Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
So you already know that a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise program are keys to your weight loss plan. But are you listening to that other recommendation you’ve heard more than once in your life? Get plenty of sleep. Recent medical stu... Read more
It’s an age-old question, with no right answers. If you have to do both in the same day, does it matter whether you do strength training or cardio first? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice their opinions on this hot topic.
Dean Ande... Read more
Who knows your body almost as well as you do? Your personal trainer. He knows your weaknesses and has helped you turn them into strengths over time, pushing you to achieve more than you ever thought possible.
The best way to avoid having a bad b... Read more
I'm amazed! Being sick this week, I lost weight. Since I started eating again, I have gained a little back but my pants and belt are more lose! I love it. I have one cheat day a week and after being sick, I'm having pizza. I think after breaking a... Read more
I am feeling discouraged today. I lost .2 this week, but I've been working out super hard and feel like the number should have been higher. I can't seem to get my appetite under control - especially after working out so hard.... Read more
It really is harder after 50 and recent widowhood. I have lost 10 pounds in the last year but the first time I tried this I lost 40 in 9 months. I get discouraged. I guess it is a good sign that at least I keep trying.... Read more
Sometimes I catch myself saying "I want to be healthier" or "I want to lose fat" and I change it to "I AM healthier" and "I AM losing fat". Each choice and each gram means I am doing something, in the powerful present, it is no longer a future wish o... Read more
I have learned that taking my measurements is just as important if not more important than what the scale says. Losing inches is far more motivating than the pounds on the scale because when you lose inches, you lose fat, and drop clothing sizes! A... Read more
Your metabolism has two basic modes: Anabolic, which means building up or adding, and Catabolic, which means breaking down or eliminating. Losing fat occurs in catabolic mode (which includes maintaining a calorie deficit), while adding muscl... Read more
It's true that many people either gain a little weight or don't see any change on the scale for as long as 4-6 weeks after making a significant change in their level of exercise. This is often explained as "gaining muscle while losing fa... Read more
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