The scientifically proven 7-minute exercise routine takes more time to think about than to just do. Our fitness guinea pig, Kelly Osbourne, is hooked. REDBOOK.
I thought the seven-minute workout might be a fad, but it's not. I lost almost 70 pounds through consistent exercise, but sometimes I don't have a lot of time, so this routine is fabulous for maintenance. It's also a perfect way to get started if you've been on a break from fitness. If you put in all-out effort, researchers say you'll see results similar to a much longer workout-yes, in the time it takes to listen to your favorite song twice.
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What it is: 12 exercises that require no equipment-squats, planks, running in place, etc.-performed for 30 seconds each, with 10 seconds of transition between each move. It takes about seven minutes to do it once. Repeat if you have time for a longer workout.
1. Get yourself set up before you begin. You need to be near an open
The scientifically proven 7-minute exercise routine takes more time to think about than to just do. Our fitness guinea pig, Kelly Osbourne, is hooked. REDBOOK.Read More »from What You Need to Know About the 7-Minute Workout
- Jenny Depper | Healthy Living – Mon, Sep 30, 2013 9:33 AM EDT
Running isn't always the
Running is one sport that can be extremely tough on your joints - especially if you're increasing your time on the trail and adding in longer runs. As a runner currently training for the Rock 'n' Roll Lisbon Marathon, I've experienced firsthand the aches and pains involved with racking up the miles without properly addressing what my body needed to complete a long distance run efficiently and safely.
We've enlisted the help of sports nutrition expert and Ironman athlete Ben Greenfield for several tips to consider before you lace up your shoes and head out on a run. Check it out:
1. Try dynamic stretching: Dynamic stretching involves moving your muscles and joints through different ranges of motion, which is even more effective after they've been warmed up with cardio. Here's a sample dynamic stretching routine:
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* 10 leg swings in all directions
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This week the Sun runs the gauntlet of the Uranus/Pluto square pushing each and every one of us to define something we need on a personal or physical level as we deal with key relationships and the massive changes occurring in our areas of control, finance, sex, divorce, death, birth, authorities, goals, career, and achievements. These are tests, we need to be willing to push ourselves a bit harder or get churned up in the machine. The Sun makes Pluto on Tuesday and Uranus on Thursday so Tuesday through Thursday will likely be the most intense of the experience.
The week ahead for ARIES: Enjoy the kids or lover, make for creative projects or fun times on MONDAY, this day promises some of the easiest flow of your week. TUESDAY through THURSDAY the Sun engages the Uranus/Pluto square so you are going to be in there physically or on a personal level with the massive changes going on in your world and itRead More »from ZOE MOON ASTROLOGY WEEKLY HOROSCOPES Sept 30 - Oct 6
- Marie Claire | Healthy Living – Fri, Sep 27, 2013 6:35 PM EDT
They contain real fruit juice, and one package covers 50 percent of your daily vitamin C.
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2. Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms
The nuts provide a dose of protein, while the dark chocolate offers antioxidants.
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Sleep-such a peaceful word, isn't it? It evokes images of closed eyes, slow breathing, dreams and relaxation. But while you're dozing, your body's systems are doing lots of crazy things that will blow your mind. Don't worry: They're all normal. Still, you may never think of hitting the hay the same way after reading this. Photo by Getty Images.
1.Your body temperature drops.
Just before you fall asleep, your core body temperature begins to decrease, says Michael Breus, PhD, a clinical psychologist and sleep specialist in Scottsdale, AZ, and author of The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep. This drop signals to your brain to release melatonin, which affects your circadian rhythm (or sleep/wake cycle) and tells your body it's time for bed. Your temperature is lowest around 2:30 A.M., so if you're able to, program your thermostat to rise one degree at that time for an hour or two. Otherwise, you may find yourself stealing your spouse's
Time to head out on a jog? Check out these tips first!
Are you training for a marathon or half marathon? Training for an endurance race can be challenging and rewarding, but it can also be boring.
Yes, logging mile after mile on the pavement or trail can be monotonous, exhausting, and outright tedious. Let's face it, convincing yourself to put one foot in front of the other for more than an hour is extremely difficult; especially when you know there are other things you could do with your time.
