I’m not sure when it was that I first heard about hot yoga, but I just assumed that it was one of those passing exercise fads. Only…I kept hearing about it. My friends were raving about it. Then my sister became a convert and told me tha... Read more
The hottest restaurants, the best museums, the latest trends: City living puts the good life at your fingertips. But with those perks often come long commutes, even longer work hours, cramped living quarters, and hectic schedules, all of which can ma... Read more
Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and... Read more
Judi (TIME4JUDI) is long-time SparkPeople member with multiple sclerosis (MS). By walking indoors with the help of walking DVDs, she lost 60 pounds in seven months! Now she shares her advice and tips with others who want to walk off the weight withou... Read more
A cool wind whipped around me as I crested the final hill along my running route. "Ah, relief!" I thought, pulling my dripping T-shirt away from my skin. This will cool me off. But instead of making me feel refreshed, the wind chilled me to... Read more
Well the same with dad, his donut and hot box again, smh. He had me grab the donut for him, knowing I don't even want to look at it. I ate a romaine salad, with light ranch dressing, with tomatoes, etc. It came out to 222 C, 48 carbs, 3 fat, 4 P, :)... Read more
Going to start a yoga class (beginner) and wondered if it makes sense to get in a little cardio (walk) too. But should I do it before or after? Before to then stretch in class, or after when I'll be nice and loose? Opinions please?... Read more
Got in 3 pints with breakfast (gym is hot & humid so I was prepping), and a mug of herbal tea just now gets me to 8 cups! Onwards for surplus for the rest of the day. Hope everyone gets their 64 oz in!... Read more
Hot Yoga gets your heart rate up, while increasing your flexibility, and peace of mind. It's great for burning calories. I'm always floating afterward. Many studios have a karma class for a reduced fee that goes to charity, and many studios also let... Read more
Last month I subbed a couple of hot yoga classes. Confession: I am not a fan of hot yoga, as a teacher or a student. In addition to being hard on the environment (think of how much energy we use to artificially heat a room--thanks to one of my favor... Read more
Would you ever believe that Jenny McCarthy weighed 200 pounds? She did, after the birth of her son. She used portion control and exercise to lose the weight, but last year she decided she needed to get rid of a little jiggle. She started practicing B... Read more
Monday: I don't sweat I sparkle. I don't sweat I sparkle. I don't sweat I sparkle..." I say to myself as the sweat pours down my face during transition from chataranga to down dog. Oh the joys of hot yoga! Weights, cardio and Vinyasa yoga all combine... Read more
I have a couple friends that do hot yoga, and they say "you sweat a lot", so I have some friends that are scared to try it in fear of passing out. Has anyone tried hot yoga? Would you recommend it? I am looking forward to trying something new!... Read more
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