With all the parties and sweet indulgences, it’s not surprising that weight gain is common around the holidays. Most people assume they’ll quickly lose those extra pounds once the festivities are over and they return to the normal routine, but shedding “extra insulation” that comes from sipping eggnog and noshing on cheesecake can be challenging. A better plan is to prevent it in the first place. Why is weight gain so common around the holidays and how can you avoid it?
Want to keep your brain sharp? Try flexing your muscles. You may not see a direct connection between brain health and your muscles, but research suggests that working your muscles against resistance may protect your memory.
Are you exercising “mindfully?” Many people are distracted when they work out and don’t really focus in on the movements their muscles are making – and this can limit fitness gains. Find out why it’s important to exercise mindfully and how to train yourself to do that.
Interval training has become a popular way to get a cardiovascular workout. It’s fast and effective. But what about steady-state cardio? Does it still have benefits? Find out.
When the treadmill or elliptical machine says you’ve burned 1,000 calories, can you really believe it? Find out how accurate the calorie readout is on exercise machines and whether you can believe what they say.
You do the right thing – you work out every day, but how active are you when you’re not exercising? A recent study sheds light on this issue and came to a surprising conclusion. Even active women are sitting too much. Get the full story and discover how to stop the cycle of too much sitting.
Functional training is growing in popularity because it builds “practical strength” that can be applied to everyday life. This article discusses the benefits of doing a functional strength workout.
Do you experience headaches when you exercise? Exertional headaches aren’t uncommon. Find out what causes them and six steps you can take to prevent them.
Before I tell you about the Hip Thrust, just want to remind everyone that our current XTrain pre-sale prices will end Oct 30th. Now, let me tell you about perhaps the best exercise you can do for your glutes and best of all – you can do it at home. The Glutes are an […]
It would seem that if you’re trying to lose weight, the longer you exercise the better. An hour is better than thirty minutes? After all, you’ll burn more calories in 60 minutes than 30 if you maintain the same intensity. But recent research calls this idea into question.