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”
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ARE YOU DRINKING ENOUGH WATER?
The answer for most of us is probably no. But the good news is that drinking more water can have a number of positive health benefits, and it’s a great New Year’s resolution that you can easily stick to. Before you hit the road to better hydration, here are a few water consumption facts thatContinue reading “ARE YOU DRINKING ENOUGH WATER?”
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?”
The Pandemic Coping – The Struggle
If you are like me, I know you are missing your time in the gym. I feel like gym class is my “ME TIME”! 😩 But since social distancing has taken place, I’ve tried making my life doable right at home. Much has not changed for me, I’ve been working from home for a fewContinue reading “The Pandemic Coping – The Struggle”
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”
The Re-Fitness Focus
As some may know, I’ve been into fitness for a while now (since 2010). CrossFit was a big TO DO on my list. 😊 I was in the best shape of my life and felt good. But what’s different now….I’m revisiting my journey and becoming healthy in the process. It wasn’t until moving back toContinue reading “The Re-Fitness Focus”
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”
What Is My Target Heart Rate?
Before I start with a technical answer, let me just tell you that I sometimes think my heart is about to come out my chest on my HIIT cardio days. 😩 My cardio day goal is 2-3 times a week and weights day goal is 3-4 times a week. This is a short, sweet, andContinue reading “What Is My Target Heart Rate?”
Let Me Introduce Myself
Hi, Everyone! My name is Rayan Marks, and I reside in the great state of Texas. ☺️ I will soon turn into a Georgia Peach AGAIN….we won’t get into that topic. I’m a wife (Sen’Derrick Marks), angel mom (Rylee Marks), dog mom (Teddy Bear Marks), and live by faith! 🙌 God is good, all theContinue reading “Let Me Introduce Myself”