Scales can cause trouble for a lot of people, affecting your motivation, mood, eating habits and progress. It’s a great idea to your track progress, and if you weigh yourself monthly, that might help you spot a trend in your body weight (gaining, losing or maintaining). But over the course of a week or a day your weight can fluctuate ..
You might have tried a few times but losing your belly is not the impossible task that you think it is. And, it’s not all about how many crunches you do. A lot of the fat around your mid-section is caused by lack of sleep, too much sugar or stress so you need to target those three areas first. There is a toned tummy waiting for you, ..
You want to get stronger, fitter, leaner, and just plain look good but you don’t want to spend long hours at the gym. It is possible to get an effective workout in 30 minutes; if you maximise your workouts. You might not be getting the most out of your workout time right now so here are some ways to make your workouts more effective. ..
To lose weight, should you spend your gym time doing more cardio or more strength training? It’s a common question and really there are benefits to both types of exercise, but it just depends on your goals. Cardio gets your heart rate up and gets more oxygen pumping through your blood which brings big health benefits. This inclu ..
When you think of ab exercises, you automatically think of sit-ups or crunches. Sit-ups are ok when performed properly, but they can place strain on your neck, spine, and lower back. Plus, the thought of doing hundreds of sit-ups is enough to put a lot of people off. Here are some crunch free tips to help you start seeing those abs without a si ..
It's easy to get injured; and it doesn’t matter what your fitness level is. You don’t need an injury slowing you down when you’ve just made the commitment to getting in shape. Sprains, strains, tendonitis, and even broken bones can derail an active and athletic lifestyle. Injuries usually fall into the categories of traum ..
Building muscle not only tones your body and boosts your metabolism but also improves your heart, bone and joint health. But, far too many people avoid the weight room. In fact, only about 20 percent of women get in the recommended two strength sessions per week; usually because of intimidation or not wanting to look too muscular. Trying t ..
Running, walking and jogging are some of the best and easiest ways to add activity to your week. You don’t need anything to start except a good pair of shoes. It can sometimes seem like the hardest part of your workout but with these tips you should be running your next marathon in no time. Slow down Breathing is often the ..
The days are getting colder and we are starting to lose the light, which doesn't help the motivation levels for training. Although you may want to stay snuggled up in your warm bed, the colder days shouldn't be a time that your fitness plans hibernate. With the right attitude and mix of exercises, it can actually be a fantastic time to mix up y ..
Working out is great when we’re seeing results but when we hit the wall or don’t see the progress we’re after; it can become a grind. A lot of factors come into play when trying to lose weight and tone up. So if your workout isn't working for you, a few things could be to blame. When you know why you’re not getting resul ..