The relationship between exercise and gastro esophageal reflux disorder (GERD) is a tricky one. For some people, moderate exercise can help reduce GERD symptoms and benefit the body in countless other ways too. In a 2004 study in the gastroenterology... Read more
"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... Read more
Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you're making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, b... Read more
I have a friend who can either build or fix just about anything—the guy is handy! I’m constantly amazed to see how he can take care of most any restoration or carpentry problem. Something that seems impossible is like putty in his hands,... Read more
The seated chest press machine, is comfortable for your body while allowing you to lift heavier weight with more control. In this exercise, the movement comes from the shoulders and elbows.
Start by adjusting the seat height. When se... Read more
I am thinking about getting the Polar FT4 but I'm a little concerned with the chest strap fitting. I weight 330lbs. Im just afraid to make this purchase and it not fit. Anyone with the device or similar one think it will fit or have the length of the... Read more
Are there really any differences in the way a man and woman loose weight. I have been pretty successful in loosing weight and my girlfriend wants to emulate my success. Is there anything I should know before I share my plan with her.... Read more
The burning question - which is more accurate my pedometer or Spark calories burned tracker?? My pedometer which has all my demo's, weight, height, stride length shows a higher calorie burned than Spark by about 180 calories plus. I know that tread... Read more
Is there a good reason to snack vs not snack, other than allowing you to break up your calories into more "meals"? This is what you are doing when snacking right?
If for example you are consuming 1500 calories per day you can have 3 meals of 50... Read more
So I just started tracking foods again and this question hit me. Suppose you don't tend to snack. If you don't plan on snacking and your snacks give you 2 snacks at about 200 max calories apiece. Does that mean you can add 100 calories or so to ea... Read more
When exercising on a program, it's best to mix it up each time. Doing the same exercises all the time can get your metabolism used to it, and it won't burn as much fat nor build lean muscle. Keep your body guessing!... Read more
Your One Rep Max is the highest possible weight you can lift for exactly one repetition. You can use the One Rep Max as a benchmark to measure strength gains over time. However, keep in mind that this metric is typically used on very specific, more a... Read more
Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym.
If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al... Read more
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