Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have... Read more
I sat listening quietly to the women in my monthly weight-loss support group talk amongst themselves over the conference line. Marge was sharing how happy she was to be back to her regular daily walks after months of being derailed by her broken ankl... Read more
"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... Read more
My doctor frowned last spring as he studied the test results. "You have a little bone thinning," he said. "It's time for you to start some resistance training."
The news didn't surprise me. My grandmother was st... Read more
Before Gail Devers won the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympics, she spent countless hours on the track. But you know where else she spent her time? In the gym, doing strength training. Not to gain weight, but to keep her muscles strong.
The comm... Read more
Day three! I won't get my workout in today, which is sad. But i kept it healthy with oatmeal and toast for breakfast! Staying hydrated in this altitude is a struggle. I'm craving a snack even though I just ate not even 2 hours ago. This is tough!... Read more
Does anyone have workout suggestions for days when you have only about 20 minutes? I've tried walking but I don't feel like I'm getting anything out of that in only 20 min.
Oh and what is everyone having for dinner tonight. I need ideas!... Read more
I've been sticking to my workouts this week so far so good! Eating is still a challenge but exercise keeps it balanced. I've been doing HiiT and I think it's working. I'm eat more instead of sticking to 1200.... Read more
Cardio is a great way to burn calories and fat, but it also burns muscle. Strength Training will build new muscle, which will also burn EXTRA calories (and replace the muscle you may have lost from all that Cardio.) Also, don't forget to eat a few mo... Read more
If you spend much time in the gym, you’re probably familiar with the “mirror muscle” crowd. They’re the guys who spend most of their time doing exercises that work the upper body muscles you can see while looking in the mirror—chest, abs, shoulders,... Read more
It's common for beginners to experience muscle soreness that lasts for a week or two, just as seasoned exercisers will be sore after a tough workout. Yes, you should keep working out even though you are sore, but there is more to it than that.&nb... Read more
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