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8 Benefits That Will Come from Exercising this Summer

8 Benefits That Will Come from Exercising this Summer

With summer in full swing, it’s pretty hard to avoid getting hot and sweaty. It’s old news that exercise is good for you, but there are still surprising benefits that you may not know about.

3 Ways to Stick To Your Goals On Vacation

3 Ways to Stick To Your Goals On Vacation

What if you could return from vacation without worrying about falling off track? Enjoy any trip and stick to your goals by indulging in local food, planning adventures, and relieving stress.

Teaching Your Body to Crave the Good Things in Life

Teaching Your Body to Crave the Good Things in Life

Anyone can integrate new, healthy habits into daily life. There will be challenges along the way. Old, unhealthy habits will threaten your progress, but it’s only a matter of teaching your body to crave the good things in life. 

The Ultimate Guide to Lunch Time Fitness

The Ultimate Guide to Lunch Time Fitness

Fitting in time for a workout throughout the work week isn’t always easy. Instead of hunkering down at your desk for the day, try getting active at lunch. Not only will you feel great about finding time for fitness, you’ll discover yourself re-energized for the rest of the day.

Spring Vacation Spots That Will Be Sure to Keep You Active

Spring Vacation Spots That Will Be Sure to Keep You Active

With warmer weather on the way, many active-minded people have started planning vacations that’ll keep them on the move. The possibilities below are sure to spark inspiration if you’re looking for an adventure that involves something more than just lying on the beach.

7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Injuries While Staying Active

7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Injuries While Staying Active

Whether you’re running, swimming, spinning, dancing or playing a team sport, you’re getting out there and staying active — that’s great. What’s not so great is the possibility that your good intentions and steady training could be derailed by an injury. And, while some injuries are simply caused by bad luck or bad timing, others can be prevented if you know how. Here are seven ways to keep yourself healthy in more ways than one. 

4 Secrets to Looking Your Best While Working Out

4 Secrets to Looking Your Best While Working Out

While many people would love to look their best while working out, it doesn't always happen. More than ever– particularly when we see celebrities looking flawless in their workout gear– we aspire to be the best versions of ourselves, sweat or no sweat.  Here are some secrets to looking your best while working out.

Exercising with a Disability : Key Things to Consider

Exercising with a Disability : Key Things to Consider

If you suffer from a chronic condition that limits your mobility, you have certainly at some point felt unable to live life to the fullest. The more obvious limitations aside, the only thing that prevents you from being active and enjoying life as any other person are the limitations you impose on yourself, and the expectations you have of the phrase “live an active life”. Exercising is an activity where people with a disability feel like they are missing out on the most, but that is because we are shown what it looks like to be in full health and exercise. The truth is that there is a lot that you can do for yourself, disability or not.

10 Ways To Stay Active and Safe This Spring

10 Ways To Stay Active and Safe This Spring

After a long winter, we greet the first days of warm weather with a flurry of activity. Neighborhood streets are filled with children on bikes, dog walkers, and couples out for an evening stroll.We all look forward to shaking off the winter blues - and shedding off the winter pounds – with the promise of warmer days ahead.

But this time of year can also be tough on our bodies.Here are ten ways to stay active and safe this spring.

6 Ways To Treat Yourself With Quality Food

6 Ways To Treat Yourself With Quality Food

Why should pleasure be guilty? Why can't your gut be happy and not flabby? When you treat yourself, it doesn't have to be a catch-22. Here are a few of the foods you crave the most when trying to choose a healthier lifestyle, but your gut is stuck on its old habits. Remember, there are ways to turn guilty cravings into decadent treats that make both you and your body happy.

5 Reasons To Get A Jump Start On Your Fitness Goals

5 Reasons To Get A Jump Start On Your Fitness Goals

The hardest part about doing anything is getting started. I have found this to be so true, especially when it comes to my fitness goals at the beginning of the year. Once I get started on my daily workout routine, I seem to be fine. But, the hard part is making that first step, and then staying motivated and committed to my fitness goals.

