Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pull up!
Pull ups are one way to showcase ultimate strength and conditioning, and they're no easy feat for the beginner. But both men and women can achieve pull-u... Read more
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all it's exercise—and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some common exercises aren't safe at all (especially for people who... Read more
In this exercise, movement will come from the shoulders and elbows.
Start by sitting on the seat and adjusting the leg-restraint pad to the appropriate height. Your feet should be flat on the floor and the pad should help keep your l... Read more
The infamous salad bar, available everywhere from work cafeterias to family restaurants, can round out a meal with a wholesome side dish, or be a meal all by itself. What could be more healthy and nutritious? Those vegetables and fruits can be loaded... Read more
We spend more money and waste more calories by dining out than ever before. The US Department of Agriculture estimates that we eat 29% of our meals away from home. And the National Restaurant Association says that these meals take up 44% of our food... Read more
that's a loaded question. Good carbs, bad carbs, no carbs. I eat carbs but try to use whole grain most of the time and limit simple carbs like sugar. I believe in moderation so I try to get the amount of carbs that SP recommends.... Read more
I've been using small plates for meals for a long time, but I'm overweight therefore I'm still not doing well in the portioning area. The plates that I've seen (on line) make sense to me because I can actually see how much goes onto each section of... Read more
If you do partake, use a small plate and one trip to try a little bit of a few things. I've had to navigate several potlucks on my journey and those tips have helped me along the way. Good luck!... Read more
Sort laundry in evening. Before going to bed, load washer dry. Leave yourself a note about checking washer - perhaps on the bathroom mirror. On arriving home from work the next day, start the load. Dry & fold after supper. Prepare a load for next d... Read more
Your back muscles may be one of the most neglected areas when it comes to strength training. And it isn't too surprising since we do not have a daily view of these muscles like we do our abs, chest, even our leg muscles. By focusing just a few... Read more
Warning! This list may be controversial, so feel free to disagree. I imagine that, for many people, several of the exercises on my personal DON'T DO list may be on your favorites list–and one, in particular, is probably on almost every gym rat’s fav... Read more
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