We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
Fitness infomercials promise a lot: dramatic weight-loss, big results, a six pack in 30 days! But unfortunately, most of them do not deliver on those promises. When those ads are so intriguing and believable, how do you know which new products delive... Read more
Convenience foods and snacking go hand in hand. Unfortunately, many of these convenient snacks also go straight to our waistlines. When "snack packs" appeared on the market just a few years ago, dieters rejoiced! Now, they could easily coun... Read more
Whether you're just starting an exercise program, or you've been at it for years, there is one thing on everyone's wish list: a toned stomach. Well-defined abdominal muscles are glorified as being sexy, healthy and youthful. You may have... Read more
If you had told me six years ago that I’d be working for SparkPeople today as a fitness and weight loss coach, I’d have told you to see a psychiatrist and get some medication to help control those delusions of yours.
At that point, m... Read more
My husband switched from cigarettes (1 pack/day) to a vapor device (not e-cig) last year. He used to get horrible coughing fits, now: NONE. He's stepping down the amount of nicotine gradually until he gets to zero. No more smoke smell!... Read more
This girl got back from six flags where I walked through the turnstiles forward instead of sideways like I had to last summer when I was 31 lbs heavier. Yay! Hubby did not understand my excitement smh... Read more
I've been feeling down. I lost six pounds this week and for last week but now I have a nasty sinus infection from allergies so I've been drinking a lot of my calories in ginger tea with lemon and honey. I have done thirty minute workouts, not like my... Read more
_Always_ pack 'road food'-- keep a little cooler in the car. Use a freeze pack. Pack homemade juice boxes, small bags of fresh veggies, sandwiches (never ones with mayo) and anything else your family will eat. Even with dollar menus, one visit to McD... Read more
I used coach Nicole's video and she stressed pull in the abs when walking. Many rainy days I did not walk outdoors. I did videos they are not so easy to pull in abs.I was doing an exercise at the computer and realised my abs are much tighter. Now i s... Read more
Many people want to have flat abs, but have trouble getting them. Attaining visible abdominal definition depends on a low body fat percentage that isn't realistic for many and your genetics plays a part of it as well, but that doesn't mean y... Read more
Who doesn't want six pack abs? Well REIGNWATER recently asked a great fitness question related to these muscles: "Does Pilates count as ab work? How often can it be done?"Want to hear what I had to say?First of all, it's important t... Read more
One of the most popular questions I get is what is an easy way to get a six pack. With spring in the air and everyone gearing up for the beach people want to turn a keg into a six pack in two weeks. Well the only way to do this is to get off the couc... Read more
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