We often get questions about the best abs exercises—after all, who doesn't want to tone their tummy in the least amount of time? There are countless exercises that target the abs, including fitness DVDs (Does "8 Minute Abs" ring a... Read more
Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you're making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, b... Read more
Whether you're just starting an exercise program, or you've been at it for years, there is one thing on everyone's wish list: a toned stomach. Well-defined abdominal muscles are glorified as being sexy, healthy and youthful. You may have... Read more
We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
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I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 15 years old, and I've always been overweight from this disease. It seems like my entire high school/hal... Read more
Does anyone know how much weight that comes off initially during a diet/corrected eating habits is actually weight from water? I know there is a great deal of water locked up with glycogen storage, and as glycogen goes down initially it appears like... Read more
This is a little TMI (apologies in advance) but I'm really struggling with my body image as I lose weight. In particular, my ta-tas have gone from being "fun bags" to "sad sacks." I know it's really vain to focus on that, but it's really messing wi... Read more
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After 35 years of dieting I am trying SPARKPEOPLE. I have always been between the 200 and 310 poundage since becoming a woman.
Now I need surgery, new knees, the operation depends on how healthy I can be. The less I weigh the better chance I have... Read more
If you're having a hard time pushing through an exercise move (say, 50 crunches), start counting down from your current weight to your goal weight.150, 149, 148, 147... etc!You'll find that this helps you complete the amount of crunches needed, but a... Read more
By Kimberly Papa of That's Fit
Celebrity trainer Jackie Warner has the kind of abs most of us can only dream about, but the creator of the "Personal Training with Jackie: Crunch-Free Xtreme Abs" DVD and star of Bravo's "Thintervention" says anyone... 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
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