Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
Want to boost your fitness level and burn more calories? This program uses intervals (short bursts of higher-intensity activity followed by lower intensity recovery periods), which can be a more effective way to train than exercising at one intensity... Read more
This walking program uses intervals (short bursts of higher-intensity activity followed by lower intensity recovery periods), which can be a more effective way to train (and burn calories) than exercising at one intensity level. If you're new to... Read more
One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m... Read more
I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
How can I track my glucose without using the diabetic plan? I turned off the diabetic plan because it allows more carbs, calories and proteins than my primary care physician, dietitian and nephrologist suggested. However, I would still like to track... Read more
I reset my weight loss plan to reach my goal in one year. Now that I'm used to eating on a regular schedule, I need to cut back a little. It was hard to eat 3 meals a day, but I adjusted. Now for a new challenge. I've already lost my first pound.... Read more
I'm an 18 year old male, 200 pounds with a lot of fat: mostly in my gut, chest, and thighs, and almost no muscle. I do almost no exercise but am starting to eat healthier.
Where do I start?? I don't know what kind of exercises to do, and what is... Read more
How often do you plan to have these cheat days? Personally, I would not do an entire day of eating like crap - it would throw me off, and I'm sure my stomach would revolt. It's just not worth it (IMO).... Read more
Do you feel any after effects of a workout? O can feel it while I'm there, but am hour or so later it's as if I have never been - no tiredness of muscle ache. Am I not working hard enough?... Read more
Use the plateau to take a long, hard look at your exercise routine and your nutrition.Are you skipping workouts? Make sure you're getting you're doing your workout's as planned.Have the workouts become easier for you to do? Increase the intensity, b... Read more
My gym offers a class based on just doing plyometrics; short/high intensity intervals of running, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, lounges...you name it. For 50 minutes our heart rate is HIGH. Though it is a TOUGH workout and sometimes hard to keep... Read more
What if I told you there was an exercise technique that could burn more calories—and fat—in less time that was also fun? You may think that I was hawking some fitness gadget in an infomercial, or simply lying to you, but neither of those... Read more
I know plenty of people who love their elliptical trainers—and there is plenty of reason to. The elliptical mimics the motion of walking or running but with very little impact on the joints. That means it's more comfortable for you to get y... Read more
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