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  • Hold the pillow mint, send up the yoga mat

    Hold the pillow mint, send up the yoga mat
    Room service? I'd like to order a treadmill. Hotel chains are delivering everything from yoga videos to recumbent bicycles to guests who prefer to work out their jet lag, or shape up for that business meeting, in the privacy of their rooms. "Probably...
  • Can you spare 15 minutes, three times a week?

    Can you spare 15 minutes, three times a week?
    "Maybe you love to eat but hate to exercise," Jim Karas proposes. For most of us, that about sums it up. Karas wants to help you get over the exercise part of that equation. "The biggest hurdle you will ever face in losing weight isn't sticking to a...
  • 'Gossip Girl' actress: Own your body!

    'Gossip Girl' actress: Own your body!
    Sheila Kelley is a seasoned actor currently in "Gossip Girl" on the CW. She also had roles in ABC's "Lost," which ended in 2010, as well as in "L.A. Law" and "Sisters." Her acting career mixed with physical fitness in 2000's "Dancing at the Blue Iguana,"...
  • Picking your health club

    Picking your health club
    Congratulations! You've decided to start working out. Now you need to decide where to go. There is a health club out there for you. The trick is picking one that serves your needs, because when it comes to health and fitness, one size definitely doesn't...
  • A writer's experience with the Shake Weight

    A writer's experience with the Shake Weight
    Toned arms are a hot commodity. Thanks to Michelle Obama, everybody wants them. But is it possible to achieve this look with very little effort? I was determined to find out, but with a full-time job and a 5-year-old, a personal trainer wasn't an option....
  • Straighten up, sloucher

    Straighten up, sloucher
    Poor posture can make you look 10 pounds heavier. It could sabotage a promotion. And slumped or hunched shoulders are a major reason why back pain affects 80 percent of Americans at some point in their life. "Poor posture isn't just disrespectful; it...
  • How you can reduce the risk of falling and improve stability

    How you can reduce the risk of falling and improve stability
    Falls are the leading cause of accidental death in people 65 years old and older. "It's also the most common cause of hip fracture in people 70 years old and older," says Dr. Ning Sun, a neurologist on staff at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. "Falls are...
  • When NFL lockout ends, will Ravens players be ready?

    When NFL lockout ends, will Ravens players be ready?
    Left to their own devices when the NFL lockout took hold in March, the Ravens dispersed in every direction. Ray Rice went home to New York to pump hands and iron. Tom Zbikowski boxed in the glaring light of Las Vegas and the faint light of Thackerville,...
  • Reader photos: Comfortable cats relax in style

     
    It's been well established -- with photographic evidence provided by Times readers, no less -- that dogs have a knack for picking strange places and positions in which to sleep. But cats have them beat. After all, what animal could......
  • Sweatin' to the newbies at four fitness hotspots

     
    We sashayed, squatted and sweated to find the city's exotic workouts, from dress-up disco to hipster dance classes to weight-lifting yoga. Now we need to find L.A.'s best massage. But first four spots to try: Slimmons Studio Famed weight-loss guru Richard...
  • Working out: The cure for the common cold?

     
    One week ago, I was feeling pretty good about myself, mentally and physically. In the preceding six days, I'd achieved some positive momentum on the exercise front, starting with a fairly eye-opening suspension yoga class. Two days later, I somehow......