Making Progress

First of all, never compare yourself to the next person. Your only competition should be the person staring back at you in the mirror. I think where so many fail, is when they start comparing themselves to fitness models. Stop doing that!!! By comparing yourself like that, you will think that you’re not making progress. […]

Lose And Tone With FitGuy46

My name is Philip and I am a certified personal trainer. My main focus and goal is to help you lose weight and tone up those muscles. So let’s get started!!! Contact me for your free consultation. Make it a great day!!! Philip “FitGuy46”

Healthy Foods To Avoid For Weight Loss

Granola How do I go about this? It’s processed, granola is processed, it’s been sweetened with brown sugar or other artificial sweeteners. Granola fills you up with bad calories. Although many people have accepted granola has highly nutritious due to the nuts and oats which make it seem healthy. Your regular oatmeal is way better […]

Easy Things to Do Every Night to Lose More Weight

1. Eat Dinner, Not Snacks Do your nighttime calories tend to come in the form of a constant stream of nibbles, instead of an actual dinner? It can be tempting to grab a snack when you finish up work — and continue having a munch here and a munch there throughout the night. But grazing […]

Easy Things to Do Every Night to Lose More Weight

Even if you have no problem faithfully sticking to healthy food choices during the day, the hours between finishing work and going to sleep can be plagued by pitfalls that can send weight-loss plans veering off course. At the end of a busy day, food can go from simple sustenance to a source of relaxation and even […]

Tips For Losing Weight After Lockdown

5. Give Yourself a Break Phew, right? The last thing London wants you to know is that it’s totally normal to feel like some things are out of your control right now (which can be frustrating when you’re trying to adhere to a healthy lifestyle!). So try to take some of the pressure off — […]

Tips For Losing Weight After Lockdown

4. Move More Whether your gym is still closed or you just don’t feel comfortable sweating next to strangers yet, working out in the traditional way might not be possible right now — but squeezing in movement wherever you can is key. “Taking a 15-minute walk around the block when you have time between calls or using […]

Tips For Losing Weight After Lockdown

3. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate Set the scene: It’s 8 p.m. and you head to the fridge for a snack, but realize after you eat it that you were actually just thirsty. It happens. “I find that in practice, many of us are confusing thirst with hunger — especially if we’ve skipped any earlier meals or […]

Tips For Losing Weight After Lockdown

2. Stay Consistent Consistency is key, but that doesn’t equal perfection. All London means here is to stay consistent in the ways you can. Nail down your eating and workout habits, then start to figure out how you can improve them. “A big component of the WW app is tracking, which builds awareness about your habits, meal patterns, preferences (what you […]

Tips For Losing Weight After Lockdown

1. Enjoy More Produce, More Often London says the more you can make your meals and snacks produce-based, the more inclined you will be to crave these all-natural favorites over the not-as-nutritious foods. To help encourage eating more produce, fruits and vegetables are “ZeroPoints” — so you don’t even have to track them. “These foods […]

Tips For Losing Weight After Lockdown

Let’s go over a few lessons learned during self-isolation: how to bake banana bread five different ways, which household objects can double as makeshift dumbbells and the fact that being cooped up at home can equal unwanted weight gain. While you’ve been busy adapting to this new home-centered reality, you may have learned that it’s hard to […]

How to Incorporate Progressive Overload Into Your Workouts

Unless you’re a certified trainer, the very best way to incorporate progressive overload training is to work with an expert who can write you a program that takes your goals, schedule and current fitness level and lifts in mind. But if that’s out of your price range or you’re do it yourself-er, the best way […]

Why You Need Progressive Overload

If you’re on the hunt for a way to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of your workouts, all experts agree: Progressive overload is it. Progressive overloading involves intentionally planning your workouts so that every single session maximizes its strength-building potential. Typically, that means manipulating the weight, rep scheme, tempo or intensity of a movement. Could […]

What Does Progressive Overload Mean?

The key to gaining strength and building muscle, “the progressive overload principle says that in order for our muscles to change and get stronger, we need to work them harder.” That probably makes sense to you intuitively, but to understand physiologically why and how this works, you need to understand how muscle growth happens. During […]

The One Method Guaranteed to Help You Get Stronger

No shade to the mood-boosting benefits of strength-training. But if you’re slinging around weight and not getting any stronger, at best it’s a bummer, and at worst it’s interfering with said happy-making perks. If this sounds familiar, it’s probably because your strength plan lacks something called progressive overload. Never heard of it? I have a cheat […]

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Side Effects of Doing Squats

The pros and cons of squats are numerous: squats strengthen the buttocks, hips and thighs, yet they may injure the lower back or other parts of the body when performed improperly. Learn how to do a proper squat, as well as the advantages and risks involved. The Proper Squat According to Harvard Medical School, there’s […]

