If your philosophy is that "seeing is believing," you may want to question what it is you're really seeing--especially on Instagram. Most users' feeds are flooded with before-and-after selfies that allegedly show extreme physical transformations: women who lost every bit of pregnancy weight within two months of childbirth, dieters who went from having pot bellies to flaunting washboard abs within eight weeks, and so forth. But, as it turns out, many of these "body transformations" are faker than a three-dollar bill.Continue Reading >
You are traveling to new places, unveiling new cultures and traditions or relaxing on the beach. You are taking a break from your regular routine and you are EATING. We tend to eat a lot while we are vacationing and we don't exercise enough. Time to turn things around! You can lose a lot of weight while you are traveling, and we'll tell you how. Making these smart choices while you are away, we'll help you stay fit and shed the unwanted vacation pounds.
Ok, ladies, have you ever wondered why you don't see any results after you kill yourself doing crunches? Well, you probably know already, but the answer lies in your anatomy. Yes! Your genes have a lot to do with the way your abdominal muscles are marked. So before you spend a lot of money on creams or consider having a lipo, read this article to learn how to design exercises that works for your body type.
I'm one of those weirdos that LOVES to work out. But I get it, most workouts are boring and even though we all could use a little more fitness in our lives, those 30 minutes at the gym are 30 minutes we could spend on being productive elsewhere. Well for those of you who want to test the theory that laughing burns calories, here are my favorite and funniest workout videos on Youtube.
Alysia Montaño is 28 years old and the woman can run. In fact she's an Olympian known as the "flying flower" because she always wears a lovely flower in her head. She is a five time U.S. national champion and yesterday ran an 800 meter race at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California where she came in last, but still got a standing ovation. Why? Because she happens to be 34 weeks pregnant and it's not everyday you see a pregnant woman run an 800 meter race in just 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds. You guys, she's only six weeks away from her due date and she's running races, how crazy is that?
With summer, there is color, energy and life wherever you go. Yes, you want to look good, but why trap yourself within the four walls of gym when you can get that hot beach body while enjoying the beautiful nature?
Here are 11 very simple ways to burn those pounds this summer without going to the gym:
Next time you want to skip exercising, remember Roni Tarver. The high school agriculture teacher from Fort Worth, Texas, shed 100 pounds off her 5-foot-6 frame by committing to a new fitness regimen centered on Latin-infused dance aerobic classes. The 29-year-old recalls how unhappy she felt with her weight in the fall of 2012, when she weighed 235 pounds, struggled with constant back pain and was plagued with insecurities regarding her appearance. That November, Tarver finally decided to take action, beginning to monitor her caloric intake and to pedal away on a stationary bike at home. And you HAVE to see her now!Continue Reading >
For years, before the start of summer, I'd begin some kind of exercise program and then lose motivation. This time, exercise has become an integral part of who I am and who I want to be! Here's what I've done differently:
A 45-year-old dad from Ohio decided to lose weight after he experienced health problems and realized he could not keep up with his active kids. Matt Manning entered a contest on Bodybuilding.com in hopes of not only losing weight but winning $50,000. In a matter of four months he lost 45 pounds and even earned a six pack that you have to see to believe!
You will NOT recognize him in his after photo...TRUST me.Continue Reading >
I try to live a relatively healthy lifestyle and that includes remaining active by going to the gym. But to be honest, there are days when I don't feel up for a sweat session and would rather just veg out on my couch. Chances are you are guilty of skipping out on the gym too and then end up kicking yourself the next day for not doing so.
However, there is an upside to this which makes it PERFECTLY fine to not hit the gym today!Continue Reading >