How a personal mantra helps a runner cross life ’s finish lines
When I decided about five months ago to make my 37th marathon — Sunday’s Los Angeles Marathon — one of my fastest, I knew I needed to ramp up my training.I needed to be run more consistently, incorporate more hill repeats and add regular speed sessions.And, just as important, I needed to toughen... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Leon Moore Source Type: news

How actress Selma Blair — and that cane — inspire others with MS
When actress Selma Blair strode onto the Vanity Fair red carpet on Oscar night, her most public appearance since announcing in October that she has multiple sclerosis, what drew most attention was not her couture but her cane. Not utilitarian medical supply, foam and stainless steel, but sheathed... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steve Carney Source Type: news

Want to see the wildflowers closer to home? Try this scenic Newhall trek
During the hottest, driest summer months, this trek to Ed Davis Park in Newhall ’s Towsley Canyon might not be such a special walk, but this spring — wow!Go when the hills are still green from the rain and wildflowers are showing themselves; it ’s a great Santa Clarita Valley workout.On a wet day,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charles Fleming Source Type: news

Fear of commitment? A new service lets you sample L.A. ’s hottest workouts
From stretching in Valencia to a wellness event in South Bay, a way to try 10 different gyms a month to a camp for women that — literally — rose from the ashes, here are some ideas to stay focused on well-being as we ease into March.StretchLab, a boutique chain that focuses specifically on stretching... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Work out like Chris Hemsworth: ‘Avengers’ actor has a new health & fitness app
After years of bulking up to wield Thor ’s hammer in that trilogy or the Marvel “Avengers” movies, actor Chris Hemsworth gets as much interest for his workouts as he does his films.To share some of this knowledge, the chiseled actor, who will be seen in April ’s “Avengers: Endgame” and this summer’s... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

Work out like Chris Hemsworth: 'Avengers' actor has a new health & fitness app
After years of bulking up to wield Thor ’s hammer in that trilogy or the Marvel “Avengers” movies, actor Chris Hemsworth gets as much interest for his workouts as he does his films.To share some of this knowledge, the chiseled actor, who will be seen in April ’s “Avengers: Endgame” and this summer’s... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

How I got my 89-year-old dad to crush it in the gym
“Exercise? I get plenty going to Costco for free samples.” For decades, my dad got a laugh with that line. But last year, as I watched him shuffle along with halting, rickety steps that barely cleared the ground, it wasn’t funny anymore.Over the last few years, Norm Wallack, 89, of Lakewood, a... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roy M. Wallack Source Type: news

Cramming in a workout and a healthy meal when there's just no time!
Around the second week of February is when 80% of New Year ’s resolutions permanently fall by the wayside,say some reports.But it doesn ’t have to be that way. From a meal plan kit that comes with its own cooking appliance to a go-anywhere gym-in-a-bag, a stationary bike that doubles as a desk... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

I survived a workout at Cycle House, the cycling studio with the celebrity following
On the registration desk of the sleekly designed Studio City indoor cycling studio known as Cycle House sits a bowl of traffic-cone orange ear plugs.This mystified me until I was 20 minutes into Nichelle Hines ’ spin class, which is part motivational scream session, part fun and rowdy DJ set. At... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Kercher Source Type: news

We're putting a wellness spin on Valentine's Day gifts
Stuck for a novel Valentine ’s Day gift idea for the wellness buff in your life? From a staycation that involves guided meditation to chocolates that trim the excess sugar pounds, here are some ways to celebrate the day, whomever you are with.Instead of just booking a couple ’s massage — learn how... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

We found 19 new high-tech fitness devices — and you'll want them all
Hi-tech health and fitness devices were the hot trend at the giant 2019 Consumer Electronics Show held last month Las Vegas. From conglomerates to tiny start-ups, the number of companies from all over the world hawking devices to help you improve your workouts, eating habits, sleep quality, and... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roy M. Wallack Source Type: news

