tonedcurves:Diet Health:Worlds Fastest Workout VideoBritney Spears AbsKim Kardashian ButtBritney Spears’ WorkoutCarrie Underwood’s Sculpted LegsVictoria’s SecretCandice Swanepoel’s Workout
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Couch to 5KPost Running Stretch video from FlexibleWarriorYogaZumba Workout Videos:Zumba PowerZumba Cardio PartyZumba BasicZumba Sculpt and ToneZumba AdvancedZumba Cardio PartyZumba ToningHip Hop Abs With Shaun T:Hip Hob Abs: Learn To DanceHip Hop Abs: Ab SculptHip Hop Abs: Total Body BurnHip Hop Abs: Fat Burning CardioHip Hop Abs: Hips, Buns, and ThighsThe Firm Video Workouts:1. Target Toning 2. Total Body Toner3. Cardio Dance Express4. Power Half Hour5. Calorie Explosion6. Hardcore Fusion7. Boot Camp8. Hi Def SculptPower 90 Videos:Sweat 1-2Sweat 3-4Ab Ripper 100 and Sculpt 1-2Sculpt 3-4Ab Ripper 100 read more..
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
tonedcurves:Diet Health:Worlds Fastest Workout VideoBritney Spears AbsKim Kardashian ButtBritney Spears’ WorkoutCarrie Underwood’s Sculpted LegsVictoria’s SecretCandice Swanepoel’s Workout
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Workouts by muscle group: Here’s a list of all of my POP Pilates, POP Cardio, and workout videos. Pick your muscle group or exercise type and let the toning/fat loss begin!WORKOUTS BY MUSCLE GROUP (ordered by most recently uploaded):ABS (view full video gallery here)
- POP Pilates for Beginners: Ab Time! (13:11)
- POP Pilates: Hot Abs! (14:03)
- POP Pilates: Abominable Abdominals (18:19)
- Top 3 Pilates Abs Moves for Diet.com (5:16)
- You’ve Got Abs! Flat Abs Challenge (8:35)
- Flat Abs Pilates Routine for Diet.com (6:54)
- POP Pilates: Lower Belly Pooch Attack! Part 2 of 2 Attack Series (15:04)
- POP Pilates: Intense Ab Workout (10:50)
- POP Pilates: 3 Min Ab Workout Challenge (4:16)
- POP Pilates: Crazy Core Workout - Intense! Fun! (10:55)
- Plank Arm Workout (11:58)
- POP Pilates: Tricep Toner (13:20)
- Push Up Challenge - 3 Advanced variations (6:34)
- POP Pilates: Arm Attack! Part 1 of 2 Attack Series (11:17)
- POP Pilates: Upper Body Workout - Arms, Chest, Shoulders (10:22)
- POP Pilates: Back Attack! (13:10)
- POP Pilates: Sexy Back Workout (12:20)
- POP Pilates: Beyonce Bootylicious Bum Butt Badonkadonk Bonanza aka The B6 Workout (18:06)
- Top 3 Butt Toning Moves - Diet.com (6:21)
- POP Pilates: 25 Minute Butt Blaster (26:09)
- POP Pilates: Super Butt Workout (10:57)
- Leg Slimming Pilates Routine for Diet.com (7:30)
- POP Pilates: Slimmer Inner Thighs and Runner’s Calves (12:04)
- POP Pilates: Saddlebag Shaver (17:29)
- POP Pilates: Inner Thigh Insanity (13:20)
- POP Pilates: Legs & Thighs Workout (9:57)
- POP Pilates: Muffin Top Meltdown (14:52)
- Oblique Pilates Routine for Diet.com (6:31)
- Uh-Oh Obliques Ultimate Workout (13:16)
- POP Pilates: Muffin Top Exterminator (10:29)
- POP Pilates: Total Body Bangin’ Workout (29:54)
- Plank Workout for Flat Abs & Toned Arms (11:57)
- Standing Pilates by the Sea for your Thighs, Core ‘n Shoulders (7:49)
- Sea Inspired Pilates Workout (7:16)
- POP Pilates: Summer Slimdown Part 1 (17:32)
- POP Pilates Summer Slimdown Part 2 (19:02)
- POP Pilates: Britney Spears “Til the World Ends” Ab Workout (5:36)
- 5 Minute Total Body Pilates for Diet.com (5:20)
- POP Pilates: New Body Makeover (29:44)
- POP Pilates: Bikini Bod 1 (9:49)
- POP Pilates: Bikini Bod 2 for Arms & Abs (10:38)
- POP Pilates: Body Slimming Workout (10:57)
- POP Pilates: Total Body Sculpt (10:03)
- POP Pilates for Beginners: Ab Time! (13:11)
- POP Pilates for Beginners (28:44)
- POP Pilates: Lady Gaga “Judas” Workout (5:23)
- Super Swiss Ball Workout (9:48)
- 3 Moves Partner Workout (4:37)
- The 20/20 Workout
- Crazy Park HIIT Workout (6:35)
- POP Cardio: BODYPOP! HIIT Bodyweight Workout (14:34)
- POP Cardio: Kick It! (5:35)
- POP Cardio: Heart Throbber (8:40)
- Amazing Upper Back & Leg Stretches (13:08)
- POP Pilates: Stretching for Flexibility (10:00)
thissumer:losing-every-extra-pound:The Tumblr Guide to Healthy Living
a compilation of resources to help you eat right, exercise, and be happy!