When you consider all the great benefits from working out and getting fit, you will be inspired to do workouts more and more often.

My Journey To A Healthy Pregnancy

My Journey To A Healthy Pregnancy

Last November, I was surprised by the gift of discovering I was pregnant with my first child. My husband was thrilled, but my first reaction was surprisingly confusing. I always looked forward to having children one day, but for the past eight years, I've been very work-oriented and independent. Finding out about this huge and unplanned change proved to be a challenge for me. Ultimately, I knew that I was happy and blessed. My wonderful and supportive partner helped me work through my initial fears. I've been determined to have the healthiest possible pregnancy for my baby's sake, as I knew that stress would not at all be helpful.  More than anything, my mind played a huge part in helping me to have a healthy pregnancy.

Overcome Food Guilt With These 5 Tips

Overcome Food Guilt With These 5 Tips

It's hard to overcome cravings for food that is too sweet, salty, or fatty. Rather than giving up chocolate, fries, and (god forbid) pizza altogether, stop dealing with food guilt by having 'cheat meals' (or even 'cheat days'). Your cravings will be satisfied and you'll have more control over your appetite when you do eat more indulgent meals.

Often, when we begin to eat healthier, we develop a love-hate relationship with 'junk' food. Sometimes we binge on it and then, we feel guilty afterwards. It isn't worth living a life filled with food guilt.

Here's how to form a healthy relationship with food so that you can stop bingeing and start eating intuitively.

Why Women's Soccer Is A Bigger Deal Than You Think

Why Women's Soccer Is A Bigger Deal Than You Think

When you hear women and soccer in the same sentence, the first thing that may come to mind is a soccer mom. Soccer is a boys' sport, right? Wrong. Women’s soccer is just as popular as men’s, even though you do not see it as much in the media. Nevertheless, women are not only capable of playing professional soccer, but they have shown over the years, that they are really, really good at it.

6 Ways To Cultivate An Attitude Of Gratitude

6 Ways To Cultivate An Attitude Of Gratitude

New years always bring new beauty fads. To get you prepared for the beauty trends this year, this guide highlights the top beauty trends you’ll be sure to spot on both the red carpet and at office meetings. 2016 will be the year of fresh looks, bold make-up and holistic skincare.

Read on to discover how you can make these trends part of your beauty routine.

Glowing, Healthy and Revived: The Top 8 Beauty Trends for 2016

Glowing, Healthy and Revived: The Top 8 Beauty Trends for 2016

New years always bring new beauty fads. To get you prepared for the beauty trends this year, this guide highlights the top beauty trends you’ll be sure to spot on both the red carpet and at office meetings. 2016 will be the year of fresh looks, bold make-up and holistic skincare.

Read on to discover how you can make these trends part of your beauty routine.

How Positive Thinking Can Change Your Year

How Positive Thinking Can Change Your Year

The power of positive thinking can do wonders for your New Year's Resolutions.  This year, make it a priority to take charge of your thoughts over all else.

Our thoughts define our emotions and influence our lives, so changing your mindset can make a major difference. Though there are external factors we can't control, we can control how we respond to them.

The One Ingredient You Must Have to Succeed

The One Ingredient You Must Have to Succeed

Success can mean many different things to different people. There is career success and personal success. Fitness goals are all about personal strength and motivation. This falls under the personal success category.

If you goal is to get in better shape or lose a few pounds, then I will tell you the secret that will guarantee your success. And, if you can win at the game of personal challenges, you are more likely to succeed at career goals as well.

Finding Your Fit: Making Fitness Work For You

Finding Your Fit: Making Fitness Work For You

When you start considering a new fitness routine, it is easy to get overwhelmed with options: from at home routines and apps to finding the right gym for you. Finding your fit can make or break your relationship with exercise.