Fitness

5 Yoga Myths Debunked

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If you think yoga is just a bunch of people in Lululemon performing gentle, relaxed poses, think again. Yoga is an intense exercise that‘s designed to ease your mind and whip your body into shape. And that’s just the start. New York City-based Taj Harris...

Walking for Weight Loss: A Beginner’s Guide

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Sure, walking is not exactly the sexiest exercise out there—we’re lookin’ at you, barre class. But when it comes to beginning and sticking with a weight loss plan, walking might be your best bet. Not only can walking help you maintain your weight, but it’s...

Being Selfish: Having Control and Being Selfish With Our Bodies

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There is nothing selfish about self care. Yes, numerous ads for spas and fancy lotions and rich chocolates make it seem that doing for self is an indulgence — some sort of naughtiness. It isn’t. In fact, for women especially –disproportionately charged with being the...

Yes, CrossFit For Kids Is A Real Thing

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Last month I wrote about CrossFit and its popularity amongst the DC-gentris (short for DC gentrifiers, or white people), and received tons of  feedback via e-mail and  nearly every social network I’m on. The most interesting e-mails came from a dude at the CrossFit corporation,...

“FatGirlShrink” Jolts Away Water Weight: Convenient or Taking It Too Far?

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Bliss Spa recently introduced FatGirlShrink, an electro-stimulation process that claims to get rid of water weight by applying muscle-stimulation electrical currents to the body. The pain-free procedure promises to spur weight loss, tone skin and muscles, and drain toxins. It also requires the application of...