I am currently training for the Rock' n 'Roll Lisbon Marathon, and while I've enjoyed the physical and mental challenge of completing training runs -which can stretch up to 20 miles - my workouts have become a game of "how fast can I finish this run before I die of boredom." Whether you're training for a race, or just looking to try a long running workout, check out these tips from experts around the U.S. on how to beat jogging boredom.Read More »from Expert Tips on How to Beat Running Boredom
"Arrange to meet friends at different points in the run. Maybe your friends are only running a 5K or
(Newser) - That Meredith Fitzmaurice finished first among all female marathoners in an Ontario race on Sunday is a story that wouldn't typically make it past the local paper. But Fitzmaurice's story has a pretty awesome twist: She had never run more than 20 miles before and only entered the race as a half-marathon contender-but a wrong turn sent her onto the full-length track.Read More »from Half-Marathoner Misses Turn, Wins 1st Marathon
"I'm looking at the time and wondering where the finish line is," she tells the Ottawa Citizen. "Once I realized what I had done, I figured, well I'll just run 20 miles and use it as a long run and call it a day." (Her plan was to run her first marathon next month, in Detroit.) But at the 15-mile mark, Fitzmaurice, 34, realized there were just nine people ahead of her-and no women.
"I think at that point the adrenalin just pulled me through," says Fitzmaurice, who finished in 10th place overall with a time of 3:11:48, and qualified for the Boston Marathon in the process. "I just kept thinking you can do
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The most common side effects of birth controlBirth control has one great upside: no pregnancies! (Yes, it's not a 100-percent guarantee, but it's pretty darn reliable.) But in order to reap that benefit, you may also have to deal with extra pounds, depression, or other unpleasant side effects. While at times these are just mild irritations, for some women they can become so debilitating that they quit using their BC.
No use resorting to the pullout method, though. There are reasons certain women tend to react differently to each type of contraception-and there's one out there that's best for you. Learn what's up with your body and your alternatives, then talk to your doctor to determine your smartest bet.
1. Depression or anxiety: Even if you were the most even-keeled girl out there before you started taking BC, the onslaught of synthetic hormones found in most birth control methods can wreak havoc with your moods, says Elizabeth Reynoso, M.D., an ob-gyn with Drs. Goodman and Partridge in
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Sep 27, 2013 12:19 PM EDT
Phyllis Chesler’s journey to self-realization began in an unlikely place, more than 50 years ago, when she lived in a harem.She is an iconic feminist activist, scholar and best-selling author. But Read More »from My Life In a Harem: New Yorker Recounts Afghanistan Nightmare
“I didn’t realize until the last decade that my very American feminism had been forged in the fires of my experience in Afghanistan,” Chesler told Yahoo Shine in a conversation about her newest book, a memoir, “An American Bride in Kabul,” due out on October 1. “In observing gender segregation there, it helped me to see it here, even though it was a pale reflection.”
Her remarkable story is one of a cross-cultural, cross-continental romance and huge life lessons, of a young and “invincible” Jewish girl from New York and a princely Muslim man from the Middle East. It’s about crossing over—from naiveté to eyes open wide—with a single flight across the ocean.
Chesler, now 72 and living in New York, was attending college in NYC when she met and fell in love with Abdul-Kareem, a bohemian film buff
Looking to carry the team? Avoid consuming these items. Never is a strong word. Most nutritionists would probably balk at declaring any food as something you should never eat. But there are certainly foods that athletes should eat less of if they're looking to maximize their performance on game day. And, as much as it may be hard to swallow, they're really foods that everyone should probably eat less of.Read More »from Be the Best: 5 Things Athletes Should Avoid
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Moderation isn't a new concept, but understanding why things might not be good for you and how they can effect your performance is always the best course of action. At least, that's what we were all told in those after-school specials, right? Knowing is half the battle? As such, nutritionist Kelly Aronica has noted nine foods that athletes should avoid especially if they're looking to carry the team.
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Refined White Flour
Athletes have increased needs for vitamins and minerals. So they should avoid refined white flour and maximize their intake of those
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