Have you ever started a workout routine, thinking you’re doing everything right, only to find out there were some important things you missed? Here are some common workout mistakes that most of us have made from time to time, and what you can d... Read more
"Exercise improves your health." You hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? How much of a difference can exercise make in your life, and how much do you really need to do? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t ne... Read more
There’s no doubt that getting older changes your body and appearance, but it also affects your ability to exercise. Your maximum heart rate declines with age, which means your heart and lungs can’t pump as much oxygen and blood to your mu... Read more
Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington has found that regular yoga practice may help normal-weight people prevent middle-age spread and may promote weight loss among those who are overweight.
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I'm not clear. Has the American College of Sports Medicine decided we obese folks need to exercise for a total of an hour 5x weekly, or have they decided we need to do 50 minutes of cardio as suggested in Jen's blog?... Read more
Hey! I'm looking for someone (any age, gender, weight) who is willing to help me get back on track when it comes to working out. I can get sidetracked, but I try my best, and will try to help you with whatever you want to work on. I play volleyball,... Read more
This is my first post here outside of the Fitness board, so I hope I've come to the right place with this question.
I understand about the importance of eating protein following strength training, in order to help the muscles repair and rebuild.... Read more
I do Zumba. I track it under "hip hop, zumba.....". It has always bee 600 calories burned. Today is it 270 calories burned. I know I lost a few pounds, but I don't think that caused the problem. Is this a result of your outage?... Read more
I do seated and standing cardio and some core and dumbell or bodyweight strength workouts, but today all of a sudden half way throught my seated cardio dancing workout my legs just wouldn't lift any more. My arms were burning far more than usual a... Read more
When I workout in the first 5 minutes i start slow and in the last 5 minutes i push myself to finish strong and not let up on my workout intensity. For example if i go for a 45 minute run, I walk for 5 minutes before i start jogging then the last 5... Read more
Chances are, you've worked out with Denise Austin before. After all, her "Getting Fit" TV program ran for a decade on ESPN and "America's favorite fitness expert" has sold more than 20 million exercise videos/DVDs during the span of her 25-year caree... Read more
I'm one of those people who likes to challenge my body with a tough workout. I'm not one to go until I get sick, but I do like that feeling of accomplishment when I finish a workout I knew would be strenuous. Even though it might be hard to get thr... Read more
Well today I did a 45 minute workout! I started with the usual, the elliptical for 30 minutes where I burned 460 calories as usual. Then I finished on the bike for 15 minutes and read my book. My energy level wasn't up to par today but I still pus... Read more
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