We all like to get more done in less time, right? We shop from our computers to forgo waiting in lines at department stores and microwave our foods to cut down on cooking time. Some of us even take multitasking to new levels by checking our email whi... Read more
Wouldn’t it be great if all the fat-burning secrets you see in magazine ads and TV infomercials actually worked? If sauna suits, cellulite-shrinking creams, herbal wraps, and pills designed to “boost metabolism and melt fat away” di... Read more
Everyone wants to do more in less time. Just imagine how much you could get done if you had an extra hour or two a day! That may be a fantasy, but boosting the caloric burn—without spending more time in the gym—isn't. Use these smart... Read more
I needed to get a social life. This revelation hit me late on a Friday night when I realized I had spent another evening knee-deep in laundry when I really wanted to be out having some fun. Busy with work and family, I hadn’t seen my girlfriend... Read more
The weather outside is frightful-- but that pond in your neighborhood is delightful. Frozen solid now, it offers all kinds of possibilities for winter sports that’ll keep you trim until springtime. What’s more, if you take to the ice... Read more
What do you guys do about exercise when you're sick? My toddler shares every single illness that goes through his school with me, and I don't want to get detailed this early in my weight loss journey because of yet another cold. Any ideas?... Read more
Needing advise on which are the best exercises to do to work and build strengh in upper back muscles. (at the base of neck between shoulders) I'm limited to workouts at home. I shoot archery & that's my area that seems to need work.... Read more
I found that you burn MORE calories by exercising for 60 minutes in one shot than for two separate sessions of 30 minutes.For me (and everyone is different) I burn approximately 200 calories in the first half hour, and *300* in the second! Yes, I bu... Read more
When doing a run on the treadmill, I enter my weight at approximately 10-15lbs less than my actual weight. This is to ensure that the calories burned display is a more accurate reflection of my actual calories burned. Exercise equipment notoriousl... Read more
A heart rate monitor (HRM) is capable of estimating calorie burn pretty accurately—but only for aerobic (cardio) exercise, not for strength training. Here's why:A HRM won't give you an accurate idea of how many calories you bu... Read more
If you are concerned about how many calories you burn during strength training, chances are that you are actively trying to lose weight (or might want to ensure you are eating enough to support strength training without losing additional weight). Alt... Read more
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