Anyone who has sat at a computer knows just how tough it can be on the body. From sore wrists to tight shoulders, the physical effects of the digital age are definitely taking their toll on our bodies.
And nowhere is this more true than for bloggers who spend much of their day perched over their computers or laptops typing feverishly away sharing their news and voice to any who will listen in cyberspace.
Just last weekend, I had a chance to participate in the FitBloggin’ conference. In addition to attending the entire conference, I led a yoga for bloggers workshop, designed specifically for those of us who clock hours sitting on our bums, listening to our hamstrings tighten as we blog about anything and everything.
Here is a clip from the yoga for bloggers class demonstrating triangle pose.
And for those of you bloggers who could not attend the conference, here is a look at a few highlights from the yoga for bloggers class. Read Full Post >
Guest blogger Karla Walsh is a Health & Human Performance and Journalism student at Iowa State University. As a health journalist and blogger, Karla is passionate about fitness, nutrition and all things wellness-related. She is currently preparing to become a Certified Health Education Specialist and will graduate from college in May. You can read more about Karla on her Web site Healthful Bites or follow her on Twitter. Karla is also one of the two winners of DietsInReview.com’s FitBloggin’ ticket giveaway!
Besides a new workout outfit, pair of shoes or the latest club tunes, nothing perks up my exercise routine like a new tool to try out. Among my favorite dumbbell swaps? The medicine ball!
Mixing up your usual strength routine can have huge muscle-sculpting benefits. Besides helping weight work seem new and fun, a medicine ball targets your core more than traditional weights since you utilize varying ranges and planes of motion.
Here are three of my favorite exercises that you can try the next time you are at your workout facility or your well-stocked home gym!
Guest bogger Amie Adcock is an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer in Philadelphia. She is currently pursuing her Wellness Coaching certification and writes fitness and nutrition articles for several sites. You can read more about Amie on her website, The Life of an Exercise Nut. Amie is also one of two winners of DietsInReview.com’s FitBloggin’ contest.
They say opposites attract, however, this can sometimes lead to undesirable results. You may want to get up and go to the gym, but you stay on the couch because your partner wants you to watch another episode of your favorite TV show. When out to dinner, you know the grilled chicken and mixed veggies is a healthier option, but you are encouraged to order the pasta with cream sauce because you need to “live a little.”
UPDATE: On 2/1/10 we drew and notified the two winners. Congrats to “Karla” and “Amie,” and thanks to everyone who participated.
Hey all you fitness and health bloggers! We’re going to FitBloggin’ 10, are you?
We really want you to be there with us, so we’re offering up free conference tickets to two bloggers. Two people will each receive one conference ticket, you just have to tell us how badly you want it! Respond in the comments below and let us know why you need/want/have to go to FitBloggin’, and why one of these tickets, valued at $99.95, should belong to you.
It’s that simple!
Two individuals will be drawn at random on February 1, 2010 and notified at that time. Read Full Post >
We’re proud to announce that our resident yoga expert, Heather Ashare, will be hosting a yoga for bloggers session at the FitBloggin’ ’10 conference. The conference is a gathering of fitness and wellness bloggers from around the country, and this hour-long session will be just what they need to kick-off a weekend of learning and networking.
If you’re attending the conference, you can expect:
A fun and energetic yoga class specifically designed for bloggers and writers whose passion for sharing their expertise as health advocates finds them sitting behind computers for way too long. With a focus on posture, shoulder alignment, and lower back strength, the class will raise heart rates, stretch hamstrings and lighten the mind. All levels are welcome. Read Full Post >