The blockbusting Body-for-Life program has changed with the creation of a sister program which caters to the specific hormonal, metabolic and physiological needs of ladies. Dr. Pamela Peeke, a noted expert specializing in nutrition, metabolism, stress and fitness, has used her experience to create a diet,... Read More
What woman does not covet a washboard stomach?
Men' Health Editor David Zinczenko is the creator of the ground-breaking weight-loss program, The Abs Diet. Now, he is following up with the Abs Diet for Women, a plan specifically for the female population desperate to tone their tummies.
We have all consumed processed and packaged foods. After all, they're easy, convenient and often times tastier than what we can prepare from scratch. But if you pause and read the labels, you may be appalled at the number of additives found in such foods.
Many studies have shown the ill-effects of consuming too much food additives. There are over 1,400 man-made chemicals added to the American food supply today. Five main categories raise... Read More
We all want a shapely behind. What we don't want is the massive effort it takes to get a curvy derriere. We can attack this typical trouble spot with target exercises to tone and define the muscles of the butt.
We spend so much of our days parked in a chair. This inactivity tends to cause our bottoms to "blossom" a little, losing firmness and shape. It's a fabulous idea to combat the lack of muscle tone in the butt area with aerobic activity,... Read More
Most people think of strength training as a great way to build muscle and increase strength, but there are many more benefits you may be less familiar with. Strength training involves placing a heavier load on a muscle to stimulate an increase in the number of muscle fibers, making the muscle stronger. Types of strength training include working out with free weights or weight machines at the gym, using resistance bands or the body's own weight for... Read More
Finding the motivation to exercise regularly can be tough...but finding the time can be even more challenging. With jobs, kids and extra commitments, today's world is a busier place than ever before. Sometimes, there really aren't enough hours in the day.
But you may be surprised to learn that with a little bit of creativity and effort, you can squeeze in workouts every day. You may not be able to run 10 miles or take an hour-long kickboxing... Read More
Canola oil, olive oil, sunflower oil or coconut oil? Or perhaps one of the other many varieties that you see on the shelf in the supermarket?
Which ones to choose for a healthy and flavorful meal? Which ones to avoid? Which ones to use for frying and which ones for salad dressings? And what is the difference between refined and unrefined oil? With all these questions, deciding which oil to use for cooking can be extremely confusing. But with a... Read More
by Josie McKenlay
Pilates is now the exercise of choice for many people because of its many benefits. Below are the top 10 benefits you can expect from a regular Pilates workout.
Re-educating and realigning your body to prevent imbalances. This is particularly useful for sportsmen,... Read More
Who would have thought a set of dumbbells and a training mat is all you need to start losing weight and gaining muscle?
Of course, you can go the whole nine yards and buy a set of gloves, a weight-lifting belt and a bar bell with a full set of weight disks, but it really is not necessary in order to set you off on the path to burning that excess fat and adding that all-important muscle.
As a beginner the most... Read More
Before your first cup of coffee. Before even wiping the sleep form your eyes. The first thing many people do is step onto the scale to assess the damage from yesterday's overindulgence, or to see if the extra 20 minutes of cardio paid off.
Does this mean you are overly obsessed with the scale? Possibly.
Perhaps the obsession comes from the fact that our society puts so much emphasis on body image, and fitting the "ideal" weight, instead... Read More