It's freezing cold outside, it’s dark when you get home, and you're still recovering from those extra holiday calories you put away over the last couple weeks. That’s a pretty good excuse to sit inside by the fire, snuggle up... Read more
Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and... Read more
Both running and walking are simple ways to get a great cardiovascular workout with no equipment beyond a sturdy pair of athletic shoes. But these common activities can lead to pain and injury if you're not careful. Here are five of the most comm... Read more
A fitness trend is sweeping the nation that involves balancing oneself on an oversized ball while performing functional resistance movements. The ball is referred to as a "physio" or "Swiss" ball and has grabbed the attention of n... Read more
Before Gail Devers won the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympics, she spent countless hours on the track. But you know where else she spent her time? In the gym, doing strength training. Not to gain weight, but to keep her muscles strong.
The comm... Read more
I've been very sedentary for about 10 years now. Working at a desk, 9 hours a day and not doing anything else. I am a very large woman (360 on a 5'2 frame and I'm 50 years old) I really want to get back into shape but I don't have a clue as to where... Read more
I got my weight down to 158 about 3 months ago. I decided to increase calories and increase resistance training to add muscle. I have been successful at adding about 15 pounds of fat. I ate more proteins when working out. How do I add muscle, at leas... Read more
I would assume that most of us would consider folks with bulging, vein popping, Anna Nicole Smith sized muscles gross or at the very least not our cup of tea........"MOST" of us. I say that as a disclaimer to those who'll use those kind of people as... Read more
I'm going to post this question here and hope that some of our resident experts can weigh in on this. If you are are looking to add muscle and lose fat, how should one balance their caloric intake?
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I got overconfident and pulled my groin muscle a few days ago. I waited a couple of days and tried to do what I thought was some gentle movement. I hurt myself again. Is there anything that I can do with my upper body that will give me some aerobic b... Read more
I'm the only coffee drinker in my household. A full pot of coffee encouraged me to drink more than I wanted/needed. The single cup coffee makers (like Keurig) seemed expensive. And don't get me started on "premium" coffee shops!I started making a co... 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
With much of the country experiencing an unseasonable amount of snow this winter many of us are finding ourselves digging out the snow shovel to clear our paths. But we must be mindful that while snow shoveling can give one quite a workout,it does co... Read more
Most of the time you and your body have a good working relationship. You tell it what to do, and it obeys. But every once in a while, your body talks back: a creaky knee here, a stiff shoulder there. It's saying that something you're doing&md... Read more
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