Posts tagged "exercise"

Absolute Beginners: Quitters Win

Hi there! Welcome to Absolute Beginners, our new fitness column. I’d tell you to sit down and make yourself comfortable, but that’d really go against the whole modus operandi of what I’m trying to do, here. Instead, I don’t know, go do some jumping jacks, then come back and read this. So, I write about…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 6, 2015

Beyonce’s Workout Routine Is Now On Instagram

To celebrate the anniversary of her "Let's Move" health and fitness campaign, Michelle Obama has asked social media users to partake in her #GimmeFive challenge by sharing five tips for being healthy. Beyonce took this as an opportunity to grace us peasants with a peek into her fitness routine, which involves crunches, some kind of kickboxing situation,…
By: Claire Hannum / February 26, 2015

5 Fitness Myths You Believe (That Don’t Work At All)

We're all interested in fitness, or at least in maintaining the idea that we might start getting fit any day now; man, get off our back. As such, there are tons and tons of advice out there on how to tone your body into a veritable machine made of health and sexiness. And a to…
By: Cracked / February 23, 2015

Your Complete Guide To Caring For Your Feet

Before I started marathon training, I almost never thought about my feet. Why would I, right? They’re all the way down there, on the ground. Never mind the fact that most of the jobs I’ve had in my life have required my feet to bear the weight of my body for eight-to-ten hours at a…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 20, 2015

Harassers Won’t Even Leave Women Alone While We’re Running

Apparently a lot of women runners have more trouble with street harassment than I do when I go out for a jog. The Guardian posted an op-ed today about the experiences of female runners, and it’s pretty grotesque: the author was solicited for a blowjob; women have had things thrown at them; one…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 12, 2015

Study: Could Too Much Running Shorten Your Life?

Science is now suggesting that you think twice before feeling smug about making it on to the treadmill this morning. A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that running too frequently may increase your mortality rate. Researchers studied 5,000 healthy adults, 1,098 of whom were runners and 3,950 of whom…
By: Claire Hannum / February 4, 2015

Science Has Proven That The Buddy System Really Does Work For Fitness

If you’re trying to lose weight, exercise more, or stop smoking, you should try doing it with your bae. (Just don't do actual couples exercises like these please.) According to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine, couples who build new…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 26, 2015

Compassionate Fashion: Cute, Functional Pieces From Tiffany Cruikshank’s Fitness Wear Line!

Yoga teacher and wellness expert Tiffany Cruickshank teamed up with her friend Renata Facchini of Liquido to put together a limited-edition fitness wear line with a focus on styles that will hold up in everyday life as well as at the gym. I love the concept of BFFs working together, but what'…
By: Claire Hannum / January 17, 2015

I’ve Decided To Jump On The CrossFit Hate Train

It’s taken me a while to formulate an opinion on CrossFit, but I talked it out today, so I think I’m ready to dip my toe into some controversial waters and speak about a fitness routine/lifestyle/whatever that is related to the fitness routine/lifestyle/whatever that I do -- barbell lifting -- but in which I have…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 14, 2015

To All The New Year’s Fitness Newbies: Find Your Joy

When I went to the gym early-early on Monday morning, I was shocked: Three of the four squat racks were occupied, two personal trainers were working with clients, and people were already on the Stairmaster (I don’t know why the Stairmaster is the first machine to get used at my gym every morning, but there…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 7, 2015

No More Gym Excuses: Meet 77-Year-Old Powerlifting Grandma Willie Murphy

I have not seen the inside of a gym in over four months. I am not proud of this, but martinis and lobster rolls just took priority. Every time I try and motivate myself to get off my ass, I'm drawn into another episode of "The Affair" and refuse to move. And then today I…
By: Katie Oldenburg / December 2, 2014

The Beginner’s Guide To Your First Spin Class

I always wanted to try a spin class, so when a swanky new spin studio opened up in town I pulled on my spandex and headed downtown. Long story short, I didn’t finish my first class and barfed all over myself. But even with that unhappy ending, I was hooked on that (short-lived) experienced. Here…
By: College Candy / November 4, 2014

I Can’t Run For A While, So What Do I Do Now? Advice Please!

I love the natural high of exercise. To me, it serves as a kind of pseudo anti-depressant* that puts me in an instant good mood, and I like to alternate new workout plans to give me something to look forward to during dull or stressful stretches of time (like, say, the bulk of winter). For…
By: Claire Hannum / October 14, 2014

Train Your Body To Have Longer, Stronger Orgasms With LELO’s Luna Smart Bead

Stop settling for weak ass orgasms, ladies. Women everywhere aren't getting the most out of their sack (and solo) sessions, and now there's a new product that can help increase the strength and length of orgasm: consider it a personal trainer for your vagina, but without the misery. YES, PLEASE.
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 9, 2014

Easy New Workout Hack: Be Nice To Yourself!

According to a new study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, positive self-talk is the key to a quality workout. The study found that cyclers who rooted for themselves pedaled longer than other exercisers, and reported a lower rate of perceived effort. So, telling yourself "I can do this" or rocking some other…
By: Claire Hannum / October 3, 2014

Exercise Could Be An Important Treatment for ADHD

The journal Pediatrics published research today that suggests -- pretty strongly -- that physical activity is important for kids who have ADHD because it increases executive control and inhibition, much in the way that ADHD medications do. Exercise: Possibly the best thing for all mental health? No word as to how it affect…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 30, 2014

Exercise Is Possibly As Effective As Therapy Or Medication For Treating Depression

The results of a UK study on depression and exercise show that it’s possible that exercise is as effective for treating depression as therapy or medication. The researchers caution, of course, that better studies need to be done to come to a conclusion. But cool! Maybe that’s one of the reasons we get depressed…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 26, 2014

Kickass Woman Of The Day: 100-Year-Old Gladys Misiewicz Is Training For Her First 5K

Gladys Misiewicz of Grand Rapids, Michigan almost never goes a day without exercise. She and 16 other residents of Villa Maria Retirement Community, where she lives, are training for a 5K -- her very first! At age 100, she credits her long life with years of focus on activity and nutrition, and growing up without…
By: Claire Hannum / September 21, 2014

8 Lessons I’ve Learned During Marathon Training

In March, I signed up for a 5k called Bacon Chase that took place in June (the lure being that you got unlimited bacon at the end). I figured by the time it rolled around, I’d be ready for it. So, of course, I proceeded to not prepare at all and then run it anyway…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 12, 2014

New Study Says Yoga Sharpens Your Mind

Yoga already has lots of known benefits, like better posture, flexibility and physical health, but now we can add something new to the list: increased brain function. According to new research through the University of Illinois, practicing hatha yoga three times a week helps you think more clearly, especially compared to stretching…
By: Claire Hannum / August 22, 2014
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