When it comes to fashion, I’ll be the first to admit that I know less than nothing. I lived most of my teenage years in an over-sized hoodie and blue jeans. My hair was in a ponytail, and my face was free of makeup. It was easy, it was simple and it worked perfectly with […]
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.
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We all have that friend. You know who I’m talking about. The one who exercises so much and talks about it all the time. Every time you talk to them about their day it’s nothing but, “Oh, I did sunrise yoga and then ran five miles and had a wheat-grass and spinach smoothie for breakfast […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We all know the feeling. That one you get when you’re avoiding catching up on paperwork, or when you’re watching TV at the end of the day. That little tickle in the back of your mind as you walk past the break room at the office. The feeling that says “Hmm…a snack would be good […]
I have never been a naturally positive person. I used to always fall on the “half empty” side of the age old argument about what exactly is in the glass. This natural inclination towards pessimism has made several things in my life – from school and work, to dating and particularly achieving my health and […]
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