I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
Would you like to swap your usual workout out for one that's just four minutes long? Of course you would! Well, that's the allure of Tabata training, a type of super high-intensity interval training that is becoming more and more popular.
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There’s no doubt that getting older changes your body and appearance, but it also affects your ability to exercise. Your maximum heart rate declines with age, which means your heart and lungs can’t pump as much oxygen and blood to your mu... Read more
If I told you that there was a way to burn more calories, lose more fat, and improve your cardiovascular fitness level while spending less time doing cardio, you’d probably reach for your phone to report me to the consumer fraud hotline, right?... Read more
I had my metabolic rate (RMR - what your body burns at rest before any activity or exercise) tested by indirect calorimetry (breathing into a machine after certain conditions are met). The person doing the test told me it was accurate t... Read more
I am enjoying retirement! Owning my time is better than my best dream about the freedom of work free days could possibly be. But this new freedom of scheduled time comes a deded responsibility. my new phase of life, retirement, time demands that... Read more
i'm worried about my resting heart rate. It's easily around 75 bpm. My husband's hovers around 45! Will exercise reduce this? We are both fairly active, and not overweight. Should I be concerned?... Read more
Has anyone ever done a Spartan race? I want to do an obstacle run, and there happens to be a spartan sprint that's very convenient for me. I'm a little nervous to sign up because it seems pretty intense, but I strongly feel that I need a big goal to... Read more
OK, so bear with me here. I'm not sure if what I'm looking for or wondering about even exists. Well, okay, I know it exists, but....you know what? I'm just gonna stop rambling and ask my damn question.
I currently have a Polar H1 heart rate se... Read more
Having a hard time exercising in your target heart rate zone? Maybe you need to check your resting heart rate! If you are getting regular cardio, your resting heart rate will decrease. Since your target heart rate is based on your resting heart ra... Read more
Take your pulse (at wrist or neck is best) before you get out of bed. Count the # of beats in a minute. Then, knowing this as your true resting heart rate, you can find out what intensity you need to be working at during cardio in order to reach yo... Read more
Tight on time?Don't give up on your workout today. If you have a mere four minutes—that's just 240 total seconds—to spare (and who doesn't), then you do have time to squeeze in a super effective workout that provides major hea... Read more
From Fitness MagazineAttention shoppers: Window shopping is not a workout. Which daily tasks do make the cut as exercise? FITNESS Magazine breaks it down here.WalkingDoes It Count? IT DEPENDSA leisurely stop-and-shop visit to the mall won’t ge... Read more
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