How to Motivate Yourself to Go to the Gym on Cold, Dark Days

Written by Jacqueline Andriakos | Article Found on Health.com

I love to work out, and as a senior editor at Health, it’s a big part of my job. But I’m the first to admit that exercising when days turn cold and dark can suck. It’s pitch black when my alarm goes off for a before-work workout, and it’s dark again by 4 p.m. Plus, living in New York City means snowy, wind-chilled treks to the subway to get to my fitness locales. […]

New Years Resolution Done Right

Article Featured on PilatesNutritionist.com | By Lily Nichols

How many times have you set New Year’s Resolutions that you have not followed through on? I bet more than once. It’s great to be proactive and to set goals, but too often we set unattainable goals. A goal too drastic will not last (think crash diets, intense workout regimens, etc). Yeah, the first week goes great, and then you burn out and feel like a failure. Not so good for your ego or your health.

Remember, Rome was not built in a day!

So I propose a saner approach this year, The […]

12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

 

from: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/12-practical-tips-stay-fit-for-christmas.html

by Craig Wilson

Christmas is approaching fast, and lots of people not only tend to ruin their usual diets, but they also gain a few extra pounds. Based on studies, the majority of people tend to gain additional weight during the holiday season that starts at the Thanksgiving Day and ends with the New Year celebrations. Excessive eating is claimed to be the main cause for the additional weight gain, but it is also due to lack of physical activity and exercise.

A lot of individuals out there tend to set aside their fitness routines during […]

Black Friday Weekend Health & Fitness Tips: Recover From The Food Coma & Shop Healthfully

We found these great tips from the Beauty Bean and wanted to share. These are great for ANY marathon day of Holiday shopping!

By Liz DiAlto

This holiday weekend, cure your Thanksgiving hangover (whether it’s food induced, alcohol induced or a combo of the two!) with these bounce back tips:

Start out your day with a large, room temperature glass of water with lemon. Stick with room temperature so the body doesn’t have to expend extra energy to heat cold water to body temperature and add some lemon because, although it tastes acidic, once it interacts with the body it […]

6 Mealtime Hacks to Prevent Overeating on Thanksgiving

By Joan Salge Blake | Article Featured on US News

Why do we stuff ourselves silly on the last Thursday in November? Because we think we’ll have to wait another whole 12 months before we can indulge in such a feast again.

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6 Ways to Prevent Weight Gain on Holiday Weekends

By Toby Amidor | Featured on US News

Memorial Day weekend has arrived, which means tons of food, drinks and desserts to help celebrate. Often, folks who are trying to lose weight feel holidays are “cheat days,” or days when they don’t have to watch what they’re eating. However, that mentality couldn’t be further from the truth. While you should build small splurges into any healthy eating plan, you shouldn’t overeat to the point where you can’t zip your pants.

Here are six steps you can take this (and any) holiday weekend to prevent weight gain:

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3 Quick & Easy Holiday Workout Ideas

Article by Chris Giblin | Featured on Men’s Fitness

Don’t let the stress of the holidays ruin your workout progress. See what our experts recommend for avoiding the unwanted pounds.

The holiday season is already upon us, and hopefully all the running around you’ll be doing will prove to be more fun than aggravating. But with all the traveling, gift shopping, seeing family, taking time off work and catching up on everything when you return to it, it’s not really the most conducive season for making progress in your fitness regimen. If you can, more power to you, but […]

3 Thanksgiving Workout Strategies

Article by Ben Greenfield | Featured on Huffington Post

The average American consumes about 4,500 calories during a Thanksgiving meal. And when you have large meals like this, there are some pretty disturbing health issues that can follow shortly after or even the next morning. Scientists have even found there’s an increase in your risk of dying from a heart attack after eating a hefty meal.

But you’re probably still going to have at least one big meal this week on Thanksgiving Day, accompanied by higher amounts of carbohydrate or alcohol than you may normally consume. So with most […]