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.
An exciting romance can be good for your happiness level, but bad for your waistline. According to an Obesity Society study, women who were dating put on an average of 15 lbs over five years, those who were living with a romantic partner gained 18 lbs and the newly married packed on 24 lbs.
We’re constantly being told to exercise for good health and good relationships. I think it’s true to a point, but a recent article about excessive exercising reminded me that just because something is good for you does not mean more of it is better for you. The explosion of endurance sports, such as marathons and triathlons, is placing a strain on more marriages these days.
We first met in acting class. He, a strong and sculpted health nut. Me, a then chubbier drinker. On our first date as I sucked down a pint of Hoegaarden I asked him if he also wanted a beer, he explained that he wasn't into empty calories. The first time I slept over his place in the morning he made me a gorgeous egg white omelet with sprouted wheat bread, noting how every day should begin with a rich source of protein. After a few weeks of living together he asked, "so is the only exercise you do just walking?" Yup, my boyfriend is a personal trainer.
Ah, New Year's..... Assuming you are like the rest of us: you've had enough of your family and in-laws, you've indulged a bit too much and you are ready to have more routine again. And as the clean slate of 2011 dawns, perhaps you consult your horoscope to see what destiny has in store for you. Or for those of you who prefer to take a more active role in your lives, you make New Year's Resolutions, setting an intention for what you hope for in 2011.
By Monique Zamir, BounceBack Editorial Staff Motivation can be difficult to grab a hold of when you’re riding the emotional roller coaster of a relationship breakup. Many days, lazing around on the couch seems to be a more desirable activity than something potentially more productive and better for you. And, even when you do want to do more productive things, such as work out, actually finding the motivation and willpower to do so can be next to impossible.
Healthy eating can be difficult to follow through on when your mind is wrapped around your last lover. Rather than turning to the old indulgences, try following these tips to help put you on track to a healthier diet and a healthier body.
After a breakup, it's typical for the heartbroken to want to look great, whether it's to prepare for a run-in with an ex, to feel sexy when getting back on the dating scene, or simply to boost self-esteem after an emotional beating. If you've set a goal to get in shape after a breakup or divorce, but you're finding it hard to get started, hiring a personal trainer could be one of the best investments you'll ever make.