How to Start a Healthier LifestyleNutrition
Eating Clean Principles
Your Flat Belly Day 1 meal plan by Women’s Health Magazine
Your Flat Belly Day 2 meal plan by Women’s Health Magazine
Your Flat Belly Day 2 Meal Plan by Women’s Health Magazine
Portion Size Guide
Get lean grocery list
80 Healthiest Foods
100 Foods that Dr.Oz wants on your Shopping List
Tips to Snack Better
10-Calorie Sweet and Crunch Snacks
Why Eat Raw Foods?
10 Commandments of Dieting
Tips for Staying Healthy in School
The Happier way to Diet Menu
Food that makes You Prettier
Look Better Naked One Week Meal Plan Part 1
Look Better Naked One Week Meal Plan Part 2
The Best New Superfoods
12 Best Foods for your Abs
Foods that Melt Flab Away
Raw Food for the Rest of Us
5 Ingredient Eating Clean Recipes
What to Eat When You’re Craving…
Eating Clean vs. Junk examples
Transition to Healthy Living
Eating Clean VideoRecipes
Eating Clean Recipes
Healthy Meal Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerBefore and After Workout Snack Ideas
Super 8-Step Salad Wraps
Not-Quite-Unnecessary Raving about Broccoli Slaw
Foods that Cause Bloating
Eat Breakfast, Here’s Why
Making Conscious Health Choices: Who Decides?
Not eating enough…but not hungry either?
Sunshine Oatmeal Recipe
Oatmeal from The Pea Pod
Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie-In-A-Bowl
An Overwhelming Amount of Oatmeal Recipes
Starbucks Drinks Under 200 Calories
Healthy Dessert Blog
Grapefruit & Strawberry Popsicles (make them without alcohol)
Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwiches
Frozen Yogurt Blackberries
Skinny Coconut Cupcake
Nutella Fudge Pops
Banana Split Cheesecake Bites
Frozen Fruit Pops
Healthy Banana Almond Chocolate Ice Cream
Banana Split Cheesecake Bites
Banana Ice Cream
Frozen Yogurt Strawberries
Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream
More Frozen Banana Bites
Raw Tropical Ice Cream
Cucumber Melon Popsicles
Chocolate Covered Bananas
Apple Peanut Butter Slices
Frozen Banana Popsicles
Banana Berry Soft Serve
Volume Ice CreamCleanse/Detox
The Look Better Naked 2 Day Cleanse
Jillian Michaels Detox
Lean Green Smoothie
Free Vegetarian Starter Kit by Peta
Making the Transition
Shopping guide by Peta
Easy Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers with Avocado
How to Determine Your Ideal Weight
How to Overcome A Plateau
Beat a Weight Loss Plateau
Why You Aren’t Losing Weight
How to Burn Fat Fastest
5 Metabolism Boosters
How to Conquer Cravings
20 Secrets of Very Fit People
Fighting Belly Fat
How Do I Lose Weight
Thinking of Giving Up?
The 2 Minute Visualization
How to Keep Yourself Full for Longer
Lose Weight without Dieting
10 Ways to Get Your Diet Back On Track
Constructing A PlanCalculators
Body Type/Frame Size Calculator
Ideal Weight Calculator
How Much Weight You Can Lose By Prom/Summer/Your Wedding/This Thursday/TonightEBooks
Winning by Losing - Jillian Michaels Exercise
Lift Weights to Help You Lose Weight
How to Start Running [Couch to 5k]
How to Tone Any Area of Your Body
Building Lean Muscle vs. Bulky Muscle
But I Don’t Want to Get Bulky!
Abdominal Exercises for Beginners
Running for Weight Loss
The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Interval Training
Archive of Online Work Outs
Sunday, 20 May 2012
Signs that you are a binge eater:
Feelings of being out of control
Frequently eat large portions of food
Hiding food and eating in private
Feeling guilty after overeating
Having metabolic syndrome
How to Gain Control Over Binge Eating
Recognize that you have a binge eating disorder
Realize that it is normal to have a relapse while overcoming your binge eating
Enlist support from family, friends and a self-help group
Learn to eat naturally by eating only when you are hungry and never eating until you are full.
Eat frequent small meals throughout the day so you don’t get overly hungry and eat absentmindedly.
Be conscious of the kinds of food you put in your body
Practice mindful eating
Eat for health and energy rather than cravings
Try cognitive-behavior therapy or psychotherapy
Try an antidepressant
Find the motivation to exercise daily
Look for the silver lining – adapt a positive attitude
Benefits of overcoming binge eating:
Regain control over food
Better manage stress
Stop feeling like you have to hide your eating habits
Feel better about your body
Improve you overall health
Reduce chances of getting a life-threatening disease
Have more energy
And what can you do to stop a binge before it starts?
1. Already bought your Halloween candy? There’s still time to stop yourself. Save a bite-sized piece, eat it, and enjoy it. Give the rest to a homeless shelter. Don’t take it to work. Put your imagination to work on alternative treats to hand out - like raisins, cereal, pencils, party favors, etc. - and don’t feel guilty. You can count on your neighbors to provide chocolate to the kids.
2. Have a plan. Eat a nutritious snack before going to a party. Tell yourself you’ll eat just half of what’s served, then stick to your vow.
