15 Mother’s Day Gifts for Fit Moms

15 Mother’s Day Gifts for Fit Moms

Life
Forever Floatride Energy Running ShoesDesigned for everyday running, these shoes feature Reebok’s Floatride Energy Foam in the midsole for lightweight responsiveness and a supportive mesh upper with good ventilation for comfort as well as stability. Perfect for runners of all ages and abilities! Take advantage of Reebok’s sitewide promotion, which runs from May 2 to May 13, 2019, and get 25 percent off all purchases! reebok.com, $100 Portable Red Light TherapyRed light therapy for recovery and fat loss is all the rage, but salon treatments are pricey. Joovv Go has the solution with this wireless hand-held device that puts the power of light therapy in the palm of your hand. Joovv Go delivers the same therapeutic power output as larger modular devices but fits easily into a handbag, suitcase or…
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This Is Your Brain On Exercise

This Is Your Brain On Exercise

Life, Women's Health
Hard workouts can improve mood, improve attention — and even build more gray matter.Science has spoken: It’s time to retire the “brains vs. brawn” trope. The stereotypical weakling genius and the ditzy gym bunny are as old and tired as blond jokes. And, according to recent research, they make even less sense. A mountain of scientific findings has provided us with a new understanding of the human experience. Instead of acting as separate entities, or even working in opposition, the brain and the body are constantly communicating with and even nourishing each other. Exercise induces a cascade of benevolent changes within the brain, and when brains experience exercise on a regular basis over the years, they tend to age better.The Game of Concentration“Some evidence shows that people who have been…
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Mindfulness Over Matter – Oxygen Magazine

Mindfulness Over Matter – Oxygen Magazine

Life, Mind and Body for Women
Starting the day with a moment of Zen can clear your head, but what can it do for your body?If you’ve ever dealt with mental health issues — anxiety, depression, inability to focus — you’ve probably been advised to try meditation, or maybe you’ve been the one offering this advice to others. Meditation, once reserved for yogis and the experimental set, is how many people now center themselves and clear their heads, but this cranial activity also offers a host of benefits for your body. Here’s how.The Science of Meditation“There’s a lot of research out there on mindfulness and physical health,” says Sarah Romotsky, RD, health strategist at Headspace, a meditation app with more than 20 million users. And indeed, meditation has been shown to help with a range of…
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Spring-Clean Your Energy – Oxygen Magazine

Spring-Clean Your Energy – Oxygen Magazine

Life, Mind and Body for Women
Creating sacred spaces in your bedroom, living room and kitchen also can declutter your mind and cleanse your spirit.Spring-cleaning your home is rote for the turn of the season, but you might not realize that the physical clutter and dirt that accumulates in your living space also can sully your spirit. “We all have to manage some stress and anxiety in our lives, it’s a natural part of living,” says Jameson Mercier, Ph.D., a licensed clinical social worker. “However, being intentional about how much clutter you allow in your [physical] space minimizes the amount of stress and anxiety you have to deal with and allows you to prioritize what is important.”Use these tips to clean and purify your spaces, and transform your home into an uplifting and clutter-free sanctuary.The Bedroom…
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Oxygen Spotlight: 8 Inspiring Fit Women

Oxygen Spotlight: 8 Inspiring Fit Women

Athlete Spotlight, Life, Women's Fitness Personalities
Amelia Ricci“It’s crazy to think I’ve been working in fitness for 20 years. Since then, I’ve helped hundreds of women sculpt their dream body and develop a positive mindset to love themselves. Many of my clients are super busy, but I show them that you can turn a crazy pace into a healthier lifestyle that is sustainable. My passion is helping women achieve their fitness goals! I was a fitness expert for Oxygen Australia for 10 years. The research side of fitness excites me because I have a Master of Business degree, majoring in market research. Before I had children, I worked as a marketing director for large organizations. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteNow I’m a mom of two children, run my online coaching business, compete in bikini contests, and love my…
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Oxygen Spotlight: 9 Inspiring Fit Women

