Are Hidden Gym Germs Making You Sick?

Are Hidden Gym Germs Making You Sick?

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 ...
6 Post-Workout Recovery Tips for Women

6 Post-Workout Recovery Tips for Women

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 ...
What Does it Mean to “Eat Clean”?

What Does it Mean to “Eat Clean”?

Q. What is a “clean” diet? Fitness expert and competitive figure model Melissa Transou responds:   A “clean” diet isn’t a quick-fix diet–it’s a lifestyle diet. Unlike most diets, a clean diet doesn’t i ...
Get Pumped With a Partner: 5 Couples’ Workouts

Get Pumped With a Partner: 5 Couples’ Workouts

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, pai ...
Is Weight Lost in the Gym…or the Kitchen?

Is Weight Lost in the Gym…or the Kitchen?

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 ...