Get Fit Through Stand-up Paddleboarding

Get Fit Through Stand-up Paddleboarding

Athlete Spotlight, Healthy Breakfast Recipes, Healthy Recipes for Women, Life, Nutrition for Women, Recipes By Meal, Women's Fitness Personalities
Candice ApplebyGrowing up in San Clemente, California, Candice Appleby spent her weekends riding the waves and became captain of her high-school surf team. She moved to Hawaii for college and began winning surfing competitions all over the world. By all accounts, she was well on her way to a career in surfing — until she discovered stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). Appleby taught herself the sport by watching others and was soon competing against men in SUP racing and surfing — and winning. “My goal growing up was to be a professional surfer, but then stand-up paddling came along,” Appleby says. “Now I get to compete as a professional athlete in a sport that is not subjective and can surf for the pure joy of it without worrying about my next heat…
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Jennifer Nicole Lee: The Girl Behind the Cover

Jennifer Nicole Lee: The Girl Behind the Cover

Athlete Spotlight, Life, Women's Fitness Personalities
Jennifer Nicole LeeJennifer Nicole Lee’s parents were living the dream, immigrating to the U.S. and giving birth to their daughter — a first-generation American citizen. But this dream also meant working multiple jobs just to make ends meet and living below the poverty line, relying on food stamps to eat. These constant economic struggles drove Lee to become independent, strong and self-sufficient at a very young age, but by adulthood, those difficulties began to manifest themselves physically. Lee suffered depression, chronic fatigue, anxiety, stress and poor self-esteem. She developed an emotional eating pattern that led to years of yo-yo dieting and dramatic weight swings. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteStrong Is the New SkinnyBut life went on and Lee fell in love, got married and had two sons. However, she still felt…
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Meet These Five Inspirational Fit Women

Meet These Five Inspirational Fit Women

Athlete Spotlight, Life, Women's Fitness Personalities
Casey SniderCasey SniderEagle, Idaho Stats: 34 • 125 lb • 5’4”Gig: Business owner and licensed pilotLate to the Game: Belying her impressive competitive resume — two overall wins and five class victories over 11 bikini competitions thus far — Casey Snider wasn’t very athletic growing up and actually didn’t discover the gym until her last year of college. “I did a semester of workout classes and ended up wishing I’d pursued a degree in health instead of communications and psychology,” she admits. Fly-Girl: Snider owns a fertilizing company, and she earned her pilots license so she could fly around the country and check in with her customers. All that travel means she has to stay diligent with her diet. “At home, I typically grill every day, or If I’m cooking,…
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How to Build a Strong Tribe

How to Build a Strong Tribe

Healthy Living for Women, Life
A supportive fitness group can boost accountgability and results. “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” — Helen Keller A tribe is defined most simply as a community linked by social, economic, religious or blood ties. Tribes in their earliest model relied on each other for almost every aspect of survival, socialization and, most important, connection.Tribes look a little different these days. We choose our tribes, girl gangs and our confidants with whom we walk through life. Screen time does not equal connection. Even with technological advances, we all still have the same basic needs. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteI’m not talking about money, fame, a number on a scale, a bigger house or a better car. True bliss begins and ends with our…
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Ball Gowns and Bikini Crowns

Ball Gowns and Bikini Crowns

Athlete Spotlight, Life, Women's Fitness Personalities
Libby WestphalLibby Westphal had been a size 12 most of her adult life, but in 2007, her weight began to creep upward until she was a “tight” size 14. “I was fighting my fourth round of ovarian cancer, was serving as the primary caregiver for my dying mother and taking care of my young son,” she says. “Seeing my mother getting weaker and fearing I’d be next was incredibly painful, so I medicated my pain with pizza, ice cream, beer and wine.”Her mother passed and Westphal’s chemo treatments ended in 2009, but just when she thought the worst was over, she suffered a meniscus tear that required surgery. “By then I was the largest I’d ever been, and I hated the way I looked,” she says. “As I was leaving…
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Fitness-Minded Health and Wellness Retreats

