April 23, 2013 // Category: Fitness Advisor

When it comes to connecting, Twitter is one of the fastest ways to share and receive information. In 140 characters you can connect with friends, experts, celebs and your favorite brands. In the health and fitness world, Twitter is a hot bed of great info and advice, but not all Tweeters are created equal. That's why we've compiled a list (that’s really just scratching the surface) of ten great accounts to follow: 

1. @BornFitness - Adam Bornstein is the former editorial director of Livestrong.com and former fitness editor of Men’s Health. He tweets quick fitness advice, tips and articles and encourages his followers to ask questions so he can help them live healthy and strong.

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April 01, 2013 // Category: Fitness Advisor

I love to teach high-intensity interval training (HIIT) classes. You could say I’m addicted to the adrenaline rush I get when I complete a class all sweaty and feeling totally worked over. I also teach yoga. It’s quite a contrast to my other workouts, and that contrast is a good thing. The essence of yoga is to relax, rejuvenate, recharge, release and refresh. I love all that, but I must admit it doesn’t come as naturally to me as the adrenaline rush of my other workouts. I’ve had to teach myself to just let go and appreciate the mission of yoga.

Still, sometimes that mission seems to get jumbled in the fitness/yoga world. I’ve heard people say, “That yoga class is so hard. It kicks my butt.” I have to wonder: Is yoga supposed to kick your butt?

I’m not sure if there’s a right answer to that. I do believe that trying new poses and stretching yourself (no pun intended) to new challenges in yoga is good, but in a “yoga” way, not in a “this workout is going to kill me” way.

Chris Freytag
 

October 26, 2012 // Category: Fitness Advisor

A few weeks ago, TV broadcaster Jennifer Livingston in LaCrosse, Wis. defended herself against Mike Thompson, a viewer who criticized her for not being a responsible role model as an overweight, public personality. He asked her to reconsider her responsibility to promote a healthy lifestyle. Livingston made a public response where she said she’s more than a number on a scale, and that Mr. Thompson was out of line with his email. While the dust has settled on that exchange, the story brings to the surface a great weight loss question for discussion: What’s more motivating, positive or negative feedback?

Chris Freytag
 

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