We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness?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
Fitness infomercials promise a lot: dramatic weight-loss, big results, a six pack in 30 days! But unfortunately, most of them do not deliver on those promises. When those ads are so intriguing and believable, how do you know which new products delive... Read more
Convenience foods and snacking go hand in hand. Unfortunately, many of these convenient snacks also go straight to our waistlines. When "snack packs" appeared on the market just a few years ago, dieters rejoiced! Now, they could easily coun... 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 you had told me six years ago that I’d be working for SparkPeople today as a fitness and weight loss coach, I’d have told you to see a psychiatrist and get some medication to help control those delusions of yours.
At that point, m... Read more
"Proper form can help you conserve energy and avoid injury. Your posture should be upright—shoulders back, abs pulled in, and no slouching or leaning forward."
Hi _ I was reading an article about running on SP. it said that the abs should be pul... Read more
If you go to work and pack lunch like I do, what did you bring today?
I actually pack both breakfast and lunch to work, as I'm at work by about 1 hour after I've woken up in the mornings and I find I feel best if I wait until about 90min after w... Read more
Vacation time! Packed my protein powder, fruits and snacks!found a vegetarian/healthy restaurant..All set for a healthy fun weekend!!! So excited to do lots of dancing, laughing and of course moderate drinking, hopefully lol!... Read more
Am looking for an abs workout I can do during a class while other students are doing crunches and twists. I can't do the up/down back/forth movements (vertigo) but need a sequence of exercises to fill the time well. Would love a video or article; s... Read more
_Always_ pack 'road food'-- keep a little cooler in the car. Use a freeze pack. Pack homemade juice boxes, small bags of fresh veggies, sandwiches (never ones with mayo) and anything else your family will eat. Even with dollar menus, one visit to McD... Read more
I used coach Nicole's video and she stressed pull in the abs when walking. Many rainy days I did not walk outdoors. I did videos they are not so easy to pull in abs.I was doing an exercise at the computer and realised my abs are much tighter. Now i s... Read more
Many people want to have flat abs, but have trouble getting them. Attaining visible abdominal definition depends on a low body fat percentage that isn't realistic for many and your genetics plays a part of it as well, but that doesn't mean y... Read more
Who doesn't want six pack abs? Well REIGNWATER recently asked a great fitness question related to these muscles: "Does Pilates count as ab work? How often can it be done?"Want to hear what I had to say?First of all, it's important t... Read more
One of the most popular questions I get is what is an easy way to get a six pack. With spring in the air and everyone gearing up for the beach people want to turn a keg into a six pack in two weeks. Well the only way to do this is to get off the couc... Read more
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