Dani Russell

About: Dani Russell

Dani Russell is a freelance health and fitness lifestyle writer living in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is currently working to complete a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and is a practicing student therapist. In her free time she can be found playing in the ocean, hiking and weightlifting. You can keep up with her daily quest to balance multiple jobs, fitness and graduate school via her tumblr.

Recent Posts by Dani Russell


5 Extremely Stupid Diet Myths

It’s almost impossible to turn on the TV or radio these days without being bombarded with advertisements for the latest developments in weight loss and dieting, all of which guarantee that you will shed pounds with minimal change or sacrifice on your part. But stop and think about it… if it was truly that easy […]


5 Awesome Exercises That Won’t Hurt Your Joints

Getting into a consistent exercise habit is difficult for anyone, but those of us who have physical challenges that limit our exercise options, such as a bad knee or hip, are faced with additional challenges. When going out and taking a jog around the park, or running on a treadmill isn’t an option, what alternatives […]


The 4 Best Arm Exercises

It’s almost summer time! How are you preparing for the season of tank tops and T-shirts? While it is impossible to “spot reduce” body fat (i.e. losing fat specifically from one part of your body) you can definitely give your arms a little bit of a boost by developing the muscles that will help you […]


The 4 Best Leg Exercises

Hips, legs, and booty are the trifecta of trouble areas for so many people. While targeting certain areas specifically will NOT guarantee fat loss from that area (remember that you can’t pick and choose where you lose your weight, just like you can’t pick and choose where you gain it!) working these large muscle groups […]


How Exercise Can Make You Happier

Weight loss is definitely one of the most popular motivators for beginning an exercise routine. But what happens when your progress slows? What happens when you reach your “goal weight”? Are there other benefits to exercise other than a more slender physique? Absolutely. Think about your last workout. It may have been hard and difficult […]


How to Combat Your Food Cravings

Ever wonder why sometimes you just crave certain foods? Why is it that sometimes NOTHING will satiate your hunger except nachos? Or curly fries? Or a cupcake? What is it that allows those foods to wiggle into our minds, monopolize our thoughts and hijack our taste buds? Cravings can be broken down into three main […]

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