Get fit and remotivated with a new moon workout, or a wine-and-yoga class
By now, if you ’ve stuck to those New Year’s resolutions to get healthy — well, kudos. For everyone else, here are some motivational happenings around town that may get you to recommit.Set your alarm for Monday ’s Moonrise event in Santa Monica, a monthly yoga class celebrating the new moon. Organized... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

In a new book, James Fell says 'ah-HA!' moments are what can really change your life
Health and fitness columnist James Fell has spent the last decade helping people change their bodies with his newspaper columns and popularBody for Wife blog. His latest book,“The Holy S— Moment: How Lasting Change Can Happen in an Instant” (St. Martin ’s Press, $28.99) moves well beyond a road... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

Winter workout gear: 9 ways to embrace the cold
No need to hibernate this time of year. Here's some fun, innovative gear to help you get out, get moving and stay fit this winter.1. Riding highThe ski bike has been around for decades, but never for under $1,000. Enter the economical, aluminum-framed SkiByk SB100, which mates dual-suspension... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roy M. Wallack Source Type: news

Clothing you ’ll wear from the gym to the streets — and back again
The current crop of fitness-based clothing and footwear includes T-shirts that improve your posture, pants that regulate body temperature and sneakers that can be worn to a business meeting. And one Los Angeles company is making sure that nobody is excluded by offering extended sizes.Looking for... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

We tried it: A grueling fitness class inspired by the brutal Spartan Races
Why are Spartan events - and training for them - so popular? People often cite that human connection as what they like most. You can't go it alone. I was skeptical walking into a class inspired by these races, but I walked out a believer. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roy M. Wallack Source Type: news

A Spartan ’s guide to crushing your 2019 fitness goals
If anyone can teach you how to keep going when the going gets tough, it ’s Joe De Sena, endurance athlete and founder and chief executive of the grueling Spartan obstacle races.De Sena has built a career on challenging people to do the things they think they can ’t, whether it’s racing up and down... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

How airline food helps Randy Jackson fight his Type-2 diabetes diagnosis
Randy Jackson says he shouldn ’t have been surprised when he was diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes years ago. All the signs were there: His body often felt hot; he was lethargic; he couldn’t quite quench his thirst.“I didn’t listen to any of the pre-diabetes signs,” he said. “You’d think that with... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

A superfood station, the future of fitness and more in L.A. wellness news
Superfood delivery company Daily Harvest — which delivers coconut chia puddings, mushroom and miso soups and more to your front door — is going the pop-up route.The upcoming Refueling Station by Daily Harvest is being designed as “a place to go when you need to take care off yourself the way you... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Crush your 2019 goals with these 15 steps from fitness guru Jillian Michaels
You might remember Jillian Michaels as a take-no-prisoners trainer from TV ’s “Biggest Loser,” or from her series of fitness DVDs and books. These days, Michaels has abandoned her tough love fitness philosophy in favor of a more balanced, holistic approach to health, with the recent release of her... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

Why ‘fitness dating’ should be your goal in 2019
Even Gunnar Peterson, L.A. ’s celebrity trainer to the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Khloe Kardashian and the Lakers, has witnessed some holiday-related slacking off among those in his inner circle. Just like many of us, they began blowing off their workouts and overindulging the weekend before Thanksgiving.... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Why 'fitness dating' should be your goal in 2019
Even Gunnar Peterson, L.A. ’s celebrity trainer to the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Khloe Kardashian and the Lakers, has witnessed some holiday-related slacking off among those in his inner circle. Just like many of us, they began blowing off their workouts and overindulging the weekend before Thanksgiving.... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Would a DNA test help you stick to your diet?
Imagine if your body came with an instruction manual explaining what diseases you might get in the future or how you should eat or exercise.A new wave of consumer DNA tests that will analyze our genetic makeup promises to offer clues, from risk for different kinds of cancer and heart conditions... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Elizabeth Richards Source Type: news

Would a DNA test help you stick to your diet?
A new wave of consumer DNA tests that will analyze our genetic makeup promises to offer us clues from our risk for different kinds of cancer and heart conditions to how we process certain foods or whether we're likely to weigh more than average. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Elizabeth Richards Source Type: news

