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 ...
Why Women Should Lift Weights

Why Women Should Lift Weights

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&# ...