A common concern among new mothers is how to get rid of their jelly bellies and regain flatter, more toned stomachs. For some women, re-strengthening their core seems an easy task, but for most it is an uphill battle that takes many months, even... 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
Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work... Read more
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
Most of us give little thought to our stomachs, or any of our internal organs for that matter. We focus primarily on the muscles and bones, rarely paying attention to our organs until they cause pain or discomfort. People suffering from heartburn (GE... Read more
I seriously seem to not be able to. Since the new year started I was trying to lose the weight I gained over the holidays. I admit it didn't go that well initially, but in the last month or so i've genuinely tried. I've been doing 30-45 minute workou... Read more
I have lost 22 pounds and, so far, it has been easy, but my calories are high enough that it isn't a problem right now. I know that as I continue to lose that the calories allowed will drop - and, honestly, hunger when I got down to the lower ca... Read more
There was a time I could diet and lose weight easily. For about 6 years now (I am 56), I cannot lose weight at all. Eating too many calories as suggested on SparkPeople just doesn't work for me. I really need to lose about 40 pounds but wonder if... Read more
High insulin changes excess blood sugar into fat around the belly,and it hard to lose. It is called viseral fat. Insulin makes & keeps you fat. High blood triglycerides (fats), high sugar, high insulin & high blood pressure, and inflammation all st... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She writes a monthly series on menopause health and fitness.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
One of the first changes many postmenopausal women not... Read more
1. Cut just 100 calories a day.That's all you need to ditch to beat belly bulge, says Mehmet Oz, MD, author of YOU on a Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management. Dropping this amount from your daily intake -- we're talking one cooki... Read more
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