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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How tall are you? What's your body fat %? You should have this assessed if you are close to your goal so that you won't go under a healthy amount of fat on your body (especially if female).... Read more
My husband loves my body the way it is. However, I know that I'm not at a healthy weight for my height/frame. I want to have healthy pregnancies (when that happens). This means losing weight for myself. It's not up to him; it's all on me.... Read more
Attended my 2nd Bodies in Motion class this morning. It is 30 minutes of exercises using dumbbells, ball, resistance band, and our own bodies. It is similar to Silver Sneakers. The instructor is fabulous. She is encouraging and helps us (me) want to... 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
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
Scantily clad celebs often grace the covers of fitness magazines, baring their washboard abs, toned thighs and sculpted arms. It's no secret that most of these photos are retouched to add definition, slim away bulk, smooth fine lines, remove cellulit... Read more
I am just so sick of it!! I just don't get it. As this is my blog, where I am free to ramble on about what's going on in my mind, I am just going to put it out there. Black women need to get it together when it comes what is an appropriate body image... Read more
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