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How much exercise do I really need?

How much exercise do I really need?

(CNN)Between work commitments, family responsibilities, and the stress of everyday life, we have legitimate reasons to fall short of our fitness goals. That's why, for many, the...

Which Nuts Are Healthiest? A Definitive Ranking

Which Nuts Are Healthiest? A Definitive Ranking

Nuts are a staple of any healthy person's diet, mine included. I reach for them (soaked or sprouted, when possible) when I need a snack, to spice up otherwise-boring salads, to...

The Best Workouts For Your Body Type

The Best Workouts For Your Body Type

Ever wonder why some people can eat whatever they want, hardly exercise and never gain a pound? Or maybe you are the type of person who eats relatively healthy, goes to the gym...

15 minutes in spin class sent this woman to the ER

15 minutes in spin class sent this woman to the ER

Lauren Peterson figured taking a spin class would be a great way to get in shape. But after less than 15 minutes of intense pedaling she felt nauseous and nearly passed...

How Kickboxing Can Change Your Body and Your Life

How Kickboxing Can Change Your Body and Your Life

To get better balance, power and agility, kickboxing is king among workouts. Experts who have studied the sport say nearly everyone—even older people who might shy away from...

How a Nutritionist Manages Migraine Triggers « Food and Fitness

How a Nutritionist Manages Migraine Triggers « Food and Fitness

If you’re one of the estimated 38 million American who suffer from migraines, you know that they are no ordinary headaches. Along with blinding, throbbing pain, migraines are...

5 Simple Ways To Progress Your Push-up

5 Simple Ways To Progress Your Push-up

If you're crushing push-ups by the dozen, it may be time to give yourself a new challenge. Finding the next progression is as simple as moving your hands or feet! As kids, my...

What I Wish I Had Known Before I Signed Up for My First Half-Marathon 5 Years Ago

What I Wish I Had Known Before I Signed Up for My First Half-Marathon 5 Years Ago

I spent the past two months training for a half-marathon. It was far from my first—it was number seven—but this one was at the Skechers Performance LA Marathon. I wasn't ready...

8 Ways to Take Control of Post-40s Weight Gain

8 Ways to Take Control of Post-40s Weight Gain

It sneaks up on you. You feel like your normal self and then, one day, you notice that your body shape has changed or that you’re holding on to a few extra pounds. Your body...

10 Ways to Burn More Calories During Any Type of Workout

10 Ways to Burn More Calories During Any Type of Workout

Let's face it: whether you're an experienced exerciser or totally new to working out, very few of us have the time to dedicate hours upon hours to our sweat sessions. That's why...

6 Morning Stretches To Start Your Day Off Right

6 Morning Stretches To Start Your Day Off Right

After a good night’s sleep, there’s nothing like a morning stretch session to get you jazzed for the day. Instead of hitting your alarm and lumbering out of bed like...

12 Must-Know Yoga Poses for Beginners

12 Must-Know Yoga Poses for Beginners

12 Must-Know Yoga Poses for Beginners Read this before taking your first class. Share via Pinterest Katie Thompson During the first probably four or five yoga classes I ever...