Most of us aren’t strangers to caffeine. We count on our coffee to jump start the day or pour a great big cup of green tea when the afternoon slump sets in. But what about using caffeine to rev up a workout or help you lose weight? Is it a good idea? Does it even work?
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You notice those big, brightly colored, bouncy-looking balls every time you’re at the gym—but what on Earth are you supposed to do with them? Stop staring and go grab one! Balance balls, also known as stability balls, are easier to use than you think, and they offer a wide variety of fitness benefits, from increasing flexibility to building strength to improving coordination and balance. Training with a ball is especially great for targeting core muscles, an area often neglected in our workout routines.
Stop being afraid of aging! We women tend to mourn our birthdays before celebrating them, because we’re so wrapped up in the changes that come with getting older. Once you realize you can look and feel your fittest at any age, you’ll have nothing to fear. In fact, you might become fearless. Read more →
Workout clothes, running shoes, a gym membership, training sessions, home equipment, even supplements—fitness expenses can add up! If you’re on a tight budget, spending money on exercise might seem like a luxury. But not having extra funds to funnel into gear and activities doesn’t mean you’re stuck at home doing sit-ups and jumping jacks in the living room. Get a great workout—and save money—with these helpful tips.
If you have kids, chances are you’ll be spending time at the pool, beach or water park this summer. While it’s always nice to relax and soak up some sun while they splash and play, you can also use the opportunity to squeeze in a great workout.
You have made it so far in your journey toward a better body! Don’t stop now! This week, I challenge you to make a commitment. Remember, you are not making temporary changes; this is your new lifestyle and it involves building a positive relationship with yourself. I know commitment can be a scary concept, but my three simple steps will up your chances of sticking to these new healthy goals (no cold feet allowed!).
There are times when life gets so busy and you’re stretched so thin, finding enough energy to exercise seems impossible. I know. I’ve been there. And the last thing I want to do is to reach for an energy drink loaded with artificial ingredients and sugar. But I also hate to miss my workouts.
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