You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
Do you sometimes find yourself skipping the strength training you know you should be doing, just because it’s hard to squeeze it into your hectic schedule? Sure, it’s possible to do a very effective strength training routine at home with... Read more
College life opens new and exciting opportunities for young adults. Leaving the comforts of home for the first time to live with a total stranger in a room the size of a closet; making your own choices about where to go, when to return, what time to... Read more
Everyone has an idea in their head when it comes to looking their fittest and healthiest. For some, it's fitting perfectly into a certain outfit, or walking on the beach in a bikini with total confidence. For others, it may mean seeing a defined... Read more
I am looking for some advice. My husband and I got married in March, and we have always struggled with our different serving sizes. He is bigger than me and needs more daily calories than I do. Shouldn't be a problem, right?
Well, when we cook d... Read more
I have lost about 25 pounds on my way to 50 hopefully. Invariably when people comment on my weight loss, particularly if it is a woman, it is followed with, "well it's easier for guys to lose weight."
Funny thing is that it hasn't felt easy .... Read more
I've been dieting since April 1st, until almost the last day of July and I have finally dropped one size on top. 3x (228 lbs) to 2x (207 lbs)! My 16W pants are either getting a little loose for casual ones or fitting comfortably for stretch jeans.... Read more
Did anyone see this article today?
Absolutely ridiculous! This girl is absolutely NOT plus sized. And this totally illustrates why our country has a body image proble... Read more
After getting frustrated with different brands of women's jeans - one brand's size 16 is another brand's size 20, tall jeans are 4 inches too long, but average jeans are an inch too short - I finally gave up and went to the men's section. You can get... Read more
If you wear medium sized shorts, check men's clearance racks at running stores. Women's size medium is the same as men's small. Women's medium is a very popular size but men's small is not.... Read more
Fitness experts recommend a triad of exercises we should incorporate into our lifestyle in order to achieve optimum fitness. These exercises include cardio-respiratory activities, flexibility exercises and resistance training.
Cardio-respiratory a... Read more
Do you ever wonder how accurate the numbers you get from exercise machines or on-line trackers are when it comes to calories burned during exercise?You probably should, because chances are they aren’t very accurate--especially for some of the newer f... Read more
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