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
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
We live in a fast-paced world amidst technology that makes things happen in an instant. Hence, we expect every aspect of our lives to follow suit, we even feel think that losing weight or obtaining the perfect body should be instantaneous.
It isn't easy to admit that such a feat takes time; magic pill ads and fit celebrities obscure the realization that to achieve a great body (for good) takes time!
The most... Read More
By Allison Preston
Are you looking for a diet plan that helps you lose weight? Then you should look for the help of a diet buddy. A diet buddy is a friend or co-worker who you partner with to help each other lose weight. Many fitness experts know that if you have to account for your actions to a friend and... Read More
Personal trainers used to be reserved for the rich and famous, but many people and gymgoers are finding that trainers are more accessible than ever. Moreover, using a trainer doesn't have to break the bank, especially if you split the cost with friends and go together. Personal trainers charge anywhere from $35-$100 per hour.
Another economical option is receiving personal training services... Read More