Motivating Yourself To Get Moving

Step 3: Run an Experiment If you’re inactive, the thought of embarking on an exercise regimen can be daunting. Instead of focusing on the effort involved, take one tiny step toward your goal. “What would happen if you took that 15-minute walk?” I suggest setting it up as an experiment — even if it’s a […]

Motivating Yourself To Get Moving

Step 2: Aim for the Bare Minimum to Start You’ve likely heard the recommendation that most adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While that’s a great goal to aim for over time, it’s not very realistic if you’re not […]

Motivating Yourself To Get Moving

Step 1: Be Real With Yourself Let’s say you’re open to the idea of exercising. Maybe you’ve thought about doing something but haven’t committed, and you’re certainly not intending to lace up your sneakers today — or tomorrow, for that matter. As a first step, Gagliardi asks people to think through why they want to […]

Real Talk: Can Exercise Actually Improve Your Mood?

When people start exercising, “even if just a bit,” a number of things can happen, says Lisa Uebelacker, PhD, professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School. For one thing, being active can boost your self-esteem, she says. It also helps people manage stress, lose weight, boost mental alertness and sleep […]

Don’t Just Sit There, Move!

 Weight control is possible without traditional exercise (though there’s no substitute for true exercise). Somehow during the last few decades, somewhere between 20 and 40 years of age, you’ve gained about 20 pounds. This didn’t have to happen–if you had walked an average of 150 more steps daily (which takes about three minutes) during a […]

Don’t Just Sit There, Move!

 Weight control is possible without traditional exercise (though there’s no substitute for true exercise). Somehow during the last few decades, somewhere between 20 and 40 years of age, you’ve gained about 20 pounds. This didn’t have to happen–if you had walked an average of 150 more steps daily (which takes about three minutes) during a […]

Nutrition Myth – High protein diets are not healthy and are less effective than traditional low fat, high carbohydrate diets in producing weight loss

Things have changed over the years in how scientists and nutrition professionals view dieting and what is truly considered “high protein.” When it comes to health, as long as the diet falls within the current and much wider range of acceptable amounts of protein, carbs and fats (45-65% Carbs, 10-30% Protein, 20-35% Fat), then the […]

Introduction To Basic Nutrition

Understanding basic nutritional concepts and the components of a healthy diet is important to everyone. Proper nutrition is vital to an individual’s health and wellness as well as peak athletic performance. Major causes of death and disease are intimately linked to poor diet and a lack of physical activity, and an inadequate diet is associated […]

Guidelines for Portion Sizes

The standard serving sizes are often much less than what people actually eat. Many individuals often believe they’re eating fewer calories than they take in, which can lead to unwanted weight gain. Here are a few guidelines to help you control your portions, calories, waistline, and ultimately your health. You are What you Eat – […]

How You May Be Sabotaging Your Weight

Weight Control Basics You may recall from Weight Control 101 that your weight is determined by the calories you take in and the calories you burn on a daily basis. If you’re like most adults, you’ve been taking in more calories than you burn and you have excess body fat that you’d like to get rid […]

Weight Control 101

One factor determines your weight …calories. Controlling your weight comes down to one thing – managing calories. Your body is a complex machine that requires fuel to run your metabolism and perform all movement. Calories from the food and beverages you consume provide this fuel. If you burn all the fuel you take in, your […]

Why Food Logging is Critical for Weight Control

Food Logging – A Powerful Weight Loss Tool You may surprised by the fact that losing weight is not the main challenge for most people. Keeping it off is much more of a struggle. In fact, only a small percentage of those who lose at least 10 percent of their initial body weight manage to […]

Anxious? Try These 6 Diet Tweaks to Help You Find Calm

By Christina Vercelletto May 19, 2020 Medically Reviewed by Claudia Thompson, PhD, RD If you’re feeling a little more on edge than usual lately, you’re certainly not alone. With the whole world trying to hold it together in the face of COVID-19, it seems everybody is at least a little anxious these days. What to […]

