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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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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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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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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 — […]

Program Design

Exercise training programs are often based largely on past experiences of those designing them. Although experience is always an important quality to have in any field, including personal training, it is not the only nor, in some cases, even the most important qualification to have. Designing safe and effective exercise training programs requires a variety […]

Nutrition

Nutrition Is An Important Part Of A Healthy Lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle requires exercising regularly and fueling your body with high quality nutrients. It’s important to understand what nutrients will benefit you and the best, most efficient ways you can get them. Nutrition is a big part of getting the body that you want. Nutrition […]