3. Plan active days off and vacations. Don’t assume you have to gain weight if you’re indulging. Compensate with physical activity.
4. Identify your triggers. For example, if you’re going to a family gathering, are you likely to feel resentful or guilty about long-standing differences with certain family members? Deal with these issues. Food can mask them but won’t make them disappear.
5. Distinguish between indulging and bingeing. Occasionally allow yourself to indulge without eating out of control. The tendency to engage in black-and-white thinking is the hallmark of a problem with food. “If you think one Snickers makes a disaster, then you might think, ‘Why not go all the way and really binge?’”
6. Snack often on nutritious foods to keep from getting overly hungry. Carry an insulated snack pack everywhere. It’s filled with foods such as dried and fresh fruits, baby carrots, nonfat yogurt, trail mix, whole-grain cereal, nuts, and baked chips. You have to defend yourself, you can’t go out into the modern ‘obese-ogenic’ environment and hope not to get fat, just as you wouldn’t go out in the rain without an umbrella and expect to not get wet. read more..
Monday, 7 May 2012
1.To begin with just stand straight and jog on-the-spot for about 2 minutes just to warm up for the workout. Then stretch your arms and the entire body to the level of slight discomfort but not pain.
2. Next you have to do jumping jacks for 3 minutes. This will get your heart rate up and will prepare you for the harder workout ahead.
3. After jumping jacks do push-ups.10 push-ups will be enough.
4. Next you will do split jumping lunges for 30 seconds. Make sure that you knee does not go over your heel and you are pushing through your front heel.
5. Now grab your mat and get ready to work on your abs. Do bicycle crunches for 1 minute.
6. After bicycle crunches you will work on your abs and thighs together by doing mountain climbers. Work for another 1 minute.
Repeat the whole workout except for the warm up exercise and perform another set. Until now you have worked on your belly and thighs.
7. To work on your legs you will lay down on the mat with your one leg up and one leg down. Start moving the leg that is up making circle like movements. It will be like drawing a big circle in the air with your let. Do this for a minute. Switch your leg and now do the same for the other leg. Repeat this one more time
8. The next move will work on your legs and waist together. You will start with your hands laced underneath you head and your legs will be straight up with you back on the floor. Bring your one leg down and bring your opposite elbow moving the shoulder towards to knee of the leg that is still up and try touching it. Now alternate and switch the movement and do it for both the legs and elbows. Do this for three minutes.
9. To work on your arms you can get a bottle full of water. Stand straight and hold the bottle your one hand and bring it up and down. Do the same for the other arms. Repeat this for two minutes. read more..
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Fifty-Seven Healthy Questions: Week One!Day one: How tall are you, what do you currently weigh, and what do you hope to weigh after the 60 days? (Be realistic). Day two: What is your MAIN reason for wanting to lose weight? (Be honest.)Day three: Do you count calories? What is your daily calorie goal/allowance?Day four: Do you work out? How many times a week?Day five: Is there any specific event you want to lose the weight for?Day six: Have you ever been overweight or underweight?Day seven: Do your friends and family know you are trying to lose weight?Week Two!Day eight: Name 5 things you like about your body (you can do it) and the one body part you’d like to change the most.Day nine: What is your favourite food, healthy or unhealthy.Day ten: Do you eat breakfast? What do you usually have?Day eleven: What are your family’s eating habits like?Day twelve: What are your friend’s eating habits like?Day thirteen: Is your diet ever negatively influenced by your friends? Do they pressure/tempt you to eat unhealthy food?Day fourteen: Do you ever allow yourself a “rest day” from exercise or a “cheat day” from your diet?Week three!Day fifteen: What is your favourite kind of exercise?Day sixteen: Have you ever missed a work out just because you couldn’t be bothered?Day seventeen: Have you ever been called fat? Or skinny?Day eighteen: Do you have to eat any meals with your family? Are they for or against your diet?Day nineteen: Have you ever lied to avoid eating something?Day twenty: Do you binge? How often and what triggers it?Day twenty-one: Do you listen to music when you work out?Week four!Day twenty-two: Are you generally smaller or larger than your friends?Day twenty-three: Do you feel that your weight holds you back socially?Day twenty-four: Is losing weight one of your top priorities in life?Day twenty-five: Do you ever eat fast food?Day twenty-six: Do you drink alcohol? What do you generally drink?Day twenty-seven: Does shark week make you hungrier than usual, and do you allow yourself to eat more at this time of the month?Day twenty-eight: Are there any foods or drinks that you have completely banned yourself from consuming, or do you believe in everything in moderation?Week five!Day twenty-nine: What is your current weight? Have you lost, gained, or maintained your weight since day one?Day thirty: Do you have rewards for reaching goal weight? What are they?Day thirty-one: What are your favourite healthy snacks?Day thirty-two: What is your weakness/one food you just can’t say no to?Day thirty-three: Will you continue to count calories once you reach your ultimate goal weight?Day thirty-four: Will you continue with the same exercise routine once you reach your ultimate goal weight?Day thirty-five:Do you mainly do cardio, strength training, or both?Week six!Day thirty-six: What’s one item of clothing you’d like to wear after losing weight?Day thirty-seven: What do you wear when you go swimming/to the beach?Day thirty-eight: What do you generally order if you have to eat out at a restaurant?Day thirty-nine:What has been the hardest thing you’ve had to give up?Day forty: Have you gained weight at any point of your journey? How did this effect you?Day forty-one: Do you drink tea or coffee?Day forty-two: What is the meaning of life? Just kidding. If you feel happy with the way your body looks before you reach your ultimate goal weight, will you continue to try and lose weight, or will you aim to maintain?Week 7!Day forty-three: Apart from Weight Loss, have you noticed any other benefits from your healthy diet?Day forty-four: Do you drink green tea? (If you don’t you should. Seriously.) Day forty-five: Who is your main inspiration to lose weight? Not a celebrity, someone from real life.Day forty-six: Do you have a favourite motivational quote?Day forty-seven: Have you ever come close to giving up? What made you change your mind? Day forty-eight: Did you start losing weight before m read more..
