You've probably heard most of the hyperbole on abs flattening—from how often you should train to how many reps you have to do. Here, our experts help separate abs facts from fiction.
MYTH Strength-training exercises like crunches will... Read more
Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work... Read more
A common concern among new mothers is how to get rid of their jelly bellies and regain flatter, more toned stomachs. For some women, re-strengthening their core seems an easy task, but for most it is an uphill battle that takes many months, even... Read more
Ever notice how some people can have big bellies but lean legs, or how women tend to store most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and butt? These are examples of fat distribution, which refers to where your body typically stores the fat, no matter... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
Hey I'm Alyssa, im 14 and looking for someone to help keep me motivated and someone I can help motivate too! I am fairly active. I am doing physical therapy right now to gain back strength in my knee, hip and back from an injury. I am looking for som... Read more
Hi, I'm Heather. I'm 31 yrs old. I currently weigh 217, my highest weight is 226. My goal is to get down to 110 (I'm only 5'1). Starting today, I am training for my 3rd half marathon that's in March. I have been on meds this year that have caused me... Read more
I'm desperately needing a weight loss buddy and I'd like to find someone who has similar interests as me and is around my age (somewhere close to 16). So yeah if you fit those categories please don't be shy and say hi! :)... Read more
Thanks to Spark People and lots of encouragement I am losing weight and getting fit.
I still have a beer belly that does not seem to go away. I am losing about 1 kg a week and going to the gym 3 times a week. What exerc... Read more
hiya :) I'm female, 16, 5' 3", and 144.8 pounds...solidly overweight. I'm crazy busy with having to work 20 hours a week ON TOP of AP classes and independent study courses outside of school hours.... after all that crap I just can't muster the motiva... Read more
Waternelon is high glycemic, a diabetic should limit themselves to 1 cup and definetily talk to their health educator. It has Vitamins A & C, Magnesium. Cartenoids in watermelon also help to cure high blood sugar levels, there is lots of fiber & when... Read more
Want toned abs and a flatter stomach? If all the DVDs, workout gizmos and "belly-fat-burning" pills, books, and diets out there are any indication, we're obsessed with slimming down our midsections, and for good reason. A flat stomach n... Read more
1. Cut just 100 calories a day.
That's all you need to ditch to beat belly bulge, says Mehmet Oz, MD, author of YOU on a Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management. Dropping this amount from your daily intake -- we're talking one cookie, a s... Read more
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