Food fuels your body, and exercise keeps it fit, firm and ready. It’s obvious to say nutrition and fitness are important, but the real goal is to nourish and challenge your body efficiently and appropriately. Avoid wasting time in the gym and in your pantry by sidestepping these 12 common myths. Myth #1: You should eat carbohydrates before you exercise.
Since its creation in 1992, Mary Evans Young, the director of the British group "Diet Breakers" (someone sign me up, please!), not only is International No Diet Day about accepting your body and the fact that no two bodies are alike, but it's also dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and that moderation is your friend.
Studies have been performed that suggest fatty meals could make fighting with your partner super-stressful. The Ohio State University is attempting to prove that foods rich in saturated fat will increase stress hormones and thusly affect our emotional responses. Shape Magazine has a few great tips on how not to let eating lead to fighting (unless, of course, it's a sexy food fight). I'd suggest being very complimentary of each others' cooking as a start.
Spinning class may have just become a woman's worst enemy.
Some women go to the gym to lose weight. Others go to build muscle. But a third group—they go for the orgasms.
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.