26. August 2012 12:40
If you’re new to working out and need an effective plan for a week, try these ideas:
Day 1: chest/triceps, plus 30 minutes of cardio*
Day 2: back/biceps
Day 3: shoulders/abs, 30 minutes cardio
Day 4: cardio for 45-60 minutes
Day 5: hamstrings/quads/calves
Day 6: cardio ... [More]
21. August 2012 21:03
One of the hardest things to stay consistent with at this time of year is workout. Kids are going back to school, and the holidays are on the horizon. Your workout gets pushed to the bottom of the 'importance' list over everyone else’s needs again and again The worst... [More]
16. July 2012 20:11
Making a basic home-gym is often less expensive than a year’s basic gym membership, and the equipment belongs to you! I have utilized pre-owned sports equipment stores often and have found success controlling the cost that way. Otherwise, sport stores and on-line retailers... [More]
12. May 2012 05:05
Never underestimate the effects of stress/triggers on your health and your food choices. I am experiencing this myself right now.
I am in the process of moving me and my children to a new home, while shutting down a highly complicated and demanding lease where I am right now.&... [More]
11. May 2012 05:13
A reader seat a question about why her toes go numb on an elliptical machine. I will admit that I traded in an elliptical machine for a treadmill years ago for this very reason.
One way to alleviate the numbness is to lower the incline. Doing this relieves the bend in your toes. Th... [More]
6. May 2012 18:08
There are proven steps that can be taken for long-term healthy weight loss:
1. Weight Training: People who keep weight off and maintain a healthy weight reduce their sedentary activities and stoke their metabolism with regular weight training. It has been proven that your metabolism kee... [More]
17. April 2012 19:43
A reader sent in a question about how to stay motivated to lose weight and live healthy day after day. She feels like she can't stick with any program, diet, or plan that she has tried. She begins with a purpose, but life's stresses and temptation quickly take over, and she is back with her tub of i... [More]
11. April 2012 16:41
You can find mixed information as to whether you eat before you work out in the morning or evenings and when to utilize whey protein to receive all the muscle building benefits after a workout.
The former theory was to get in your early morning cardio or weight training on an empty stomach t... [More]
4. April 2012 07:09
I had the blessing of having an amazing time away with my children for spring break. I relish the time without schedules and stress. I tried to stay true to my beliefs and passions about healthy living while still enjoying special time.
I got up in the morning and did my stretc... [More]
26. February 2012 20:50
The regular use of a food diary helps you to monitor your calorie intake as a tool to maximize your health goals. Keeping track of your exercise progress is equally important.
My home-made diary includes a space for both food and exercise journaling. There are exercises diaries ... [More]