Thursday, 12 April 2012
I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about how I changed my life and recovered from depression, here is my answer:I live by 5 simple rules; they helped me change my life, no doctors, no pills and no one but myself!Changing your life can seem an incredibly tough and complicated thing, especially if you’ve failed a great number of times (like I did).
1. Accept CHANGE. Allow yourself to let go of the past to make room for new things to come into your life, meet new people, travel.2. Be BOLD. Stop putting your life on hold, set new goals and reach them! 3. Start to EXERCISE. No explanation needed, it will make you feel better and happier.4. Eat HEALTHY. Food can make you happy, food can make you sad. Eat less processed food, try to eat more vegan, vegetarian food,try raw food, eat more veggies and fruit. Believe it or not it will make you feel better!5. LOVE YOURSELF. You can do all stuff I wrote, but if you don’t appreciate yourself nothing will make you feel better! You can say that last ‘rule’ is the most important way to live your life!* I don’t say this is the best way, but it helped me to overcome depression and start with my weight loss journey. read more..
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
healthysexyhappy:1. Build muscle Our bodies constantly burn calories, even when we’re doing nothing. This resting metabolic rate is much higher in people with more muscle. Every pound of muscle uses about 6 calories a day just to sustain itself, while each pound of fat burns only 2 calories daily. That small difference can add up over time. In addition, after a bout of resistance training, muscles are activated all over your body, increasing your average daily metabolic rate.2. Step up your workout Aerobic exercise may not build big muscles, but it can rev up your metabolism in the hours after a workout. The key is to push yourself. High-intensity exercise delivers a bigger, longer increase in resting metabolic rate than low- or moderate-intensity workouts. To get the benefits, try a more intense class at the gym or include short bursts of jogging during your regular walk.3. Fuel up with waterThe body needs water to process calories. If you are even mildly dehydrated, your metabolism may slow down. In one study, adults who drank eight or more glasses of water a day burned more calories than those who drank four. To stay hydrated, drink a glass of water or other unsweetened beverage before every meal and snack. In addition, try munching on fresh fruits and vegetables, which are full of fluid, rather than pretzels or chips.4. Sinless snackingEating more really can help you lose weight — eating more often, that is. When you eat large meals with many hours in between, you train your metabolism to slow down. Having a small meal or snack every 3 to 4 hours keeps your metabolism cranking, so you burn more calories over the course of a day. Several studies have also shown that people who snack regularly eat less at meal time5. Spice up your mealsSpicy foods contain chemical compounds that kick the metabolism into high gear. Eating a tablespoon of chopped red or green chili pepper can boost your metabolic rate. The effect is likely temporary, but if you eat spicy foods often, the benefits may add up. For a quick boost, spice up pasta dishes, chili, and stews with red-pepper flakes.6. Recharge with green teaDrinking green tea or oolong tea offers the combined benefits of caffeine and catechins, substances shown to rev up the metabolism for a couple hours. Research suggests that drinking two to four cups of either tea may push the body to burn 17% more calories than normal for a short period of time. read more..
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Woke up to a swollen foot so I guess I’ll make the right decision and not jump rope outside on this nice day. I could probably do yoga but wouldn’t be able to put much pressure on it during down-dog so maybe I’ll just stretch a little after I work out my abs. I can still walk so I’m good. Could be worse. read more..
Hi! Thank you (: Yes of course! Youtube is definitely a great place to find Yoga videos.
- Tara Stiles - I always recommend her.
- Great stretching videos (links)
You look like pear-shaped ?Try;Cardio
In order to tone the pear-shaped body, it is important to keep the body fat percentage down. Cardio workouts are the best way to burn fat. Women with pear-shaped bodies have more body fat in the lower half of the body and need to incorporate cardio exercise into the workout to burn the excess fat. The recommendation by the American Heart Association, is that cardio exercise be done an average of 60 minutes several days per week. Additionally, women should incorporate interval training at least one time per week to boost maximum calorie burning. By following these guidelines, pear-shaped women will have better success at achieving toning goals.
Toning exercises are an obviously necessary part of toning the pear-shaped body. Concentration on the abdomen, hips, and thighs is especially necessary since these are typically the problem areas for this body type. Squats, hip extensions and crunches are all excellent toning exercises for these areas. Walking lunges are also a great way to burn calories while toning the thighs and buttocks. These exercises don’t require any special equipment and can be done virtually anywhere.
