Gezondheid & Fitness

Oxygen Spring 2020

This magazine is designed to inform, educate and inspire women of all ages about the joys and benefits of fitness, proper nutrition, health and resistance training. Get Oxygen digital magazine subscription today to help you acquire a sound body and clear mind to achieve an energy-filled, stress-free lifestyle and empowered self-image.

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ELEVATE YOUR FITNESS Transform your body and your mind with The Oxygen Challenge 6. Get to know this year’s coaches — Jen Esquer and Nikki Snow — and check out their sample workouts on OxygenMag.com! SUPERCHARGE YOUR STABILITY Whether you’re a hardcore athlete or an everyday fitness junkie, regular stability work can boost your performance and challenge your limits. PLANT POWER Which veggies, beans and seeds offer the biggest protein bang for your buck? Sports dietitian Charlene Pors, RD, weighs in. Sign up for our free weekly newsletter and have workouts and nutrition tips sent directly to your inbox. COMING SOON The Oxygen Magazine Membership Experience! Exclusive workouts, healthy meal plans and members-only benefits. HORMONE HEAVY HITTERS Learn about three lesserknown hormones that could be impacting your appetite, weight, mood and more. Warm Up With Resistance Use this dynamic resistance-band warm-up from…

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now trending

after more than 25 years in the fitness industry, I’ve experienced (and taught and advocated) my fair share of fitness and training trends. I suffered through Jane Fonda’s relentlessly ballistic workouts. I played all manner of sports without ever once lifting a weight because, yeah, I was a girl. I taught super-popular step classes and insanely high-impact aerobics sessions that likely landed some people in the ER. I did thousands of hours of long-slow cardio, which was “the only way” to lose body fat. Stretching was less a matter of patience than it was force, yoga was for patchouli-drenched hippies and Pilates was yet to be “discovered.” Looking back, it’s amazing that I never incurred a serious injury (knock on wood), but at the time, I was cutting edge and…

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editor’s note

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Shaina Johnson 200-HOUR RYT, MT, BBMT, SENSEI, AGY Model for “Stretch to Spark Happiness,” Page 24, and “Pilates for Athletes,” Page 48 Shaina Johnson epitomizes the yin and yang of fitness: On one side, she is a certified yogi and a more recent Pilates enthusiast; on the other, she is a highly trained martial artist. “I earned my black belt and sensei title in kenpo and have trained in Brazilian jiu-jitsu for more than seven years,” she says. “I also love to do CrossFit, but my main focus at the moment is Olympic lifting.” When not striking or stretching, Johnson works with Beachbody in network marketing and teaches the occasional pop-up class. Her biggest fear? “Wasting time and not being purposeful,” she says. Judy Minich Author of “Skye-High Success,” Page 113 Production editor and “keeper of the…

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the latest

Got jet lag? Exercising at specific times of day can help reset your body clock, concluded research published in The Journal of Physiology. If you traveled west and need to delay your body clock, work out at 7 a.m. or between 1 and 4 p.m. If you traveled east and need to advance your body clock, exercise between 7 and 10 p.m. Forcing an internal reset also could help keep your metabolism running hot during a vacation when you’re more likely to indulge: Research in Current Biology found that your biological clock and pleasure centers are linked, and if you eat high-calorie foods — which bring pleasure — it disrupts your normal feeding schedule, resulting in overconsumption and storage of those excess calories as fat! Spotify Going for a one-rep max? Enlist the…

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strike a balance

Balance is one of those skills you don’t really appreciate until you lose it. The good news is that it can be improved with training, just like any other area of fitness. Try these four unilateral exercises to boost your balance game and take your performance to a whole new level. LEVEL 1: SINGLE-LEGGED MEDICINE-BALL LIFT AND CHOP Keeping your balancing leg straight as you move your other limbs around in space teaches your central nervous system to make small, reactive “corrections” in your ankle, knee and hip to stand firm. Stand with your right leg straight, knee soft. Bend your left knee and hold your foot close to your right ankle without letting it touch the floor. Hold a light/medium medicine ball with both hands at your left hip. Lift the ball…