How To Use Skipping To Supercharge Fat Loss

- - Weight Loss

The first thing you need to know about weight loss is that your heart rate has a lot to do with it. A heart rate that continuously increases and decreases burns more calories than a heart rate that stay the same, for example jogging. If you continue to challenge your...


2 Summer Salads

- - Recipes

Summer is the perfect time to start eating salads. These tasty combinations will keep you happy when it's so hot outside that all you can eat is a cool, light treat. Most of these ingredients can be found at your local grocery store. You can also gather some organic, in...


Will I Lose Muscle Mass With Age?

- - Fitness

Now that I´m 41 I look back at pictures when I was 36 and I wonder, what happened to my shoulder muscles? I worked hard to develop my shoulders and I feel it is so much harder now to only maintain what I already have. Many people are not...


Yoga Fix: Pain in the Neck

- - Yoga

We have all been there before. Awake at 3am, suffering from a sudden onset of ‘stiff neck’ syndrome. Here are a few “pain in the neck” remedies that will help you and your head get back to dream land. Nagging pain is especially inconvenient when life is on the move....


Staying Healthy On Campus

- - Fitness

The infamous phrase, “the freshman fifteen”, isn’t just an old wives’ tale. Unfortunately, many new college students find themselves gaining weight soon after their first semester. And it’s not limited to freshman! Most college students steadily gain weight throughout their college careers thanks to the availability of fast food, pizza...


7 Tips for Curbing Cravings & Keeping The Weight Off!

- - Weight Loss

Why do cravings happen? Why do you suddenly but absolutely have to have something salty, something sweet, or a nice cold glass of wine or beer as if there was no tomorrow? Cravings can result from various sources including stress, routine or habits, even a familiar place or smell from...


5 Popular Diet Crazes Explained

- - Diets

Since I can remember I have seen diet books on bookshelves everywhere. Recently, however, everyone seems to be on some sort of diet or another. Often I hear people saying things like I’m Paleo, or I’m Juicing. Before you were either on The Zone, South Beach or checking your Blood...


Why the Gym Helps More Than Just Your Waistline

- - Lifestyle

Connect Your Workouts to Your World - Why Hitting the Gym Helps More Than Just Your Waistline. Everyone has those days; the bad hair days, the bad skin days, the days where none of your clothes seem to look right. You have a day that starts that way and then...


The Best Half Marathons Around the United States

- - Cardio

It’s time to stray from the repetitive, and sometimes over-competitive, races. Whether you are searching for your very first half marathon to compete in, or you are a veteran with multiple races under your belt, this list will serve you well! Best Themed Runs Disney Princess Half Marathon, Florida The happiest place on...


Top 10 Ways to Slim Down as a Vegan

- - Weight Loss

Going Vegan may seem challenging, but, so many people have achieved amazing results from cutting down on their animal product consumption. Would you go Vegan for weight loss? Many celebrities have shared incredible weight loss transformations since starting a Vegan diet. From Kelly Osbourne, Jason Mraz, Olivia Wilde, Mac Danzig,...


The ABCs of Mindful Eating

- - Weight Loss

The act of mindfulness is defined as: "active attention on the present". Mindfulness is commonly associated with meditation and yoga, but is a great tool for any aspect of life. A few areas that can benefit greatly from mindfulness are weight loss and dietary habits. The Basics of Mindfulness In order...


The Paleo Diet Explained

- - Nutrition

I’m sure by now you have seen this word ‘Paleo’ floating around the internet and social media platforms quite a bit. Maybe you have even read #gopaleo and thought #gowhat? Well if you’re curious about this new diet and want to know more, then stay tuned because I’m going to...


Ladies: Lift for Your Body Type

- - Strength Training

I remember when I started going to a gym back in 1990 (yup, I´m THAT old) that I had no idea what I was doing, at all. Like most beginners, I worked out without any clue as to why I was doing certain exercises. I was 17 & I liked...


Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat?

- - Weight Loss

It's surprising: often women don't want to lift weights because they're scared of getting big and bulky like a man. In fact, think back to the last time you were at the gym... I'd be amazed if there wasn't a group of guys in the free weight section, flexing in...


How to Keep Fit in the Winter

- - Fitness

Are you lucky enough to live in a warm winter land? Keeping fit may seem easy year round. However, for those who dwell in the far North, where temperatures can drop well below freezing - it may seem near impossible to fight the fat away. The worst thing one...


Tomato & Bell Pepper Gazpacho

- - Recipes

There are days when it is just too hot to turn on the heat to cook, and when my body simply craves a cool and refreshing meal option. And while fresh salads like a bright summer citrus salad or the middle-eastern tabbouleh salad may come to mind, today’s dish is...