Crunches (stability ball) Lie with your back arched over a stability ball holding a weight behind your head. Place your feet flat on the floor. Your butt and back should drape over the ball so you feel a mild stretch in your abs. Keeping your abs tight, lift your shoulders off the ball to curl
zen habits: How to Get Fitter During the Holidays By Leo Babauta Because of a number of family gatherings in the past week, I’m feeling heavy. I’ve overeaten and my exercise has been minimal. That’s just a part of the holidays sometimes — things get so busy you can’t help but let your healthy habits
When looking for a quick breakfast or post-workout nourishment, almost nothing beats a smoothie. Whirl in the right ingredients and the blended drink can deliver the necessary mix of protein, carbs, healthy fats and antioxidants to promote health and kickstart muscle-building. But a smoothie can be so much more than just milk, fruit and a
Making News The weight loss business generates massive revenue, yet the industry seems to have little effect on waistlines. Recently, researchers took an in-depth look at the efficacy of popular weight loss programs. The purpose of the study, published in theAnnals of Internal Medicine (2015; 162 , 501–12), was to examine 32 nationally marketed weight
A healthy lifestyle is essential to achieving optimal well-being and longevity. This infographic, “11 Basic Guidelines for General Health and Longevity,” gives you useful tips to help you live a long and healthy life. Check out the Inforgraphic below.