Trouble Losing Belly? Here’s Why

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 by

  When extra fat starts creeping in around the belly and waistline, you may think doing extra sit-ups or other abdominal exercises will whittle it away in a jiffy. But it won’t. An increase in belly fat typically occurs when your body starts accumulating too much overall fat, and the excess ends up around your

  Measuring you heart rate lets you see how hard you’re exercising, or your exercise intensity. The weekly recommended dose of exercise is 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity. If you know your heart rate while at rest and while exercising, you’ll be better able to ensure you’re meeting

  Getting motivated to exercise can be tough enough. Actually tracking your activity to gauge your progress can be even more of a headache. Or at least it used to be. Keeping tabs on your daily fitness routine has suddenly become a breeze with a flurry of mobile apps. Yes, the world of apps has

How Much Exercise You REALLY Need

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 by

  You don’t have to lift weights for hours on end or go running 12 miles every morning to maintain your health and weight. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says you can exercise in bouts as short as 10 minutes per session, provided you do enough of them, to

The Facts Behind Winter Weight Gain

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 by

  Winter is often cold and blah – and all that cold and blah can go right to your hips! Most folks gain an average of 2 to 4 lbs. over the winter, according to UK’s Daily Mail, with a number of factors contributing to the season’s extra pounds. Ace Fitness and the Daily Mail

  Setting aside time for exercise is one of the biggest challenges in today’s hurly-burly world, but it’s a challenge you can conquer. A few creative moves and slight schedule changes can help you sneak exercise into your daily routine, keeping you fit, fabulous – and with enough time to still meet your usual array

  Whether you’re a man or woman, seasoned fitness buff or newbie, you may all share something in common: weight-lifting workout mistakes. We combined our own experience with tips from Muscle and Fitness and Women’s Health magazines to showcase the top three mistakes in the weight room. You’re using the wrong weight. If you can

Treadmills vs. Elliptical Machines

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 by

  Treadmills and elliptical machines can both give you awesome workouts, just in slightly different ways. The treadmill lets you walk, jog or run, with the option of adjusting the speed and incline to increase or decrease the intensity of your workout. The elliptical machine also lets you set the difficulty of your workout, which

Tips to Help Kids Get Fit

Thursday, 11 December 2014 by

  Fit kids are not only healthier, but they can also be happier, more confident and less prone to depression and anxiety. You can help your children reap all those benefits with four quick tips aimed to increase your child’s activity levels. Cut down on TV and computer time. Curtailing your kids’ TV and computer

How Inversion Therapy Can Boost Your Health

Thursday, 11 December 2014 by

  If back pain or sciatica agony has got you down, inversion therapy may be able to turn it around – literally. Inversion therapy involves suspending yourself upside down to alleviate pressure on our spine. The upside-down position uses gravity to achieve spinal decompression, elongating your spine and decompressing the disks, nerves and other related