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Certified Personal Trainer

Follow me on my 45 Day Shred. The next 45 days I will be posting videos with some of my workouts. It’s my way of getting my name out there. I figure if I can be seen in action, it will help me get clients. Right now my main focus is helping people lose weight […]

7 Signs Your ‘Healthy Diet’ Is Actually Disordered Eating

2. You Fixate on the Quality of Food Are you preoccupied with checking ingredient lists and nutritional labels? This is another indicator of orthorexia, Moskovitz says. It may also present as excessive worry and fear about eating sugar, additives and other chemicals that the person deems toxic, Conason adds. What’s more, some individuals will only consume […]

7 Signs Your ‘Healthy Diet’ Is Actually Disordered Eating

To help you differentiate, read on for red flags that indicate you may be struggling with this condition. 1. You Think About Food Constantly We all know that meal planning each week can be time-consuming. But when thoughts of food dominate your headspace 24/7, that’s a major warning sign for problematic eating, says Lisa Moskovitz, RDN, founder […]

7 Signs Your ‘Healthy Diet’ Is Actually Disordered Eating

Adopting a “clean eating” plan has become a popular way to lose weight and improve overall health. But while being more mindful of consuming minimally processed, whole foods can be a good thing, the drive to eat healthy can sometimes veer into a problematic preoccupation with what you’re putting on your plate. Unfortunately, it’s not […]

Wellness Tip

Get More Your Natural Light You know that quip about how we’re basically house plants with complicated emotions? It’s not so far off the mark! Like plants, we really do need water and sunlight to thrive. But as much as we get bombarded with the “drink more water” advice, getting our dose of daily sunshine […]

Developing a Healthy Relationship With Eating and Exercise

Understanding calories and energy expenditure is important to overall health, but obsessing over the two won’t do you any favors. Though it can be hard to reframe these obsessive thoughts, start by focusing less on quantity and more on quality, as well as how both food and exercise can benefit your body outside of your […]

In Search Of Clients Looking To Lose Weight And Get Toned Up

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How Much Cardio Should You Do?

The amount of cardio you do will depend on a variety of factors including your overall goals, current health status and how much time you have to devote to exercise. As a baseline, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans state adults should do at least 150 minutes to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity (30 to 60 […]

What Is Cardiovascular Exercise?

Whether it’s incorporated into a weight-lifting session as short bursts between exercises or as a stand-alone workout on the treadmill, elliptical or stair climber, cardiovascular exercise is defined as any physical activity that raises your heart rate and improves the function of your heart, lungs and circulatory system. To be an effective cardio session, your chosen activity needs […]

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Cardio Can Do Amazing Things For Your Brain and Body

Want a way to burn calories, boost your mood, reduce your risk of heart disease, get a better night’s sleep and keep your brain running on top speed as you age? Then lace up your shoes and get moving, because cardiovascular exercise is the key to improving both your physical and mental health. Need help […]

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Cleanses – Do They Really Help?

Cleanses have recently become popular as a means to improve health and energy, rejuvenate the body, lose weight and slow aging. According to Spins research, between October 2008 and October 2009 Americans spent more than $100 million dollars on cleansing and detox products in an effort to lose weight, gain energy and purify themselves of […]

The Undeniable Facts of Weight Control

Individual total calorie intake is determined by personal activity, body statistics and goal including desired time frame. The foods that make up your allowed calories can be structured to improve health & performance. One single fact determines the rate of weight/fat loss: the average daily calorie deficit. This is defined as the difference between how […]

Weight Control: The Facts Make It Easy – Part II

Visibility allows flexibility – do it your wayTo reiterate, nowhere in Part 1 did we tell you what to eat or do to lose weight.  All we have said is “know how many calories you burn, what you want to weigh and when, and then you’ll know how many calories you get to eat.” And by now […]

Weight Control: The Facts Make It Easy – Part I

If you know what to do, then why CAN’T you control your weight? The simple answer to the question is motivation, because everyone knows how to lower their weight – everyone. Yes, ALL adults know (albeit many are in denial) that their undesirable or oversized fat stores are a result of eating or drinking more […]

Plank Mistakes That Make the Move Ineffective (and Potentially Painful)

Hiking or Sagging the Hips About 45 seconds into a minute-long plank, you may be tempted to hike the hips to the ceiling or sag them toward the ground to give your abs a break. You may even be doing it without realizing it! “Hiking the hips up to the ceiling is going to take […]

Plank Mistakes That Make the Move Ineffective (and Potentially Painful)

Looking Up Looking up at a mirror or clock during your plank may help you check your form or stay on track, but it can also wreak havoc on your form, Whitney says. The key to a plank lies in keeping your entire body in a straight line from head to hips to heels. Glancing […]