The Optimal Squat Depth for Glute Gains, Explained

Squats are a must-have staple in any leg-day routine. But since they mostly rely on your quads, you may need to tweak how you do them in order to target your glutes more. So how low can (or should) you go? For maximum booty gains, your squat depth matters, and you may not be squatting […]

You’re Not Losing Weight

If your weight loss grinds to a halt, you might think that slashing more calories is the solution. It’s probably not. Though it sounds counterintuitive, your low-calorie diet could be the reason you’ve stopped shedding pounds in the first place. “Whenever you limit calories to lose weight, your metabolism can go through a process called […]

The 10-Minute Full-Body Workout You’ll Be Doing All Summer

For amazing results, go through three rounds of 15 reps for each move, using five- to 10-pound weights. Jump Squat Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart.  Push your hips back and lower into a squat.  Driving through your heels, lift off the ground and jump as high into the air as possible.  Land softly […]

A 10-Minute Isometric Core Workout for a Slow but Serious Burn

Having six-pack abs would be nice, but a washboard tummy doesn’t always equate to a strong core — and a strong core is what’s important for overall health and fitness. Your core protects your spine and also initiates almost every movement: From standing up to walking to lying down, your core muscles — your abs, of course, […]

Lifting Weights

Lifting weights not only helps you burn fat, but it also amps up your ability to perform such daily tasks as carrying groceries, climbing stairs and doing other household chores. Lifting weights is critical since all of us lose one to two percent of our muscle strength each year, according to a December 2013 Journal of […]

Walking

Not only is walking a convenient way to lose weight since you don’t need to belong to a gym or invest in special equipment, it’s also an ideal exercise for older adults since it’s gentle on your joints and will help keep your heart and bones strong. A 155-pound person burns 149 calories when walking […]

Yoga

Not only does yoga strengthen your muscles but it also increases your flexibility. Another perk: Stretching and breathing deeply during yoga helps to reduce stress hormones that contribute to belly fat, since yoga reduces stress levels, it also has the potential to improve your overall eating habits (less stress eating!), encouraging weight loss. Indeed, a […]

Do You Drink a Pumped-Up Smoothie Every Day?

A smoothie — typically, a blend of fruit, veggies, milk (dairy or nondairy), nut butters, seeds and even oats — can be an incredibly healthy addition to your diet. But also, sometimes, not. “Smoothies can be great, balanced meals — or they can be half a day’s worth of calories in a glass.” The fix: […]

WEIGHT LOSS

If your goal is to lose weight, it’s easy to get lost in all the buzz about what to eat and avoid and even when to eat and not. No wonder, then, that you might end up adopting seemingly “healthy” habits that actually undermine your success. The good news is that it only takes a […]

Why Eat More Fiber?

Hunger, energy levels and digestion are all directly affected by how much fiber you eat. Fiber is the zero-calorie part of plant-based food that the body’s enzymes can’t completely break down and, therefore, it passes through the body undigested. “If soluble fiber is a sponge, insoluble fiber is a broom that sweeps everything out.” “Fiber […]

The Best Diet and Exercise Advice for Leaner, Toned Legs

Stems. Gams. Stumps. Whatever you call them, the legs are where a lot of women tend to store extra padding. And while it’s not possible to target weight loss to just one area of the body, there are diet and exercise tweaks you can make to help slim down your legs fast. Forget leg lifts […]

The Science Behind the Most Effective Ab Workouts

The best ab workouts focus on strengthening your entire core, not just your “six-pack muscles.” Carving an enviable six-pack isn’t an easy feat — which is too bad, since it seems nearly everyone wants a defined set of abs. But too many people view a sculpted midsection as a kind of status symbol, reserved for the genetic […]

The 5 Hardest Ab Exercises You Can Do at Home

1. V-Ups Image Credit: LIVESTRONG.com/Mathew ForzagliaREGIONCoreTYPEStrength Start lying on the ground with your legs extended and held together, arms above your head, elbows along your ears.  Raise your legs, arms and torso a few inches off the ground, keeping your lower back flat on the floor. This is the starting position.  On an exhale, raise your […]

