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
You've probably heard most of the hyperbole on abs flattening—from how often you should train to how many reps you have to do. Here, our experts help separate abs facts from fiction.
MYTH Strength-training exercises like crunches will... Read more
I'm sure you guys know what I mean by "exercise that doesn't feel like exercise because it's so fun" - what do you do for this? I'm a bit slow on the uptake but I have totally only just realised that Beyonce's "Let's Move" is actually a workout! I do... Read more
So last night I calculated my BMR which gave me a number of 1496.2 calories. Then based on a light activity level I took my BMR x 1.375 which gave me 2057.275 calories to maintain my current weight of 148 lbs at a height of 5' 8''. Typically to lose... Read more
I was diagnosed with cancer a year ago. I have had the chemo treatments, radiation, and surgery. The chemo treatments will continue as a preventative. The doctors warn me to be careful exercising due to dangers of lymph-edema, but they do not have a... Read more
All too often this thing 192 scares us when it doesn't move the way we think it is supposed to. Don't forget that when you are working to lose weight through food choices and exercise that the exercising, when done properly, will help you build muscl... 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
You're probably familiar with the terms "apple" and "pear" when they apply to body shapes. People who are apple shaped tend to carry their extra weight in the abdomen region, but usually have relatively slim arms and legs. Men tend to be apple shaped... Read more
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