Benefits of Weightlifting for Women

Society has twisted the idea of what a beautiful woman should look like within the past 20-30 years. The mainstream fashion industry has formed a view that extremely skinny girls with no meat on their bones are the “most attractive”. Understand that our purpose is not to run down women who are naturally built with a small frame and are naturally thin no matter what they eat; rather the purpose of this article is to shed light on the benefits of weightlifting both mentally, hormonally, and physically. Within the past decade, the fitness explosion has allowed many women to embrace the idea that beauty can be found in strength. This has also led to many women discovering that the statement that lifting weights makes you bulky is a complete myth.

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Celebrity Fitness Expert Brings You Yogalosophy

Meet the creator of the yoga-hybrid DVD Yogalosophy, Mandy Ingber. As popular as yoga is around the world, Yogalosophy is in a world of its own and it’s just in time for Mother’s Day. Her second book, Yogalosophy For Inner Strength: 12 Weeks to Heal Your Heart and Embrace Joy will be released May 10, 2016.  

Be prepared to conquer any doubts and apprehensions about your body since becoming a mom. As Mandy’s body changed, she too had to adjust to not being thin and in shape – leaving the body image she adored behind with only a 50 lb weight gain to comfort her – and no baby to show for it.

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Join Us On a Yoga Retreat in Mexico!

   
Do you feel long overdue for a getaway that doubles as both a spectacular vacation and a once in a lifetime retreat to help you relax and rejuvenate? Whether you are an advanced yogi leading a lifestyle of health and wellness or simply somebody looking to connect with and begin to revitalize their own body amid the shores of a tropical paradise, Retreats Unlimited has already planned the perfect trip for you in Lapaz, Mexico. Maybe your kids are grown and it is time for you to focus a bit on finding your own joy, or perhaps you have little ones and you are long overdue for a bit of relaxing (and wouldn’t a Yoga Retreat be a spectacular Mothers Day gift!). Join Retreats Unlimited and 2 of your very own Daily Mom Editors on what is sure to be the trip of a lifetime!

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The Benefits of Keeping Recess in Schools

Duck, Duck Goose, Mother May I, Hopscotch, Dodgeball, Red Light, Green Light; do any of these games sound familiar? Of course they do. Many of us played these games and more during recess while in elementary school. Unfortunately, today’s kids are likely not to be familiar with these games. In fact, a lot of them may not even experience recess at school.

Over the past several years’, elementary schools have been significantly reducing designated recess time or completely eliminating recess from the academic day. Some school districts have even gone as far as to not include playground space in the construction of new school buildings. Is this trend of eliminating recess in schools good for our children?

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5 Ways to Get the Most out of your Planet Fitness Membership

For most of us, we join a gym with every intention of getting into shape and meeting fitness goals. Unfortunately many of us also fail to take advantage of our paid membership which results in frustration and wasted money month after month. When you’re looking for a gym, it’s important to join one that has the things you’re looking for in a gym and a gym that will keep you engaged throughout your fitness journey.

If you’re looking for an affordable gym with a ton of perks to help get you started, then Planet Fitness is the gym for you. With affordable monthly payments and two different plans to choose from on top of FREE personal training, a 30 minute circuit, massage beds, tanning beds and locker rooms with showers, you’re sure to fall in love with Planet Fitness.

Here are 5 ways to get the most out of your Planet Fitness Membership.

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Mindful Fitness in 30 Minutes

With all the ever changing trends in exercise, it can be daunting to find a new fitness method for you, especially if you haven’t been exercising regularly in a long time. It can be intimidating to start from scratch when you want to transition to a more active and healthy lifestyle. You don’t want to pick something too intense. That can set you up for failure. You are also at risk of calling it quits if your workout is too easy or boring. You might have an exercise routine and feel like it is lacking something. If you are looking for a fitness routine that is just right, check out the new ZenFitness30 Method from Vionic Shoes!

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Great Gifts for Athletes

It is no secret that we are excited about fitness and athletics here at Daily Mom. We’ve all been benefiting from our Get Fit Initiative and we hope you have as well. With that passion in mind, this gift guide is packed full of the best gifts for athletes. Whether you have a seasoned, hard core athlete in your life or a mom who just joined the YMCA to start getting in shape, these gift ideas are perfect. In fact, a gift to help with fitness is really timely at the holidays with so many people making it their New Year’s resolution to get in shape!