How to Burn More Calories and Actually Lose Weight Walking

Here’s what you need to know about walking in the name of weight loss. You don’t need a gym to score a quality workout — just head out the front door for a brisk walk. Walking is a legit form of exercise and accessible to almost everybody. Walking for exercise can even help you lose […]

9 Ways to Break Up With Emotional Eating for Good

Even with all of the nutrition know-how, resources and willpower under the sun, your healthy-eating intentions can dissolve in a flash when stress, sadness or boredom take over. The good news? There are ways to break the cycle and stop emotional eating. Try these nine expert- and research-backed strategies to regain your balance and nix […]

Food Portion Control

Portion Sizes The standard serving sizes are often much less than what people actually eat. Many individuals often believe they’re eating fewer calories than they take in, which can lead to unwanted weight gain. So control your portions, calories, waistline, and ultimately your health. I’m here to help you reach your health and fitness goals, […]

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Stick With Your Weight-Loss Goals When You’re Stuck at Home

Whether you’re nursing a nagging cold, snowed in during a Nor’easter or practicing social distancing, odds are being stuck at home is disrupting your daily diet and gym routines. But just because you’re temporarily cooped up doesn’t mean all your efforts to drop unwanted pounds are doomed to fail. Contact me if you’re ready to […]

Do What Works For You

Do what works for YOU Weight loss can be achieved in many different ways as long as you consistently burn more calories than you consume. However, to achieve and sustain results, follow the example of successful losers who selected behaviors they could maintain for life. Keep in mind that you can start by making small […]

Why do most people gain the weight back?

In a nutshell, people return to their original weight (and more) when they stop doing what made them successful in the first place. Participants of the NWCR who regained more than five pounds reported exercising less, eating more fatty foods and allowing themselves to overeat more frequently. It makes perfect sense why the majority of […]

Weight loss Tip

Weight loss Tip To succeed you only have to pay attention to a number, but you need to know what that number is.You WON’T manage what you CAN’T see and you CAN’T manage what you DON’T knowTo successfully achieve your goal weight YOUR way, you need to know how many calories you use every day […]

Why Food Logging is Critical for Weight Control

Food Logging – A Powerful Weight Loss Tool You may surprised by the fact that losing weight is not the main challenge for most people. Keeping it off is much more of a struggle. In fact, only a small percentage of those who lose at least 10 percent of their initial body weight manage to […]

How to Get Started Working Out at Home

By Lauren Bedosky Updated September 12, 2019 Always make sure you start every at-home workout with a good warm-up session to avoid injury. There’s a lot to love about at-home workouts: They’re affordable, convenient and accessible to all fitness levels — beginners included. However, it can be a bit tougher to avoid distractions (phone, email, […]

The One Protein Dietitians Want You to Eat More Often

“Food first” is a mantra most dietitians preach: Do your best to get your nutrients from the actual foods you’re eating and if you’re coming up short, then turn to supplements. When it comes to getting our omega-3s, however, we could all use a little help in practicing what experts advise since fish oil is […]

5 Booty-Building Mistakes Hindering Your Glute Growth Goals

By Bojana Galic Updated February 6, 2020 Great glutes aren’t born great, they grow great. And if you’re training with a well-rounded glute routine, this musing probably rings true. But if you’re rushing your reps or neglecting your hip thrusts, you may not be growing the great glutes you’d like. Before your next glute day, […]

Trying to Lose Weight? Eat More of These 3 Things

By Kelly Plowe, MS, RDN Updated February 8, 2020 The focus of weight loss typically is to eat less, but what if you focused on eating more? A major concern with the way we eat today is that we’re filling up on a lot of foods that don’t serve us well (i.e. fast-food, ultra-processed foods, […]

4 Types of Workouts That Help Women Burn More Fat at the Gym

By Kaitlin Condon Updated December 30, 2019 Your time is valuable — especially at the gym. So if your goal is to burn body fat, you’ll need to be strategic about the kinds of workouts you do. The goods news, though, is that you don’t need a ton of time for these workouts. Even 30 […]

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Want to Lose Weight? Here’s How Much Water You Should Be Drinking

