Posts tagged "exercise"

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 affects adult ADHD,…

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 i…

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 or toning exercises.

By: Claire Hannum / August 22, 2014

This Bracelet Will Give You An Electric Shock For Indulging In Bad Habits

An upcoming bracelet and app called the Pavlok will help you change your habits by giving you an electric shock when you fail at them. You get to choose the habit you'd like to work on, like spending too much time on the internet, going to the gym, losing hard-earned cash, or getting up at…

By: Claire Hannum / July 28, 2014

These Yoga Pants Are Specially Designed For Going Commando

Yoga pants just got even comfier -- now you can buy a pair with built-in underwear. Julie Sygiel of the Dear Kate lingerie line got so sick of worrying about panty lines, chafing and period mishaps that she created a line of yoga pants that allow women the "freedom to go commando." When one of Sygiel'…

By: Claire Hannum / July 2, 2014

Fetish Fitness With A Dominatrix Takes “No Pain, No Gain” Literally (NSFW)

For some fitness-conscious submissives in Australia, working out is synonymous with getting off thanks to dominatrix/personal trainer Mistress Anna. The Sydney dom coaches kinksters who work out in collars and gimp masks, ordering pushups to kiss her black latex  high heels and administering a spank when necessary. She even finds ways to incorporate kinky toy…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 27, 2014

3 Aerial Workouts That Are Really, Truly, Undeniably Fun

I feel like it’s a complete and total cliché to say things like “We all know your workout routine can get repetitive and boring, so here’s some ways to spice it up!” - So I’m not going to say that. What I am going to say is this: On top of activities you do to…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 26, 2014

Finally, A Scientific Excuse For Netflix Binges: There Might Be A Couch Potato Gene

There are some people who seem to be physically incapable of sitting still, whose idea of a great Saturday morning is waking up early, running 10 miles, and pumping some iron. There are other people who seem to be physically incapable of leaving the couch, whose idea of a great Saturday is sleeping in til noo…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 24, 2014

This Mother-Daughter Exercise Team Is Totally Adorable (And Strong)!

Meet Cheryl and Tessa, a mother and daughter who pledged to spend 100 days getting fit together -- and happened to lose a combined 74 pounds along the way. These ladies are amazing. When I first came across this video, I was skeptical. Sometimes "inspirational" videos about losing weight irk me because they encourage a very…

By: Claire Hannum / May 13, 2014

The Soapbox: Powerlifting Is For Women, Too

The first time I put a barbell across my back, I was in love. It wasn't like I had never lifted weights before; I had, but never like this. Thanks to the myth that I needed to do high reps with light weights to get  “toned” arms and legs (because, of course, as a woman, I…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 13, 2014

Found: My New Favorite Running Shorts

In my continuing quest to become a runner, I've conquered a number of mental obstacles, but until recently, had yet to figure out the solution to a more tangible challenge: finding running clothes that are comfortable and functional for my big-busted, short, curvy body (not exactly the shape most athletic companies cater to). After finally…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 9, 2014

Planet Fitness Tells Woman To Cover Up Her “Toned Body” Because It’s Intimidating Members

I'm feeling outraged on behalf of California's Tiffany Austin. After recovering from injuries she suffered in a car accident, Austin joined Planet Fitness, whose ads boast of their no "gymtimidation" vibe, because she was excited to get back in shape. Fifteen minutes into her inaugural workout, Austin claims a manager approached her and said, "Excuse…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 19, 2014

You Can Skip The Gym This Winter Because Shivering Counts As Exercise

I think we can all agree that all the inclement weather is causing a collective bout of winter insanity. Everyone has their reasons. Mine is minor frostbite on my left, second toe that's made trekking through slippery ice slush even more uncomfortable than it already was. Seriously, last night, I had a dream that it…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 6, 2014

8 Tips On How To Beat The Winter Blues

This time of year is tough. These cold months between the holidays and the first day of spring are like one giant, perpetual Monday staring you in the face. I'm generally a pretty happy-go-lucky person, but when the chilly months roll around, my personality changes. I get down in the dumps over just about everything. Thi…

By: Claire Hannum / January 20, 2014

Jen Selter, Owner Of The Best Butt On Instagram, Talks Butt Fame

It's the scoop of the year! Jen Selter, proprietress of the world-renowned "best butt on Instagram," has given an interview with some British media company called BarcroftTV. This is their Edward Snowdon, you guys. Barbara Walters dropped the ball on this one.

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 17, 2014

9 Reasons That The Workout Reality Show “Toned Up” Is Actually Kind Of Great

I have a confession to make: "Toned Up" is my new "guilty" pleasure -- but I am unashamed. My friend/workout buddy Kate introduced me to the show, which follows the lives of the ladies behind the Tone It Up fitness empire, and I've secretly gotten totally hooked. The show follows best friends Karena and Katrina (yeah, their name…

By: Claire Hannum / January 16, 2014

Spotify Teams With Scientists To Create The “Ultimate Workout Playlist”

While many people view their workout music as a deeply personal choice (I'm partial to "Alan Jackson's Greatest Hits" when I hit the treadmill), there's a scientific reason that some songs get your blood pumping more than others. In addition to beats per minute (BPM) that match up to a person's running stride and heart…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 14, 2014
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