Quit the cuddling and spend some QT time at the gym instead. “Research shows that 94 percent of couples stick with their fitness programs when they workout together,” says Jari Love, certified personal trainer and fitness DVD star. Here, some moves to try together. More
I’ll be honest: I’m not someone who revels in the challenge of cooking a complicated meal. And to me, complicated means running around between different pots and pans on the stove. Nothing’s ever done at the same time, and it’s just not my idea of a relaxing evening in the kitchen. And let’s not even start on the pile of dishes. Enter one-pot and one-pan dinners.
All that time you spend getting “bikini ready” for a beach vacation can be undone with this one very common thing. With each bite, each sip, you can undo your very hard work and make it that much harder to resume normal life at home.
What you’re eating (or for that matter, not eating) is the biggest diet mistake you make on vacation. Fortunately, it’s one of the easiest to address and still have as much fun as you banked on! More
You might have noticed that a favorite habit of your fellow runners is to take a quick shot of their watches post-workout. Their results show up in your feed in all their glory: Time spent running and, of course, pace. A morning scroll through so many Garmin faces could encourage you to hit the track—or possibly, discourage you from getting #upandout. Because, of course, your speed might not exactly match theirs.
Let me tell you a secret: Squats and lunges are not the magic ingredients for getting a better butt. Yes, they’re both *great* lower-body exercises that recruit tons of muscles, but they aren’t the be-all and end-all of boosting your glutes. That’s great news if you have knee pain, because you can do all these booty-blasting moves without worrying about bugging your knees. (Must-read: 4 Reasons Why You Have Pain Behind Your Knee) More
Right now, you’re probably dreaming of hot, steamy summer runs when you can head out the door clad in shorts and a sports bra. The problem: The heat of summer puts added stress on your body. “Don’t expect to run the same ‘fast’ times in 80 to 100-degree temperatures—your rate of perceived exertion will be significantly higher,” warns Marni Sumbal, R.D., owner of TriMarni Coaching and Nutrition.
Cycling is on the rise. Bike shares are popping up in cities across the country. An increasing number of workers are commuting on two wheels. And more folks are pedaling for fresh air and fitness. The number one concern among all of them? Traffic—specifically staying safe when navigating streets busy with cars. More
Time to break out the tank tops, sundresses, and sandals! Pinterest page is full of quick-and-easy workouts to get you slim, sleek, and strong for springtime weather.
I’m sure you all have seen this type of article at some point in time, “How to Prevent ‘this’ during the Summer”, “Stay hydrated”, “Don’t workout at this time of day”, yada, yada, yada. However, since it’s been several months, and it really doesn’t hurt to stay knowledgeable about being healthy, why not make time for a little refresher course?! With the hot weather quickly approaching, it is important to know the signs and risks of working out in adverse climates. Signs of heat exhaustion and dehydration are somewhat easy to identify but have you thought of just how the humidity and smog alone can affect the way your body’s ability to exert itself in higher temperatures? All the negative things that come with outdoor activity can all and should be prevented. Here are a few tips we found from Woman’s Day Magazine to help keep you informed and prepared for your next outdoor workout (and this applies to everyone, not just the ladies!)
Whatever outdoor workout you choose, keep it fun. It’s the Summer time and it is not to be wasted on monotonous and boring activities!