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 →
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.
Q: For someone who is allergic to peanuts, sensitive to caffeine and prefers not to consume too much fructose, do you have any ideas for making your own energy gels or other on-course fuel?
Brandon Marsh answers:
A: In today’s world, there’s a large market for energy gels, nutrition bars and sports drinks. But if you have the time to make your own, it’s not a bad idea. This way you’ll know and recognize every ingredient that goes into your body. Plus, the prep is a lot easier than you might think. Read more →
Q: I’ve been working out for approximately 11 weeks now. (I dance to fast and moderately fast-paced music, as well as lift weights.) It takes a lot for me to sweat, and because of this I retain a lot of water. I don’t even sweat in the 90+ heat in South Florida. Is there anything I can do to be able to sweat more? I have tried diuretic pills. No success. Read more →
By now the snow has melted from the mountaintops, which means only one thing…it’s time to go hiking! Climbing to new heights is a workout in itself. But when you want to dial up the calorie-torching benefits, you need to add a few “exercise enhancements,” as I like to call them.
About 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered in it and about 80 percent of our bodies are made of it. Water is at the root of life, which would explain why you should be consuming a sufficient amount. Not only does proper hydration account for a well-functioning body, but it can also make your skin appear soft and supple, your lips smooth and kissable and your muscles hard and defined. But buyer beware: when it comes to hydrating a fit body (like yours), you should be mindful of more than just how much water you’re drinking.
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