By Bojana Galic Updated June 28, 2019 While water won’t burn any extra calories, drinking lots of good old H2O may be beneficial on your weight-loss journey because it can help you better identify when you’re full and provide the hydration you need to power through fat-burning exercise. Maybe you’ve heard that 3 liters a […]

6 of the Best Ab Exercises You’re Not Doing (But Totally Should Be)

By Henry Halse Updated March 3, 2020 Regardless of what type of training you do, repeating the same workouts over and overcan become boring very quickly. Not to mention, your progress will stall. But by varying your workouts, you’re more likely to stick with your regimen over time, according to the American Council on Exercise […]

The Optimal Squat Depth for Glute Gains, Explained

By Bojana Galic Updated March 4, 2020 Squats are a must-have staple in any leg-day routine. But since they mostly rely on your quads, you may need to tweak how you do them in order to target your glutes more. So how low can (or should) you go? For maximum booty gains, your squat depth […]

Want to Lose Fat Without Losing Muscle? Here’s How to Get Lean

By Nick Tumminello Updated March 4, 2020 Looking to get lean and show off your hard work? To make those muscles pop, you need a lower body fat percentage while preserving that hard-earned muscle mass. But here’s the hard part: Muscle is high-maintenance and requires a specific type of diet, training and recovery plan to […]

Build Your Best Butt With This 20-Minute Dumbbell Workout

By Jaime Osnato September 29, 2019 Odds are you use dumbbells for your upper-body workouts, but they’re also super handy for lower-body moves, too. Sure, doing squats and lunges with your body weight is an easy and effective way to target your glutes, but adding dumbbells into the mix challenges your body in new ways […]

9 Weight-Lifting Myths It’s Time to Stop Believing

By Jaime Osnato Updated January 24, 2020 Do you avoid the weight rack for fear of getting too bulky? Skip strength training because you think cardio is the best way to drop pounds? If you answered yes to either question, you’re probably acting on faulty assumptions. Whether your aim is look better in the buff, […]

The Best Pre-Workout Foods and Snacks to Eat, According to Dietitians

By Kim Conte Updated November 27, 2019 Whether you like to exercise first thing in the morning or prefer to hit the gym later in the day, your energy levels and performance depend a lot on what you eat before your workout. Consider these eating tips to choose the optimal pre-workout foods and snacks to […]

5-Minute Glute Activation Routine to Always Do Before a Butt Workout

By Jaime Osnato Updated January 26, 2020 If you’re not seeing booty gains in the gym, your muscles may not be activating at their full potential during your workouts. Before you begin busting out squats, start with some glute-activation exercises. These moves help “switch on” on the muscles in your bum and “improve the conversation […]

Want to Lose 15 Pounds? Here’s Your Kickstart Plan

By Jennifer Kelly Geddes Updated February 5, 2020 Fact Checked Losing 15 pounds is a worthy goal if you’re overweight, but doing it too quickly can backfire. Instead of trying to hit that number in, say, six weeks, health experts agree that a slow (but sure!) 1- or 2-pound weekly goal is your best bet. […]

Trying to Lose Belly Fat? Don’t Make These Common Mistakes

By Lauren Del Turco November 12, 2019 Belly fat gets an extra bad rap — and for good reason. In particular, the fat that accumulates around the organs of your midsection (technically called visceral fat) is linked with increased risk of both cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, according to Harvard Health Publishing. But that […]

4 Types of Diets to Avoid if Long-Term Weight Loss Is Your Goal

By Jaime Osnato October 9, 2019 When you’re looking to shed a few pounds, you might be focused on quick results. And though many diets might help you drop a pants size super fast, you should be asking whether the same eating plan can help you keep off the weight in the long run. The […]

How to Shed Belly Fat and Define Your Abs (Zero Crunches Required)

You’ve been hitting the gym, working your core and lifting weights — but you’re still not getting those flat, defined abs that you’ve always wanted. What gives? Many people want a tight core, but achieving that can be difficult. If you’re looking to shed the layer of fat over your abs, the process actually involves […]

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Why You Really Shouldn’t Be Working the Same Muscles Every Day

By Jessica McCahon Updated January 15, 2020Reviewed by Aubrey Bailey, PT, DPT, CHT Go big or go home, right? If you’re looking to build muscle fast, you could be forgiven for thinking the harder and more often you train, the quicker you’ll see results. However, the opposite is usually true. Your muscles need rest to grow, […]

How Often Should You Take a Break From Lifting Weights?

