Are you sick of the same-old cardio machines at the gym? Bored by the treadmill? Tired of the elliptical? Can't stand to do another mile on the stationary bike or another flight on the stair climber? Well, then, it's time you head over to the... Read more
Kettlebells were practically unheard of in North America until recently, but now exercising with a bowling-ball-shaped weight with a handle is the newest fitness trend. Used by fitness enthusiasts, collegiate athletes, and pro sports teams alike, mor... Read more
Fitting in fitness, eating well and having the time to relax and rejuvenate can be an overwhelming quest for anyone—and if you add business travel to the mix, it may even feel impossible.
However, if traveling for business is part of... Read more
Sometimes when we miss a workout, we know full well that we are just making "the dog ate my homework" types of excuses that wouldn't fool anyone—not even you! But then there are the times when we have a valid reason for skipping a... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
After a workout: 2500-2700. I never reach even 2500 but I do hit 1600-2100. I think the range is high b/c Fitbit, daily activity calories being counted. Daily activity is accounted for on Spark in my BMR which is higher than the Fitbit app BMR.... Read more
Being over 300lbs makes it a little hard to keep up with a man like Billy Blanks or even walking in place with Leslie Sansone. My question is should I workout at my own pace when doing the dvds or should I try and keep up with them.... Read more
Looking for a 'workout buddy'
I need someone to keep me accountable. I would love to hire a personal trainer ONLY because they will MAKE ME workout but they are expensive. Anyone up to keeping me motivated?... Read more
I would like to start working out in the mornings, but that would mean I would have to wake up at 4:30 am to get it in before my significant other wakes up. Does anyone else get up this early to work out?... Read more
My husband is very fit. He needs to know what are the best items to eat after a late evening intense workout . The group of guys go straight from work to a 2 hour, very intense, forest mountain bike ride. It takes him 40 mins. to get home so by the t... Read more
I seem to "road trip" alot, so I had to start thinking ahead to keep my fitness on track! Whenever making hotel reservations, a good fitness room or pool is a priority for me. Even if the pool isn't big enough for laps, I can do exercises from my w... Read more
I keep two types of shower products: upscale, nice-smelling shampoo and conditioner and perfumed bath gel, and normal drugstore stuff. When I have worked out in the morning before my shower, I use the good stuff, and when I haven't, I use the cheap s... Read more
During the last few years, ultra-intense workouts have been gaining popularity—and not just among athletes or hardcore exercisers who are gluttons for self-punishment. Even the relatively unfit and overweight are jumping at the chance to push t... Read more
A post-Thanksgiving round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. The Workout: A Woman in Nascar A neat story about a Crossfit champion and NASCAR tire changer. NYTHow to Prevent Aches and Pains For Stress-Free Travel If... Read more
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