My grandfather, Albert Fagan, is going to celebrate his 90th birthday in less than a month. He’s pain free, mobile, and an extremely strong individual. He recently went through a small procedure, where the doctor had told my parents that my grandfather’s arteries are the same as a 25-year-old.
Want to know his 'secrets'? keep on reading..
I asked my beautiful sister, Shani, to write down some pointers of how she lost 40 lbs, without depriving herself, gaining confident, eating foods she enjoys, and keeping it all off.
Here’s what she had to say:
“1. Stop giving excuses.
Once I started treating exercise like a task that I must complete, just like taking a shower and brushing my teeth, I incorporate it into my air tight work/class/internship schedule and ran out of excuses to give.
Today “fitness” or “strength training” is huge. It has become popular and sexy and empowering and beautiful in the eyes of women and men alike. I remember when I first came to the States in 2007, I was the only girl lifting in the weights section. I was the oddball. Today, I’m part of a group. A group of strong and motivated women who aim to strengthen their body and mind. Witnessing this ‘movement’ developing over time is empowering. And I’d like to think that I had a small part of popularizing...
You’ve probably heard this statement before. I’ve also said it numerous times on different social media platforms along the years, and whenever I get a chance to talk to women who haven’t been properly introduced to the iron and are truly afraid of lifting more than 5 lbs because they “don’t want to bulk up”. However, I’ve recently come to the realization that women can, in fact, get bulky from lifting heavy weights. You’re probably shaking your h...
The hip hinge is one of the foundational movement patterns everyone should learn how to do. The hip hinge protects and strengthens your lower back, strengthens your lower body musculature (a plumper butt, anyone?), increases core stability (core strength), hip mobility (range of motion), and hamstrings flexibility. And let’s admit it, majority of us have super tight hamstrings and we use our lower back more than we realize.
What is the ‘functional use’ of a hip hinge? we hip hinge when we want...