(CARLSBAD, CA) – Heidi Klum models the latest designs of Victoria’s Secret while Karmen Pedaru struts the runway in new creations by Versace. From lingerie to evening gowns, new fashions are everywhere! The long reaching arm of the fashion industry knows no bounds, and the fitness world is no exception.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Exercise is supposed to be the fountain of youth. So, why the dry, scaly skin in the winter time? It seems that winter workouts in dry air, both indoors and outdoors, wreak havoc on skin, creating an appearance that is anything but youthful.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – It’s that time of year again. Time to bring out the noisemakers, watch the Times Square countdown, and Google the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne. For millions of us, it’s also a time to make a resolution that we’ll get fit in the New Year.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – It’s cold. It’s raining. Looks like snow could be on the horizon. In fact, didn’t the weather forecaster just advise everyone to stay home, curl up with a good book, and lounge in a warm bubble bath?
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Running, cycling, swimming, dancing, aerobics, pumping iron, playing tennis, rowing, kickboxing, and weightlifting. These are what most of us think of when it comes to exercise. But, what about stretching? Do you see stretching as an important factor in your physical fitness?
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Fall has officially arrived. The month of October brings changing colors, raking leaves, haunted houses, and an important annual marker of health and wellness: Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – You’re pregnant. Congratulations! This is a wonderful time in your life. As you prepare and plan for a nursery, crib, car seat, and formula, there may be one plaguing question that continually crosses your mind: Is it okay to exercise while pregnant?
Fitness fads come and go. Are you up-to-date with the current trends in the health and wellness industry?
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Whew! Life is busy. You just got a new promotion at work. Your kids are playing two different sports, not to mention music and art lessons. Your parents are coming to visit next month. Before you know it, you haven’t been to your exercise class in weeks.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Watching the ball drop in Times Square, donning hats, blowing horns, making resolutions, toasting well wishes, and gathering with friends to welcome in the New Year. Remember all that? Seems like awhile ago since you celebrated the start of a new year, doesn’t it?
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Healthy heart. Stronger bones. Leaner muscle mass. Faster metabolism. The benefits of exercise are far-reaching, and most of us are familiar with the advantages of working up a sweat. We know that exercise helps trim the waistline, tone the biceps, and build cardiovascular fitness.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Need a little extra motivation to do household chores? Feeling too lazy to trim the rose bushes or vacuum the spare bedroom? Perhaps this statistic will give your motivation a boost. Performing your regular household chores can actually burn more than 50,000 calories in one year.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – “Stand up straight!” Your mother’s words ring loud and clear, and suddenly you wish you had actually listened. Perhaps your head juts forward from extended computer use. Or your shoulders have rounded from the stress of daily life. Maybe years of slouching are starting to take a toll on your neck and back.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Afraid of strength training? Think you’re going to get the body of Arnold Schwarzenegger during his tour as Mr. Universe? You’re not alone. Many women fear that strength training will make them “bulk up.” But, the fear of building more muscle is entirely misguided.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – You’ve heard it before. America’s kids are gaining weight. Our kids are eating too many unhealthy foods and getting too little exercise. The problem is all around us, and Americans are beginning to take notice. But, guess what? Obesity is not just an American problem after all.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Ouch! You’ve performed this fitness move hundreds of times, but this time, something doesn’t feel right. You feel a twinge at first, then a sharp pain, and slowly you begin to realize that you may have an exercise induced injury.If you’re a newcomer to fitness, then you are particularly at risk for injury, according to experts at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. That’s because your muscles are weak and not used to being stressed. Taking precautions like warming up will help to prevent injury. But, even if you’re in excellent physical condition, injuries can occur due to overuse, improper form, or fluke accidents.The first line of treatment for a soft tissue injury is the RICE method (rest, ice, compression, elevation). Jazzercise Founder and CEO Judi Sheppard Missett offers this tutorial for using the RICE method when you experience a fitness or sports-related injury.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Skaters performing triple axle jumps, snowboarders twisting through double back flips on the half-pipe, and bobsledders racing down tracks at breathtaking speeds. Top athletes from around the globe gather every four years to compete for Olympic glory.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Your workout regimen is in place. You’ve been faithfully attending classes, listening to your instructors, and the sweat is pouring off of you. So, how are your results? Do you notice a difference in how you look and feel? If not, then it’s time to gauge the intensity level that you’re putting into your workout.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Set that New Year’s Resolution yet? If you’re like most Americans, you probably have some type of exercise or fitness goal this year. Of course, you already know that making the resolution is the easy part. The hard part is actually sticking with it.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Willpower. It’s that ability to deny yourself a slice of homemade apple pie or a new pair of Lucky jeans that you really don’t need. It’s also that drive that forces you to crawl out of bed in the wee hours of the morning to attend your workout class.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – You eat right, exercise regularly, and you don’t smoke. You’ve taken all the right steps to minimize your risk for heart disease. Or have you? The newest recommendation by American heart experts may surprise you. Cardiologists across the country are now encouraging patients to floss their teeth!
(CARLSBAD, CA) – It’s late, you’re tired, and you can’t sleep. So, you write on your Facebook wall that you can’t seem to catch enough ZZZzzzs. Within seconds, a helpful friend responds with her Aunt Jenny’s surefire remedy for insomnia. Ten minutes later, your sister posts the URL to a blog jammed with tips and tricks for falling asleep in five minutes. Isn’t social networking great? You can find the answer to almost anything without ever leaving the comfort of your desk chair.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Listen up, women around the globe! It’s time to take charge of your personal health and wellness. Women are more likely than men to suffer from heart disease, osteoarthritis, obesity, and depression. Yet, the latest stats show that we’re not taking care of ourselves!
