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So you've decided to search the Internet for an online coach. You're ready. You want to make a change and you realize you need help from a trusted expert. So what should you be looking for? How do you know if you're investing in the right person and product? And what research do you need to do before making your decision?
A new study has found truth in the age-old cliché: It helps to focus on a specific target, literally, when walking or running because it makes the finish line appear closer, helping you to get there f...
I can not begin to describe my excitement for the onslaught of people who are putting together things like Tough Mudders, Mud Runs, and anything else that has people outside, running and performing obstacles. This is what we were designed to do. Have fun, be outside, and get messy.
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This is what I encounter on a regular basis: I go in to a workplace to spread health and fitness, and get to meet people that are putting their life on hold Monday to Friday. I meet people that are extremely bitter. The reason is that they know they aren't doing the important things. They feel trapped.
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April is in full swing. January 1 is a distant memory. The year you promised will be devoted to health is disappearing. Have you done what you promised yourself you would? If you are looking to get healthy, create the environment.
The beginning of a new year often means the beginning of a new resolution, and for a lot of us, it's about our health. But setting yourself resolutions for "health" are often too vague or over-ambitio...
You're pumped. You're ready. You're going to do this! The first few weeks of a new, healthier lifestyle are so exciting; anything seems possible! But then, after the zillionth consecutive night hitti...
Watching sport can make you fitter, according to research Sunday that said viewing other people exercise increases heart rate and other physiological measures as if you were working out yourself. The...
You've done it again, Vancouver. For the second year in a row, Seattle-based "walkability" ranking company Walk Score has named Vancouver the most walkable city in Canada. The city's top neighbourhoo...
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Exercising or generally eating well is a healthy pursuit, but if you truly want to make progress, monitoring what your regimen entails and marking milestones along the way will help you continue on th...
It's the forgotten body part that needs the most attention. Your back muscles are essential for almost everything you do and neglecting them can lead to pain. "The problem is, what we do in life is g...
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Unless you work or live right beside a gym, and don't mind going at peak times, it can be difficult to find the motivation and time to keep active. There are strategies to get around this scheduling c...
There is much ado about wearable devices to track your fitness, calories, and sleep, but do they make any real difference in the wearer's daily habits? A new U.K. survey sponsored by Fitbit, a maker o...
With anything negative in life you have to find the positive. For me, the positive from being in a hospital and being sick as a child was finding the value of health. Not only health, but using that health to make memories. The inside of a hospital is not fun. I want to live a life with #NoRegrets.
By Beth W. Orenstein, Everyday Health Over the centuries, people have tried some pretty crazy things in pursuit of weight loss, from chewing but not swallowing to sleeping and not eating. All diets w...
In the movies, an average Joe can turn into a ripped body builder after only a few brief scenes of them slugging a punching bag. In reality, getting into shape looks a lot different. Building up your...
As we get older, simply hitting the gym and using the elliptical a few times a week just won't be enough. Here are a few of my favourite tricks to ensure that you keep your metabolically-active muscle mass through the years.
Seeing all the bags of candy out for Halloween and post-Halloween can be tempting, especially when you're a self-confessed candy addict, but visualizing myself entering 2014 as a more fit, stronger and healthier me...both mentally and physically (in my size 6 skinny jeans)...is all the motivation I need!
Have you found yourself working out less than used to a year, or even a month, ago? Will any excuse do to keep you off of the trail or out of the gym? This is of course not uncommon and something that plagues even the most motivated of workout fiends. What I have found is that the feeling creeps in whenever I stop enjoying my regular workout regimen. Over my 20 years of working out, being running, lifting weights or doing the Bar Method, I have found that these are 3 fool proof ways to shake the exercise 'blahs' and get me back out there, sometimes even with a smile on my face.
From my friend Patti: "Recently I stumbled upon that note and it made me sad. Not just for what I went through, but for every other obese person I've encountered on a flight or elsewhere. The dread of using the airplane washroom because let's face it, they're not made for the 300-pound crowd. Today I am taking a flight. Three flights actually, and it's a very emotional time for me."
Finding time to exercise can be difficult for a busy person. However, exercise is important to your health, so it is important that you make time for it. Here are some ways that you can squeeze exercise into your day when you're working from home.
One of my favorite annual events is the Can-Fit-Pro fitness conference and trade show. I hang out with friends, attend heath related lectures, and buy new fitness gadgets. A fitness instructor's heaven! Every year I think "fitness enthusiasts would want to know this stuff!" So, I decided to compile a list of the top "fit facts" I learned and share the secrets with you. Enjoy!
Our youth population is inactive, and it's continuing into adulthood. Our food choices at the store are becoming more and more processed. This is a nation that has forgotten what it means to get out and see the world. All of it can change by finding your motivation to live life to it's fullest.
I travel a lot, both professionally and personally, and although it is definitely more challenging to eat healthy on the road, it is far from impossible. At the end of the day it comes down to what is more important for you: your unique health and lifestyle goals, or saving a few minutes and just taking what society lays out for you. Here are some tips to help you execute your nutritional plan, regardless of your schedule.
I often hear people complaining that they go to the gym but never see any results. The gym isn't a magical place where you can go and achieve results by osmosis -- trust me, I've tried -- but some people seem to treat it this way. Although everyone is different, here are some key factors explaining why you aren't seeing the results you want.
I am not a fan of including daily weigh-ins in a weight loss regime. Daily weigh-ins are emblematic of many of the things I find frustrating with the fitness industry. We are all more then a number, how we feel day to day should not depend on the reading on the scale. I suggest that if you want to weigh-in regularly, the most frequently you should do it is weekly.