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Posts found under "Healthy Holiday" within Fit Life

Sabotaging Thoughts Can Wreak Havoc on Your Waistline

By Michael Mantell on Thursday, December 05, 2013


For many people there’s no more challenging time of the year than the holidays to test your commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Equipped with the best ways to think about eating and exercising, however, you’ll enter January feeling better than you could ever imagine—guilt-free, healthy, fit and happy.




7 Tips to Avoid Looking Like a Newbie at the Gym

By Pete McCall on Monday, December 02, 2013


Are you a health-club newbie? Joining a gym or health club is a great step in building a healthy lifestyle, but it can also be an intimidating environment for the uninitiated. These 7 great tips from fitness pro Pete McCall will help ensure you have a great health club experience and make you look like a seasoned regular instead of an awkward outsider.




Workout Wednesday: 15-Minute Dumbbell Workout

By Shana Verstegen on Wednesday, November 06, 2013


An increasing body of research continues to document the proven benefits of short, high-intensity workouts. Still, it can be a challenge to know exactly what exercises you should be doing. This amazing 15-minute workout—which is part of ACE’s national Workout Wednesday initiative—will hit all the major muscles of the body and have you feeling stronger and more fit in almost no time at all.




Videos That Made Exercise Go Viral

By Elizabeth Kovar on Thursday, October 24, 2013


When it comes to inspiring people to move, it’s hard to top three of the biggest viral videos of the past several years. ACE Master Trainer Elizabeth Kovar explains how the marriage of pop culture and technology—along with a heavy dose of creativity—is encouraging people to get up and dance or, in one case, prance to the beat.




How to Change Your Mindset About the Holiday Season

By Michael Mantell on Monday, October 14, 2013


Do you look forward to the holidays with anticipation and joy? Or are you more likely to view this season with dread and anxiety as you struggle to stay on track with your health goals? Dr. Michael Mantell explains how to effectively change your expectations and mindset about the holiday season so that you can not only enjoy it, but also continue to make your health and well-being a top priority.




Flavorful Fall Recipes

By The Nutrition Twins on Wednesday, October 09, 2013


Does the cooler weather of fall have you thinking about making some of your favorite comfort foods—especially ones featuring apples, potatoes or turkey? There’s something about these foods that just hits the spot this time of year, so the Nutrition Twins created healthy and delicious versions of some of your favorites—mashed potatoes, rosemary turkey and homemade apple butter.




How can I stay fit while traveling this holiday season?

By Stephanie Thielen on Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Thinking about ditching your usual workout when you head out on vacation? Don’t do it! Try these awesome and efficient resistance-band exercises instead—you’ll be so glad you did!




4 Fun Fitness Classes You Should Try in 2013

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Ready to expand your fitness repertoire and try something new in 2013? We’ve handpicked 4 fun, challenging and innovative classes that will give you a jumpstart on a healthier and fitter New Year.




Top Fitness DVDs to Keep You Active During the Holidays

By Jessica Matthews on Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Looking for the perfect fitness gift or a new workout to carry you through the holiday season? Check out these three newly released (or soon to be released) workout videos that made our “Best of” list.




10 Health Tips for Surviving the Holidays

By Jonathan Ross on Friday, November 09, 2012


Don’t let your fears of gaining weight this holiday season keep you from celebrating with friends and family. Use these 10 tips to stay healthy and happy, and away from bad habits.




Little Black Dress Workout

By Jessica Matthews on Friday, November 09, 2012


Don’t just wear your favorite dress at your next holiday party – rock it! Lose fat and develop lean muscle with a total-body workout you can do at home when you have a few minutes to spare.




How can I give thanks and give back while getting fit?

By Julz Arney on Thursday, November 01, 2012


With Thanksgiving fast approaching, how about channeling your competitive energy into doing something good to support an individual or a cause you believe in? Learn how you can use your healthy body and turn your fitness into thankfulness by supporting some great causes. From walking shelter dogs to cycling to raisefunds for cancer research, your efforts can go a long way toward making the world a better place.




7 Not-So-Scary Halloween-Inspired Exercises

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, October 10, 2012


It’s finally here—that time of year when we embrace the ghouls, goblins, other spooky creatures and fun festivities of the night. While for some, the thought of bowls and bags of chocolate and other sweet treats may cause a bit of fright, have no fear this year! There’s plenty of fun to be had by adding these exercises to your workout on Halloween night!




How can I make sure I meet my fitness and nutrition New Year's resolutions?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Are you excited about setting your New Year's resolutions, but tired of always failing to meet your goals? ACE Fitness Expert & Exercise Physiologist, Jessica Matthews, provides practical tips on how to revolutionize your resolutions — so you can meet your fitness and nutrition goals this year.




What are three tips to avoid dreaded Holiday weight gain?

By Michael Mantell on Wednesday, November 02, 2011


Waistlines, mirrors, jeans and scales. At this time of the year, those are not among our favorite things. Parties, festive meals, late night drinking, office snacking, and lack of time to exercise soon will soon be upon us. It’s time – right NOW – to prepare. Here are 3 tips to help you.




How can I burn calories in winter’s cold, dark months?

By Beth Shepard on Wednesday, December 29, 2010


The holidays usher in a busy time of year for many — between working, attending parties, shopping, shuttling kids to various activities, and preparing your home for company, you may wonder if you’ll ever find time to exercise.