The fastest way to burn out at the gym is to do the same few workouts week after week. Eventually, your mind, body and enthusiasm will plateau. The best way to improve your health is to keep your body and mind interested. The easiest way to do this is to try new classes and workouts.Read Full Story
When it comes to working out, many women skip the weights and go straight to cardio with hopes to lose weight without "bulking up." However, weights don't just make you strong. Strength training offers many added benefits that you won't get from a treadmill alone.Read Full Story
You may think if you’re only going to exercise for one minute, you may as well not do it at all. With exercise, though, every little bit counts. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking in the last spot instead of the first, speed walking instead of strolling and playing with your kids at the park all add up — so do one-minute workout videos. Here are 15 you’ll want to give a try.Read Full Story
Recently, I took my daughter to the gym with me, only to discover the kids club was closed for the day. Instead of canceling my workout, I took my daughter to the park and let her run around and play while I worked up a sweat on the play equipment right along with her.Read Full Story
BOSU balls, stability balls and balance discs aren't just the fitness industry's attempt to scam you out of more money; they actually have a purpose. By incorporating balance-building movements into your fitness routine, you can improve stability and find your center of gravity. In other words, you'll gain better coordination and be less likely to experience a fall.Read Full Story
While many of us think we're getting enough exercise, an alarming number of us are probably wrong. (Me, I didn't even attempt to be right in the first place.) A recent study published in PLOS ONE suggests that the majority of young and middle-aged to old adults underestimate the intensity of physical activity required to achieve health benefits.Read Full Story
Of course the right upper-body exercises are crucial for shaping slim and sexy arms, but it's only one part of my integrated program for creating the arms and body of your dreams. You must also "feed" your arms so that you're building muscle while burning off the fat. Here are my top six nutrition and exercise tips from Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy that you can put into action today for trim, toned arms.Read Full Story
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