There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop... Read more
You come home from a long day at work, ready to put your feet up and relax for a while. When you open the door to find your furry friend waiting, hoping that it’s time for a walk or a game of fetch, what do you do? Do you ignore the wagging tai... Read more
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
Hey moms of little ones...when do you exercise? I try working out during their naps, but they always end up interrupting me or needing something...and maybe it's just me but I get soooo frustrated when I get interrupted during a work out...tips???... Read more
Since you do mostly seated exercise, a HRM would benefit you most in calculating an accurate calorie burn. The new Fitbit models (Charge HR and Surge) are wrist-based and have HRMs built in. Other trackers will count "steps" based on arm movements.... Read more
Looking for a good cardio workout cd/dvd/video that is good for uncoordinated people. I have the zumba videos but I get frustrated because I can't do them. I want a fun workout, that doesn't require equipment, and is easy for a beginner.
Any sug... Read more
I have been dieting and exercising now for almost 3 weeks and so far I gained 5 lbs the first week and then lost 2. I'm going to the gym 5 days a week and only eating 1200 cals. What am I doing wrong?... Read more
Yoga Deep breathing is a great way to cut the stress. Practicing breathing in Yoga, and during exercise engraves proper breathing on our beings. Then, when we are faced with stressful situations, we can easily fall into proper breathing to help us de... Read more
When it feels hard my secret is to breathe.I breathe out all the tension, bad vibes, negativity.I breathe in positive energy, power, and fresh air!It is almost as if I am meditating and exercising with breathing!185... Read more
Feeling anxious? From piling bills to your hectic schedule, a lot can make you uneasy. Start breathing a bit easier because these simple strategies can quiet your racing mind. Ahh, that's better.The psychologist says…Know when to get helpI... Read more
I don't relax very easily. I am naturally a nervous, anxious, fidgety person. (Just ask my boyfriend how distracting it can be to watch a movie with me--I'm up every 30 minutes or so and constantly readjust on the couch.)When I started practi... Read more
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