| Dec 24, 2013
| 2:10 PM
I'm so grateful for everyone reading all year 'round that I wish I could show up at every single reader's doorstep this morning at 5 with a cup of hot chocolate, your daily paper and a big hug.
Unfortunately, that's not possible....
| Sep 18, 2012
| 10:23 AM
April Calderon recently cranked out 61 pushups in one minute while balancing precariously on three medicine balls at Chicago's Millennium Park. The key is “great balance, mental toughness and lots and lots of practice,” said Calderone, a...
| Jun 13, 2011
Build muscular endurance with yoga moves like this one, called "plank pose into chaturanga dandasana." Practiced correctly on a regular basis, you will strengthen your chest, shoulders and arms as well as your core muscles.
Begin in a straight-arm...
| May 25, 2011
| 1:33 PM
"People try all these insane diets," then give up when they don't lose weight and don't feel any better, says Vik Khanna, executive director of Health and Wellness for Mercy Health Ministry in Chesterfield, Mo.
Instead, Khanna recommends baby steps to...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:14 PM
"So what brings you here?" my massage therapist, Serena, asked while leading me from the Aspira spa's hot tub to the soft table where she would rub me down in a haze of sandalwood oil for the next 50 minutes.
"Just looking for a warm-up," I said....
| May 16, 2012
| 12:00 PM
What has supermodel Cindy Crawford – who was hard to miss in the 1980s and ‘90s thanks to her countless magazine covers and Pepsi and Revlon commercials, not to mention her MTV show “House of Style” — been up to the last...
| May 10, 2013
| 6:08 AM
What’s it like to go out to eat with Jillian Michaels, the drill sergeant-like trainer on NBC’s weight loss reality TV series “The Biggest Loser” — known for getting in the faces of the show’s overweight contestants?...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Can an intense, hour-long workout compensate for sitting on your rear all day? A small new study suggests it might not – that you’d be better off walking more and standing up throughout the day, rather than cramming in a vigorous workout....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:40 AM
It’s great to see a Harvard Law graduate with an Oscar-winning fiancee and the physique of a bodybuilder finally catch a break.
David Otunga – whose friendly demeanor makes him easy to like, all kidding aside – is on the cover of the...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 3:53 PM
“Biggest Loser” winner and Wheeling native Danni Allen and Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s “The Profit,” opened a yoga studio in Evanston last week called One2One. The name is a play on the 121 pounds Allen lost on the NBC...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:50 PM
Maybe Lady Gaga isn’t so different after all.
The pop star known for her eccentric outfits and music videos admitted during an interview with Sirius XM Hits 1 radio Friday that she has a hard time resisting Chicago pizza like the rest of us....
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Is there anyone in Chicago having more fun this summer than Chris Chelios?
The former Blackhawk was standing alongside Eddie Vedder last month when the Pearl Jam singer gave an impromptu performance at Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap in Lincoln Park and...