There’s no shortage of diets on the market for you to choose from — there’s truly something for every taste and budget. Then why are so many people still trying to lose weight? Because diets work… until they don’t. But that doesn’t mean you have to throw in your fork and give up. Read the full article on OpenFit.com … [Read more...] about What’s the Best Way to Lose Weight?
One study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that runners — regardless of distance or duration of a run — lived longer than those who didn’t run at all. Running is good for your health, especially for sedentary beginners. “In our studies, the risk of dying from heart disease was 45 percent lower for runners,” says fitness expert Joan Pagano, veteran marathoner … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Make Running Easier (Even for Beginners)
Sometimes you feel (and look) bloated, even after all that effort. Bloating, that uncomfortable feeling that you’ve got too much of something in your belly, affects 10 to 30 percent of people, according to experts at the University of North Carolina. People who suffer from periodic bloating not only call in sick to work more often, they also visit their doctors more frequently and take more … [Read more...] about 10 Possible Causes of Bloating and What You Can Do
Your mom probably called it “cottage cheese,” but it all amounts to the same body bummer — cellulite. Dimples may be cute on your cheeks, but you generally don’t want to see them adorning other body parts. Tough luck. Cellulite likes to collect around your thighs, flanks, upper arms, butt, and even stomach. But you already know that. That’s why you’re here. Read the full article on … [Read more...] about 3 Ways You Can Minimize Cellulite
When you stop to consider that half of all American adults have one or more chronic health conditions, according to the Center for Disease Control, it’s easy to see why there’s almost always room for improvement. “Being aware of your habits — and rethinking those habits — can help you curb the worst of your behaviors,” explains Susan Blum, MD., assistant clinical professor of preventive … [Read more...] about 8 of the Most Obvious Things You Can Do to Boost Your Health
Keep in mind, everyone’s tolerance level for colds and sniffles varies — one person feels like he can sustain a normal workout routine, while another feels too draggy to even consider it. But even if you fall into the latter category, you might still want to find the wherewithal to hit the gym — just be sure to clean the gym machines when you’re done with them. “Studies show that exercise is … [Read more...] about Should You Work Out With a Cold?
“Exercising at home is effective, comfortable, and economical,” says fitness expert and certified personal trainer, Joan Pagano, author of Strength Training Exercises for Women. Hey, she should know! She conducts the bulk of her training in her clients’ space-challenged Manhattan apartments. 6 Quiet Exercises That Won’t Disturb Your Neighbors Experiment with some of Pagano’s favorite, low-key … [Read more...] about 5 Quiet Exercises You Can Do in Your Apartment
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a specific type of depression, one much graver than a simple case of the winter blues, says Norman Rosenthal, MD, the world’s leading expert on the disorder and author of Winter Blues: Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder. But how can you know the difference between SAD and other types of depression? For starters, SAD emerges … [Read more...] about How Do You Know If You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?
“Morning workouts let you take care of your body first, before getting distracted by the events of the day,” says ACSM certified exercise physiologist, Joan Pagano.“It’s not an indulgence; it’s the practice of self-care.” Here’s how to plan for a morning workout you’ll never want to miss. Read the full article on OpenFit.com … [Read more...] about 11 Simple Morning Workout Hacks