Fitness-Minded Health and Wellness Retreats

Life, Mind and Body for Women
Remember when vacations consisted of stuffing yourself silly with all-you-can eat buffets and sipping sugary umbrella drinks while parked poolside and when the most exercise you got was signaling your cabana boy for another round? Fortunately, couch-potato vacations are quickly becoming an outdated concept, and people are realizing their health goals need not take a back seat while traveling. Activity-based trips are an awesome way to experience the world and stay on track with your goals. There are literally thousands of options to choose from based on your desired destination, amenities, activities, purpose and budget. Here are some of our top travel picks, chosen for their ability to put you in better touch with your mind, body and soul while also staying fit and healthy. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteFITNESS AFLOATBlue…
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Healthy New You with Katie Corio

Healthy New You with Katie Corio

Athlete Spotlight, Glute Workouts for Women, Healthy Dinner Recipes, Healthy Recipes for Women, Life, Nutrition for Women, Recipes By Meal, Women's Fitness Personalities, Workouts For Women
Healthy New You with Katie CorioNew Year’s is approaching fast, and if you’re like 99 percent of the world, part of your resolution is to get fit/lose weight/eat healthy. Unfortunately, the majority of resolutioners will abandon their healthy goals by March, and so continues the cycle of gym memberships that go unused. So also continues the cycle of quick-fix programs and yo-yo diets, which not only do a number on your metabolism but which also undermine your confidence.“I have been there,” says Katie Corio, NPC bikini competitor and creator of Oxygen’s Healthy New You online education program. “I have felt the guilt and the low self-esteem that comes with being out of shape. I understand what it is to want to be fit and healthy, but to have it seem…
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Fit Retreat Review: Cal-a-Vie Health Spa

Fit Retreat Review: Cal-a-Vie Health Spa

Healthy Living for Women, Life
For many, the thought of escaping to France for a long weekend of R & R in wine country is but a dream. In reality, you can recreate a surprisingly similar experience simply by visiting the award-winning Cal-a-Vie Health Spa in Vista, California. This intimate spa, nestled on 500 private acres in northern San Diego County, allows guests to feel as if they’ve been transported to a tranquil French village. As I approached the spa, I couldn’t help but notice the gentle rolling hills of this rural area, located just 7 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. Cal-a-Vie exudes an unmistakable Mediterranean-like feel, from the Tuscan-inspired architecture and furnishings to its on-site vineyards, windmill and lush gardens. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteDay OneI arrived in time for hors d’oeuvres, which were…
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Fit Retreat Review: Brooke Burke Body Transformation

Fit Retreat Review: Brooke Burke Body Transformation

Healthy Living for Women, Life
A couple of months ago, I hired a personal trainer at my local gym in an effort to tighten and tone the areas that have grown squishy now that I’m in my early 40s. The experience has been less than ideal, to say the least. My first trainer no-showed to our first three appointments (next!). The second trainer quit working at the gym after our third session (sigh!). And my third trainer had the audacity to look me up and down and remark on how “hypocritical” I am for writing fitness articles when I clearly have 15 pounds to lose myself. Ouch.Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteSo when I was invited to attend the three-day Brooke Burke Body Transformation Retreat, hosted by Retreats Unlimited at the Civana Carefree Resort in Arizona this…
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Can You Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

Can You Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

Life, Women's Health
October is breast cancer awareness month.October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while the statistics for this disease are still pretty scary (see chart below), the good news is that you’re already on the right track for prevention. Here are just a few of the ways your healthy Oxygen lifestyle is fighting cancer — right this minute:• Inflammation plays a role in about 20 percent of cancer growth, but exercise is an anti-inflammatory, helping reduce chronic inflammation and boosting your immune system. • High insulin levels are thought to play a role in tumor growth by stimulating cells to multiply and by inhibiting other cells from dying, but active women have lower glucose and insulin levels, reducing their risk for developing cancer. Thanks for watching!Visit Website• Women who exercised 10…
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