By Mike Samuels Lifting weights has many benefits when it comes to building muscle mass, strength and burning calories in a fat loss program. It also puts stress on your body, meaning you need to take breaks. Not only do you need short breaks between individual workouts, longer breaks at more infrequent intervals can also […]

Cardio vs. Weights: Which One Gets You to Your Goal Faster?

By Lauren Del Turco Updated January 13, 2020 Your time in the gym is valuable. It takes so much motivation to even walk through the door some days that you want to make sure your workouts are actually going to get you to your goals. And though both cardio and strength training are essential for your health, […]

7 Treadmill Mistakes Sabotaging Your Running Workouts

7 Treadmill Mistakes Sabotaging Your Running Workouts By Ashley LaurettaUpdated January 9, 2020 The treadmill has a reputation for being monotonous. But some people actually prefer to run on it, especially when the weather is less than optimal. While the treadmill can be a great training tool — especially for beginners — there are a few common mistakes […]

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10 Trader Joe’s Items Nutritionists Swear By By Kelly Plowe, MS, RDNUpdated October 29, 2019Reviewed by Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RD, CDN Credit: LIVESTRONG.COM Anyone who has shopped at Trader Joe’s knows that it’s a game-changer. Their aisles are bursting with snacks, convenient salad packages and other delectable items that are easy on your wallet. They also have deliciously […]

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The One Food Scientifically Proven to Boost Metabolism By Leah GrothUpdated May 16, 2018 There’s no shortage of things we’re willing to do to keep our metabolism revving, from increased exercise to ditching refined grains. But did you know you could actually boost your metabolism and burn more calories just by eating one amazingly healthy food? Yup! […]

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Best Fiber Supplements for Weight Loss By Amy Furay Fiber in the diet is essential for preventing constipation and helping a person to feel full. Fiber may also aid in weight loss. A recent article in the “European Journal of Clinical Nutrition” studied the effects of a high fiber diet on weight loss and cholesterol in […]

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4 Tips to Building Muscle Tone and Keeping Up a Solid Workout Routine Together with Athleta, we’re compiling actionable wellness advice you need from the experts — and Well+Good is bringing it to life at events in NYC. Here, national fitness business director at Exhale Nicole Uribarriweighs in on the starter guide to a strength-building workout routine. Set realistic goals, […]

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A 10-Minute Circuit Workout for Flat Abs By Holly Perkins Updated January 9, 2020 Sculpting sleek abs isn’t just about the front-and-center six-pack muscles — it’s about your entire core from chest and upper back to glutes and hip flexors. This workout hits all those muscles and everything in between. In just 10 minutes, you’ll be on your way to flatter abs.Credit: […]

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Struggling With Push-Ups? 6 Exercises to Help You Master Them By Emily AbbateUpdated January 8, 2020 Getting strong is about a lot more than how much weight you can move at the squat rack. In fact, building stellar strength can be done without any of those weights. Body-weight exercises — like push-ups, squats and sit-ups — can lead to […]

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The Best Ways to Get Rid of Lower Back Fat for Good By Bojana GalicUpdated January 7, 2020 Fact Checked Losing fat from certain areas of the body, like the lower back and waist, can seem trickier than others and — unfortunately — spot reduction (aka targeted weight loss) is a myth. Strength training can help promote fat loss, […]

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Transform Belly Fat into a Toned Core Take it from me. You’re definitely not the only person out there who’s concerned about losing belly fat. And while belly fat can seem extra stubborn, just like all fat in the body, it will come off with some tweaks to your nutrition and exercise. While you can’t […]

