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Workout Spotlight: Pure Barre

Photos: Pure Barre<p>New York City was in the middle of a sweltering, brain-melting heat wave, but you wouldn’t know it in the cool, airy Pure Barre …

Grief

Trying to make sense of a father and son dying, trying to fit that into my understanding of how the universe is operating... my understanding of the Dharma... my understanding of my dharma... A complete mystery. And for me also a tragedy. So today I went to yoga class drunk.<p>I keep in touch with old …

West Village

Hearst Magazines

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2 Best Exercises for a Flat Stomach

Of course, even the very best flat-stomach workout isn't going to do much for you if those nice muscles you build are covered with a layer of nature's comfortable camouflage -- a.k.a. fat.<p>Despite the unproven effectiveness of made-for-TV stomach-flattening devices, health clubs, home gyms and …

Muscle

How Hypertension Is Treated

Hypertension can be effectively treated with lifestyle modifications, medications, and natural remedies. Most people with hypertension experience …

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

Nutrition

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Pain = Weight Loss: The Tongue Patch Diet

They say, "No pain, no gain," but a new weight-loss method turns that old saying on its head.<p>Marlene Beltran weighed 169 pounds because, she told ABC …

5 Ways to Avoid an Injury While Training

An IRONMAN champion explains how to stay healthy while increasing your endurance<p>Paula Newby-Fraser is known as the Queen of Kona—as in, the queen of the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, which she's won a record <i>eight</i> times. So you might say that Newby-Fraser knows a thing or two …

Exercise

I Lost Weight: Carin Powell Lost 10 Pounds For A Job Opportunity, Then Kept On Losing

<i>Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site!</i><p><b>Name:</b> Carin Powell<p><b>Age:</b> 28<p><b>Height:</b> 5'6"<p><b>Before Weight:</b> 197 pounds<p><b>How I Gained It:</b> It was a confluence of factors, but while a difficult medication regimen and a snail's-pace …

Can You Exercise Too Much?

Exercise is healthy (and maybe even addicting), but when it comes to hitting the gym, is there such a thing as too much? <b>When the amount of exercise</b> …

Change Your Posture, Change Your Performance [Guest Post]

<b>Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought to yourself, “My posture sucks!”? Or was your mom constantly on you about “sitting up straight!”?</b><p>Well …

Abdominal Axioms: 9 Rules For Better Abs

Thinking you could look like that fitness model is a lot easier than actually looking like him, especially if you're groping the bottom of your …

Ask The Ripped Dude: What The Heck Is Tabata Training?

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Obi Obadike <b><br>Website:</b> www.obiobadike.com <b><br>Email:</b> obifitness@verizon.net<p>Q<p>I've been hearing a lot about the benefits of Tabata training. …

Do You Need Cardio For Fat Loss?

I am going to ask you a question, and without thinking I want you to blurt out the first answer that comes to mind. Ready? Here's the question:<p><i>How</i> …

Weight Loss

For Lionel Shriver, the burden of family can be too much to bear

Pandora Halfdanarson, the heroine of Lionel Shriver's novel <i>Big Brother</i>, runs a successful business selling custom-made caricature dolls. When you pull the chain on the intricately crafted replica of a husband, say, or a friend, it mimics the most annoying and mockable sayings of the original. The …

How we do it: Maybe monogamy isn’t natural!

<b>(langhoff99 via Shutterstock)</b><p>From incest to sperm competition and polyamory, anatomy — not social arrangements — explain how a species mates<p>Robert Martin<p>June 15, 2013 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction”<p>It is tempting to assume that mating …

I Know What You Should Be Reading This Summer

Ah, summer. I believe it is finally here (I have my doubts because I saw snow fly a couple of weeks ago), and so I thought I'd put together a list of books I'd be reading this summer if I hadn't already read them. Trust me, each of these books is a pure, page-turning pleasure and beautifully …

Beach Read: 'The Widow Waltz' Is Slicker Than a Brazilian Wax Job

I know Sally Koslow slightly, and she knows my website a bit better, so she asked me to read and blurb her new novel.<p>I submitted this: "<i>The Widow Waltz</i> is slicker than a Brazilian wax job."<p>Her publisher declined to use it on the book or in its marketing. I'll guess at a reason: <i>The Widow Waltz</i> is …

4 Ways to Ensure Better Sleep

When it comes to creating an arsenal of stress-reducing tools, it doesn't matter how much yoga you do or how much herbal tea you drink -- your efforts aren't worth much without a solid night's sleep.<p><i>By Jan Bruce, CEO and co-founder of meQuilibrium</i><p>When it comes to creating an arsenal of …

Immune System

We Tried It: The 7-Minute Workout

Thirty seconds of triceps dips on a chair (the seventh exercise out of 12) would have been more aptly named triceps dips to exhaustion, and I think I just barely cranked out six reps of move number 11, pushups with rotation.<p><b>What We Tried:</b> The seven-minute workout, as made popular by a <i>New York Times</i> …

Om Is the Vibration of the Universe

<i>Om</i> is more than a sound, but the vibration of the universe. It is the frequency of energy that connects and joins all things together. It is not a short and sharp sound. It lingers and flows like energy itself. <i>Ommmmmmmmmmmm...</i><p>When you open yourself up to the vibration of Om, you will feel yourself …

Vocal Cords

Mindfulness and the Monkey Mind

This non-focused flickering is an intentional tool of the ego used to perpetuate confusion, attachments to duality and a resulting state of suffering.<p>Our minds are abuzz with thousands of thoughts each day, all of which compete for our attention and a corollary action. The Buddhists call this …

Native Americans

How Diet Can Bug Your Gut

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the potential relation between diet, microbiome and colorectal cancer risk. To explore this disparity, we switched the diet in healthy subjects from a traditional high fat, high meat, low fiber Western diet to a high fiber Zulu African diet, and vice …

Colon Cancer

Go Easy On The Soy Sauce, Bro, It Could Kill You

First, let's spoil this tale right away by telling you the 19-year-old man in Virginia who downed a quart of soy sauce on a dare survived.<p>It's a happy ending of sorts. But the guy had a close call. And you definitely don't want to try it.<p>While there's been quite a debate lately about whether the …

#WTF Is a Vision Board?

Photo by bmevans<p>Remember when homework consisted of cutting out pictures we liked from magazines and pasting them on poster board, collage style? It …

Your Thoughts: Spiritual or Circumstantial?

Never forget: Your feelings do not come from your circumstances. It may not look that way, but understanding that you live in the feeling of your thinking is the key to accessing your built-in ability to get over your indifferent perceptions, move on, and overcome.<p>I've received several questions …

Schadenfreude

When It Comes to Our Brains, Study Suggests Yoga Trumps Running

We’ve learned that yoga can make us limber like Gumby, help relieve anxiety and pain, and reduce blood pressure Does yoga therapy reduce blood …

Asking 'Why Me?' in a Different Way

When I was first diagnosed with cancer I was never angry with God nor did I ever ask "why me?" However during my three-year battle with cancer and with the world of cancer I have come to ask "why me?" -- just in a different way.<p>When I was first diagnosed with cancer I was never angry with God nor …

Cancer

How Criticism Can Change Your Life

Every challenge in our lives presents us with a choice point, an opportunity to make the most suitable decision possible for our highest good. We can choose to react, which creates war or we can choose conscious action, which creates peace.<p>Dealing with criticism has been one of my most difficult …

Consciousness