Squats are done by standing with feet shoulder length apart and pushing the buttocks out as if to sit, but standing back up before fully in the seated position. Weight should be on the heels to get the toning in the glutes and hamstrings. Lunges are done by stepping one leg forward and bending at both knees, keeping the weight on the front leg, and then getting back to a standing position. Repeat three sets of twenty lunges on each leg.
To achieve best results, women should plan on scheduling toning exercises four times per week.
Stretching is important to keep the body in optimal shape for the next workout. Tight muscles that have not been properly stretched before or after a workout can lead to injury. Begin at the top of the body and stretch the neck while taking deep breaths. Move down the length of the body, stretching each major muscle group: shoulders, triceps, biceps, chest, hamstrings and calves. Stretching will lengthen and loosen tight muscles, allowing better flexibility during all physical activities. read more..
Monday, 19 March 2012
- Try something entirely new!
- Keep an exercise log to track your progress!
- Reward yourself!
- LIMIT but do not ELIMINATE
- Have an accountability partner.
- Turn off the negative self-talk.
- Donate your “fat” clothes. read more..
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Hi! Thank you! And thanks for the work out suggestion (hip thrusts), I’ll be doing those later tonight when I work out. For abs, I do bicycle crunches, reverse crunches, cross over crunches, bicycle and reverse bicycle. Sometimes I’ll forearm plank, mason twist, and I’m trying to be able to do flutter kicks because they’re so effective. I also like to do normal crunches holding a 10 lb weight on my chest or for more of a work out including the arms (which is hard), holding the weight behind my head. For Thighs, I don’t really do much. Walking lunges are good, hiking, and doing some of the warrior type poses in yoga burns my thighs a lot. I don’t remember the names of the specific ones, but going from warrior I to warrior II, then resting forearm on top of bent thigh, then leaning backwards into the back leg… Doing those for a while are good. (: read more..
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
We asked top yogis which Songs were on their playlists. Add these tunes to your iPod right now!
Your Ultimate Yoga Playlist | Fitbie
Top yoga instructors share the tunes they play to help them settle into the om zone read more..
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with diabetes may have better blood sugar control during workouts if they lift weights before doing cardio exercise, according to a new study by Canadian researchers. It's important to define the best way for people with type 1 diabetes to exercise so that blood sugar doesn't drop too low, yet they can still reap all the benefits of aerobic exercise, Dr. Ronald Sigal, an endocrinologist at the University of Calgary in Canada and lead author of the study told Reuters Health. ... read more..
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
LIKE this if you eat healthy, Exercise, and still can't lose those last 10 pounds or so. Then click to see if these tips can help.
5 Surprising Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight
In a stalemate with the scale? Get back on track, lose pounds, and win the weight loss battle with these easy dieting tricks. read more..
Still recovering from weekend festivities? The more people exercise, the more they drink, according to science. Who knew?
Running on Empty Bottles | Fitbie
Newsflash: The most dedicated exercisers are also some of the biggest drinkers. Learn about the surprising reasons so many women tighten, tone, and then tie one on read more..
Thursday, 8 March 2012
yogadinosaur:What abs of steel? Try this 10 minute yoga ab routine, great for the beginning to advanced yogi:)Haha the commentary is cute. “I think we’re almost done probably.” read more..
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Strength train while you strike a pose: This 15-minute Yoga workout incorporates dumbbells to help you tone up!
Pump Up Your Yoga Practice | Fitbie
It's not a sacrilege—you can strength train at the same time you strike a pose. Learn how to perform this workouts and hundreds more with the Exercise and Workout Finder. read more..
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
healthysexyhappy:“Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted — in body, mind, and heart — and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow — or we begin to flow more in our lives.” - Cybele Tomlinson read more..
Monday, 5 March 2012
Hello abs! You'll be impressed by your whittled middle after these Yoga moves!
Yoga Poses to Lose Those Flab Abs
Get firm abs this year with a 10-minute magic yoga workout from our resident yoga guru, Kristin McGee. read more..
Sunday, 4 March 2012
Sure, you found time to exercise this weekend, because, well, you have more free time. But what about the work week when you can barely spare 5 minutes? The truth is you CAN lose weight with a busy schedule. Here's how
How to Lose Weight With a Busy Schedule
Hectic schedules and full-time jobs don't have to get in the way of your weight loss. Stick to these tips to get past the roadblocks. read more..
Friday, 2 March 2012
FRIDAY, March 2 (Healthday News) -- Breathing cold air during certain physical activities, such as shoveling snow, increases the body's demand for oxygen, which may put people with Heart Disease at greater Risk for cardiac arrest or death, a new study finds. read more..
Thursday, 1 March 2012
Hi! That’s a deprivation Diet. You are seriously depriving your body of a major amount of calories by eating from 100-500 a day , and some days you completely fast. After the 7-8 weeks of doing that, you slowly get back into normal eating habits and you gain weight because your metabolism slowed down from going into starvation mode. Not to mention it causes Side Effects such as depression. I don’t get how anyone could do that. I eat more than 500 calories for a meal, and that’s just one sandwich. If you are wanting to lose weight, your best bet is to eat healthy and exercise. Don’t eat under 1,300 calories a day but the amount that you will need depends on your height, weight, and exercise level. Do some cardio and do weight resistance. Just remember, there are no quick fixes. A ‘diet’ is not an effective way to lose weight, keep it off, and look great. If you want any more help with weight loss, just ask. I can figure out some stuff for you (: read more..
