Fit Fridays with Rosalyn R. Ross: Is stretching ruining your workout?

Fit Fridays with Rosalyn R. Ross: Is stretching ruining your workout?

I see it happening way more often than I would like — on the court before basketball games, at the starting line of a 5K and over in the dimly lit corner of the gym by the treadmills. Everywhere I turn in any place or space designated for physical activity I see people purporting to stretch, folding […]

Fit Fridays with Holly Lowe Jones: 8 easy and healthy ways to start running

Fit Fridays with Holly Lowe Jones: 8 easy and healthy ways to start running

Running is one of the best ways to lose weight and get fit. However, many people find running frightening and think it’s something they could never do. My weight has fluctuated throughout the years, and still fluctuates to some degree, depending on what’s going on in my life. Major personal changes, my level of physical […]

Fit Fridays with Rosalyn R. Ross: 5 reasons to start yoga now

Fit Fridays with Rosalyn R. Ross: 5 reasons to start yoga now

In the run-up to their first ever Super Bowl, the Seattle Seahawks revealed the secret ingredient of their winning recipe. Each player was required to meditate add do yoga. Having Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch on the team certainly helped too. Still, head coach Pete Carroll wanted to test out a theory about the mind/body […]

Woman does nude yoga in street

Keeping yourself healthy and exercising when possible is suggested by health care providers. But recently Michele Cernak, 51, decided to take it a step further when she did her yoga exercises nude in the middle of a busy street in Ocala, Florida. According to witnesses and police reports, Cernak stepped out of her still running pickup […]

Yoga program positioned as Chicago crime fighter

Tameka Lawson, executive director of I Grow Chicago has started a new yoga program in an unconventional area. Located on the streets of a rough south side Chicago neighborhood, Englewood, the yoga classes were started by Lawson to curb violence in the city this summer and attempt to create a new perspective despite negative and […]

Fit Fridays with Tracy: 5 ways exercise can improve your sex life

Let’s face it: we all want better sex. People take all sorts of pills and potions in the name of upping their sex game. Our resident fitness expert, Tracy Springs, says there are natural ways to improve your sex life. All it takes is a little dedication to regular excise and before you know it, […]

Awesome yoga poses from women on Instagram

Looking for a way to clear your mind? Yoga might be the trick! There’s a good chance that if you’re on Instagram, someone in your feed is a yoga fanatic. While they’re posting photos of their awesome yoga poses and healthy diets, or witty quotes that make us reflect on life, hopefully we’re taking a […]

Yoga activists fight human trafficking

Take a breath. Is it short and strained or is it deep and full? Posing this question to a victim of human trafficking may seem insignificant but according to Lara Land it is a crucial step in the rehabilitation of the more than 4,200 children served by the anti-trafficking organization, Odanadi Seva Trust. Land, a […]

Fit Fridays with Tracy: Why you should give yoga a try

Though it’s no longer the latest fad or hottest trend in health and wellness, yoga remains a relatively easy and effective practice that yields maximum results. Yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve peacefulness of body and mind, helping you to relax and manage stress and anxiety. Yoga poses or postures are a […]

Fitness plan: Fight stress with this 20-minute yoga workout

Yoga is one of the best exercises to de-stress the mind, body and soul. Deep breathing and stretching techniques help relax the entire body. Although Yoga is  thought to be a easy thing to do, it is a full body workout that will not only decrease stress and tension but also increase strength, balance, as well […]

Yoga: A life practice we can all live by

Wendy Maines, is a yoga instructor at Pure Prana Yoga Studio in Alexandria, Va.  She explained why yoga is so important. Yoga, originates from the Sanskrit root yuj, which means “to yoke,” to unify the mind, body and spirit completely and holistically. What attracted you to yoga? Close to 15 years ago, I was in law school, stressed out […]

Yoga stretches to help you de-stress

Whether mental or physical, stress has an adverse effect on health. Life has its ups and downs, highs and lows. When the lows take a toll on your body, sometimes the best thing to do is to sit down, relax  and breathe. Yoga decreases stress and tension, while increasing strength, balance and flexibility. Yoga is […]

Celebrities who love yoga

Yoga is a  physical, mental, and spiritual discipline that originated in ancient India. It is now more popular in the U.S than in India. Many celebrities are turning to this fom of exercise as a way to relieve stress and keep their mental, physical and emotional health balanced. Check out these celebrities who practice yoga to maintain balance in their busy […]

5 Ways to burn 500 calories

In order to  lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories each day and increase your activity to burn more calories than you ingest. Exercise is the most effective way to burn calories. There are 3,500 calories in one pound. By burning an extra 500 calories per day, it is possible to lose that one pound […]

Simple ways to speed up your metabolism

Metabolism is the process in which the body breaks down food to produce energy.  With age, the metabolism starts to slow down about 5 percent every decade, making weight loss very challenging. However, there are a few tricks to rev up that metabolism and shed those unwanted pounds. Check out these tips on boosting your metabolism.

Center Your Inner Chi(c) in Style

Who said you can’t work out and still be in style? It can already be hard enough to push yourself to make it to the gym to achieve your new, hot, summer body. So, why not add a little confidence by looking chic in the process? Start out with yoga. It’s aimed to unite the […]