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10 ways to avoid the Dad Bod

The Dad Bod is all the rage! You haven’t heard about it yet? Well Dad, it’s time to jump on the bandwagon, stop going to the gym and start hitting the 12oz curls. After all, your wife will love the way your new body moves to support her head during movie night. Watch the spare tire gently begin to roll in as you voluntarily let the chisel fall off. Burp.

Until it dawned on you that being unhealthy isn’t your cup of tea. Admit it, you kinda like the idea of walking up to school to pick up your daughter when a few of the teachers and even your daughter’s friends stop and giggle as the Fit Dad walks by. Perhaps you just like the idea of doing everything in your power to not just be alive, but able to physically run and play with your grandchildren. The Dad Bod just isn’t in your lexicon, but how do you stay trim and present for the family?

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Running in the Dark: 10 Tips to Keep You Safe

The days are getting shorter and the nights, longer. It’s dreaded territory for most runners, as morning and evening runs become not only cold and dark, but also dangerous and often, unpredictable. Dark figures or figments of our imagination lurk behind every corner bush, while every pine cone, stick, or pothole threatens to take us down in one wrong step. Add to that the fear of not being seen by a distracted or un-caffeinated driver, and one’s worst nightmare can easily come reality. Let’s face it: Running in the dark can be downright scary. But, before you hang up your running shoes til spring, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself and still enjoy the great outdoors by foot, day or night

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Workout Essentials #DMGETSFIT

For the last couple of months we have been bringing you fantastic “DM Gets Fit” posts. There has been a little bit of everything from ways to workout at home, health tips and of course we have introduced you to some amazing activewear brands. You will definitely continue seeing more of these #dmgetsfit posts throughout the coming month. Here at Daily Mom we want to help you live your best life and what better way to do that than encouraging your health and wellness! Today, we are bringing you some great “accessories”  to complement any workout.  

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10 Crossfit Moves for the New Dad

The neighbors called to tell you that they could hear the crying from here. Your wife hands over the phone with one eyebrow raised and a scowl that would boil water. It’s not the new baby they are calling about; instead it’s your crying. They don’t want to hear about why you thought it was okay to throw on a spare tire and lug around an extra 20 lbs.

So you decide to stop the belly-achin’ and lose the “Dad Bod.” Today, you are going to get fit, and being the epic dad that you are, you are going to do it while spending time with junior – thus liberating your wife to watch another episode of (insert your wife’s favorite HGTV program here).

Brownie points abound when you incorporate what is sure to be the newest fad in working out – The New Dad’s Crossfit. So, let’s get the party started with 10 basic movements that will be the core of your WOD’s.

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More Activewear Brands You Need to Know About

We hope that you are following our Get Fit Initiative! We have been bringing you some great articles all summer related to health and wellness as well as a slew of information on fun and unique activewear. Who doesn’t want to look great while leading a healthy and active life? Some even argue that the clothes you wear go a long way in getting you motivated for that workout. Here at Daily Mom, we have done our due diligence in bringing some new brands to your attention. Today we are excited to introduce you to a new collection of stylish, unique and great quality activewear brands!

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NUX – Activewear Brands You Need to Know About

Do you ever feel inspired by getting dressed in the morning for an early sunrise jog? Does tossing on a zip up hoodie to run to the farmers market give you inspiration for your next vegan masterpiece? This next activewear brand we want to introduce you to believes that clothing shouldn’t just be something you wear, but something that inspires you to be better, reach higher, dig deeper. They believe that if they can positively affect just one life by selling a few pieces of great activewear, then they’ve done their job. We love that energy, so we’re excited to share with you our next favorite activewear brand!

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Onzie – Activewear Brands You Need to Know About

Are you looking for activewear that is as fun and fashionable as it is functional? Something with whimsical pieces that really speak to you AND hold up to the toughest and sweatiest of workouts? In our hunt for the best of the best activewear brands we were more than pleasantly surprised to stumble upon Onzie. Undoubtably, this is a brand that stands up to the test of time, sweat and fashion.

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