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Can’t Do Squats? Here’s What Your Body Is Trying to Tell You By Jaime OsnatoUpdated January 5, 2020 On a list of the most functional exercises (i.e., those that help you develop strength for everyday tasks) squats would be number one. Not only do they prepare you for daily life (think: bending down to pick something up), they […]

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Why Portion Control Works — and How to Get It Right By Kaitlin AhernUpdated July 8, 2019 Fact Checked If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve likely been told to “watch your portions!” by at least one well-meaning soul. This isn’t bad advice, actually — as long as you know what the heck it means. Here’s a […]

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A Complete Guide to Complex Carbohydrates By Ginger HultinUpdated December 18, 2018Reviewed by Sylvie Tremblay, MSc Carbohydrates or ‘carbs’ are an energy source in food that comes from starch, sugar and cellulose. Carbohydrates provide vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber in the diet. The current recommendations suggest 45 to 65 percent of daily calories come from these types of […]

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4 Carb Mistakes You’re Probably Making — and How to Fix Them By Lauren O’Connor, MS, RDN, RYTUpdated January 1, 2020 Fact Checked You either embrace them as part of every meal or wish or you could cut them out entirely. But while you should be mindful of how many grams of carbs you’re packing on your […]

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Flexibility Training Can’t Touch Your Toes? Here’s What Your Body Is Trying to Tell You By Bojana GalicUpdated January 1, 2020 Fact Checked If you’re active, you likely set aside time for aerobic exercise to improve your heart health. You may even carve out a few hours a week for strength training to build or maintain muscle mass. But […]

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4 Types of Workouts That Help Women Burn More Fat at the Gym By Kaitlin CondonUpdated December 30, 2019Reviewed by Aubrey Bailey, PT, DPT, CHT Your time is valuable — especially at the gym. So if your goal is to burn body fat, you’ll need to be strategic about the kinds of workouts you do. The goods news, though, […]

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How to Start Exercising in Your 40s, 50s, 60s and Beyond By Lambeth HochwaldUpdated October 4, 2019 If you’re over 40 and haven’t exercised in years (or ever), take heart: An August 2019 study published in Frontiers in Physiology concluded that it’s never too late to start working out. While the study was small, the results indicate that even […]

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Your Guide to Body Fat: What It Is, What’s Healthy and How to Lose It By Kaitlin AhernNovember 25, 2019Reviewed by Emily Weber, MDView Related Topics A healthy body fat percentage looks different for everyone.Credit: Tinpixels/E+/GettyImages Body fat is one of those surprisingly complex topics. The idea of it is simple enough — it’s the fat stored […]

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Does Sweating Mean That You Are Losing Weight? By Marygrace TaylorUpdated December 19, 2019 Fact Checked Being drenched with sweat at the end of an exercise session can make you feel like you’ve worked pretty hard. And when you hop on the scale — hey! — it might even read a few pounds lighter. But does that actually mean […]

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4 Ab Exercises That Won’t Hurt Your Back By Kelsey CasselburyUpdated November 13, 2019Reviewed by Lisa Maloney, CPT Sometimes, ab exercises can feel like a no-win proposition — you have back pain because you don’t have core strength, but training those muscles makes your back hurt. To solve this problem, look for moves that train […]

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How a Strong Core Can Keep You Fit and Pain-Free By Isadora BaumUpdated December 30, 2019Reviewed by Katie McKinney, ACE CPT and GFI, FMS Level 1 When it comes to being in shape and working toward your fitness goals, a lot depends on your core. The muscles in your core — which extend from your chest and upper back […]

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Weight Loss Tip Tip If you’re actively losing weight, aim to eat about 1.3 grams of lean proteinper kilogram of body weight each day. Keep in mind that a kilogram equals about 2.2 pounds. So, for example, a 250-pound person should aim to eat about 148 grams of protein daily (for reference, a 3-ounce serving of […]

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Food And Weight Loss 5 Reasons You’re Still Not Losing Weight After Cutting Junk Food By Hallie LevineUpdated December 26, 2019 Fact Checked You’ve said sayonara to cookies, chips and virtually anything that comes in a bag or a box, so why haven’t the pounds magically flown off your tummy, butt and hips? Alas, cutting out — […]

