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
Eventually, most people who walk for fitness will reach the point when walking alone no longer challenges them or helps them see results. If that sounds like you, then Nordic walking may be just what you need. First used as a summer training method b... Read more
If you've incorporated strength training into your exercise regimen, congratulations! You're cultivating a healthy habit that will help make you better at, well, pretty much everything. But just like other aspects of a healthy lifestyle, stre... Read more
When it comes to healthy habits, you can have too much of a good thing. Fiber is good for you, but too much fiber is a major diet no-no (if you've done it, you know what I'm talking about). Even too much sleep can backfire and hurt your healt... Read more
You're killing your workout, feeling strong and confident. Maybe you're three miles into a brisk walk, a few meters into your swim routine or in the home stretch of a 5K run. Your heart and lungs are cooperating, your form is on point and you... Read more
Lately I've been gaining a lot of muscle weight from weight training at the gym, and I know that I'm still slimming down, but seeing those extra pounds on the scale is really discouraging. Any ideas to stay motivated even with my added pounds?... Read more
Oh man, am I sore today! I just started lifting with the help of my husband. He's an army vet who doesn't accept "I can't" for an answer. I coudn't ask for a better trainer, but my goodness, I'm feeling it today!... Read more
Just to clarify--
Muscle does not weigh more than fat.
A pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat....16 ounces.
However, a pound of fat is giggly and takes up more space in the body than does a pound of fat which is dense and firm.... Read more
#day2 I'm alil sore from working out but no biggie I already did my work out today but decided to add extra crunches every day....I'm really struggling with healthy low calorie foods that will help me feel full I'm drink lots of extra water... Read more
I've been taking aerobics classes recently and working myself pretty hard, but I don't ever feel that I'm completely cooled down. I drive right home after them and take Oliver for a good walk to cool down. Three benefits: 1- A tired dog. 2-I've c... Read more
Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!... 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... 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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