For shoulders and arms, few gym machines are more effective than the Overhead Press. It works the deltoid muscles, or the sides of your shoulders, which are good for lifting boxes from shelves or picking up a small child. If you’ve never used t... 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
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
What is with all the weird looking toys you see in the gyms, sporting goods stores, and fitness magazines today? We see funny looking things like a cut-in-half stability ball called a BOSU. There are the small circular "pillow discs" that a... Read more
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
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
This question has probably been addressed many times, nonetheless, without me changing my diet or exercise routine, my weight has gone up a bit, however, my clothes feel looser, which is great but I can't figure out the weight gain. I do cardio 3x a... 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
Compound exercises are those exercises that work multiple muscles or muscle groups around multiple joints such as a squat. Isolation exercises, on the other hand, work a single muscle or muscle group around a single joint such as a bicep curl. Compou... Read more
Spring is around the corner, which means you'll be bringing your short sleeved and sleeveless tops out of storage in no time. Speaking of baring your arms: Are yours in tip-top shape? If not, you could help build strength and muscle tone in the m... Read more
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