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Weight Loss Strategy Strategy A weight loss plan emphasizing whole foods that are minimally processed is the best weight loss strategy, says the American Heart Association, Harvard School of Public Health and the CDC. Instead of cutting food out altogether, seek to create calorie deficit of between 500 and 1,000 calories. Utilize physical activity along […]

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Does Starving Yourself Help You Lose Weight? Warning You need a minimum of 1,200 calories per day as a woman or 1,500 as a man to support nutrition for bodily functions like breathing, cellular repair, hormone production and pumping blood, says MedlinePlus. Starvation leaves no fuel for these basic bodily functions, let alone energy for […]

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Weight Loss Tips How to Lose Weight Fast — the Healthy Way By Christine MugnoloUpdated October 17, 2019Reviewed by Claudia Thompson, PhD, RD Building muscle can help you lose weight fast, since muscle burns more calories than fat.Credit: kali9/E+/GettyImages If you Google the words “how to lose weight fast,” dozens of crash diets, detox teas and diet pills […]

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Weight Loss I posted some tips on weight loss below. The Best Tips for Every Stage of Your Weight-Loss Journey By Kaitlin AhernUpdated September 12, 2019 Weight loss ultimately comes down to burning more calories than you take in. But if you’ve ever tried losing weight, you also know that this seemingly simple formula isn’t always easy […]

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Nutrition Credit: VeselovaElena/iStock/GettyImages Oatmeal is a breakfast staple and it’s easy to see why the whole grain has become a fan favorite. It checks all the boxes: affordable, nutritious and versatile. A bowl of homemade oatmeal costs less than a dollar and will provide a healthy dose of heart-friendly soluble fiber. But one of the most convenient attributes about […]

Glutes A.K.A. Booty

Why You Should Care About Strong Glutes All three muscles that make up your glutes work together to help with hip rotation and movement and contribute to core strength. Specifically, the gluteus maximus serves many daily functions like helping you climb stairs and maintain balance while walking or running. Plus, building strong glutes mean lowering your risk […]

Push Ups

Decline Push-Ups vs. Regular Push-Ups By Andrea Boldt Fact Checked If you’re going to do just one exercise ever, the push-up should be it. It teaches your muscles to work in coordination, strengthens your upper body and core and is fuss-free enough to do just about anywhere. A regular push-up may get boring over time, however, […]

Being Strong For Life

Functional fitness has exploded in popularity with the rise of CrossFit, F45 and similar workouts, but it’s by no means a fad. These types of exercises develop the strength and mobility you need for daily activities like picking up heavy objects, putting something on a high shelf and even getting up from the floor. As […]

Burning Fat

Tip for burning more fat at the gym. Start your workouts with strength training and finish with cardio or HIIT. Another option is to lift weights at least three times per week and do cardio or full-body circuits on separate days. Make it a great day!!! Philip “FitGuy46”

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Strength Training Workout

Try this workout. Flat bench barbell press 3 sets 10 Standing Cable Flyes 6 sets 10 Flat bench dumbbell press 3 sets 10 Pull ups 3 sets 10 Seated cable rows 4 sets 10 Bent over barbell rows 3 sets 10 Seated cable pull downs 3 sets 10 Hey fit family!!! Had another great workout!!! […]

Being Successful

“If you want to be successful, you’ve got to take responsibility for where you are now, where you want to go, and do the work to grow yourself and your business to the next level.” – Sean Greely Good morning fitness family!!! I know I’ve been gone for a while but I’m back. I was […]

Encouraging Thoughts

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” “We stand behind our principles, and we’re not afraid to tell people what we think. We’ve even gotten into trouble for that from time to time because people aren’t always that interested in what […]

FitGuy46 Strength Training Workout

Hey fitness family!!! Had another great workout which consisted of back and chest. I’m still working on getting my first clients. Trying to start a new career is hard and can be really frustrating at times but I’m not giving up!!! I will continue to blog and post my workout pictures, workouts and results to […]

