We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... 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
Whether you're just starting an exercise program, or you've been at it for years, there is one thing on everyone's wish list: a toned stomach. Well-defined abdominal muscles are glorified as being sexy, healthy and youthful. You may have... Read more
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
Does anyone know of a good source for measuring ingredients? What I mean is if you are baking, for example, how many calories are in 1/2 C of sugar. The bag says a teaspoon is 16 calories, and I know that three teaspoons = a tablespoon etc.,but doing... Read more
So, I've been eating healthy, and counting calories, for about 5-6 months now. I've lost 44lbs (280-236lbs). And have been eating an average of 1200-1500 calories per day. Now, as of this coming week, I'm adding exercise to my healthy lifestyle. I wa... Read more
i am arthritic so i have difficulty staying motivated but i can say that i ordered myself and fitbit and its pretty easy to deal with. it syncs with your computer . you charge it on the computer.it show steps and calories and gives an encoraging shou... Read more
I couldn't find the old thread so I had to CREATE a new one.
The Pushup test:
The Crunch test:
S... Read more
I enjoy watching T.V. and usually rather watch a show than exercise for an hour. However if you can do crunches, jump rope, bicep curls and stretching during commercials. A different exercise for each commercial break as many set you can do while sta... Read more
For some people, safety and form during a workout is a huge priority. For others, it's an afterthought. If you work out without the careful eyes of a trainer or instructor watching your every move, it can be difficult to know if you are exercisin... Read more
Strength training may not be rocket science, but for the average person, figuring out the best, safest, and most effective ways to lift weights is no small task. There's no shortage of workout videos, toning classes and fitness plans you could fo... Read more
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