View Post

Basic swim workout for everyone—beat the summer heat!

In Exercise and Fitness by Robyn Landis0 Comments

I invented a pretty simple yet varied swim workout for myself and my clients. Here in Southern Arizona, it’s tricky to to get a daytime outdoor workout at this time of year without being in the water. If your summertime temps present the same challenge, you might like this adaptable routine. It can be done once through, or twice for a longer workout. And it can be done at whatever level of strenuousness is at your own edge. It does vary in intensity and you should always be a little bit out of breath, ideally …

View Post

16 Ways I’ve Kept My Belly Flat in my Late 40s+

In Exercise and Fitness by Robyn Landis0 Comments

Although I take pretty rigorous (and joyful!) care of myself and feel great (and feel like I look pretty good!) because of it, I admit I’ve had to work a little harder through my late 40s to fend off the creep of an expanding middle. One of the body issues women lament most in this decade and beyond is what is sometimes unappealingly dubbed “menopot.” The long slow decline in levels of estrogen and progesterone (and possibly other hormones)—sometimes beginning as early as the mid-thirties, and increasing through perimenopause—is believed to be at least partly …

View Post

A Simple, Heartfelt Mini-Manifesto for a Healthy Happy Fit Fueled New Year

In Exercise and Fitness, Healthy Eating, Mind/Body/Spirit by Robyn Landis1 Comment

  Try THIS in 2016: Banish the meaningless, diversionary, tired and unappealing words “weight loss” “thin” “slim” and “slender” from your vocabulary. Steadfastly ignore them when New Year’s headlines dribble and spew them. Dispense with “regimens.” Forget “sticking to” anything. That includes any “diet.” Eradicate these words and ideas. Boldly, resolutely, ebulliently. Instead, focus on eating and moving your body to feel amazing and to gift yourself with care. And sure, why not, to look good as well (but accept that “looking good” is not “thin” and no special number on a scale ever ensures it—please! “Thin” …

View Post

Investing in your Body: How to See Yourself in Way that Makes Healthy Choices A Privilege, Not A Drag

In Exercise and Fitness, Mind/Body/Spirit by Robyn Landis0 Comments

Americans often seem to treat and think about the body as a thing, as if it’s separate from us and somehow should run by itself. We take it for granted. We don’t appreciate it. No mystery, then, that you don’t even know how it works or what it needs, or make it your business to find out. But to try to make your body beautiful, you’re willing to do unthinkable things to it. You’ll gladly run it out of gas all the time. To mistreat the body the way some do, you’d have to be …