Fitness Transforms Every Aspect of Your World
We came to this earthly plane with a body that needs to be nurtured and cared for, and yet, as women we are often second, third or fourth in line to care for ourselves…even when we’re single!
We liken this phenomenon to using the oxygen mask on a plane; you must take care of yourself before you take care of others, or there will be little or nothing to give.
Once again, we’re talking about self-care. (Do you see a theme here?) You only get one body per lifetime…honor and care for it, and it will serve you well! Be Iconic Style’s mission in fitness and wellbeing is to help you make you a priority!
With fall here all we can think about is yummy, cozy, comfort food to devour as we cuddle our cozy warm blankets in front of toasty fires. Thank goodness for Chrissy Teigen and her 16 new recipes in this article by PopSugar. You’re going to want to try all of these indulge-worthy dishes this fall!read more
Fall has arrived, and if you’re looking for a good excuse to visit your local farmer’s market in this beautiful weather (because arguably this is the best season to visit) or you’re just genuinely curious on this season’s best superfoods, then look no further! This article from Health features 15 of fall’s best superfoods packed with the best vitamins and nutrients. Here’s to a healthy fall!read more
It’s been a couple of years since the 25th anniversary of George Michael’s “Freedom,” but this song—and everything behind it—is definitely worth revisiting every now and again…We’re reposting this article in honor of our fabulous fitness guru Teresa Tapp… who spent a great deal of time making these super models…well, super. What she was able to do for them she is now doing for us in the most incredible way…read more
Meal preparation can be a tedious and time-consuming process—and let’s face it, who wants to spend all day Sunday cooking? If you love the convenience of easily prepared meals during the week but can’t spare a lot of time on the initial preparation, you’re going to want to read article from Self and acquaint yourself with some of the many different types of meals that can be made from one giant batch of quinoa!read more
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But… it can sometimes be the hardest. Take the “busy” out of your morning and prepare this delicious and easy meal the night before. Trust me, your morning self will thank you, and so will the rest of your day.read more
Oh, exercise. That ever-present necessity that most of us love to hate. Maybe group, workout classes aren’t your thing. Maybe you detest the gym and sweaty locker rooms. Your new solution? Online workouts! Whether you love yoga, cycling or total-body shredding, here are the best online workouts out there. Check them out and see for yourself!read more
We all love those recipes that leave our guests happy and ready for more. Looking for a new one? Meet “Brown Butter Tortellini with Toasted Garlic and Asparagus.”
Is your mouth watering yet? Your friends and family will think you’ve spent the day slaving over this entrée. But don’t worry—your secret is safe with us!
The Missonis know fashion, that’s a for sure. But did you know they know food, too? See for yourself as they unveil their first ever Missoni Family Cookbook featuring food that deviates from your typical Italian cuisine. Don’t believe how amazing the food tastes? Try their secret family recipe: Budino—or chocolate pudding. You’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven…read more
Snacking can be a dangerous game…As satisfying as it may seem at the time, it’s way too easy to look back on your day and realize that not once were you full from any of the countless snacks you treated yourself to. Try any one of these 20 guilt-free recipes collected by theeverygirl.com. We promise you they’ll taste better than any store-bought snack!read more
If you’re one of the millions of women starting your health and fitness journey but still can’t rid your head of delicious, greasy, not-so-great-for-your-body-but-makes-you-happy-comfort-food, don’t fret! We’ve found some recipes that are so full of flavor that you’ll virtually forget you’re eating healthy! Trust us when we tell you that you’ll never look at broccoli and Brussels sprouts the same way again!read more
The first step in changing any habit is being aware of what you need to change in the first place. Have you ever stopped and really looked at what you ate for a week? Anne Roderique-Jones from Self Magazine spent a week paying attention to what she ate,...read more
This month Teresa’s focus is on our feet and ankle activation. Teresa shows us how to activate our ankle muscles which will not only help keep those pesky “cankles” at bay (or will help you get rid of them if you have them) but also strengthen your ankles so that you can wear heels, regardless of height, at any age. You’re going to love this!read more
Countless books, poems, and songs are written about the pursuit of happiness. But when it comes to finding the real deal, we’ve got the goods. Here are 11 scientifically proven ways to be happy. Songwriters, take note. Start now and live a happier life today!read more
This month BIS Contributor Danielle Girdano demystifies fascia, shares why it’s so important to take care of it and tells us how to.read more
If you’ve ever watched a sporting event or your child compete and longed to play your favorite sport again, it’s not too late! Georgia
mom, Faith Pescatore, switches roles with her daughter and is now a competitive athlete on a national level. Find out in this Wall Street Journal article how Pescatore did it, as she reveals everything from her workouts to her favorites playlists.
Okay ladies, it’s time to start making sure you get your sleep and start taking your fish oil pills… Why? Well, according to the following article from Harper’s Bazaar, they’re just a couple of the “must-dos” in their ultimate anti-aging game plan which begins in the 20s and takes us through our 50s, decade by decade. You’ll learn which foods, products and exercises will help turn back the clock…or at least keep it at bay!read more
We all feel vulnerable when we open up to someone…but that tangible feeling of relief that often occurs after-the-fact is more than just a feeling.
