Christina M Bassler

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48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

10 Best Budget Vacations for Spring

The snow will melt! We promise! And Budget Travelers know that there's no time like spring to visit brag-worthy beaches and celebrated cities—for a …

7 Best Budget Vacations for Spring

<i>Photo courtesy of Visit Myrtle Beach. Article by the editors of Budget Travel.</i><p>Smart travelers know that there's no time like April and May to visit brag-worthy beaches and celebrated cities -- for a fraction of what the crowds will be paying in summer! From the shores of the Atlantic to party towns …

How to Stay Active and Exercise During the Holidays

It's hard enough to exercise the rest of the year, but add holidays to the mix and many of us find exercise becomes less of a priority as to-do lists …

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3 Fitness Gadgets to Revamp Your Workout

Four months ago, a pioneer in tech blogging and a close friend, Allen Stern, passed away. In the last 15 months of his life, Allen lost more than 100 …

The Fit 5: Kettlebell Basics

New Fitness Tracker Helps Athletes Push Their Limits at the Gym

When you're lifting weights and not sure you can do one more rep, it either means that you can still do 10 more — or that you're putting yourself at …

#MashAdvice: Which Quantified Self Fitness Tracker Should I Buy?

Our brave new digital world presents us new opportunities — and sometimes, new challenges. When should you change my Facebook relationship status …

Treat Yourself: 20 Fitness Gifts Worth Splurging On

When it comes to the splurges we make in our lives, our fitness needs often get short-changed. Think about it: Sure, we definitely drop some cash on …

7 Tips for Staying Fit Through the Holidays

With so many holiday events revolving around food and cocktails, it's easy to add on the extra pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. But …

How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

How do you want to look at the next New Year's Eve celebration? Do you need to fit into your skinny jeans or your barely-there cocktail dress for a …

Fitness Trackers Still Need to Work Out Kinks - MIT Technology Review

At 11:30 last Friday night I was frantically doing jumping jacks in my living room, trying to hit my activity goal for the day: 4,000 points. The …

Your Black Friday Fitness Gear Guide

Stay warm—and look hot—all winter long in this comfortable and cozy workout wear<p>Whether you're running laps or running errands, this all-purpose …

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Five Answers You Want to Hear: The Microgym.

<i>This is the first in an occasional</i> <i>series to help you separate fact from fiction on a variety of health & fitness topics. Have something you'd like …

The Bodyism Blog: OmegaWave Personal, the smart fitness app

Bodyism, the training team behind supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, introduce us to OmegaWave Personal the clever new fitness app that looks after your fitness levels<p>29 November 2013<p>The fitness world is inundated with gadgets claiming to help you work harder in record time, but not all of them …

Fitness mom kicked off Facebook for 'hate speech'?

Fitness Apps and Other Gear To Get You Motivated

<i>Julia Halewicz</i> <i>contributed original reporting to this post.</i><p>Ready to get in shape? Monitor your progress to keep yourself motivated! Here, a short list …

You Can’t Be Fit and Fat

It’s okay to be heavy, as long as you don’t have diabetes or hypertension–right? Not so fast, says the latest research.<p>There are always exceptions to …

40 Mind Boggling Facts About Fitness

Yoga Effective At Relieving Low Back Pain, Review Shows

<i>By Natalie San Luis</i><p>The poses, breathing and meditation in a yoga class may do more than help you relax and feel centered. A review of evidence shows that it might relieve low Back Pain as well.<p>Researchers recently looked at past trials that tested how well yoga stacked up against other treatments …

How to Manage Holiday Stress

Here's the bad news about constant stress. Whenever we feel stressed out, that's a signal that our brain is pumping out stress hormones. If sustained over months and years, those hormones can ruin our health and make us a nervous wreck.<p>And here's the good news: You can teach your body to handle the …

Drawing Circles: Finding Meaning and Progress in Simple Things

My toddler sat at the kitchen table with a crayon and a pile of scratch paper. She sang as she drew circles and spirals on the page.<p>"Whatchadoing?" I asked.<p>"Drawing circles," she responded and returned to her song. The sound of the crayon on the page mixed with her joyous singing etched itself upon …

Uncovering Your Limitless Self

My young daughter is at the age where she is continually proclaiming, "I am Gretchen." She has taken on her name to be who she is. Her being and the word "Gretchen" are now one, inseparable. Soon she will begin adding to her list of "I am's." Perhaps soon she will proclaim, "I am a girl, a …

It's Really Okay to Go at Your Own Pace

The past few months have been very exciting for me -- I launched my life coaching website as well as my new interview-style Internet radio talk show, Live.Love.Grow. I've missed you all though -- as we haven't been able to share ideas and thoughts over the past few months on this site. Although my …

3 Steps to Outsmart Cravings, Part 3

<i>Missed Part 1? Read it here.</i><p>Read 3 Steps to Outsmart Cravings, Part 2 here.<p><b>Step Three: Get Your Real Needs Met</b><p>Back when I lived in New York City, I always had this feeling of excitement and possibility. I lived on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where exciting and weird things happened all the …

9 Easy Tips for Emotional Balance

Work, tasks, errands and chores accumulate so much so it feels like you need to work 25 hours, seven days a week just to keep up. Yet another email marked as urgent arrives in your inbox. There is no end to the onslaught of modern life.<p>I wonder if our current fascination with zombie movies has to …

3 Unique Barre Workouts Kicking Things Up A Notch

There's nothing particularly new about barre workouts. They've been plié-ing their way through cities for the past few years. But a few different types of classes are now setting the, er, <i>bar</i> a little higher.<p><b>1. Cardio Barre</b><p>Inspired largely by ballet, it promises to strengthen, lengthen and tone your …