Hooray! Winter is officially over, and spring has arrived. Which means cherry blossoms, the smell of lilacs, the return of the sun…and a torrential downpour of body-shaming ads that would like you to think that you have been a fat lump all winter, and that you are unfit for a swimsuit. Welcome to the beginning of "bikini season."
by Mike Tinder for 21st Century Man http://www.facebook.com/pages/21st-Century-Man/123049324441970 We are approaching the end of 2011 and the beginning of a new year. Like many, the New Year’s resolution of “getting in shape” has likely crossed your mind. The resolution is always driven by the sales drive by those gyms and you see the ads for perfect bodies in the magazines.
Ladies and gentlemen, consider yourself warned: If your long-term lover expresses the desire to shed a few pounds, it can only mean one thing. He is planning on leaving you. Wait... what?
One of the challenges couples face is the need to spend time together in ways that are fresh, fun, and exciting. One of the challenges we face as individuals is the need to stay in shape, maintain our health and stay lean. Why not combine the two? Why can't you get fit and grow closer together as a couple at the same time? I see no reason why you can't. In fact, I know of quite a few ways in which you can burn fat, tone up, and have fun together. I want to share 5 of those ways with you here.
"The first time it happened to me I was in Sharon Gannon's class at Jivamukti, and I was in forward bend," says Kelly Morris, a yoga instructor with a cult following at the Shala Yoga House in New York City. "I was breathing and concentrating and suddenly, 'Whoa!'"
Not one of those women who hit the stairmaster seven days a week? Still looking to get in shape, but hate the trudge to the nearest gym? What Your Sex Life Can Tell You About Your Health In this video, YourTango expert and wellness coach, Nicole Burley, has just the thing to get you off the couch, on the cardio equipment, and into a healthier lifestyle. No matter what your workout preferences are, finding the right motivation is half the battle.
Exercise. For most people, the word conjures up unpleasant thoughts and feelings because of past experiences when they struggled with exercise or got hurt. Some believe that the amount of exercise it takes to lose weight isn't realistic for their lifestyle. For others, the word exercise reminds them of a time when they loved being active and having the benefits associated with being fit and healthy. What does the word exercise bring up for you?
New mom Kourtney Kardashian says she's never been happier…or healthier. Now that son Mason has stopped nursing, she's been able to get her exercise routine back on track, and she says she feels amazing, especially when she's rocking a bikini! "I'm really excited to offer some advice, particularly to new mothers. I'm proof that even after having a baby, you can look better and sexier than ever!"
What do these people have in common? A three-year-old girl running awkwardly to her mother across the lawn while smiling. A housewife, age 43, trotting in the park with her colorful running shoes. A skinny boy of 15 trying to keep up with the pack in a cross-country race, hoping to be part of the team. A 29-year-old teacher who walks to the starting line with his wife, two children and a picnic basket and welcomes his opponents with great pleasure.
Shape has designed a quick and easy six-week workout plan to help you get strong, sexy legs you'll feel confident about on the beach—and your man will love. The fitness challenge is said to build muscle in your butt and thighs, while not ignoring your upper body.
Summer has officially begun, which means only one thing to several women out there—bikini season. Shape is getting the season started off right by showing off the top 10 female celebs with the sexiest beach bodies. But don’t worry, it’s not only to make you incredibly jealous; the celebs spill their diet and exercise tips and even what foods they choose to splurge on.
You see it all the time ... girl gets engaged, decides that she needs to get in shape STAT, and revamps her diet and fitness routine. Then, after many countless hours at the gym, eating like a bird for months and finally a beautiful wedding - poof! It's now six months later, and she's actually put on more weight than before she had got engaged. Well, we're here to make sure this does NOT happen to you. iMag went to Plus One Health Management's certified personal trainer Gloria Vitolo to get the dos and don'ts of becoming a buff bride even way after your wedding day.
From Shape, here are some phenomenally creative tips for throwing a healthy bachelorette party, including yoga, hiking in the woods and even running a triathlon.
It's a small, small world, but it's also a very diverse one. While true attractiveness comes from within (cue the "Kumbayah" music), men around the world do have different turn-ons when it comes to women's body shapes. While here in the U.S. we generally like a toned, sporty look, for example, in Spain, women don't put as much of an emphasis on working out and will smoke or skip a meal to be all skinny and waif-like. In the Caribbean, a lot of women are considered sexy if they're shaped like a Coke bottle—like Rihanna. And in Senegal, it's sexy to have a little meat on your bones—like Oprah.
Are you tired of struggling with your weight? End the battle with your body today. Are you tired of struggling with your weight? Ending the battle with your body is more accessible than you might think, and the answer to how may surprise you…Stop dieting. When I first heard this, I loved the idea of being free of the weighing and measuring and counting, and worrying. I had butterflies over the thought of what it might be like to never diet again. But I realized rather quickly, there’s a fine line between the butterflies of excitement and the butterflies of panic – and I was panicked.