Tag Archives: fitness

A Clean-Eating, Muscle-Building Meal Plan

A Clean-Eating, Muscle-Building Meal Plan

When you’re trying to build a better body, your actions outside the gym matter just as much as the all the clanging, heaving and pumping that goes on in the weight room. What you do in the kitchen, in particular, plays a huge part in your progress. ...
The Sticky Truth About Athletic Tape

The Sticky Truth About Athletic Tape

It makes runners and weightlifters look so sporty, so professional. Plus, with all the fun fashion prints to choose from, you’ll never find an outfit it doesn’t match. But is that colorful, carefully placed athletic tape just a flashy acc ...
6 Ways to Rock the Gym When You’re a Newbie

6 Ways to Rock the Gym When You’re a Newbie

With clanking machines, grunting musclemen and fit bodies everywhere you turn, the gym can be an intimidating place when you’re new to the scene. Combine the bustling environment with feelings of insecurity, and the experience may be so overwhelming ...
4 Ways to Measure Your Body Fat

4 Ways to Measure Your Body Fat

Like dental checkups, vacuuming under the couch or grocery trips after a day at the office, measuring body fat is something many of us dread and dodge. But with that new bathing suit hanging in the closet and beach days being added to the calendar, k ...
Are Sports Drinks Better Than Water for Workouts?

Are Sports Drinks Better Than Water for Workouts?

It’s plain and simple: active bodies need hydration. But figuring out what to drink, how much to sip (or chug!) and when to gulp it down can be a little…confusing. If water is your go-to beverage during workouts, should you switch to sports drinks? I ...
Are You Breathing Properly During Exercise?

Are You Breathing Properly During Exercise?

You may be counting down the minutes remaining in your two-mile run or the speed at which you’re curling that dumbbell, but I bet the last thing on your mind when you’re working out is whether you’re breathing properly. Big mistake. If you’re not pay ...