At the gym you’ve probably seen the big, beefy guys and fully defined ladies lugging around jugs of water. You know the kind you usually only buy when you’re stocking up for a natural disaster? Well, it may look a little ridiculous, but these muscle heads might be on to something. Read more →
As most people head into the gym, their minds are focused on the day’s workout—not on MRSA, norovirus, influenza and other scary germs that may be floating around or lurking on the equipment. While disinfectant sprays and hand sanitizers are available in some facilities, you might be lucky to get a paper towel in others. But you don’t have to become a germophobe—or worse, avoid working out at the gym altogether—to avoid getting sick. Just use common sense and keep these tips in mind to protect yourself.
What exactly does it mean to recover after a workout? Whether you’re strength training, running, spinning or dancing, your body needs time to repair and re-energize after exercise. During strenuous physical activity, muscle tissue breaks down, fluid is lost and energy stores are depleted. Recovery allows the body to repair damaged muscle tissues (ultimately leading to the creation of bigger muscle fibers, or building strength) and to replenish energy stores.
By no means am I a yogi, but I do enjoy the practice, relaxation and exercise that comes along with it. It’s the perfect trifecta for your mind, body and spirit. If you are thinking about trying yoga for the first time, here are eight easy tips to get the most out of your time on the mat. Read more →
Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, which means you’ve got plenty of time to start slimming down for swimsuit season (or even spring break). The key to getting lean is to combine cardio exercise with the right diet. First, you need to make sure you’re doing enough cardio to burn fat every day. Next, clean up your plate. When mapping out your weekly meal plans, consider including high-quality meal replacement shakes. Let me tell you why.
If there’s one body part a woman could change, 9 out of 10 of us will coyly admit to having issues with our lower body. Ladies, nothing is going to change until you can embrace your trouble zones. Not convinced you can live happily ever after with your lower half? Read on. Read more →
There have been some major fails and some major gains in my progress for my ideal body. For instance, when I first started my healthy life turnaround 10 years ago, supplements weren’t so prevalent. The best advice I’d ever received was to drink lots of water and eat properly. That was it. After many years in the gym, however, I finally realized you have to do more than exercise, eat and repeat. Read more →
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