April 13, 2013 |
If you want your legs to look good from all angles, try this challenging lower-body sculptor. Called the triangle butt lift, it's a great way to tone your legs and abdominals at the same time, says fitness instructor Cassey Ho of the popular Blogilates YouTube channel and "Pop Pilates Total Body Workout" DVD. What it does This sweeping exercise tones your glutes as well as your inner and outer thighs while engaging your transverse abdominals...
April 13, 2013 |
The patient in his 50s was mildly overweight, had high cholesterol and was headed down the road to diabetes. Common problems, and his doctor made the usual recommendation: medications. But the patient, Michael Mosley - a British author, journalist, TV personality and doctor himself - decided to go a different route. He traveled around his own country and ours, interviewing leading researchers, then tested some of their latest findings. The result? "The Fast Diet," a bestselling book in Britain (it has nothing to do with fast food, how fast you eat or even how fast you lose weight)
April 12, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The nonprofit advocacy group that was formed to back President Obama's agenda, which was sharply criticized as a potential conduit for wealthy interests to influence the White House, has been financed overwhelmingly by thousands of small donors since its launch in late January. Organizing for Action took in just three six-figure donations through the end of March. The biggest, $250,000, came from a son of Warren Buffett's longtime business partner. Only about two dozen of the 770 fundraisers who collected major donations for Obama's reelection gave to the organization, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis.
April 6, 2013 |
Former track and field Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee is no stranger to the benefits of daily workouts and a healthful lifestyle. As a six-time medal winner, she lived her life always in her own best shape. But many kids and families today face challenges involving time, money and lack of education about how to stay fit. That's why Joyner-Kersee became involved in the Triple Play Fit Family Challenge with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (Joyner-Kersee is a former member of the club)
March 23, 2013 |
Ready to kick-start your fitness routine but don't want to face the crowds at the gym? We've got you covered. The Los Angeles Times reviewed a recent crop of fitness DVDs and selected our picks of the best gym-free workouts for exercisers of different levels and interests. Whether you're trying to build muscle, protect your knees or just start moving your body, we've got a workout for you. You're an intermediate exerciser looking for a new challenge: If you haven't tried kettlebells, you're missing out on a super-efficient workout that builds strength and blasts fat all at once.
March 20, 2013 |
HAWTHORNE, Nev. - As investigators continued Wednesday to examine a training accident that killed seven Marines and wounded eight other servicemen, this remote military town struggled with its grief and strived to help the victims. "We've lost seven members of our military family who were helping defend our country," said Glenn Carns, general manager of El Capitan Lodge & Casino. "It's the same as if they had died in battle. " A 60-millimeter mortar round exploded in a mortar tube during live-fire training maneuvers Monday night at the Hawthorne Army Depot, about 90 miles southeast of Reno.
March 19, 2013 |
When Santa Monica publicist Kevinie Woo got the word of a looming shortage, "at first I was a little bit panicked. " The product in question: yoga pants. But not just any yoga pants. Lululemon Athletica Inc., the purveyor of pricey athletic wear, is warning of a squeezed supply of its signature black yoga pants, form-fitting women's garments that have developed an almost cult-like following nationwide. The news came after the company announced it would be recalling thousands of pairs from store shelves because of a manufacturing defect.
HOME & GARDEN
March 16, 2013 |
My kind of town, Beverly Hills. It's vectored in such a way as to guarantee you get lost, involving a circuitry of duplicate names -- Santa Monica, Little Santa Monica, Mondo Santa Monica. Everybody you meet sounds like Borat, and none of them knows anything, the dimmest people ever. You can stop a man on Rodeo and ask him where Rodeo is, and he will not know. In so many ways, this is an entertaining place, where lanky young women pal around with squat middle-aged men. Saw one the other day, walking around like she owned the joint, showing off her 55-year-old trophy boy. So inappropriate.
February 9, 2013 |
Think of the scorpion reach as one of your favorite hip-opening yoga moves on steroids. It's challenging, but it leaves you feeling strong and limber and ready for anything. Fitness expert Mike Fitch uses it as a dynamic warm-up in his new Animal Flow body-weight resistance class at Equinox gyms. -- What it does The total body exercise stretches your hips, spine and legs as it strengthens your shoulders and tones your abdominal muscles. -- What to do Start in an elevated plank position with your body in one long straight line.