Are you shaping up for a big event? Summer weddings, a cruise, a stage performance—these kinds of occasions make us want to look our best. Who doesn’t want to be photogenic? But rather than trying to drop a few pounds overnight, try focusing on your health in advance. Take some nutrition and…

Ice skating since she was 6, Stephanie Peters, skating director at Midwest Training and Ice Center in St. John, credits her sport with instilling self-discipline, determination and patience, as well as a strong work ethic.

If you're looking to strengthen your core, you can't do much better than the plank. This power move works the abdominals, chest, obliques, shoulders and glutes. Cathy Trebs of Community Hospital Fitness Pointe demonstrates four plank moves that will help tighten and tone the core.

While doctors are routinely questioned by patients about dietary choices, exercise routines and medication regimens, the topic of gratitude and its potential effects on health and well-being likely comes up far less frequently. Yet as another holiday season approaches and thankfulness again …

We know that fitness is important to Inspired Living readers. So we asked you to share where you go to work out and get fit.

Children can get a free piece of fruit when they stop in at local convenience store chain Family Express, which has launched a Free Fruit For Kids program to expand access to healthy food.