No matter whether it’s the shape of a bunny, a basket, an egg, or a chick, not even the Resurrection will save many of you from the sweet temptation of Easter candy. Here are ten portion-controlled treats at a reasonably low calorie count of 150 calories.Continue reading...
A March 2011 study published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health found that dog owners are more likely to reach their fitness goals than those without canine companions. Researchers at Michigan State University found that dog owners are 34 percent more likely to fit in 150 minutes of walking per week than non-dog owners.Continue reading...
We’ve all become accustomed to workout distractions. There's music, TV, movies, smartphones, Kindles, Nooks, and tablets vying for our attention when we're supposed to be focused on physical activity. What's good and what's bad about these distractions?Continue reading...
Someone asked me, “Don’t people know they shouldn’t eat so much?” Of course we do! We’re bombarded with that message from every side on a daily basis. So why don’t people listen? They do. And here’s what they hear.Continue reading...
We all know being stuck in traffic is enough to make your blood boil, but even hearing traffic can increase your risk of a heart attack. According to a 2012 Danish study, for every 10-decibel increase in noise from nearby traffic, heart attack risk goes up by 12 percent.Continue reading...
If you could change the way you celebrate, and exchange the cake and ice cream for some adrenaline-rushing fun, would you go against the normal dinner party to have a fitness party? If you're considering what that would look like (and if your friends will participate), read on.Continue reading...
All cardio and no strength isn't just boring, it may cause you to burn fewer calories overall. “Strength training builds lean muscle mass, which both increases your metabolism and decreases fat,” says celebrity trainer Elizabeth Hendrix Burwell, co-owner of High Performance Gym. “So the more muscle you build, the more calories you burn on a day to day basis."Continue reading...
The last thing most of us think of to curb our appetite is to hit the gym. Conventional wisdom says exercise makes us hungry, but research tells a different story. So which exercise curbs your appetite best? We explain the best way to exercise to keep your hunger at bay.Continue reading...
Unless you're under a fitness-DVD-rock, you've heard of Tony Horton's P90X and Shaun T's Insanity. The two are some of the most successful infomercial-promoted workout DVDs on the market. We give you some insight on their fitness claims from experts and user reviews.Continue reading...
Are you ready to shed your heavy sweaters and snow boots in exchange for tank tops and sandals? You're not alone! While bone-chilling temperatures may not be entirely behind you, spring will be here before you know it—and bikini season soon after that. No need to panic! If you start shedding your winter layers now, you'll be looking and feeling great with plenty of time to spare.Continue reading...
It's called physical activity, but you and I both know our ability to stick to exercising regularly is all in our heads. Here we give you insight on how to avoid 'crazy talk' when it comes to exercise.Continue reading...
Sometimes I’ll get inspired to do a set of crunches in front of the TV. Or 10 push-ups before my morning shower. I walk to work and I take the stairs (well, I take them down). Then I do three reps of patting myself on the back for my efforts. I like to tell myself that every little thing counts. But does it, really? We asked the experts to draw the line between does a body good and does a body nothing.Continue reading...
The Glycemic Index (GI) is not new and has remained controversial among health professionals. Last month, a study found that a diet with a high-glycemic load was linked to a greater risk of developing type II diabetes. While this is consistent with past research, is utilizing the Glycemic Index an appropriate and effective way of managing blood sugar or helping to ward off diabetes? Let’s take a closer look.Continue reading...
Calories aren't the only things that count when it comes to a jaw-dropping body: If you aren't eating the right nutrients, you aren't going to slim down or build strong, sexy muscles.Continue reading...
Our bodies are made up primarily of water, which is vital to pretty much every system we have—digestive, circulatory, you name it. When your immune system is working hard to fight off a bacterial or viral infection, metabolism increases and your body goes into hyperdrive. But why do you need so much water?Continue reading...
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