Gym Love: Body Pump

I’ve been called many things, but never a Gym Rat. I love being outside – hiking, riding my bike, walking, playing with my kids, but when the weather gets cold, I know I need to hit the gym.Left to my own devices, I will flip through a magazine on an elliptical machine for a half hour and then wander around unproductively.  Sound familiar? The group exercise classes are what I need to keep me motivated and sweaty.  One of my favorites is Body Pump....more

Evidence for Mindfulness Continues to Mount

The history of using mindfulness to address a variety of medical and psychological conditions dates back about 35 years. It traces its roots to Massachusetts General Hospital’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. This method, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, has been studied extensively and has shown consistent and impressive results in treating a range of medical and psychological conditions....more

Underrated Gym Equipment: The Rowing Machine.

Try Something NewAny gym can be an intimidating space when you walk in for the first time. The music bumping, people grunting in the weight room,  and so many strength and cardio machines filling the room you do not even know where to begin!...more

Chelsea Perry on weight loss, surgery and the struggles of living with obesity

College is where you're supposed to meet the people you'll be friends with for life, and I was lucky enough to meet a person like that named Chelsea Perry. We met in  journalism class we both had to take during a summer semester, and we gravitated toward each other because there weren't a whole lot of other options. That turned into a real friendship, though....more

Detoxifying Soup Recipe For Tasty Weight Loss

Dr. Mehmet Oz has created a new three-day soup cleanse. The base soup for the recipe is easy to make, and you can add ingredients as desired. Ingredients...more

How to Lose Weight Using the Least Effort

There are two ways to approach the process of weight loss: one is from the bottom up, and the other is from the top down. Top-down weight loss is easier and more joyful to sustain. Think of weight loss as a triangle (see blog post for graphic)....more

I'm so lost. I want to feel like myself again.

Hi, I'm new here. I'm 23 and I've gained approximately 30 pounds in the past two years. I've been through a lot including a big move to a new city, graduating college, learning to live on my own, etc. it's tough. I don't feel happy with my self. I've started many different diets, and I can't stick with it. I am at my wits end. Can someone please help? I'm afraid I'm losing control. I've never felt this big....more

Thanksgiving Weight Loss Plan

There are hundreds of practical articles and tips out there to help people handle Thanksgiving—and those are all great. However, I’d like to approach things from a slightly different angle: how to train your mind. Think of this post as a helpful “add-on” to whatever strategy you already have in place for the holiday....more

10 Tips for Doing a Green Smoothie Cleanse

Now that I’ve completed the 10-day green smoothie cleanse, I wanted to share with you some of the things that I learned in case you want to do a detox like this one! ...more