Holiday party season calls for glitter, glam, and, oh yeah, gluttony. But while a few festive treats are part of the fun, overdoing it on cookies and cocktails will make your spirit anything but bright - there's nothing jolly about feeling bloated and tired.
Did you get wider over the holidays? It's a common belief that most folks will gain weight between Thanksgiving and the New Year, but according to experts, that gain actually only averages about a pound. However, that pound will make you fatter.
Outdoor play is the perfect antidote for children's winter boredom, but it's important to make sure they have the right cold-weather gear to protect them from the harsh elements. Some off-brand gloves could work for limited time spent outdoors, but extended time requires something more heavy duty like Outdoor Research's Kids' Adrenaline Mitts.
If you're buying for someone who'd rather spend an afternoon working circuits at the gym than working the remote through a "House of Cards" marathon, we've found some fun gifts and stocking stuffers that may make your shopping a little easier. All are available online and most can be found at local stores.
2014 has been the year of all things high intensity. And rightfully so, in our fast-paced culture of multitasking, HIIT workouts (high intensity interval training) enable fitness fiends to squeeze in that sweat sesh before a morning meeting or your Sunday night date with "The Newsroom." The big question: What will 2015 bring? Well, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has released their annual survey of thousands of health and fitness professionals' predictions for what's next for fitness. The No. 1 trend for the coming year? Body weight training.
You don't need to take a seat on a chairlift to get a great workout on a mountain slope. In fact, you don't even need much snow. Work up a sweat in just a few minutes using hiking boots with a traction device, or snowshoes. There are good reasons to do this.
Dressed in all-white protective gear and wearing a mask, Chris Hoffmann lunged forward. When his blade made contact with his partner, a green light flashed and a shrill bell sounded inside Catonsville's Academies of Fencing in Baltimore practice gym.
If you're looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer or just want to add some reflectivity to your gear when outside, Amphipod's Vizlet LED Wearable Reflectors are a great compact solution. Available in a range of fun shapes including smiley faces, flowers and triangles, they have integrated magnets that snap to virtually any clothing or gear item, from a waistband to a hat.