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Feeling down in the dumps? Are you easily annoyed, bothered, or angered? Do you feel sad or anxious? Having difficulty staying focused? Losing interest in regular life activities? If so, you may be suffering from a case of depression, and you’re not alone.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – An apple a day is supposed to keep the doctor away. But, apples or no apples, the time will come when you will need to see a medical professional. Finding the right doctor for you is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make regarding your health. Many of us will look for a new doctor at least once in our lifetime, if not multiple times. How do you go about finding a doctor who meets your needs?Jazzercise Founder and CEO Judi Sheppard Missett has been an advocate for health and fitness throughout the past four decades. Take a look at Missett’s suggestions to find your Dr. Right.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – True or false: Someone dies from heart and blood vessel diseases every 37 seconds. The American Heart Association (AHA) says, “true.” In fact, AHA reports that 35 percent of all deaths in America are as a result of heart-related illnesses.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Ring in the New Year! It’s time to set resolutions, determine goals, and make small changes. Yes, that’s right – small changes! As you scribe your heartfelt list of all the ways you plan to save the world this year, remember to set some goals for a few small changes in your daily life.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – It’s 3 p.m. You’re exhausted. You head towards the vending machine for a sugary pick-me-up to get you through the rest of the day. When you get home, you dive into bed at a reasonable hour. After all, a good night’s sleep is what you need to fight off this constant state of fatigue, right?
(CARLSBAD, CA) – You read food labels. You avoid dining out. You eat plenty of veggies with every meal. So, why aren’t the numbers changing on your scale?
Unfortunately, most of us aren’t eating as healthy as we think we are. The basic rules of keeping calorie counts low, eating plenty of fruits & vegetables, and limiting refined sugars are vital. But, they’re just the beginning.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Everybody is giving nutrition advice these days. The clerk at your local drugstore, the radio DJ, and your friends on Facebook all have their favorite tips when it comes to healthy eating. The problem is that much of the nutrition advice we get from those around us is inaccurate.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Walnuts, peanuts, pecans and almonds. Nuts are all around us, and according to the newest research, these nutritional powerhouses can be genuine lifesavers. Just last month, researchers from Loma Linda University published an analysis of 25 studies, all of which link nut consumption to a healthy heart.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Thumping a watermelon. Grandma swears by this method when picking her fruit for the annual family Fourth of July picnic. This year, it’s your turn. You scurry to the grocery store, dash over to the fresh fruit section, and start thumping. There’s only one problem. You have no idea what sound your “thump” is supposed to elicit in the giant melon!
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Atkins. South Beach. The Zone. Everywhere you look, high-profile diets of the day promise a svelte physique if you pack on the protein and “eighty six” the carbs. So-called nutritional experts advise the elimination of carbs in favor of protein. Even basic supermarket foods showcase labels of high-protein and low carb content. Do we really need that much protein?
(CARLSBAD, CA) – We have all heard all about the carbohydrate craze. Some of the latest fad diets are banning carbs altogether, making all of us wonder… What exactly are carbohydrates and why is there such a campaign against consuming them?
(CARLSBAD, CA) – A little bite here. A small spoonful there. Just a taste, pinch, or lick. It seems so innocent. But, all that snacking can lead to an ever-expanding waistline and diet disaster!
(CARLSBAD, CA) – A spoonful of sugar may help the medicine go down, but Mary Poppins might just change her mind if she knew how much sugar Americans are actually consuming these days.
(CARLSBAD, CA) –According to the Arthritis Foundation, 46 million Americans suffer from arthritis, and two-thirds of these people are under the age of 65.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – The results are in. The average American gains one to two pounds during the holiday season. That’s not so bad, right? Wrong!
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Bicep curls to strengthen your arms, stomach crunches to tighten your abs, cardiovascular drills to improve your endurance, and crossword puzzles to power-up your brain.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Ghosts, goblins, mummies and ghouls. Costumes, masks, make-up, and capes. Empty calories, obesity, tooth decay and H1N1?
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Dozing off during your mid-morning meeting at work? Rushing off to coffee house for a jolt of java during an afternoon slump? You’re not alone. According to the National Sleep Foundation, a whopping 68 percent of women report difficulty sleeping at least a few nights per week. Sleep deprivation is rampant, and according to recent research, it can wreak havoc on your health.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Ever leave your doctor’s office feeling dazed and confused about your diagnosis? Or walk out of the hair salon wishing your stylist hadn’t cut your tresses quite so short? If so, you’re one of countless women who report that they have difficulty speaking up when it comes to talking with health, wellness, and beauty professionals.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Order up! A hamburger on a buttery bun, greasy fries, and sugary soda. Chicken salad drowned in high-fat dressing. A cheesy pastrami sandwich loaded with fats and preservatives.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Do you consider yourself sun savvy? You wear a hat when gardening outdoors. You don your sunglasses when taking your kids to the park. And you never, ever leave the house without lathering on sunscreen. That’s enough, right?
(CARLSBAD, CA) – You see your doctor for an annual physical. Your visits to your dentist, optometrist, and gynecologist are all up-to-date. You exercise, you eat healthy foods, and you don’t smoke. What more can you possibly do to protect your health?
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Back pain. More than three-quarters of Americans experience it at some point in their lives. Back pain can be a muscle ache, stabbing pain, limited range of motion, shooting pain down the leg, or an inability to stand straight. Regardless of how back pain manifests itself in each individual, it can be debilitating and hinder your daily life activities.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Breaking bad habits. It’s easier said than done. Whether it’s nail biting, teeth grinding, or throat clearing, most of us have an annoying habit that we’d like to ditch. And in some cases, ditching bad habits may have a remarkable affect on our overall health and well-being.