22 Articles by Laura McDonald

Laura McDonald

8 Moves For A Total Body Workout You Can Do Anywhere

You don't even have to leave your apartment for this one.

Laura McDonald
March 18 2017

8 Ways Trusting Your Gut Can Change Your Life

​As a health coach and trainer my mantra for every class I teach, every exercise video I film and every private client I work with is “listen to your...

Laura McDonald
February 21 2016

9 Easy Moves For Sexy, Toned Legs

I'm a personal trainer and my clients often come to me looking for a killer lower-body workout. Well, here it is! This quick video focuses on working...

Laura McDonald
October 29 2015

Why You Should Exercise Every Day: 14 Reasons That Will Get Your Butt To The Gym

The number on the scale isn’t the only reason to exercise. If your only goal is to lose weight, you might not stick with your workout regimen. I'm a...

Laura McDonald
October 21 2015

A Killer Ab Workout You Can Do In Your Living Room

These moves are some of my favorites because they are simple and effective and you don't need any equipment or even much space

Laura McDonald
October 8 2015

6 Killer Moves To Tone Your Arms

Adding weight to your workout helps to tone and create leaner muscles, boost your metabolism and you’ll burn calories all day long.

Laura McDonald
September 13 2015

A 10-Move Workout You Can Do In 10 Minutes (Video)

Here’s a great, effective and quick full-body routine you can do anywhere! No equipment or gym required, just a mat for comfort. Make sure to check...

Laura McDonald
May 17 2015

11 Unexpected Areas Of Your Life You Can Detox

As another birthday approaches and I glide further into my 50s, I've been thinking a lot about how letting go of some of my old notions and habits has...

Laura McDonald
January 5 2015

​9 Things To Accept Before You Can Love Unconditionally

I have built up strength by breaking down walls (defense mechanisms and otherwise). I have learned how to negotiate peace treaties, with myself and...

Laura McDonald
January 1 2015

10 Ways To Make Your Day A Little Healthier

In order to create change, you have to make the decision that you want to change.

Laura McDonald
November 18 2014

26 Tweaks To Help You Lose Weight & Feel Great

Little adjustments create healthier habits that help you feel better, look better, lose weight, and can become spontaneous over a period of time. Bump...

Laura McDonald
February 6 2014

Veggie Sandwich In A Snap (Easy, Healthy, & Budget Friendly)

Here's a quick, warm veggie sandwich that’s great for lunch or a snack. My kids love to build their own and I love getting them in the kitchen.

Laura McDonald
December 29 2013

Escarole & White Bean Salad

This dish was a hit with my whole family! Not only was it warm, satisfying, and had a little kick, it was super healthy and just right on a cold...

Laura McDonald
December 17 2013

Why You Need To Slow Down For Better Health

Instead of go, go, go, could you try slow, slow, slow? Life will always be busy, but finding a few ways to slow down can bring you better health and...

Laura McDonald
November 16 2013

The Best Advice I Ever Got

The best advice I ever got wasn’t from a shrink, a friend or even my parents.

Laura McDonald
September 26 2013

5 Lessons I Learned Teaching Yoga To Seniors

While on our annual summer vacation at the Jersey Shore, I ran into Karen, one of the many friends I’ve made here over the years. Karen is my mother's...

Laura McDonald
August 28 2013

How I've Dealt With Being Estranged From My Brother

If someone asked me a few years ago how my brother was doing, a lump would immediately form in my throat.

Laura McDonald
August 13 2013