4 Common Lunge Mistakes to Avoid

BY LAUREN BEDOSKY Lunges are a great lower-body exercise; they strengthen the glutes, quadriceps and hamstrings, though different variations emphasize certain muscle groups over others. Unlike lower-body exercises like squats and deadlifts, where the stronger of the two legs can easily compensate for the weaker limb, lunges force each leg to take turns doing theContinue reading “4 Common Lunge Mistakes to Avoid”

Our Favorite Cardio: Jumping Rope

By Naturally Toned LLC #Tonedbabes, did you know that Jumping rope can burn up to 1,000 calories per hour, making it one of the most efficient fat-burning workouts available. Unlike other forms of interval training that are much more stressful on the body, Jumping rope has some awesome benefits. Such as it tones muscles throughoutContinue reading “Our Favorite Cardio: Jumping Rope”

11 Ways to Prevent Weight Gain During Shelter-At-Home

BY LAUREN KROUSE As countries around the globe attempt to “flatten the curve” of the novel coronavirus pandemic, many of us are hunkering down in accordance with shelter-at-home orders. While losing weight is certainly still doable during this time, a smart goal to focus on instead is maintaining your current weight. “It’s normal to feel high stress andContinue reading “11 Ways to Prevent Weight Gain During Shelter-At-Home”

Which Body Type Are You & Should it Determine How You Workout?

By: FitOn Have you been working your butt off trying to lose weight, tone your body, or kickstart your metabolism only to be disappointed with your results? If so, you are so not alone. So many people embark upon their health and fitness journey with big goals, and when things don’t go as planned, itContinue reading “Which Body Type Are You & Should it Determine How You Workout?”

Your 6-Week Belly Fat Blasting Walking Plan

By: Jessica Smith Melt off belly fat faster with this progressive walking plan, created by Jessica Smith, a certified personal trainer and creator of the “Walk On: Walk Off Belly Fat 5 Days A Week!”program, that combines the power of interval training with the belly fat-blastingeffectiveness of walking. YOUR WALKING GUIDE When it comes toContinue reading “Your 6-Week Belly Fat Blasting Walking Plan”

How Much do You Really Need to Walk to Lose Weight?

BY MARC LINDSAY Regardless of age or fitness level, a dedicated walking program coupled with proper nutrition can be an excellent way to lose weight. To do it right and reach your goals, you’ll need to make sure you’re walking far enough, at the right intensity and paying attention to your diet. Here’s what you need to know and how to getContinue reading “How Much do You Really Need to Walk to Lose Weight?”

Common Question: Should I Do Cardio First Or Weight Training?

It all depends on your goals. In a nutshell: If the primary goal is to increase aerobic endurance or lose weight, then you should perform cardiovascular exercise first. If the primary goal is to increase muscular strength, then you should perform strength training first. Factual Info – By now you know if you want toContinue reading “Common Question: Should I Do Cardio First Or Weight Training?”

8 Bad Habits That Kill Your Metabolism By: KEVIN GRAY

You may already suspect your metabolism slows as you age. According to research published in the Public Health Nutrition journal, you’re right. In a review of data on energy expenditure, researchers found simply getting older is associated with progressive declines in basal metabolic rate. On top of that, there are many daily habits that canContinue reading “8 Bad Habits That Kill Your Metabolism By: KEVIN GRAY”

How Many HIIT Workouts Should You Do a Week?

BY LAUREN DEL TURCO HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is having a moment — a very, very long moment. With HIIT-specific fitness studios popping up left and right (and experts constantly raving about the benefits of the afterburn), it’s easy to feel like you should be doing HIIT all the time. How often can your bodyContinue reading “How Many HIIT Workouts Should You Do a Week?”

8 Foods That Are Surprisingly Good for Weight Loss (BACK TO THE BASICS)

BY SIDNEY FRY, MS, RD Losing weight doesn’t always have to be about deprivation and denial. In fact, it shouldn’t be. Successful, sustainable weight loss is far more attainable when you focus on the quality of food rather than the quantity. Eat wholesome, nutritious, (and even calorie-filled) foods and you’ll be far more satisfied andContinue reading “8 Foods That Are Surprisingly Good for Weight Loss (BACK TO THE BASICS)”

How to Have Your Best HIIT Elliptical Workout Ever

By Ashley Lauretta Updated October 30, 2019 While the treadmill is often synonymous with high-intensity interval training (HIIT), there’s another machine that can be just as effective with a lower impact: the elliptical. But lower impact doesn’t mean easier. As long as you’re putting for the effort, you can work up a sweat and burnContinue reading “How to Have Your Best HIIT Elliptical Workout Ever”

Four-Day a Week Workout for Weight Loss

By Jennifer Andrews Excuses for not exercising include lack of time and a busy schedule. You can improve your health and get fit in just four days a week. Do cardio exercise three times during the week with strength-training sessions on two of those days. Your fourth workout day should consist of a core strengthening andContinue reading “Four-Day a Week Workout for Weight Loss”