Truth be told, your metabolism runs a notch higher to warm up your body during colder workouts. An increased metabolism means an increase in calorie burn. But don’t go gorging on the bread basket just yet. The extra calorie burn is minimal and does not (I repeat, does NOT) give you carte blanche to binge.
Working out solo has its benefits: you stay focused, you choose the activities and no one has to see (or smell) you sweat. But if your partner is health-minded, like you, exercising together every once in a while has its perks, too. For starters, pairing up in the gym is known to help people stick with their goals. Your sex life might also get a boost (think of all those endorphins flowing!).
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Are you having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day? Well, wake up, honey! You’re dreaming if you think every new dawn is going to be peachy-keen perfect. Bad hair days will happen. You’ll cave and eat a slice of your co-worker’s birthday cake. You’re human, but you’re also a strong, sexy beast and can still turn this day into a success! Read more →
I often hear the complaint: “I’m working out almost every day, but my weight won’t budge.” What many people don’t realize is that exercise is the easy part. Learning to eat right–and sticking with a healthy-eating plan–is a much bigger challenge when it comes to shedding extra pounds and changing the shape of your body. You can kill yourself in the gym, sweating through an hour or more of cardio daily and lifting weights until you drop. But the results aren’t going to show if there’s a layer of fat sticking around due to a poor diet.
Repeat after me, ladies: strength training, lifting dumbbells and entering the free-weight area of the gym are not going to make me look like a man.While it seems like a logical progression—lift weights, build muscle, turn into a bodybuilder—the truth is, you’re not going to bulk up like the guys you see slamming plates at the gym, or even like the women on the pages of muscle magazines. It takes intense training (and testosterone levels we simply don’t have), to build bulging biceps, chiseled chests and rock-hard rear ends.
Whether your goal is to become fitter, stronger or leaner, there are a lot of moving parts to keep up with – literally. Active people tend to take on more responsibilities than their sedentary counterparts, so their plates fill up fast. And as any go-getter knows, this lifestyle can become overwhelming and just plain exhausting…if you let it. Read more →
Whether you’ll be sitting starry eyed with your sweetie at a romantic restaurant or venturing out solo in search of true love, Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to show off your sizzlin’ hot shape. With just four weeks to go, now’s the time to start ramping up your fitness routine and cleaning up your diet so you can slide—not squeeze—into that sexy red dress. Here are 10 ways to make it happen.
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