A new study published by the University of California at Berkeley shows that women who practice yoga have better body images and less disordered eating patterns than women who take part in traditional aerobic exercises. Study participants filled out... Read more
On a recent trip to California, I went on a hike in Runyon Canyon, a park near my daughter’s apartment. During my climb, I overheard two women chatting behind me. One was expressing concern regarding comments her teenage daughter ha... Read more
Peek into a woman's closet, and tucked amid all the clothes is something that almost every woman keeps. She strives to wear it again someday, no matter how unrealistic or out of style it may be. What is it? Her "skinny" jeans. Whether y... Read more
While training one of my clients, we had a conversation that left me thinking for days. Elaine has been exercising with me for over 10 years, is in her seventies, and truly one of my role models. Her high energy, devotion to staying fit and healthy,... Read more
A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington has found that regular yoga practice may help normal-weight people prevent middle-age spread and may promote weight loss among those who are overweight.
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I'm very interested in Coach Nicole's Total Body Sculpting DVD, but I have weak knees.
I understand that there is a beginner example for all the moves. I quite often have to adjust movements on DVDs, but I wondered if the beginner level was eas... Read more
I'm having a very low self esteem day. I looked at my old pictures on my profile and I feel so sad. I've gained 20 lbs, and at 4'10, that's a lot.
It was really easy over the summer to be in super good shape because I was manic. But now that I'... Read more
Many times I hear about people who have lost a lot of weight but still "see" themselves as fat. I am the opposite. My fighting weight was 130, when I was younger, in my 20's and 30's. I have gained a lot of weight over the years, but in my mind's... Read more
I realize this is going to sound ridiculous, but I would like to lose some weight and I'm not sure how to go about it.
I am a female competitive distance runner, and although my body fat percentage is quite low (~17) I... Read more
Hi ladies, I wear a women's 12 wide shoe (this is US sizing) and I'm researching new athletic shoes this week as my last pair are two years old, have about 500 miles on them and are ready to fall apart. They were Asics and okay in terms of fit/comfor... Read more
Instead of letting media images of fit and fabulous women demotivate me, I decided to turn that on its head and use those images as a light to run towards. There is a particular actress who, whenever I see her, I think looks amazing. Her body is fit,... Read more
Women especially are bombarded with images of model-thin females (think mags at the grocery check out line). Remember, a small fraction of women actually look that way. We need to ignore these images and make our own bodies/minds/spirits the best th... Read more
The Internet is abuzz about 22-year-old Bree Boyce, and not just because she was crowned Miss South Carolina earlier this month (and even won a preliminary swimsuit round at the pageant, according to thestate.com). The real story is that Boyce was mo... Read more
What's HOTIn a previous blog entry, I mentioned some research that showed how keeping your mind active with reading, puzzles, games, and other such activities can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and slow down the general cog... Read more
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