Desiree Messenbrink

36 Added | 6 Magazines | 8 Likes | 28 Following | @desireemess7 | I'm a mom of 5 and happily married wife. I've always had a dream to write. Now that my kids are in school, i've decided to give it a whirl

New findings paint picture of Neanderthals as artists

<b>(CNN) —</b> Neanderthals may not have been that different from us, after all.<p>New evidence reveals that they created the world's oldest known cave paintings and even wore seashells as body ornaments. Both behaviors suggest that they thought symbolically and had an artistic sensibility like modern …



Alison Sweeney's Sculpting Workout For Spring

<i>By Amy Spencer</i><p>When she's not busy filming "The Biggest Loser", Alison Sweeney is busy writing books (her second, <i>Scared Scriptless</i>, comes out in June 2014) and running after her two kids, ages 8 and 5. Still, she finds time to squeeze in workouts, even if it means 10 minutes in front of the TV after …

Top 10 benefits of running:

Flexibility For Runners

In this video stretching guru Phil Wharton, who has worked with elite athletes such as Olympic medalists Deena Kastor and Meb Keflezighi, discusses …

8 Ways to Stick to Your Workout

<b>3. Book It</b><br>"You'll never find the time you've got to make the time," says Chuck Wolf, manager of sport science and human performance at the USA Triathlon National Training Center in Clermont, Florida. While that seems obvious, lack of planning continues to be the biggest reason people fail to work …


5-Minute Workout: Tone Your Butt and Thighs

<b>The Moves:</b><br>1. Glute Bridge <b><br>How to make it harder:</b> Raise one leg, and switch legs after 25 seconds. You can also raise your arms so they're pointing straight up or lift your toes off the ground.<p>2. Swing with Dumbbells <b><br>How to make it harder:</b> Hold the heavier-weight dumbbells as you swing your arms …

Bodyweight Exercise

18 Moves to Tone Your Legs and Butt

Exercises that tighten and tone your legs from butt to ankles and everything in between


Why Taking Time Off From Exercise Is Good For Your Health

<i>By Daniel Duane for Men's Journal</i><p>There's nothing like a new season to get us fired up for sports again -- bulking up for summer's Tough Mudder, or sneaking over to the track for speed work while dreaming of a personal best in that half-marathon this fall. But years of research and experience have …

Stability ball workout for your abs:

6 months to sexy legs:

Weekend One-Up: Hand-Release Pushups, Box Jump-Overs, Kettlebell Swings, and Burpees

Are you a weekend warrior looking for a challenge? You’ve come to the right place. It’s time to test your abilities—and your mettle. Each week our …


Sore Knees? You May Have This Common Running Injury

It starts with tightness on the outside of your knee and sometimes around your hip. Over the miles, that tightness turns into pain—enough pain to …

Moves to Sculpt a Beautiful, Strong Back

3 Moves to Sculpt a Beautiful, Strong Back<p>Use these tips to strengthen and smooth this deceptively alluring area<p>We'd like to build a case for why your back needs more love in your workouts. For starters, moves that target your back also work your core, and often your arms, too. Fixing weak …


The 15-Minute Chest Workout

John Alvino


10-Minute Moves

How to Beat Side Stitches

Avoid getting this common pain in your side.<p>We run through sleet and snow, heat and haze, with blisters and black toenails, headaches and knee aches. But a side stitch? That sharp, stabbing pain that hits below the ribs can stop us in our tracks. Although the exact cause of side stitches has yet to …

How to Use Stress to Your Advantage

Bill Russell may be the most successful athlete in NBA history, but in all 13 of his seasons he got so nervous before games that he usually threw up. …


The 30 best bodyweight exercises for men

1. Pushup<p>This one's a timeless classic. The pushup is essential for building a big chest, cannonball delts, and triceps that look like the wishbone …


<b>Natural metabolism boosters that help increase your metabolism levels, rev up your calorie burn for faster fat and weight loss.</b><p>If you’ve been trying …

Training advice - The Running Bug