Oxygen Spotlight: 9 Inspiring Fit Women

Athlete Spotlight, Life, Women's Fitness Personalities
Amelia Ricci“It’s crazy to think I’ve been working in fitness for 20 years. Since then, I’ve helped hundreds of women sculpt their dream body and develop a positive mindset to love themselves. Many of my clients are super busy, but I show them that you can turn a crazy pace into a healthier lifestyle that is sustainable. My passion is helping women achieve their fitness goals! I was a fitness expert for Oxygen Australia for 10 years. The research side of fitness excites me because I have a Master of Business degree, majoring in market research. Before I had children, I worked as a marketing director for large organizations. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteNow I’m a mom of two children, run my online coaching business, compete in bikini contests, and love my…
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The Best Core Exercises for Low-Back Pain

The Best Core Exercises for Low-Back Pain

Ab Exercises for Women, Exercises by Bodypart for Women, Life, Neck & Back Health, Training Tips for Women, Women's Health
Eighty percent of Americans are estimated to experience at least one episode of back pain in their lives. And according to the American Chiropractic Association, the total cost of back pain treatment in the United States surpasses $100 billion annually.My question: How can this be when most forms of low-back pain are typically treatable with conservative management and specific exercise? As a practicing physical therapist, I would say most, if not all, of my clients respond extremely well to exercise in order to reduce symptoms. Once they commit to exercise and understand the cause of the pain and how to manage their symptoms, it’s much easier to prevent recurrence. While it’s fun to show off your rectus abdominis muscles (aka six-pack) at the beach, they do very little for the…
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How to Break Up With Your Scale

How to Break Up With Your Scale

Healthy Living for Women, Life
Are you in a toxic relationship with your scale? Does the number reflecting your weight often determine your mood causing you to feel happy, sad, confident, frustrated or lost? Does this number tend to dictate your self-worth? Have you ever wondered why you value the opinion of this object? If you answered yes to any of these questions, now is the time to break up with your scale and find your true happiness.Letting go may seem difficult, as if you’ll have to fly blind without a crutch. How else will you measure your success? We’re Trained to Care About Our WeightSociety teaches us to value the number on this scale. Our medical system determines our body mass index (BMI) based on height and weight. This basic measure does not look…
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Food Guide for Sustainability – Oxygen Magazine

Food Guide for Sustainability – Oxygen Magazine

Life, Nutrition for Women, Nutrition News
You’ve already made recycling a lifelong habit, you proudly reject single-use plastic straws and bottles on the daily, and you carpool or take public transportation whenever possible — if Earth could talk, it would thank you profusely for doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint, prevent global warming and save our oceans. But is there even more you could be doing to help? Yes, and it starts with your food choices.Choose Your Ingredients WiselyFueling your body and brain with the best nutrients possible doesn’t have to take a back seat to a mission of sustainability. In fact, these two initiatives easily go hand in hand. And unlike abs, which we all know begin in the kitchen, sustainably sourced ingredients actually start in the fields. “Over the last 100 years,…
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3 Steps to New Year’s Resolution Follow-Through

3 Steps to New Year’s Resolution Follow-Through

Healthy Living for Women, Life
’Tis the season for change. As we warm up to 2019, it’s the perfect opportunity to refocus priorities and commit to new goals. You may have set resolutions to become healthier, better your nutrition and/or commit to a higher level of fitness. While these are great goals, it’s important for you to make them specific, attainable and sustainable. Here are a few common mistakes we make when it comes to resolutions, thus leading to failure:Sharing vague goalsLacking a solid timelineForgetting to outline your plan step by stepCreating sustainable goals may just be the most crucial step to your success. When setting resolutions, you must be realistic about the overall outcome and timeline. The No. 1 reason individuals never fulfill their goals is because of frustration when their expectations are not…
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