Here ’s your 2019 fitness inspiration: She’s 95 and is doing the splits
Phyllis Sues has never exactly rushed into things.She launched a business at 50 and became a trapeze enthusiast at 75. At 85, she took her first yoga lesson, got into tango dancing shortly after, and jumped out of a plane at 90.Now, at 95, Sues — who lives in an elegant home above Sunset Plaza... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Here's your 2019 fitness inspiration: She's 95 and is doing the splits
Phyllis Sues has never exactly rushed into things.She launched a business at 50 and became a trapeze enthusiast at 75. At 85, she took her first yoga lesson, got into tango dancing shortly after, and jumped out of a plane at 90.Now, at 95, Sues — who lives in an elegant home above Sunset Plaza... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Want to improve your meditation practice? Get your kids involved
For Mallika Chopra, childhood was about more than hopscotch and slumber parties. The author and speaker and her filmmaker brother, Gotham, had the unique advantage of being exposed to meditation from the age of 9 thanks to their father — prominent wellness proponent and physician Deepak Chopra.... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

15 holiday gifts for the wellness junkie
These are gifts for someone — naughty or nice — who makes fitness a priority. Or you can gift them to yourself and get a jump on those New Year’s resolutions that are just around the corner. For more gift ideas, go to latimes.com/holidaygiftguide.A try-before-you-buy workoutStudio classes are... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

Stressing out over the holidays? Here are 6 ways to stop the insanity
Do you dread the year-end holidays and all of the crazy spending, stress, exhaustion and time spent hosting and trying to please cranky relatives?If that ’s the case, it’s time to set some healthy boundaries.“The holidays are supposed to be about giving and spending time with family and friends.... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

Stressing out over the holidays? Here are 6 ways to stop the insanity
Setting health boundaries with family and friends as we head into the stressful, end-of-the-year holidays. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

These must-haves for your gym bag let you freshen up after a workout
Although a lunchtime kundalini yoga class or after-work-but-before-drinks spin session sounds great in principle, it might not always be convenient; not all gyms have showers.But several natural and convenient products on the market are directed specifically toward people who aim to weave a workout... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

These must-haves for your gym bag let you freshen up after a workout
While that lunchtime yoga class or after-work spin session sound great in principle, they might not always be convenient; not all gyms have showers. But natural and convenient products on the market are coming to the rescue. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Holiday dessert options that won't totally submarine your diet
Gingerbread, candy cane, pumpkin spice, eggnog; the flavors of the holiday season are everywhere. But gone are the days when, if you were on a specific nutrition plan, you had to sacrifice the enjoyment of festive flavors. Today — from vegan tarts to Paleo-friendly brownies — if you want to indulge... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

No excuses: 4 ways to keep your fitness on point this holiday season
Many people put fitness as their No. 1 New Year ’s resolution. Instead of waiting until January to begin pursuing your fitness goals, kick-start them in December and continue through the New Year. These free (and almost free) local events offer a little something for everyone. CicLAviaEase into... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bethany Stirdivant Source Type: news

How Michael B. Jordan got that ripped boxing bod for ‘Creed II’
The typical training montage for a “Rocky” film lasts only a few minutes. The reality of getting actors to look and move like battle-hardened boxers takes more effort.Coming off his buff bad guy success in “Black Panther,” Michael B. Jordan had to challenge his physique yet again to reprise his... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Fell Source Type: news

Curious about all the CBD-infused products you see?
Some chew it, or place a few drops under the tongue or let it soak in through the skin. There are numerous ways to consume cannabidiol — better known as CBD. It’s touted for its therapeutic effects, but, unlike its better-known cousin THC, does not get you high.Hemp-derived CBD is increasingly... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Could fitness 'snacking' be your secret weapon this holiday season?
It ’s hard enough most days to carve out time for that hourlong gym workout. Around the holidays it can seem nearly impossible.The good news is that it doesn ’t take a full workout to reap the mental and physical benefits of exercise. Fitness “snacking,” or breaking up exercise into short bits throughout... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

