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
When people begin a fitness program, they understandably have lots of questions, from how to perform certain moves to which exercises are most effective. One question that everyone seems to ask is how to breathe properly when working out.
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Proper breathing is an underestimated, but critical building block of good health. Slow, deep breathing gets rid of carbon dioxide waste and takes plenty of clean, fresh oxygen to your brain and muscles. More blood cells get the new, oxygen-rich air... Read more
My closet used to be divided into three sections: clothes that fit when I was 20 pounds heavier; clothes that fit when I was thin but miserable (from my “never-eat-anything-fun” phase); and clothes I could wear at that moment.
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If you’re like most people who want to lose weight, you probably think that shedding a few pounds will help you feel better about yourself. And chances are, you see exercise simply as something you need to do to accomplish that goal. But here&r... Read more
Only lost a 1/2 pound this week, but my belly seems flatter! I think tracking my water might be the reason. I always thought I was drinking enough, but after tracking it after every glass of water I realized I wasn't getting enough.... Read more
Lifting heavy weights will not bulk you up. Fat doesn't "turn into" muscle. They are burned and built by different processes. The best way to track progress is to get a dressmaker's tape and take measurements of your body at different places monthly.... Read more
I've done it before and have been able to go months without sugar, but lately anytime I try to stop eating sugar at week 3 I start feeling sick and nauseous, to the point I think I am getting sick but as soon as I bring up my sugar levels (be it cho... Read more
My body shape, I just found out, is called an apple shape (lots of belly fat). Therefore, I do a lot of aerobics because I found out that that is the best way to get rid of the belly fat. Not with crunches.31131223168... Read more
Want toned abs and a flatter stomach? If all the DVDs, workout gizmos and "belly-fat-burning" pills, books, and diets out there are any indication, we're obsessed with slimming down our midsections, and for good reason. A flat stomach n... 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
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