Certified Personal Trainer

I am new to the personal training field. I am in search of clients to train. I have been going to the gym and working out since May of 2015. I am looking for 5 clients in and around the San Antonio, Texas area to train for free and monitor their health and fitness goals. […]

Certified Personal Trainer

Dumbbell sumo squats 3 sets 10 Kettle bell swings 3 sets 10 Dumbbell walking lunges 3 sets 10 Leg abduction 3 sets 10 Leg adduction 3 sets 10 Tricep dips 4 sets 12 Tricep cable press downs 4 sets 10 Decline diamond push ups 4 sets 10 Standing barbell calf raises 6 sets 10 Yet […]

Strength Training Session

Pull ups 5 sets 10 Seated cable rows 4 sets 10 Barbell pullover 4 sets 10 Decline dumbbell press 3 sets 10 Machine fly 3 sets 10 Flat bench barbell press 3 sets 10 Incline dumbbell press 3 sets 10 Hey there fitness family!!! Had another great day at the gym. Hope you guys get […]

Core Training Workout

My core workout consisted of: Wall supported handstands 3 sets 30 seconds Burpees 3 sets 10 Pseudo push ups 3 sets 10 Cable rotations 6 sets 10 Planks 6 sets 30 seconds Had a great core workout today!!! Integrating core exercises into your fitness training helps you reach your fitness goals. It also helps cut […]

Strength Training Workout

Good morning fitness family!!! My workout session this morning consisted of shoulders and biceps. Upright barbell rows 5 sets 8 Barbell shrugs 4 sets 10 Cable shrugs 3 sets 10 Face pulls 4 sets 10 Dumbbell curls 6 sets 8 Overhead cable curls 3 sets 10 Barbell spider curls 3 sets 10 Incline dumbbell curls […]

Strength Training

Today’s workout consisted of Legs, triceps, and calves. Leg press 3 sets 10 Kettle bell swings 3 sets 10 Leg adduction 3 sets 10 Leg adduction 3 sets 10 Leg extensions 4 sets 20 Tricep extension 4 sets 10 Diamond push ups 4 sets 10 Overhead cable extension 4 sets 8 Dips 4 sets 10 […]

Strength Training

Hello fitness family!!! Today my strength workout consisted of chest and back. Flat bench barbell press 4 sets 10 Incline dumbbell press 4 sets 10 Tricep press downs 3 sets 10 Seated cable rows 4 sets 10 Pull ups 3 sets 10 Lying barbell pullovers 3 sets 10 It was a great workout 👍👍👍!!! Make […]

Positive Quote

Mental Attitude “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” Thomas Jefferson “Can’t do it.” “Never could do it.” “Never will be able to do it.” “No one could do it.” “We don’t have the right resources.” […]

Strength Workout Session

Hello fitness family. My strength training workout consisted of: Wall supported handstands 3 sets 10 (30 seconds) Upright barbell rows 4 sets 8 Barbell shrugs 4 sets 8 Cable shrugs 3 sets 10 Dumbbell curls 6 sets 8 Chin ups 3 sets 10 Preacher curls 4 sets 10 Barbell curls 4 sets 10 Working on […]

Strength Training Workout

Good evening fitness family!!! My strength training workout today consisted of: Squats 4 sets of 10 Kettle bell swing 3 sets of 10 Hip adduction 3 sets 10 Hip abduction 3 sets of 10 Walking lunges 3 sets of 10 Tricep press downs 4 sets of 10 Diamond push ups 4 sets of 10 Overhead […]

Today’s Quote Of The Day

Doing Something “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt “What if we’re wrong? What if if we pick the wrong person to love, or the wrong job to […]

Daily Positive Quote

Enjoying The Detour “The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.” Anonymous “Oops, we’ve run into a detour on our way to where we had planned to go. We thought we were going to law school or culinary school or on a trip to Europe, but something happened, […]

Positive Quote Of The Day

Bad Memory “Happiness is good health and a bad memory.” Ingrid Bergman “We worry a lot about forgetting things. We make notes and tuck them in our pockets or post lists in prominent places around the house. We keep our address book or daily calendar with us at all times. We practice little tricks for […]