fitness

Cassey Ho: 3 easy ways to get slim this spring

The world is waking up all around us as spring comes into full bloom. If you’re feeling like it’s time for a new you, too — like by losing weight or getting stronger — the way to do it is making small changes. Here are three ways to get started.Drink more waterReplacing your higher-calorie drinks...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 6:00am

TheRun: The fitness class that made me feel like a hunted animal

Spring’s trendiest version of recommended torture is definitely treadmill workouts. In the same way that Pure Barre uses dance training and SoulCycle uses cycling, TheRun — well, you can guess.A little background on my history as a runner: In the few months I was a part of the Track Pack in high...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 8:05am

Stop eating your feelings

Back away from the vending machine. We get it, every day at around 3 p.m. your ability to complete any task at work hinges on inhaling a bag of M&M’s. That stops now.In her new book, “The Beauty Detox Power,” nutritionist and New York Times best-selling author Kimberly Snyder — who keeps Drew...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 6:00am

How taking control of your body can transform your entire life

When Ryan Ferguson entered prison as a skinny 19-year-old, convicted of a crime he did not commit, he was understandably scared. His first priority became transforming himself into someone bigger and stronger for protection.But as he started accomplishing his goal, the same determination to change...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 3:30pm

When it comes to food and exercise, celebrities are just like us

“I don’t even need to work; I really do it out of passion for well-being,” starts Valérie Orsoni. The San Francisco-based celebrity trainer has made a name for herself training — although she would never confirm their identities — A-list Hollywood stars, rumored to include the likes of Jennifer...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 2:30pm

Cardio, stretch, breath: Find your style of yoga

“This is what we dreamed about back in the day, when people made fun of us and called us pretzels,” Irini Res says about the massive growth in yoga.The Ashtanga Yoga teacher at the Upper West Side's Ailey Extension took up the practice after battling breast cancer in 1996, which took her out of the...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:16am

Fitness tip: One trick to a better bench press

If you're looking to build upper body strength, bench presses are a tried and true method to work on both muscle mass and strength. But researchers just found a way to make it even more effective.The study, just published in the European Journal of Sport Science, looked at muscle contractions...

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:35pm

I'm full just reading the Rock's 4,000-plus calorie diet plan

Want to get in the kind of shape Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is in? It's going to mean a lot of cod. Like, a whole lot. Johnson revealed his daily 4,131-calorie diet plan to Muscle & Fitness magazine, and the details are … harrowing. It involves seven daily meals, about 36 ounces of cod and lots...

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 11:17am

VIDEO: 100 years of fitness trends in under 100 seconds

Every few years there seems to be some new fitness fad that claims to help you get in shape. It could be simple stretches designed to tone your body to choreographed dance routines that are geared to work up a sweat.UK-based health and well-being site Beneden UK created a video highlighting popular...

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 8:34pm

Wondering where to work out in Cambridge? Try our guide

Cambridge may be known for its brilliant minds, but there’s quite a few hot bods walking around that hub of intelligence too. Here’s a look at where the buff boys and girls of Cambridge got their sweat on:VIM: If you’re looking for a luxurious wellness experience, check out Central Square’s VIM...

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 4:16am

This Week in Health: More sleep equals more sex (at least for women)

More sleep equals more sex (at least for women)Location of study: U.S.Study subjects: Over 170 womenResults: Can sleep quality impact a woman’s sex drive? New research suggests that ladies who get more sleep also have more sex. In fact, each additional hour of sleep ups the possibility of sex the...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 4:47pm

The Justin Bieber Photoshop speculation game is back

Feeling some intense withdrawal from all the Justin Bieber Photoshop debates that sprang up around his Calvin Klein shoot? Fear not! As Bieber's quest to be seen as a serious adult big-boy-pants man continues, we have yet another opportunity with his new Men's Health cover. Whether or not his...

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 3:22am

Cameron Diaz pro-sex, anti-Twitter

Newlywed Cameron Diaz has an exciting new workout routine for you to try, but just don't expect her to release a video for it. Diaz decided it was about time she took a firm position on the topic of sex. "It's something healthy that we need to be doing for many different reasons," she tells...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 3:16am

Plan for Major League Baseball ban on deadly chewing tobacco

Reuters –Major League Baseball players would be banned from using chewing tobacco at games in California under a bill expected to be introduced in the state legislature on Tuesday, the first in a nationwide campaign planned by anti-tobacco activists.The bill targets baseball's ubiquitous habit less...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 2:47pm

Spanish artist gives A-listers plus-size makeovers

This should make the debate about body image issues a little more interesting. While famous women suffer punishing workouts to tone up and slim down, a 20-year-old Spanish artist is taking to Photoshop to plump them up. Like, by a lot. David Lopera has been doing custom images for clients...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 11:54pm

Best workouts to fit your personality

Reporter was commissioned to write this in-depth article.Workouts are like people. Some are intense and serious, while others are light and fun. So why take a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to your fitness routine? If you’re looking to stay motivated and actually stick to an exercise...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 2:05am

3 cool fitness trends for 2015

Reporter was commissioned to write this in-depth articleWe’re only one month into the New Year, but the latest fitness trends are already going strong. Now marks the optimal time to signup for local gym memberships. And thanks to organizations like MoveUSA , enrolling in multiple clubs at once has...

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 10:09pm

3 tips to keep your New Year’s workout resolution

Reporter was commissioned to write this in-depth articleWith February just around the corner, many of us are taking stock of the New Year’s resolutions we were so fired up about last month. Unfortunately, research shows that just 8 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions actually achieve...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 1:57am