Ever notice how some people can have big bellies but lean legs, or how women tend to store most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and butt? These are examples of fat distribution, which refers to where your body typically stores the fat, no matter... Read more
You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... Read more
Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... Read more
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a major health problem affecting an estimated 21 million adults in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage which results in pain, stiffness, swelling a... Read more
Setting goals is step one in the journey to a healthy lifestyle. While experts have different opinions on if goals should be big or more achievable, most experts agree goal setting keeps you on track and motivated, no matter the obstacles that arise... Read more
Knees really hurting tonight. Trying to keep exercising each day. Took it down a notch. No running, just walking. Really hoping it goes away soon. I do so much better when I don't skip a day, just do a lighter day, ice soon!... Read more
I learned from an aerobics video that if you use more "hip" action, such as exaggerating your side to side sway when walking and many step exercises this increases calories burned and uses other muscles you don't spend a lot of time using normally. T... Read more
No one would mistake a beer gut for a sign of health.But a new study finds that carrying extra pounds around the middle can be dangerous even for people with an overall healthy weight.In a 14-year study of more than 15,000 people, normal-weight men w... Read more
The hip flexors are the group of muscles that allow you to lift your knees toward your chest and bend forward from the hips. What is collectively referred to as the hip flexors is actually a group of muscles that includes the iliopsoas, the thi... Read more
Remember last week when I reviewed two cardio dance DVDs by 10-Minute Solution—Hip Hop Dance Mix and Dance Off Belly Fat? (Read the review here if you missed it.) I really loved the workouts, as did my fellow tester, and based on the comments, many o... Read more
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