As it turns out, sharing your “story” actually has measurable benefits for both you and whomever is listening to you. Read this fascinating story from Oprah.com and find out how it is that storytelling promotes both bonding and connection.
Get psyched, motivated, and keep up with your fitness regimen while you get swimsuit-ready! Here are some great songs to add to your personal fitness playlist. Don’t let your workouts be a bore, enjoy yourself with these upbeat selections.read more
Hydration… when you do it right (both inside and out) you can look vibrant and ageless your entire life. This month BIS fitness guru Teresa Tapp shows us how to achieve optimal hydration.read more
Get fired up, power through your workout, and lose those excuses as well as those extra inches. You can have the body you want, if you have a plan for dealing with those moments that drain your resolve.read more
Where best to get advice on healthy food than from the experts themselves? Nutritionist, Steven Macari reveals the six foods you should be eating just in time for summer! Your body is at its weakest after the winter months, and these superfoods will help to revitalize you. Find out what they are in this information packed article from Harper’s Bazaar.read more
Beauty really is an inside job, so if you’re not happy with how you look and feel let’s get on the road to wellness! This month BIS Contributor Dr. Mary Warren shares a six week plan, that will leave you wondering why you didn’t start sooner!read more
Join a gym or buy home equipment…which choice is right for you? BIS Contributor Danielle Girdano shares the pros and cons of each. Read on to determine your best course of action.read more
It’s time to hit the hay. You get through your evening rituals and climb into bed…and your mind just won’t quiet down enough to let you fall asleep. Try distracting yourself—because it’s impossible to think of the report you have due tomorrow when you’re thinking of a banana. Sound crazy? Maybe so, this short but informative article from Oprah.com will have you waving goodbye to your “wide-awake-at-1-in-the-morning” self!read more
Spring is finally here and we couldn’t be happier! Now that we’re not limited to indoor workouts it’s time to perk up our fitness wardrobes. See what fabulous pieces we’ve found for you this May!read more
Teresa has taught us how important it is to curl, arch, and tilt our spine every day…but it’s also important to turn the spine as well. What will you gain from this daily practice? Watch this month’s video and find out for yourself!read more
Every Spring many of us feel compelled to clean closets, sort through our stuff and clear out clutter that accumulates in our lives. This month BIS Contributor Dr. Mary Warren invites you to take a more expanded approach and look at some of the quiet noise that runs in our minds and hearts…read more
Continue the New Year with your fitness regime! Here are some great songs to add to your personal fitness playlist. Don’t let your workouts be a bore, enjoy yourself with these upbeat selections.read more
We all know that walking has many benefits, but we don’t often know how to maximize those benefits. This month, BIS Contributor Danielle Girdano shares how. Get ready, get set, GO!read more
It’s still early, but we can feel it…spring is in the air! This means that warm weather clothing isn’t far behind. Time to up your workout game and refresh your workout wardrobe! Take a look at what we’ve found this month.read more
BIS Contributor Teresa Tapp shares with us her amazing God Made/Man Made Dietary plan that will help you maximize your results by eating healthier, but still allowing you to enjoy the foods you love. When practiced in conjunction with Teresa’s workouts, the results speak for themselves!read more
The holiday season is almost here which means the new year is right around the corner! Whether you have stayed consistent with your workout routine throughout the year or simply have not had the time. Let these five flavorful hits motivate you to keep your body in...read more
The list of health benefits associated with coffee is expanding (much to our relief). Your morning Starbucks is doing much more than waking you up—but you know what they say about too much of a good thing. When it comes to caffeine, our bodies have a limit. So how much is too much? Elle explains.read more
Let’s face it ladies… there are few things less attractive than bat wings! Who doesn’t want to wear that chic sleeveless dress or fabulous summer top? Take some time this winter to tone up with Teresa Tapp and be ready for the warm weather!read more
Many of us will be traveling for business and vacation during this time of year. Here are some quick and easy steps you can take to look and feel better when you arrive at your final destination.read more
You probably find yourself overindulging, stressing over gift giving and family and exhaust yourself all in the name of Holiday Cheer. So, we have a few helpful essential tips that will help you stay on track and feel worlds better so you really enjoy this loveliest of seasons!read more
Indeed, the holidays are coming and we do know what that means, food, food, and more food. We have chosen a few amazing articles to help you guide you this season!read more
The holiday season is almost here which means lots of parties and lots of food. Stay motivated with these awesome tunes while you navigate this tricky season!read more
Everyone knows that eating healthy is important, but many people I talk with don’t know why. Sadly, many of our daily choices don’t materialize for years, maybe even decades. BIS Contributor Dr. Mary Warren shares some simple rules on how we can avoid such mistakes.read more
Self-care is an investment in your wellbeing and will pay off with huge dividends now and as you age. BIS Contributor Dr. Mary Warren shares a few simple and important steps on how you can achieve optimum health and increase your happinessread more
It’s getting brisker every day, so make the most of your outdoor workouts before the snow starts to fly. Oh, and be sure to look fabulous while working up a sweat!read more