Broad, defined shoulder muscles are like a billboard declaring, “I WORK OUT! But if you don’t take care of this complicated joint, that little sign can quickly turn into “ROAD CLOSED!” As many as two-thirds of people will experience shoulder problems during their lifetime, according to a Dutch research review. Even more startling: When researchers at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia… Continue reading Shoulder Muscles: How to Improve Function and Avoid Pain
When you hear the words “core workout,” you might think of the usual sit-ups and crunches. But if you really want to strengthen your midsection, targeting your abs with countless crunches isn’t the most effective strategy. The best core strengthening exercises recruit multiple muscle groups to engage your entire core. That’s the idea behind P90X Core Synergistics,… Continue reading How to Get a Stronger Core With P90X Core Synergistics
You’ve likely heard that yoga can help you burn calories, build strength, sculpt your body, and relieve stress. If so, chances are you’ve also heard about the discipline within it called vinyasa yoga. The terms “yoga vinyasa,” “vinyasa yoga,” “vinyasa flow,” or “flow yoga” are all essentially synonyms for one method that can help you achieve your fitness goals… Continue reading Vinyasa Yoga: All You Need to Know to Get Started
If you’re looking to try yoga for the first time, it might be less intimidating to try a few yoga videos at home before going to a yoga studio. In fact, Beachbody created its at-home yoga program, 3 Week Yoga Retreat, just for that reason! But before you dive into doing a full yoga video, it… Continue reading 16 of the Best Yoga Videos for Beginners
One question I get a lot is, “Why do you always add gelatin to your stocks?” I decided to do a post on this because the answer is actually more complicated than you might think. It’s complicated because there are so many good reasons — both from a health and a culinary point of view… Continue reading Gelatin: A Chef’s Secret Weapon
Celebrate your inner child with these Baked Buffalo Chicken Fingers. Made with almond meal, egg and hot sauce, this is a simple recipe that you can serve for weeknight dinners or for a healthy kids meal. This is the last post on the blog before I GET MARRIED. Okay let’s all just take a second… Continue reading Baked Buffalo Chicken Fingers + I’M GETTING MARRIED!
Yoga has come a long way in the past few years. Take a look at any studio’s schedule and you’ll see so many different types of yoga, from ashtanga yoga and kundalini yoga to aerial yoga and acro yoga. You might have even heard about — or tried — some of the more modern and… Continue reading Your Guide to the Different Types of Yoga