The most beautiful glassware and plates look off-putting with cloudy, white or crusty spots. Drying dishes without spots requires a little know how. Follow these steps for shiny, spot-free dishes every time.Read Full Story
Linda Melone, CSCS, is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and certified personal trainer based in Orange County, CA. Visit her website at www.LindaMelone.com.
You may want to power up your abacus for this little weight-loss lesson. Here's the scoop: You need to create a 3,500-calorie deficit to lose one pound of unsightly fat. You can accomplish this by eating 500 fewer calories each day, burning 500 more calories each day or doing a combination of both. A little more walking and a bit less noshing does the trick. Losing weight is even easier when you try a combination of the following calorie-cutting tricks, which can get you on your way to a bikini body in time for your summer vacation.Read Full Story
It's not always easy to get to the gym every day, but if you're on the fast track to swimsuit shopping, you have no time to spare. The good news: Burning off 500 calories a day multiplied by seven days equals 3,500 calories burned, which brings you one pound closer to fitting into that little polka dot bikini. When time is of the essence, simply adding extra minutes to your everyday activities can help you reach your calorie-burning goals. Here are 27 sneaky ways to burn more calories.Read Full Story
You whirl it into smoothies and use it to cool down drinks on a hot summer day, but did you know ice can also boost metabolism, relieve pain and tighten your skin? If you've ever applied an ice pack to a sprained ankle (or to your head after one too many margaritas) and felt the relief, imagine cooling down your entire body the same way. Only instead of an ice pack, you're put into a chamber with nitrogen, which brings temps down to a chilly minus 270 degrees Fahrenheit.Read Full Story
Warmer weather means short shorts, bathing suits and other fashions designed to make legs the center of attention. If you have varicose veins, you may be less than thrilled. And here's the thing: They're not just for Grandma anymore. They can occur in young, fit women, as Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders discovered.Read Full Story
To lose weight, energy going out (calories you burn) must be more than energy coming in (calories you eat). Specifically, you need to create a 3,500 calorie deficit in order to lose a pound. Eat 500 fewer calories or burn 500 more calories. Either way, you'll slim down.Read Full Story
Think you have what it takes to make it into the Olympics? Try on Kerri Walsh's routine for size. The two-time Olympic gold medalist and volleyball superstar trains on the beach (we could think of worse workout environments!), does Pilates, runs track and lifts weights two times a week. And that's just the beginning.Read Full Story
You're burning calories as you read this article. Whether or not you burn off all the calories in that giant cinnamon bun you ate for breakfast depends on a few factors, including what you do besides sitting at your computer. We're here to motivate you to get out of your easy chair and burn 500 calories this week. Your health depends on it!Read Full Story
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