercise experts. Jonathan Niednagel, founder and director of The ... Read More »
Five Simple Exercises to Smooth Thighs by E.C. LaMeaux Unsightly cellulite, which is comprised of fat deposits just beneath the skin, appears as lumps or dimples, usually near the buttocks and upper thighs, and is most common in women. Building muscle can make cellulite harder to notice and help burn more calories. While cellulite deposits might never go away completely, ... Read More »
Six Ways to Inhale Energy and Exhale Stress by Lane Vail We daily draw an astounding 22,000 breaths, but because it’s an involuntary action we often take it for granted. When breathing becomes intentional, the accompanying energy, awareness and control dramatically improve our mental, physical and creative performances, according to Al Lee, co-author of Perfect Breathing: Transform Your Life One ... Read More »
It Boosts Health, Peace, Community and Spirituality by Lynda Bassett Lois Parker Carmona first stepped into a yoga studio looking for better physical health. “I was doing hot vinyasa because I wanted to sweat. I wanted to feel better,” she recalls. Many people on a similar quest try yoga for the first time during September’s National Yoga Month (YogaHealthFoundation.org/yoga_month) founded ... Read More »
Women and Social Media Revolutionize the Sport by Debra Melani Whether donning colorful tutus or making a marathon a girls’ day out, the current running scene is attracting a broader group of fitness-seekers mindful of the enhanced benefits of a more well-rounded approach. Rather than pursuing fierce competition and personal bests, these runners are focusing on social bonding and overall ... Read More »
Paddlers Clean Up Ocean, Lake and River Debris by Avery Mack “The ocean is my bliss. My job lets me do what I love and call it work,” says Andrea Neal, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Blue Ocean Sciences, a scientific collaboration seeking healthy water solutions, in Ojai, California. “When I surf, I’m in sync with water and air at ... Read More »
How to Make Walking Work for You by Lane Vail Hippocrates called walking “man’s best medicine,” and Americans agree: According to the U.S. Surgeon General, walking is America’s most popular form of fitness. It’s free, convenient and simple. Recent studies show that 10,000 daily steps helps lower blood pressure, shed pounds and reduce the risk of heart disease and Type ... Read More »
Three Paths to a More Flexible Body by Sarah Todd Bad habits are hard to break—and it’s even harder to eliminate the ones we are unaware of. Many people experience pain from unconscious physical patterns such as hunching over a computer keyboard or holding a musical instrument at an uncomfortable angle, but don’t know how to identify and change limiting ... Read More »
Ancient Art Builds Strength, Vitality and Balance by Meredith Montgomery A proven practice for supporting health and self-healing, qigong has been used in China for millennia to maintain and improve physical, mental and emotional well-being. “Qi”(pronounced chee) refers to the life force or vital energy present in all things throughout the universe while “gong”means dedicated effort or steady practice of ... Read More »