Category Archives: Fitness & Weight Loss

A Bowl of Oatmeal for Breakfast Will Boost Weight Loss

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when you're trying to lose weight. According to a study published in the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, a bowl of oatmeal is the best choice for breakfast. The study included 36 men and women divided in three groups, who consumed about 350 calories for…
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Why You’re Not Losing Belly Fat

Why You're Not Losing Belly Fat My friend Sam is always complaining about her belly fat. She claims it’s the only place she gains weight and often refers to her tummy as Tina. Tina the talking tummy to be exact. Let’s be clear here, she is not overweight, but her fat does seem to accumulate around…
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Fitness Basics – Running

You don't have to be an athlete - or even aspire to be one - to start running Maybe you just want to run around your neighborhood, or explore a new one. Maybe you want to challenge your body in a different way, to tone up, or lose weight. Whatever your goals are, running is…
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Best Science-Supported Flat Tummy Tips

Many people want that perfectly toned, sculpted beach body – but it’s more than that; obesity has been linked to shorter lifespan and numerous health conditions. While a flat tummy is certainly easy on the eyes, it’s not an easy feat to achieve – but it could be important for health reasons and not just…
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Burn Fat and Get Ripped With HIIT Workout

Many people tend to believe that cardio is the most effective way to shed fat: running, jogging, swimming. But you may be surprised that many personal trainers may beg to differ. The new kid on the block – High-intensity interval training (HIIT) – is a form of exercise that’s rocking the fitness world hard. Using…
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7 Laws of Building Athletic Muscle

I almost quit. Twice. I failed as an athlete trying to build athletic muscle and as a college meathead trying to re-establish some semblance of athleticism. I wasn’t’ happy with my porous results and I wouldn’t be happy unless I had the best of both worlds—being athletic and muscular. Not one, not the other, but…
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Chest Exercises – 6 Common Mistakes

Are you trying to build a bigger chest, but are not getting the results you desire? Building a big chest requires challenging training and consistency, but there are many other factors as well. Some people make mistakes in regards to nutrition, training, or rest when they are focusing on building more muscle mass in the…
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Proteins, Carbs and Fats – Balance Them and Fix Your Diet

Proteins, Carbs and Fats - Balance Them and Fix Your Diet The old saying is you can't out-train a bad diet. The easiest way to fix your diet is to understand all the myths that surround the foods you love. Here's what you need to know about proteins, carbs and fats in your diet. The…
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5 Must-Do Morning Workouts

5 Must-Do Morning Workouts What is the first thing you do every morning? Checking the newspapers while sipping tea?Drinking water or hitting the gym? Well, whatever your morning ritual, making time for the gym is an amazing way to start the day. It may seem difficult at first but it is the best way to…
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Strength Training: Building Arm Muscles

The most famous technique for building arm muscles is the curl, which increases the size of the biceps. Some trainers, however, make fun of this exercise as “curls for the girls” because men often neglect other muscle groups in their rush to build biceps suitable for display in tight T-shirts. But building strength and muscle…
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Do Plank Exercises Work?

This static exercise works just about every muscle in your body The plank is an exercise that works the body’s core, specifically the abdominal muscles and lower back. The exercise is traditionally performed as part of yoga and Pilates regimens but is effective for anyone looking to improve core strength and balance. Performing a plank…
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Common Pilates Back Injuries to Avoid

Because of the increasing popularity of Pilates, there seems to be more complaints of Pilates and back pain. Why are there so many Pilates back injuries all of a sudden? There are many reasons for Pilates back injuries - some of which are due to overcrowded classes and inexperienced teachers. Because of the complexity and…
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Become a Fat-Burning Machine With Diet and Exercise

Losing body fat takes a coordinated effort, including both regular exercise and smart food choices. Increasing your level of exercise will, in turn, increase your appetite. Simply eating less will cause your energy and your level of activity to decrease as well. Learn how to integrate both diet and exercise into an actionable fat-loss plan.…
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Can You Exercise Without Losing Your Breasts?

Can You Exercise Without Losing Your Breasts? Contrary to popular belief, there is no diet, exercise or pill that controls where you gain or lose weight. According to the American Council on Exercise, weight loss affects all areas of the body that store fat, including breasts. Since the breasts are found on top of the…
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A High-Protein Breakfast is Best for Weight Loss

Loading up on protein at breakfast can help in losing weight. Find out how much you should be eating, and try these three healthy high-protein breakfast recipes. Skipping the first meal of the day is a major nutrition no-no. Eating a balanced breakfast has been shown to improve energy and concentration, kickstart your metabolism, and…
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Best HIIT Workout, According to Science

This Is the Best HIIT Workout, According to Science Any HIIT (high-intensity interval training) session has major fat-burning benefits, but a 4×4 workout is tops for improving fitness, per a new study in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Tackle this treadmill workout three times a week for the next six weeks to up…
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