October 23, 2014

Finding the Right Yoga for You

by Caitlin Boyle for Discover and Play Yoga isn’t just a good stretch – it’s a workout focused on the mind-body relationship. In fact, the word ‘yoga’ means ‘to unite.’ The practice of yoga creates strength, flexibility, and balance in the physical body and mind. Practiced for thousands of years by billions of people, yoga […]

Surprising Sleep Stealers

by Jennifer Kelly Geddes for Discover and Play The AC hums, your husband snores and garbage trucks clank outside the window. Add in kids, work, housekeeping – even a dog – and it’s no wonder you’re unable to properly rest. If you’re faced with an uphill battle at bedtime, it’s time to take a closer […]

Baseball-Inspired Workouts for Your Best Beach Body

by Caitlin Boyle for Discover and Play   Batter up! Take your body to the ballgame with these killer baseball-inspired moves that work your legs, rear, abdominals and arms. You’ll hit it out of the ballpark and get in shape for the beach with these challenging body weight workouts that require absolutely no equipment. Hall […]

Why J. Crew’s New XXX-Small Size Is a Dangerous Blow to Your Body Image

Just when you thought clothes shopping couldn’t get any more frustrating, clothing retailer J. Crew takes its vanity sizes to a new low with the introduction of its XXX-small size in the US market. In a recent press release issued by the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), President and CEO Lynn Grefe, stated “we are disappointed […]

How to Host a Fabulous Fitness Party

by Kim Anthony for Discover and Play Fitness parties are the new craze! Unlike many other trends that have come and gone, fitness parties are seemingly here to stay. What an amazing concept — fun, fitness, healthy food and good times with friends all at once — definitely the fixins’ for any great party. OK, […]

Alternative Ways to Get Your Cardio Exercise Fix

by Vanessa Voltolina for Discover and Play Sometimes, going to the gym is a drag. The gym blues happen, but even if you blow it off, it doesn’t mean fitting in some cardio exercise is out of the question. There are some easy (and painless!) ways to get your heart pumping without setting a foot […]

Best Recovery Drinks

by Jessica Remitz for Discover and Play With new energy and sport drinks hitting the market at sprinting pace, it can be challenging to determine the best way to refuel after a workout without undoing all your hard work. If you’ve exercised for under an hour, water is a perfect no-calorie thirst quencher to replace […]

Hydrate with Water? That’s Okay, But These Ideas Are Awesome.

Gulping down bottle after bottle of water is one way to meet your daily fluid needs. But lets face it – its not all that fun. This summer, stay hydrated and have a little refreshing fun.   Awesome ways to stay hydrated this summer:  Load up on fresh produce in between meals Add fruits and […]

Essential Gear for Outdoor Workouts

by Jessica Remitz for Discover and Play Now that it’s warming up, it’s the perfect time to get outside and return to your favorite outdoor workouts — or perhaps try a little something new. Here’s the rundown of the gear essentials for some of the most common ways we get active outdoors. Swimming This total […]

Get Lean While You Clean

by Kim Anthony for Discover and Play Cold winter months are often filled with holiday festivities, shopping and socializing, making it much more difficult to hit the gym or participate in our normal outdoor fitness routines. Don’t despair! What if we told you that you can get your house spic and span, burn calories and […]