Routine boosters can make cardio even more fun and effective than it was in the first place. Sure, walking for 30 minutes per day is healthy, but it can begin to feel too easy and repetitive before long. That might not sound so bad, but the human body needs to be pushed to its limits to avoid plateauing.
People need to keep interested in their workouts in order to stay motivated. The key to a successful cardio routine is variety. Anyone... Read More
Get ready to take the long way home. When you're walking somewhere, it's only natural to want to take shortcuts. However, it's those added steps that will total up to more calories burned. Instead of hurrying to your destination, take some time to get extra physical activity. If a straight line is the quickest way home, take the long winding roads. Those extra steps on a regular basis will go a long way in getting you closer to your... Read More
In American society, flat abs equal beauty and appeal. That is why Americans spend hundreds of dollars and thousands of hours trying to obtain the perfect, six-pack abs, only to find that it's not working.
The reason it is not working is simple: Six-pack abs involve a well-developed muscle made visible by the lack of body fat. In other words, perfect abs are created when you have toned muscles and no fat. They are... Read More
By Arlene Pellicane
The New Year is around the corner. With the change in the calendar year comes the promise of things to come. What changes would you like to see in your life in the upcoming year? Would you like to be richer in your relationships and your pocketbook? Thinner around the waistline? Wiser... Read More
Learning to love your body is crucial.
From magazine ads to music videos, women are barraged by images of stick-figure women who are far from the norm. If a woman is not a size 4, she may consider herself overweight and strive to obtain a body image that's unachievable.
These unrealistic goals lead to low self-esteem and negative body image. The truth is, no body is perfect. We all have flaws. The best way to... Read More
Weight loss is a lifestyle. You live in a world that tells you to lose weight -- while tempting you to gain more. To maintain successful weight loss, you must address the mental issues, not just the physical.
Weight loss is work. "Get-thin-quick" schemes are as unreliable as "get-rich-quick" schemes. As the old adage goes, "Anything in life worth having is worth working for." You are worth working for.
Weight... Read More
You've been working with machines, exercising your heart out and eating a balanced, nutritious diet. The evidence, however, is staring at you in the mirror: Your gluteus is particularly maximus. What could you possibly be doing wrong? The unfortunate answer is probably the type of exercise you're doing.
A large number of women get their exercise advice from fashion magazines or around the water cooler. The best source for accurate... Read More
While some workout gadgets are worth their weight in gold, others are a complete waste of time and effort. Using workout tools correctly should lead to positive results, and each item should be affordable. These five effective gadgets deliver in both departments:
Whether called a fitness ball, yoga ball or any other of its various names, this tool can save loyal users the cost... Read More
Hiring a trainer can be a wonderful boost to your fitness routine or a tremendous waste of precious money, depending on your reasons and expectations. Knowing what a trainer can and can't do for you may help you make the best decision for your personal needs.
A trainer CAN:
Help you design a workout if you are recovering from an injury or have some other physical condition that affects your... Read More
Ask any professional body builder what they do when they're not working out, and you'll quickly find out it has nothing to do with exercise. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Fitness buffs use their downtime to relax -- as in, their muscles.
The reason for this is that the truth behind building muscle has a lot less to do with "building" than many people think. When we work out, we may feel that our muscles are growing larger and... Read More