I’m not too sure, but I don’t think so. If you are warming up with yoga before getting more into the poses, you should do sun salutations. In the book I suggested, towards the end of the book it gives you series of poses to do for specific things (like for runners) so you could always go off of that if you wanted. read more..
Helloooo (: You’re not into doing it with videos? No, I think it’s okay if you’re wanting to do that to start getting into Yoga. Just be sure to do them correctly and breathe correctly. If I may suggest Beth Shaw’s Yogafit. I have it and it’s full of poses, how to do and modify poses, breathing techniques, and more. read more..
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Show her this, it’ll change her mind. Reading this makes me want to come up with new smoothie recipes to try out and post. That is really cool to hear! Of course! I hope you’re doing well with yoga (: read more..
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
I'm 5'7 ish, 17 years old "I weigh 117 lbs is that good? My parents keep telling me I need to lose weight .
Yes, that is good. When I was 15-16 and 5’7” (only 3 cm under 5’8” now), I weighed around that (bounced between 115-118), and my body was still thin. Don’t listen to your parents. That is so rude of them to say. If you are not comfortable with your body, all you need is to eat healthier and do some exercise. That will help tone your body out nicely. There is nothing to worry about though. You are in a good, healthy weight range. Next time they tell you something like that, speak up and tell them that it’s rude and your body is perfect the way it is. read more..
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Monday, 27 February 2012
I wanted to ask if there were an certain yoga poses that don't involve bending the knee's all the way, but still make your knee a bit flexible. The thing is when I was born my knees were dislocated, so now I can't bend my knee fully. I was wondering if there was anything I could do to try to make my knee's more flexible and stronger?
That’s a tough one. There are a few poses on the link below with some poses that don’t have a bend in the knees. If you’re looking to gain a little flexibility, you can do things like downward facing down or do some toe toughing, standing or sitting. You could put together a little routine of poses that don’t have bends in the knees that you can’t do. Just make sure it’s safe for you to do and really listen to your body. If it’s saying no, don’t go any further.Yoga for Knees - Keep your knees strong and flexible read more..
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - All that virtual boxing, bowling and dancing along with video game systems might not be helping kids meet their daily exercise requirements, a new study suggests. In the report, kids who were given so-called active video games to play on a Nintendo Wii didn't end up logging any more moderate or vigorous physical activity than those given games they could play sitting on the couch. Researchers said that it's still possible playing active Wii games instead of other video games or simply watching TV could mean youngsters burn a few extra calories. ... read more..
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Despite the brave new workout world of streaming videos and smart phone Exercise apps, the old-fangled Fitness DVD has never been in better shape. As people seek to live healthier, it remains the go-to workout aid for many who like their exercise accessible, inexpensive and private, according to a recent report. "Consumers are getting more and more advice from doctors to exercise," said Agata Kaczanowska, industry analyst for IBIS, which conducted a market research study of the $264 million-dollar fitness DVD industry. ... read more..
“p.s. I also have IBS too :(“^Putting your second message in with this one! Hello! Thank you very much for both the blog compliment and Tara comment. I never get tired of hearing I look like her, haha. (:Yes, of course that sounds great! Since you’re more experienced and have taken classes before, you definitely should have no problem doing it on your own. Maybe some Yoga dvd’s would work too so you don’t always have to go off of youtube and can do longer videos.Awe. It’s sort of nice knowing people, followers especially, can relate, but terrible because it sucks to live with. At least we are living healthy lives and don’t have to deal with how bad the problems get when we don’t eat well. It sort of helps keep us on track with our health! read more..
I’m not sure if they have it on demand anymore because Exercise Tv shut down but if they still have other videos up, go for it! You can always do some videos on demand and do videos on youtube. Either way works (: read more..
Here’s a few video routines:Pilates - leg slimmingYoga for butt, hips, and thighsYoga tone butt and thighsA few good leg poses I like: Table pose with one leg straight back lunges, hair pose -against wall or not, warrior poses, wide angle pose. Try this warrior flow. Wide angle pose with the arms wrapped around (if you’re flexible enough to do that) is a good workout. read more..
COMMENTARY | The Food And Drug Administration has approved the anti-obesity drug Qnexa for Weight Loss. Qnexa, an anticonvulsant plus appetite suppressant cocktail, has risks, says the LA Times. The FDA says being fat is a bigger threat to health than those issues, though. read more..
Sunday, 26 February 2012
Hello! If it was a sore, over stretched kind of pain then you probably went further than your body was fully capable of. That’s happened to me before. If you have or have had back problems in the past, that could be the cause and you should take it more lightly and slow. You might be doing a few poses wrong, but I’ve never experienced back pain from doing a pose incorrectly. I looked it up and saw a few links that talked about back pain from forward bend, then I read Back pain after Yoga on Livestrong and it says the same thing there. So, that might be your problem. I suggest talking with the instructor about the pain and maybe asking them to watch you do the forward bend or any other poses that might cause that. Especially if they don’t walk around during the class helping people do the pose correctly. (: read more..
livelovemanja:Good Morning World :) P.S. to purchase a YogaSanaRug click here. Manja +I want one of those rugs. Also, love yoga photography. read more..
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Lots of Exercise May Boost Kids' Grades
THURSDAY, Dec. 8 (Healthday News) -- Exercise is good medicine, and the number of American adults who did no physical activity in their leisure time decreased from 31 percent in 1989 to 25 percent in 2008, researchers have found. read more..
