Fitness Archive

Most Effective Exercises: Push-Ups

Why it’s a winner: Push-ups strengthen the chest, shoulders, triceps, and core muscles. How to: Face-down, place hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Place toes or knees on the floor, creating a smooth line with your body, from shoulders to knees or feet. Keeping rear-end muscles and abdominals engaged, lower and lift ...Read More

Myth Tackle: I Work In An Office

There are a lot of myths that surround being healthy. One of them is that you cannot get enough exercise if you have an office/sit-down job. I work in an office. I get two breaks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, for about 15 minutes each. I almost always ...Read More

Metabolic Resistance Training

Metabolic Resistance Training is all the rage these days. You can find people talking about it in the gym and trainers coming up with new programs to use it left and right. So I wanted to look into it more and find out what it’s all about. Here’s what I found: Q: ...Read More

Is Eating Healthy More Expensive?

One of the biggest myths out there is the myth that eating healthy costs too much. Just the opposite… and I’ll prove it to you in three ways.      #1:  Cash Here’s some sample figures courtesy of Scott Tousignant’s fitness blog… :  2 medium size sweet potatoes $1 or… small fries from ...Read More

Facts About Belly Fat

Belly fat is worse for you than fat elsewhere on your body: Excess accumulation of belly fat is more dangerous than excess fat around your hips and thighs. Belly fat is associated with serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Your genes can contribute to your being ...Read More

Video Game Workouts

The boyfriend and I have recently started something in our house that I thought would be fun to share with you guys. We are now doing Video Game Workouts! What we do is write down a couple of bodyweight exercises that we can do at home, then square off. We usually use ...Read More

The Best 16 Minute Workout Ever

*This post originally written by internationally recognized motivation and fitness guru, Jon Benson   When I wrote “7 Minute Muscle” and “7 Minute Body” (the in-home version; both books come in the same package) I thought I was doing the muscle-mass crowd a huge favor. I was right… and I was wrong. ...Read More

A Powerful Secret For YOU!

Anyone who knows me can tell you that I am a serious believer in positive thinking. I know it helps guide me through my life, maintain my own stresses, and make better decisions for myself. Now, that of course does NOT mean I’m perfect, or even perfectly balanced. It just means that ...Read More

Killer 11 Minute Workout

I hear all people say all the time that they just don’t have time to workout. Study after study shows that even a few short bursts of exercise per day can add up to big differences in your health. You can read more about that in these articles: Exercising: Every Minute Counts   ...Read More

4 Fat-Burning Cardio Routines

No time to exercise? Everyone has 10 minutes they can steal. Studies prove several 10 minute bouts of exercise throughout the day are equally beneficial for your health and calorie-burning as one longer continuous session. If you spend your day at a desk, take 10 minutes out of every two hours to ...Read More