How spa pioneer Burke Williams is amping up the relaxation game
In Southern California, it ’s not enough to just relax at the spa — that pampering has to be results-driven.Burke Williams Day Spa, SoCal ’s original daytime relaxation destination, is adding med spa services to locations in Woodland Hills and Mission Viejo so its customers can fight stress and... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

How horses and e-bikes help William Shatner stay fit and creative at 87
Five years ago, backed by a full band, William Shatner enthralled a standing-room-only crowd at the Coach House nightclub in San Juan Capistrano with his unique “spoken word” stylings — dramatic readings of everything from “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” to the Book of Genesis — that he’s been... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roy M. Wallack Source Type: news

It's time to change the clocks: Here's how to prevent the winter blues
It ’s time to change the clocks this weekend, which means dark early evenings and winter chills will soon be in full swing.So while weprepare our fall wardrobe, we also need to prepare for a change in mood. Some even experience SAD — short forseasonal affective disorder, a depression common to... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Vartan Source Type: news

Superfoods for skincare: What that really means
The superfood mantra is, by now, familiar to anyone who inspects labels, hovers over produce at the local farmers market or consumes the literature of the wellness community. The cosmetic and beauty industry has endorsed the superfood concept as well and is pushing out new products about as quickly... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Short Source Type: news

Healthful yet yummy Halloween treats for the vampire with a sweet tooth
Even the most fastidious dieters might find it hard to resist the lure of the Halloween candy bowl. But there ’s a way to be smarter about indulging — and no, we’re not talking about going for the mini-boxes of raisins. Instead, watch out for high-fructose corn syrup, fake sugars and artificial... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

A mystic sensation and a ghost race: Just a few of the wellness events arriving in October
Here are four upcoming events that can help inspire you to do something good for your health — and for others:Visionary Women hosts female empowerment events in and around L.A., and you can always expect standout speakers. Past get-togethers have seen talks with British attorney Cherie Blair,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Russell Brand on how he pulled his life together after heroin addiction
Nowadays, it seems that everyone ’s a self-made expert and addicted to something — drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, food, tech, social media, you name it. So it’s no surprise that actor, stand-up comedian, author, political activist and ex-heroin addict Russell Brand has added another hat to his closet... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roy M. Wallack Source Type: news

Actress Alicia Silverstone expands collaboration to launch herbal supplements
For years, Alicia Silverstone didn ’t believe in vitamins. As a vegan for two decades, the actress and activist has typically adhered to a clean and organic diet replete with nutrient-rich greens, whole grains, lentils, nuts and fruit.“My midwife suggested I take a prenatal supplement, but I thought... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Pony Sweat is not just a retro-aerobics class. It's a community
Some describe the retro-inspired dance class Pony Sweat as Richard Simmons aerobics but more punk. Or they say it ’s like dancing in your bedroom with all your friends. Others explain it as just plain fun. But nearly all the swelling band of Pony Sweat devotees — or Ponies, as they call themselves... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Kercher Source Type: news

Fitness studios go beyond the burn, into the realm of personal growth
That spin class may leave you feeling strong, but does it make you feel centered?New wellness offerings are rolling out in fitness studios across Los Angeles that go beyond traditional cardio, strength, and flexibility, to include less physical pursuits such as meditative movement, breath work,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

What's new on L.A.'s wellness scene
A yoga event benefits families in India, a way to do a virtual 5K, a run/walk raises money for pancreatic cancer research, and high-tech wellness comes to Orange County and Glendale. Here are some ways to feel good — and also do good — as we ease into October.The nonprofit organization Yoga Gives... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

What's new on L.A.'s wellness scene
A yoga event benefits families in India, a way to do a virtual 5K, a run/walk raises money for pancreatic cancer research, and high-tech wellness comes to Orange County and Glendale. Here are some ways to feel good - and also do good - as we ease into October. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

9 common-sense safety tips for women who run — and everyone else
For women, running alone has its risks, but that ’s not news to those who do it.A recent Runner ’s World survey reported that 43% of women said they experience harassment at least sometimes during a run, and the number increases to 58% for women under 30 — compared with 4% of all men. And the fatal... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bonnie McCarthy Source Type: news