We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
We often get questions about the best abs exercises—after all, who doesn't want to tone their tummy in the least amount of time? There are countless exercises that target the abs, including fitness DVDs (Does "8 Minute Abs" ring a... Read more
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
When you think about “fitness classes,” what images come to mind? Do you picture skinny people (leg warmers included) jumping around and kicking their legs to loud music? Although that might have been the case 10 or 20 years ago, the late... Read more
In a crunch with my sons school work. We do the online public school, and a major deadline tomorrow at 4. Think we completed all but 1 test in writing and a half of a special assessment in language arts.
If he completes, we can party at friends.... Read more
If the steps are from everyday walking around, we do not recommend entering that as fitness. Those calories burned are already estimated and included in the BMR calculation we use so you don't want to double count that.
Thanks for asking!... Read more
Any advice on getting motivated to walk everyday? I'll walk 4 miles a day for a week, but then lose interest. I live in the country, so there's no sidewalks,where I live. I'm usually walking by tress or in grass.... Read more
Whatever your fitness level, do 100 reps of something. Even if you have to do 5 reps at a time and it takes you all day. I do 100 crunches or pushups or lunges everyday whether I go to the gym or not. Sometimes it takes 5 minutes, sometimes I fit the... Read more
It is Fitness Week at work in the Gym. They are giving us a different activity to do everyday to earn extra points. Yesterday 20 crunches on the ball, 10 hamstring curls with the ball, 10 push ups legs on the ball. Today 1/2 mile walk outside around... Read more
Want toned abs and a flatter stomach? If all the DVDs, workout gizmos and "belly-fat-burning" pills, books, and diets out there are any indication, we're obsessed with slimming down our midsections, and for good reason. A flat stomach n... Read more
By Kimberly Papa of That's Fit
Celebrity trainer Jackie Warner has the kind of abs most of us can only dream about, but the creator of the "Personal Training with Jackie: Crunch-Free Xtreme Abs" DVD and star of Bravo's "Thintervention" says anyone... Read more
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