Yes, I have something in common with some very famous SNL comedians. I took an improv comedy class – just like they did at the beginning of their careers. Trust me, if I can do it so can you. Here is my personal experience taking an improv comedy class, how it taught me that laughter really is the best therapy, and some of the specific health benefits I continue to enjoy long after I graduated from my first improv class. Here’s what it’s like…
Our bodies were designed for physical activity -- not to be sedentary all the time. It's important to fit aerobic exercise into your life if you want to enjoy the longterm effects of having a healthy heart. Here, real people are sharing their favorite exercises, and fun ways to stay fit if -- even you absolutely hate exercising! See how some activities that you probably don't think of as exercise can have a positive effect on your fitness level.
Yoga in bed?! …Why not? It’s no secret that regular exercise is an important part of a happy and healthy life. And if you relax while exercising, that’s even better for your well-being! Yoga gives you the best of both worlds. See how to do yoga in bed… 5 easy yoga exercises you can do in your bed at home or in a hotel when you travel.
Thinking of getting a Fitbit activity tracker? I got one! Here’s my Fitbit Flex review including all of the Fitbit benefits and advantages as I see them, tips for using the Fitbit wristband, and how to use the Fitbit Flex tracker without a phone.
Kids fitness is important and shouldn’t be treated as a punishment to enforce for your children. Even if they aren’t overweight, children and families can benefit from fun exercises. From scavenger hunt hikes to washing the car there are tons of great ways to implement a great kids fitness routine in your family.
There are lots of wonderful benefits of yoga. These are my top 5 – especially if you’re not fond of exercising. Simply by breathing deeply and stretching fully with the yoga poses, you are helping your mind, body, and spirit become re-energized and stronger!
Learn how to meditate anywhere – indoors or outdoors, alone or with others. A yoga teacher shares 4 methods of non-traditional meditation practice you probably wouldn’t think about – 4 fun ways to meditate without even really trying!
Indoor gym workouts are fine — but I love being outside and I truly enjoy outside workouts. Don’t worry, you don’t need any outdoor gym equipment! Grab your shoes, bathing suit, and sunscreen and get ready for some fun outdoor fitness. Spice up your workouts with my very best outdoor gym ideas on the beach, at the park, in the water, or on the court!
What is a zumba workout? Zumba fitness features Latin inspired dance routines, combined with interval and resistance training. The idea is to take the work out of workout and make exercising fun. Most people taking Zumba classes forget they are even working out! There are 7 types of classes making it attractive for all ages and all fitness levels. You can do your first Zumba workout right here… by watching these free full length online Zumba videos!
I see a chiropractor for back, neck, and shoulder pain. My chiropractor gave me his tips for the best sleep positions, how to keep your body in alignment yourself, and how to treat lower back pain — so I’m sharing them with you.
Gym workouts are great, but what happens when you get snowed in, burned out, or just need a change? At home workouts offer a great alternative to gym workouts can save you money, gas, time, and energy by simply working out at home. Here are the best home workout ideas you can start doing today!
Yes, there are some things you can do that will allow you to enjoy your holiday dinner even though you’re dieting. Some healthy holiday eating tips to get you started — ways to eat healthy at holiday meals.
Holiday weight loss tips and advice from a guy who’s kept off the holiday weight but still loves his pies! My best tips to help you quickly lose weight for the New Year.
What boosts your mood, lowers your stress, benefits your health, and is FREE & available to anyone? These are benefits of meditation & reasons to meditate daily!
I walk 10000 steps a day. If you’ve got a fitness tracker, I bet that’s your goal too. Here are some ways you probably haven’t thought of to get more steps in.
Can’t sleep? Feeling stressed? Deep breathing exercises can be done anywhere to provide relief fast. Here’s how to do the 478 breathing exercise plus 3 more
A healthy dose of fun! 4 outdoor activities & games that can be enjoyed by all ages. Burn calories in your own backyard. Staying fit has never been so fun.
Do you have an office job? Sit behind a computer for a living? You can avoid the most common desk job health risks with these 5 simple tips.
Losing weight is never an easy battle, but having waged the war victoriously a few years ago, I was able to remove 90 pounds from my body. Here are 4 tips that will make reaching your weight loss goals even easier.
Weight loss stories can be both educational and inspirational. With my weight loss story, I aim to do the same – telling people how I lost 90 pounds and kept it off with relatively simple lifestyle changes.
Pelvic organ prolapse is a serious women’s issue which typically affects women after childbirth, a hysterectomy, or menopause. This condition has a rocky history when it comes to its popular means of treatment – transvaginal mesh – which has led to complications and even lawsuits. Here’s what you need to know.
Want to lose weight? Trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle? Think you’re too busy to workout? Try these 10 easy ways to get a little exercise every day!
If you boost your daily activity, you will burn more calories. It’s as simple as that. Here are some routine activities that most of us do every single day without even thinking about it, plus some easy ways to increase the number of calories your burn while doing those things. Simple ways to burn calories WITHOUT working out!
I’ve found a number of neck stretches that really work for me to alleviate the tense pressure in my neck that builds up after spending time at the computer. This neck pain that usually lingers into the night. The following neck stretches are some of the same ones that the chiropractor and physical therapist recommended to me. They really work!
There’s a whole new way to get your work done AND exercise at the same time! It’s called the treadmill desk! Here are the pros and cons of using a treadmill desk at work.
There are literally hundreds of health-related myths and old wives tales. Fortunately, technology is catching up with most of these now, and their validity is being questioned.
Here are some of the more common health myths debunked.