POSTS WITH TAG: exercise

5 GREAT reasons to skip the gym


I try to live a relatively healthy lifestyle and that includes remaining active by going to the gym. But to be honest, there are days when I don't feel up for a sweat session and would rather just veg out on my couch. Chances are you are guilty of skipping out on the gym too and then end up kicking yourself the next day for not doing so.

However, there is an upside to this which makes it PERFECTLY fine to not hit the gym today!

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Pregnant mom of 4 guarantees that THIS is the way to lose baby weight


Apparently, a significant number of women are still measuring their self-worth based on how they look in a bikini and it's really disturbing. During a recent interview, Australian personal trainer Sharny Kieser, who is poised to give birth to her fifth child in July, encouraged mothers to photograph themselves in bikinis after achieving their fitness goals. According to Kieser, these images would serve as motivation so that mothers who worked hard to shed pounds would never again gain excess weight and "let themselves go." She encouraged the use of bikini glamour shoots for all moms-- including new mothers wanting to get their pre-pregnancy bodies back.

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The 6 best phone apps for weight loss


Many people rely on counting calories to help them lose weight, but it can get confusing and difficult to keep track of everything you eat in your head. Well, there could soon be an app that will make monitoring calorie intake as simple as pressing a button ... literally.

The app, which is still in its developmental phase, would allow users to get an approximate calorie count of your food simply by snapping a picture of it. It doesn't get any easier than that!

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5 Ways to manage psoriasis with weight loss


Condsider yourself lucky if you don't know what psoriasis is. I do know what it is because I have it and I would much rather not. The most simple explanation of psoriasis is that it is a skin disease that causes itchy, red, scaly patches. It can happen on any part of your body, but is commonly found on elbows, knees, scalp, and lower back. Mine is on the back of my neck right below my hair line and I can tell you it is unsightly and itches like crazy.

Doctors aren't 100 percent sure, but it is believed to be genetic and caused by the immune system triggering skin cells to produce too quickly so that dead and live cells build up on the skin surface, hence the itchy patches. It is not contagious, there is no cure for it, but there are treatments and one of them is weight loss. Yup, weight loss may help alleviate psoriasis.

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Beat period pain with these 5 fitness moves

I'll be the first to admit I HATE working out when I have my period. In fact, just last week I decided to take an intensive dance/aerobic class with my friend--and boy was I a hot mess! Not only did the constant squatting and jumping up and down worsen my cramps, but I swore I felt my pad shifting during certain moves. I spent more time trying to keep that pad in place than focusing on the actual work out!

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Avoid this exercise if you're trying to lose weight

You know that on my blog I promote weight loss through healthy living. This includes eating a healthy, natural diet and consistent exercise. But today I'm going to tell you about a type of exercise that I don't feel really helps you lose weight. The exercise I'm going to talk about may surprise you, but I have reasons to believe it's not really effective in encouraging weight loss.

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Jennifer Lopez shares 6 tips for staying young forever

It so hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that Jennifer Lopez is 44. Seriously, how is this even humanly possible? The woman has the body of a 20-year-old. It's tight, it's toned ... it's pretty much perfect. And she carried twins! J.Lo can thank her Latina genes for that flawless, wrinkle-free complexion, but what is this chica's secret for staying so fit? I just NEED to know!

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8 Things that women with big boobs just can't do


No one likes to hear a woman complain about how big her boobs are, except unless it's another woman with really big boobs. The thing is that large tatas come with all sorts of problems, some humorous, some annoying, and some downright painful. Next time you see a woman with large breasts, no matter how fabulous they may look, you may actually want to pity her. Yes, pitty her and bountiful bosom. I'll tell you why.

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Meet the lady with the nicest butt on Instagram!


If you're loooking for a reason to do squats, take a look at Jen Selter's butt. I mean, take a GOOD look at it, because that thing is UNREAL. The 20-year-old New Yorker has become a household name on Instagram as she is the vision of staying fit and well, her assets may have something to do with it too.

The star has over a million followers all thanks to great physique and her perky derriere!

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SEE: Woman lost 110 lbs to join the Army & you'll never believe how she looks now

Have you ever been told that you can't do something because of your weight? That's exactly what happened to Karyna Douglass. While on a whale watching trip for her 22nd birthday she was moved by the admiration that the Coast Guardsmen inspired and it sparked a desire in her to join the military. When Douglass spoke to her local Navy recruiting center on the phone, she was promptly asked if she weighed more than 160 and since at the time she was weighing 300 pounds, the phone call was over. Her new found dream could have been over as well, but Douglass did the unexpected and lost 110 pounds instead and she isn't done yet. You will not believe how different she looks now.

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