Plank Mistakes That Make the Move Ineffective (and Potentially Painful)

Looking Up Looking up at a mirror or clock during your plank may help you check your form or stay on track, but it can also wreak havoc on your form, Whitney says. The key to a plank lies in keeping your entire body in a straight line from head to hips to heels. Glancing […]

Plank Mistakes That Make the Move Ineffective (and Potentially Painful)

Looking Up Looking up at a mirror or clock during your plank may help you check your form or stay on track, but it can also wreak havoc on your form, Whitney says. The key to a plank lies in keeping your entire body in a straight line from head to hips to heels. Glancing […]

Plank Mistakes That Make the Move Ineffective (and Potentially Painful)

You’re Arching Your Back One of the most common plank mistakes is arching the lower back, says April Whitney, CSCS. As your core starts to fatigue, it’s common to let your midsection sag toward the ground, causing your back to fall out of alignment. Although this error doesn’t always cause immediate injury, this mistake causes stress […]

How to Do a Forearm Plank

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wCBOqf-HrTI Lie face down on the floor, with your forearms on the ground, elbows directly beneath the shoulders. Extend your legs straight behind you, toes tucked. With your core braced, press into your toes and forearms and raise your body up off the ground. Keep your back flat and body in a straight line from […]

Brush Up On The Correct Plank Form

We all have that one friend who can allegedly hold a plank for 15 minutes. While none of us have ever stuck around long enough to actually see this astounding, 15-minute plank, it’s pretty safe to assume that the form probably isn’t perfect, especially toward the end of the time cap. Whether you’re holding a […]

The Facts About Eating A 1200-Calorie Diet

Eating just 1,200 calories a day may help you drop those last few pesky pounds. But even when cutting calories, weight loss success depends on the individual. So, it’s not easy to predict, for example, how long it will take to lose 5 pounds on a 1,200-calorie diet. “Genetic, metabolic, hormonal and environmental differences between people can […]

A 1,200-Calorie Sample Menu

While you can easily incorporate many of your favorite foods into a low-calorie diet, sample menus can help add variety or reinforce the concepts of balance and moderation. Below, you’ll find a weeklong sample menu for a balanced 1,200-calorie plan. At any meal and snack, add water, unsweetened hot or iced tea or sparkling water […]

Make Every Bite Count

Hunger and cravings are significant barriers to any meal plan. To counter this, Malkani recommends more high-volume, fluid-containing and low-calorie foods, such as salads, vegetables, soups and fruits. In addition, she recommends eating balanced meals, drinking plenty of water and incorporating high-fiber foods, such as whole grains and legumes. Equally important is to avoid getting calories […]

Steps To A Healthy 1,200-Calorie Diet Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Step 3: Shop and Plan Whether you are simply improving food choices or following a low-calorie meal plan, planning ahead is important for success. The Academy of Nutrition and Dieteticsrecommends that you start with a thoughtful grocery list. Make this list after planning meals for the week, and take note of what you already have on […]

Steps To A Healthy 1,200-Calorie Diet Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Step 2: Understand Your Macro Needs All meal plans provide a certain amount of energy from carbohydrates, protein and fat — the main energy nutrients in food. While the ideal proportions of these macronutrients continues to be a topic of dispute, the National Academy of Sciencesprovides fairly flexible guidelines. “The percentages of macronutrients that make up a […]

Steps To A Healthy 1,200-Calorie Diet Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Step 1: Seek Expert Advice A 1,200-calorie diet is not inherently risky and may work well if this energy intake helps you achieve gradual, safe weight loss. But if following this plan makes you hungry or weak, you probably need to adjust your diet. Also, if this low-calorie plan causes rapid weight loss — greater […]

A Healthy 1,200-Calorie Diet Meal Plan for Weight Loss

If you’re trying to lose weight, cutting back on calories is an important step. A diet that limits the daily calories to about 1,200 may help you reach your goal weight but may provide too little energy and nutrients for most active women and men (men need at least 1,500 cals per day). Regardless of […]

How to Eat the Right Number of Calories

First, determine the number of calories you should be eating each day to maintain your weight by using the chart in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which breaks it down by age, sex and physical activity level. For healthy weight loss (about 1 pound per week), you should aim to cut about 500 calories a day from that […]

How to Eat the Right Number of Calories

First, determine the number of calories you should be eating each day to maintain your weight by using the chart in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which breaks it down by age, sex and physical activity level. For healthy weight loss (about 1 pound per week), you should aim to cut about 500 calories a day from that […]

Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Calories on Your Weight-Loss Diet

You’re Getting Sick Catching colds regularly? Your low-calorie diet may be to blame. “Eating too little can negatively affect the immune system and stress out the body,” Moskovitz says. When this happens, your body produces fewer lymphocytes, aka infection-fighting white blood cells, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Consequently, with lower lymphocyte levels, you run a greater risk of getting […]

Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Calories on Your Weight-Loss Diet

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 […]

Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Calories on Your Weight-Loss Diet

A diet that’s too low in calories can leave you backed up. “Not eating enough means there is nothing to push through your digestive tract, which can lead to bowel movement irregularities such as constipation,” Moskovitz says. Plus, a lot of trendy diets ditch (or significantly cut) carbs — including healthy whole grains, veggies and fruits — […]

Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Calories on Your Weight-Loss Diet

Your Workouts Are Suffering Wiped out during workouts? Poor performance in the gym is a hallmark of consuming too little food, Moskovitz says. Here’s why: Calories equal energy, so if you’re not ingesting an adequate amount, your body must use all its strength to support basic functions and it won’t have much oomph left over […]

Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Calories on Your Weight-Loss Diet

You Feel Woozy Lightheadedness is another indication that you’re not eating enough. “Your blood sugars may be too low and thus causing you to feel weak or woozy,” Moskovitz explains. That’s because when your blood sugar dips below what your body needs to function properly, your systems go into conservation mode to use less energy, […]

Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Calories on Your Weight-Loss Diet

You’re Hungry All the Time When you begin a weight-loss plan, your body might need time to adjust to eating fewer calories, so a hunger pang here or there is common. But if you’re constantly craving your next meal or snack after a few days, something might be up. “Thinking about food all the time […]

Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Calories on Your Weight-Loss Diet

Weight loss relies on a fairly straightforward equation: To drop the number on the scale, you must consume fewer calories than your body burns. With this in mind, it seems logical that cutting as many calories as possible can help you shed pounds faster. Makes sense, right? Hate to break it to you, but this […]

A 20-Minute Resistance Band Workout for a Tighter Core

There’s a good chance you’ve incorporated resistance bands into your at-home lower-body workouts. But these portable bands aren’t just for building bigger booties and gorgeous gams — they’re just as beneficial for boosting your ab burn too. Adding a resistance band to your ab routine can really help you slow down to focus on the […]

Is Sitting Cross-Legged Bad for Your Knees?

With more people working from home, you’re likely spending the bulk of your days on your butt. And if your home office set-up is more makeshift than ergonomic, odds are you’re moving back and forth from the couch to the floor to the kitchen table, trying to find a comfy seated position. Thing is, sitting […]

Get the Right Gear

Sure, you could toss on a pair of sneakers you bought 10 years ago that barely have any tread left. But if you plan on logging some serious mileage, having a pair of walking shoes designed for exercise is a must. Because while your Chucks are comfy for running errands, you’ll want extra support and cushioning when […]

Add Intervals to Your Walks

High-intensity interval training might seem like it’s only for high-impact workouts, but you can incorporate it into any form of exercise. It’s the perfect way to reap the benefits of longer, steady-state walks in a fraction of the time. You won’t even have to go full speed ahead if you don’t want to. You can add […]

Go for a Long Walk in the Great Outdoors

While you might think long-distance walking is just another name for hiking, it’s so much more than that. The trend started in 1963 when then-attorney general Robert F. Kennedy walked 50 miles from Washington, DC, to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, reportedly only wearing his Oxfords. Today, plenty of people take the challenge to walk all the […]

Transition Your Walking Workouts to the Treadmill

Some people might call the treadmill the “dreadmill,” but it doesn’t have to be a monotonous slog. Start by cueing up your favorite workout playlist, trying out the new podcast all your friends have been recommending or starting a new Netflix show from your queue and get walking. And there’s good news for anyone debating between […]

Walking to Lose Weight and Get Fit

When you’re trying to lose weight, you might think you need to do something strenuous like running or HIIT workouts every single day in order to see any results. While those are great options if they appeal to you, they’re not the only forms of exercise that can help you drop pounds. Because weight loss essentially comes down to […]

How to Start a Walking Program

While just going for a walk whenever you feel like it is still good for you, if you want to make the most of the steps you’re taking, it’s recommended you establish a more concrete schedule. But rest easy: Because walking is something you probably do every day anyway, getting started can be as simple […]

Why You Should Go for a Walk Right Now

If the ease and convenience (and low cost) of walking don’t convince you to lace up your sneakers, perhaps a little science will. Aside from getting your heart rate up and your muscles firing, this low-intensity form of exercise has been linked to: Lower rates of depression Less stress Longer life expectancy Increased energy Decreased lower back […]

Why Walk? Because Cardio Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

Getting fit, improving your mental and physical health and perhaps even losing weight can be as simple as putting one foot in front of the other. Walking is a free and convenient way to get and stay active, whether you want to start exercising or you need a low-impact cross-training or active recovery workout. From making a 20-minute walk […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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, […]

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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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