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 […]

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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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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 […]