Special warmup could cut injuries, save millions of dollars in youth soccer

Including neuro muscular training in youth soccer warm ups reduces injury rates and could save $2.7 million Canadian dollars ($2 million) in healthcare costs over one season in Alberta, Canada, according to a new study. Neuromuscular training targets strength, agility and balance more than a standard warm up routine. “When you have benefit from an…

5 ways to exercise mindful eating

Numerous evidence-based studies have been published discussing mindful eating as an essential weight loss tool. By eating mindfully, you can teach yourself to eat less, eat more wholesomely and feel more satisfied after meals. Practicing mindful eating can be personalized to your liking. Here are five great ways to get you started. It begins way…

Why a few minutes of exercise can show results

Mark E well was at the St. Louis airport waiting for a flight and lamenting that he hadn’t had time to work out that day. So he paid a shoeshine guy $10 to watch his bag, laced up his running shoes and spent 15 minutes running through the concourse. Mr. Ewell, a realtor in Colorado Springs,…

8 ways you’re ruining the health perks of your coffee

Yes, coffee is kind of magical—a slew of research links it to everything from a reduced risk of dementia to revving your metabolism. And then, of course, there’s the essential energy boost it provides when we need it most (like, every single morning). So what’s the catch? You may be unintentionally countering some of the brew’s…

Chris Hemsworth’s secrets to building the body of a hero

In the past year, Chris Hemsworth has appeared onscreen as an emaciated sailor, a supersized Norse god, and a fleet-footed hunter. Depending on the demands of each role, he’s had to either quickly drop weight, add muscle, or improve his agility. The key for him—and for all of us—is to figure out the best way…

‘Biggest Loser’ winner reveals she regained all the weight

Ali Vincent lost 112 pounds to become the first female winner of The Biggest Loser in 2008, and even continued her “fitness journey” in another reality show that aired between 2011 and 2014, E! reports. But today Vincent, who weighed 234 pounds when she started The Biggest Loser, has gained back most of the weight,…

Finding Wellness on a Surfboard

Surfing is about more than just standing up. A killer core, cardio and strength workout, the paddling and pop-ups push new and old – and not just in the physical sense. As it turns out, surfing functions as a life and wellness tool in and out of the water. Like yoga, surfing embodies a holistic…

5 Reasons Why the Boston Marathon Really Is a Big Deal

The Boston Marathon is special to many people – runners and non-runners alike. Marathon runners from all over the world aspire to earn their ticket to Boston, and running Boston is often the highlight of their running careers. But if someone asks why Boston is such a big deal, not everyone has the answer on…

How Long Does It Really Take to See Fitness Results?

Spring is in the air. And, with it, the perennial dash to lose weight, firm up and get in shape for summer, beach season … you know the drill. But how quickly can you honestly expect to see your dieting and exercising pay off? And, more importantly, how quickly is actually healthy? The Downside of…