Friday, 24 February 2012
Exercise a Good Pick-Me-Up After Cancer Treatment: Study
SATURDAY, Feb. 18 (Healthday News) -- Pregnant Women who own a dog are 50 percent more likely to get the recommended 30 minutes of exercise a day by going for brisk walks, a new study finds. read more..
Health Tip: Set Exercise Goals
I understand that. The good thing about taking a class is the teacher will correct you if you are taking more of a beginners class or a class where there aren’t more intermediate and advanced yogi’s. If you’d like to start practicing at home first, you may. Though, I think you might benefit more from starting to take classes now as well as doing it at home.There will be no humiliation unless you do not let go of your ego when you go. You shouldn’t feel like you have to do as well as the person next to you, who might be able to do a certain pose easily while you struggle. Pay attention to your body only, especially how it feels. You don’t want to push yourself too far because you can either hurt yourself or fall. If you push too hard through a pose, you might never learn it because you are not being patient with yourself. That’s part of what yoga is about… patience. You also might be surprised what your body is already capable when you really put yourself to it. Also, the more mindful and patient you are, the less clumsy you’ll be. read more..
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The short days, the weak sun, and the warm beds of winter can wreak havoc on your fitness routine. As the outside temperature plummets, so too can the will to brave the elements for outdoor exercise. Experts say as long as you layer up, drink up and tune into how cold is just too cold it shouldn't impact your fitness. "Come with a different game plan for the winter," advises Jessica Matthews, an exercise physiologist with the American Council on Exercise (ACE). "Motivation tends to wane a bit, so explore different activities, including things you can do in your own home. ... read more..
Thursday, 23 February 2012
FRIDAY, Jan. 13 (Healthday News) -- Health and fitness experts have for years tried to entice people to exercise more by flogging long-range benefits such as losing weight or avoiding long-term illness caused by chronic disease. read more..
MONDAY, Jan. 9 (Healthday News) -- A new study finds that an active lifestyle may help protect against Alzheimer's-related brain changes in people who have a well-known genetic risk factor. This factor is the e4 allele (version) of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene. read more..
|Car owners with a television are 27 percent more likely to suffer heart attacks than people who have neither|
Car owners with a television are 27 percent more likely to suffer heart attacks than people who have neither, according to a global study on physical exercise and heart disease published Wednesday. read more..
(Reuters) - Elite male athletes who participate in high-contact sports such as football, soccer and rugby have a higher risk of developing knee and hip osteoarthritis than men who exercise little or not at all, a Swedish study found. There was a doubled risk in soccer and handball players, and a tripled risk in ice hockey players, added the researchers, whose study was published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Osteoarthritis, also called "wear and tear" arthritis, occurs when the cartilage cushioning the joints wears down. ... read more..
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7 (Healthday News) -- Some endurance athletes may suffer damage to the Heart's right ventricle, research shows, but the findings do not suggest that this type of exercise is unhealthy, researchers say. read more..
NEW YORK (Reuters) - With barefoot running all the rage, the unshod workout is gaining ground across the exercise spectrum. Fitness experts from aerobics instructors to modern dancers are extolling the virtues of feeling the ground beneath their feet. Connecticut-based fitness instructor Ellen Barrett teaches a mixture of Pilates, yoga and dance and conducts all her low-impact classes barefoot. "I've been teaching barefoot forever. Shoes give you a false sense of a platform. You don't connect to ground," explained Barrett, creator of the DVDs "Grace and Gusto" and "Power Fusion. ... read more..
Anyone else dealing with a bad case of fitness cabin fever? (Bleh, we are.) This chilly weather is here to stay, but it's no reason to give up on winter workouts! Try these indoor options...10 Indoor Workouts to Carry You to Spring | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comWave good-bye to outdoor exercise! read more..
TUESDAY, Feb. 14 (Healthday News) -- Taking a cold-water or ice bath may reduce exercise-related muscle soreness but it's not clear whether it can cause harmful side effects, a new evidence review indicates. read more..
|Pizza is served before a California Institute of Technology cooking class to curb the students' appetite while they work in Pasadena|
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Along with mother's cooking and the family dog, regular exercise is too often among the childish things young adults leave behind when they make the move from home to college. Attention should be paid to this drop off, experts say, because those inactive in youth tend to remain inactive over their lifetime. "The transition from late adolescence to early adulthood represents the most dramatic declines in physical activity across a person's life," according to Dr. Matthew Kwan, a researcher at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. ... read more..
FRIDAY, Dec. 30 (Healthday News) -- Taking up running is a good way to boost your Fitness Level in the year ahead, but one expert cautioned that anyone new to the sport -- or exercise in general -- should have realistic expectations about the commitment it takes to reach their goals. read more..
