Fitness & Exercise

10 Fitness Gifts That Encourage Health and Wellness

These fitness gift ideas aren’t just for the “gym rat” in your life – they’re perfect for regular people who want to sprinkle a little health and wellness into their lives. The first gift is perfect for the young and fit, or even the middle-aged and not-so-fit… In my quest to collect fitness gifts that go beyond pedometers, I found the EatSmart […]

10 Benefits of Yoga Poses for the Grieving Process

Did you know there are specific yoga poses that help ease the grieving process? Learn about the emotional and physical health benefits of yoga for the grief process. Grieving causes physical pain in your body; these yoga poses relieve stress and promote healing in your mind, body, and soul. In Yoga and Grief: A Compassionate Journey Toward Healing, Gloria Drayer […]

5 Work Out Videos That Work to Tone and Tighten the Flabby Bits

These are my favorite work out videos (fitness DVDs) because they work to tone flabby muscle and burn floppy fat. Here, I focus on ballet, yoga, Pilates, strength training, and boot camp. I don’t have the time, energy, or money to go to the gym – all my exercise takes place at home in front of the TV (strength building, […]

What is Most Important When You Want to Lose Weight?

A personal fitness trainer explains why diet and a positive sense of self is 70% more important than exercise when you want to lose weight. “When it comes to changing the size and shape of your body, exercise is only 30% of it,” says New York City-based certified personal trainer and boot camp instructor Ariane Hundt. “The rest needs to […]

12 Small Ways to Get Healthy That Make a Big Difference

How do you get healthy when you’re out of shape? By making small changes that add up to big health improvements. These small ways to get healthy make a difference because they work together to create change that lasts. If you’ve read any of my health and fitness articles, you know that I lost weight and got healthy after getting […]

How to Lose Weight When You Hate Sweating or Can’t Exercise

These tips on losing weight are for people who can’t exercise or hate to sweat…or both! They’re inspired by a reader who has health issues that prevent her from exercising and burning calories. “I have Parkinson’s Disease and had a heart attack six months ago,” says Win on Need Exercise Motivation? Top Tips for Working Out at Home. “I need […]

8 Reasons Home Workouts Are Better for Weight Loss Than Gyms

The key to losing weight with home workout DVDs is to find the right ones! Here are 8 reasons working out at home is better for weight loss than going to the gym, plus several workout DVDs I use and love. In the Best Yoga DVDs, I highlighted Baron Baptiste’s workout DVDs. I still like his style of yoga – […]

Exercise Tips for Extroverts, Introverts, and Neurotics

You probably already know that your personality traits directly affect your health and happiness levels! These exercise tips for extroverts, introverts, and neurotics will help you achieve your fitness goals – whether you want to lose that last 20 pounds or run a marathon… The key to losing weight and getting fit is to find an exercise plan that suits your personality […]

How I Finally Lost 20 Pounds After I Turned 40

I struggled with 20 to 30 pounds of extra weight all my life. It wasn’t until after I turned 40 years old that I finally lost that last 20 pounds – and here’s how I did it. Most women gain weight as they reach age 40, and they also gain weight after getting married. The opposite is happening to me: […]