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Oxygen Spring 2019

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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Challenge Yourself — and Be Lifted! The Oxygen Challenge 5 is here! Get to know this year’s coaches Amber Dodzweit Riposta and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, and see why this is the year you make a change. It’s Not You, It’s Me Do you have an unhealthy relationship with your scale? Here’s why it could be time to break up. Sustainable Supper Concerned about your carbon footprint? Try these healthy six-step meals that reduce your impact on the environment. The Unsung Core Hero Stabilize your spine and keep back pain at bay by strengthening your transverse abdominis. TAG TEAM Certified trainer and aerialist Leah Gruber designed a killer partner routine exclusively for Oxygen readers. Sign up for our free weekly newsletter and have workouts and nutrition tips sent directly to your inbox. WRITER SANDRA JERSBY DEMOS THE MOVES IN HER ARTICLE "MOBILITY IN…

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eat, drink & still shrink

Being a health and nutrition correspondent means that companies frequently send me their products, and ask for my stamp of approval. Most of the time I dive into research, give the product a try, and send the company honest feedback about what they’ll need to change before I’ll recommend it. Plus my hectic job and my determination to stay fit means I’m always hunting for a quick and nutritious way to fill up on nutrients my body needs. So I can confidently say, “I’ve tried it all”. Last Tuesday work was especially hectic, but I’d booked with my $200 an hour personal trainer, Tony, a triathlon winning, organic-to-the-bone fitness guy with a ten mile long track record of whipping the “who’s who” into shape in record time, so I had to…

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be lifted

These days, with global access to everything and the obstinate impetus of social media, finding good role models for ourselves and our kids is close to impossible. According to the American Journal of Public Health, the self-harm rate of teenage girls in the U.S. is 1 in 4 — to put that in perspective, take 25 percent of your own high-school class and erase them. While it is impossible to pinpoint the exact cause of this alarming trend, it does not take a genius to realize that social media plays a major role in these feelings of inadequacy and anxiety. With teenage celebrities advocating plastic surgery and so-called fitness “influencers” posting an incessant feed of (nearly) naked selfies, it’s no wonder young women are unhappy in their own skin. For these…

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my obsessed-with list

1 The Pure Co. Carbon Filter Water Decanter I don’t drink enough water, especially in the winter when it’s cold, but since this decanter fits easily on my desk, I have no more excuses. It’s made of food-grade stainless steel, and the carbon filter eliminates nearly all the impurities in my drinking water — including fluoride (my new public enemy No. 1). and, $228 2 Ecolution Micro-Pop Microwave Popcorn Popper For years, I have used an air popper to make popcorn on movie nights, and while the end result is decidedly healthier, it’s also akin to chewy Styrofoam. This glass and silicone popper works in the microwave and delivers fresh, crispy corn in seconds. Add in a little coconut oil before popping and get a few extra medium-chain triglycerides!, $15…

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Getting Real I love Oxygen! Reading about real women and their fitness journeys has really inspired me in my own. Never again will I ever buy a magazine with a super-skinny woman portrayed as being healthy. Thanks so much! — MAGGIE, VIA FACEBOOK Need Gainz? I purchased your magazine for the first time this week. I enjoyed a lot of the exercises and weight-training tips, but I was also hoping for some content on how to gain pounds and muscle rather than weight loss. At 5 feet 4 inches tall, I am 109 pounds, and I would like to get to 120. I am thinking others might need the same advice. — KATIE, VIA EMAIL Editor’s Note: While the majority of women are looking to lean down, there are certainly a lot of women trying to…

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Sandra Jersby, NASM-CES, Fascial Stretch Specialist L3, Thai Massage Practitioner L4 Writer of “Mobility in Motion,” Page 17 Growing up as a gymnast and a dancer, Sandra Jersby has always had a flexible bent (pun intended), and today she is a professional fascial stretch therapist and Thai massage therapist. “Both disciplines include assisted stretching to improve mobility and create longer-lasting results,” she says. And though she is bendier than the average girl, Jersby admits she still needs work. “My internal and external hip mobility is something I have issues with and pay extra attention to in my workouts,” she says. Outside of training, Jersby loves to read. “I love posting up on my couch at the end of a busy day with a ‘potboiler’ thriller until I can’t keep my eyes open any…