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
To see if the manager was there and had read my application that I turned in the other week and noticed 99% of the people in there were all doing cardio. Treadmills, bikes, whatever else was in there. Then I looked over at the weights areas and didn’t see anyone. I don’t have a Gym Membership and have never even been to a real gym, but I pictured how weird it’d look, me being the little tiny girl pumping iron while everyone else is running. It made me giggle a little on the inside. How cute that’d be. I missed class today to… go do a job thing which was a one time thing so I made up my lost work out at home for maybe about 40 minutes. I usually feel less motivated to do a lot when I’m at home, but I did the first half in my ugly backyard in the 65 degree warm winter weather, then went inside to finish when my neighbors dogs came out to bark at me. I started with jump rope, did a few workouts like push ups and bicycle crunches, lunges, then back to jump rope, and did that a few times between my other workouts. Did some more work with weights and tried to get in a lot more core workouts since I’ve been neglecting my abs and paying more attention to the little bumps forming on my arms. I tried doing a little bit of yoga but I didn’t feel like it so I did one Sun Salutation, a mix of a and b, with the warrior and without the seated position in b. Then stretched my legs, did camel, and drank the last half of my odwalla mango protein drink. Then I had an accident with my 2 day old expired (which I knew) vanilla chai drink and now I hope I don’t get sick from it (because I freak out over this stuff.) Just thought I’d share. I don’t know why. Now going to clean up and stuff my face with food and shower in no particular order (but I’ll probably clean first). read more..
"It's been about two months since I've worked out. And I just don't have the time. Which uh..is odd. Because I have the time to go out to dinner. And uh..and watch tv. And get a bone density test. And uh.. try to figure out what my phone number spells in words." — Ellen DeGeneresFitnesswww.health.comGet yourself in gear with new cardio routines, strength training exercises, and the latest yoga workouts. Our experts give you the best advice to keep your fitness routines working for you! read more..
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
After you work out, lean meat is okay but don’t eat something like steak. Try fish or chicken. Not sure if you’re asking for morning Yoga videos or not, but if so, here’s a few. Morning Yoga for Flexibility, Morning Wake up Yoga, and Morning Yoga in Bed. It’s okay if you use the same video every morning. If you memorize the routine, you will be able to do it on your own, as slow and as long as you’d like without having to use the video. If you feel like you need more of a stretch or want to try new videos, go right ahead. But it is all up to you (: read more..
Got back pain? Join the club. Yoga can help.4 Ways Yoga Relieves Low Back Painwww.health.comYoga relieves low back pain by strengthening weak muscles, stretching flexible muscles, improving oxygenation to the body, and changing the balance of the autonomic nervous system. read more..
While in the book store in late November, I was skimming through a book called Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing and came across a page with a list of suggestions for a healthy, creative life. I took a photo and posted it on my personal blog and some of the things you listed relate. I like the whole getting up early and starting the early morning peacefully, slow, and clean and that’s all I would really want to go by. I sort of have my idea morning routine pictured in my mind, from thinking about it sometimes. One day I’ll finally reach that point. I’m thinking that won’t be until I have my own home. For those of you wondering what this is all about, it’s a follow-up from this ask I got the other day and I haven’t been on my computer to answer until now. read more..
Sunday, 19 February 2012
A misconception is that exercise before bedtime, even hours before is detrimental to your Sleep. While this may be true for some populations, for the most part, exercise before bed even 30 minutes before you go to sleep is not bad for you.Relaxing or moderate exercise may not affect your sleep at all. But if you do exercise strenuously such as for an hour or more at one time and do so two to three hours before bedtime, you may find you sleep better and more deeply. read more..
Think you're too snuffly to get in a Sweat session? Exercise can boost your Immune System, helping to beat colds!6 Exercise Excuses a Sweat Session Can Solve | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comComing up with reasons to skip the gym can feel like a workout in itself. We’re here to squelch a few old stand-bys to help get you up, out the door, and building a better body read more..
I’ve been thinking of selling prints of my photos for a while, and now shorts (all of which you can read about here) and now I just thought of another good idea. Selling motivational pictures, posters, calendars, and/or other things (maybe cute mugs since I’m obsessed with them). Obviously not just random things like… hey here’s a picture I found on tumblr, buy it from me. But like… I could make a yoga calendar with personal yoga photos and stuff like that… hiking trails and running photos… stuff like that. Just a good way to put all the things I’m good at together and hopefully make a profit of. Then maybe I’ll be able to afford yoga school sooner! You’d all go for that, right? (; read more..
Started maybe around 10pm. Some of these exercises are kind of hard to explain but here they are.Jump rope for 2 minutes20 dumbbell raises in plank40 bicycle crunchesrest (changed into lighter clothes)20 weight lifts- Arms down, center, above head, repeat.20 boat pose twists with weight10 boat pose weight pass in between legs20 squats with weights in hands20 reverse crunches20 concentration curls (but on knees rather than sitting)20 dumbbell side bend each side10 lunges each side20 leg raised (on chair) crunches25 in and outs (p90x)30 bicycles (p90x)30 wide leg sit ups (p90x)30 second chair (against wall)40 leg open close (lay flat with hands under butt, lift legs, open close)Then I started doing a little bit of yoga and stopped. I’m starving so I’m going to eat and maybe shower if I’m not too lazy. I already showered but it’s cold and warm showers are nice. I need to start working out more at home, here’s some stuff I’m going to try and work into a routine, I’ll probably add more later because that definitely didn’t feel like enough to me. read more..
Protein shakes (not smoothies), protein bars, and Odwalla protein drinks are good things to consume after working out. Ensure nutritional shakes have 9 grams of protein per bottle, as well as other good things. Quinoa is high in protein, beans… stuff like that. Here is a list of high protein foods that you might want to look at. You can find out how much protein you need daily here (: read more..