7 Stretches For Active Women

No longer just for the gym, you can reap the benefits of stretching throughout your entire day. It’s not just about endurance and strength: being flexible can improve the quality of both your workouts and your daily life. “Changing your flexibility for good requires time, and lots of it,” says Terri Walsh, celebrity fitness trainer…

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Gut Check: How a Healthy Microbiome Can Improve Performance

Support your gut and strengthen your immunity to hit your fitness and wellness goals. Over the past few years, research has prompted new trends based on ancient practices like intermittent fasting and ketogenic diets. At this point in the new year, it seems like everyone has tried at least one new food kick. I’m here…

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Five Self-Care Strategies for Your Toughest Days

And how to find your center. Yesterday morning I found myself inert on the couch, trying to find the energy to shower and head to the office (I had slept very little due to a tough parenting patch). I know I’m not alone. Lately, I’ve watched many of my friends and clients struggle to stay…

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How To Reduce Stress In All Areas Of Your Life

Reducing stress is necessary for our physical and mental health. Working mothers have an incredible amount of stress regardless of how well-behaved their children are. Juggling a career and a family is possible but it is going to get stressful at times as you are going to overextend yourself from time to time. Managing this…

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3 Relaxation Techniques to Help Stressed Moms Chill Out

There are few things as stressful in life as being a mother while also being a career woman. Balancing your family and your ambitions isn’t always easy – and when it gets hard, it can be hard for a mother to find the time to relax. When you’re that busy, taking the time to relax…

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Flex Your Gratitude Muscles

An attitude of gratitude can help everything from your mood to your booty — try these six easy steps to be more thankful. Don’t just count your reps, count your blessings! Science says that giving thanks can do a lot more than change your outlook; it can benefit your body, health and even the number…

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Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?

The shocking reasons you may not be getting enough of this vital mineral-and how to change that Q: I have been hearing a lot about magnesium lately. Why is it so important and how much should I take?  – Kim V., Goleta, GA Lower Magnesium in American Diet A: Magnesium intake in the average American…

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Roll Out the Science

All fitness nerds and research geeks support the foam roller. Here’s why. Foam rolling is the tooth flossing of fitness — the homework you know you ought to do yet sometimes skip. However, it behooves you to roll regularly: Research has concluded again and again that foam rolling increases muscular flexibility and range of motion,…

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exercise

Properly identifying the pain and symptoms can help you assess the next steps with your workout routine. If you’ve spent enough time in a gym, you’ve probably heard many pain-centric mottos from trainers and fellow gym-goers: “No pain, no gain.” “If it’s not hurting, it’s not working.” “Pain is temporary, quitting is forever.” But what…

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