Butt-Firming Yoga Poses You've Gotta Try Now

So your bod is pretty fit -- but your butt? It's flat, flabby or generally un-fabulous. Luckily, yoga can help you nip your butt issues in the bud. Exercise and wellness guru Mandy Ingber shares fitness and mindfulness tips with the soft-bodied, stressed-out masses in her new book, "Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover." Since nothing says mind-body balance like a well-toned tush (um, right?), Ingber shows us five yoga poses for getting a firmer butt. Your path to a pert posterior starts here.   read more


February 19, 2014  |   1:02 PM  |  1 COMMENT
Why I'll Never Do CrossFit Again

I wasn't an unlikely candidate for CrossFit. I'm a fit person -- I played volleyball growing up, in college and for a year professionally. The game caused some wear and tear on my back, so I decided to take a break. I spent a few years rehabilitating, but exercise remained a part of my life. Everyone around me was talking about CrossFit, so I decided to try it. I bought a Groupon and started going to classes.   read more


February 12, 2014  |  11:02 AM  |  76 COMMENTS
7 Major Workout Mistakes That Keep Advil in Business

You're finally following through on that New Year's resolution. You'll get to the gym, sign up for that 10K and come up with a workout plan. But before you do, consider this: Every year, more than 174,500 women end up in the ER with an exercise-related injury. The No. 1 cause of exercise-related injury? "Overenthusiasm," says Dr. Joseph Horrigan, a board certified chiropractic sports medicine practioner at DISC Sports & Spine Center in Los Angeles.   read more


February 5, 2014  |   5:02 PM  |  COMMENT
Your Monthly Flow Chart: Fitness For Every Part of Your Cycle

Aunt Flo, the dot, the curse, whatever you call it, it's your period. And when you're feeling all crampy and bloated, the last thing you feel like doing is downward dogging in a crowded yoga studio. But guess what? Hormonal changes can actually give you an advantage at the gym at different times of the month. So we reached out to endocrinologist Dr. Florence Comite and exercise physiologist Dr. Tim Coyle at ComiteMD in New York to find out what really happens to your body during each phase of your period. Then we roped in celebrity trainer Kristin McGee, certified master personal trainer Danielle Girdano and strength and conditioning coach Brandon Mentore to break down the best workouts for each phase of your cycle. Here's the rundown on how you can maximize your fitness goals all month long.   read more


January 16, 2014  |  12:01 PM  |  1 COMMENT
A Lack Of Exercise Puts Women At Greater Cancer Risk

We know: it's all too easy to maintain the status quo of a sedentary lifestyle, especially when your office hours involve a lot of quality time with a computer chair. The justifications for a day spent on the couch are plentiful, but it turns out we could be doing much more harm to our bodies than a few extra pounds.   read more


January 7, 2014  |   7:01 AM  |  COMMENT
Need to Lose a Few? Don't Hop on That Stationary Bike Just Yet

And to think, we just cashed out $34 for our final cycle class in advance of the inevitable holiday binge! Touted by models, celebrities, and fitness freaks alike as the be-all, end-all of cardio workouts, it seems that pricey cycling classes may not actually be the holy health grail we thought it was.   read more


December 19, 2013  |   7:12 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Holidays' Worst Food Bombs -- and How to Defuse Them

Who wants to diet during the holidays? Thanksgiving, New Year's and every party in between revolves around food (well, okay, family, but food's a close second), so counting calories or carbs during these months feels like a task better suited to the Grinch. Still, no one wants to greet the New Year in pants two sizes too small, either.   read more


November 22, 2013  |   9:11 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Holiday Gift Guide: Health & Fitness

For the woman who measures her day in endorphins and antioxidants, these health-minded holiday gift picks will make her positively glow   read more


November 13, 2013  |   2:11 AM  |  COMMENT
Why Your Lululemon Yoga Pants Cost So Much

Ever wonder how your rather expensive Lululemon yoga pants get made? The yoga pant empire released a new video to promote their new-ish line of pants (the pants actually came out in July), made with a fabric they're lovingly calling Full-On Luon. The collection retails for $72 for ankle-length leggings, and $98 for full-length pants.   read more


November 6, 2013  |   6:11 AM  |  COMMENT
Find Your Perfect Fall Workout

With September just around the corner, the back to school sales are in full force, the smell of pumpkin spice lattes is in the air, and shopping wish lists start to fill up with long sleeves for the season of sweater weather.   read more


October 7, 2013  |   9:10 AM  |  2 COMMENTS

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