Choosing an Effective Weight Loss Mantra

Use a mantra to refocus your thinking when weight loss struggles arise. Losing weight takes a commitment that must hold throughout every area of your life. When you choose to drop the pounds, you must also choose to make healthy choices. Sure, every once in a while you can indulge in unhealthy food or skip Read more …

The Myth of Afterburn: Exercise Does NOT Always Burn More Calories Through the Day

If you want to burn more calories, you have to exercise the right way. After a long day at the office, you stop at the gym to squeeze in your usual 30-45 minute treadmill workout. You select the “fat burn” mode, which starts you out at an easy walk and gradually brings you up to Read more …

Burn More Calories with These Workouts

Traditional workouts are no longer the way to a healthier and slimmer you. While running is great for cardiovascular purposes and lifting weights will help you gain muscle, the perfect workout requires much more total body movement. If you’re still hoping to lose weight before summer ends, burn more calories with the following workouts: Zumba Read more …

Finding the Right Yoga Program for Weight Loss

The choices for yoga programs are overwhelming, and sometimes the promises they make are underwhelming. Yoga is a way to de-stress, and to build core strength, balance and flexibility. All these are great things but they do not really help you lose weight. What they do is help you look and feel better as your Read more …

Do We Really Need to Work Out for Thirty Minutes a Day?

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As the amount of time we can afford to dedicate to daily exercise dwindles, we wonder whether the 30-minute workout is a hard and fast recommendation. Is there a shorter solution that is just as effective? A new study at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, has shown that short intervals of exercise improve the Read more …

Is Your Workout Plan Wearing You Out?

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It is common knowledge that hard work is what builds muscle and helps you lose weight. What is less commonly known is that plenty of rest between workouts will make your work far more effective. If you jump into a workout regimen and push yourself to the limit every day, you’re doing more harm than Read more …

Improve Brain Function while Losing Weight

Exercise and brain health

New research shows that both animals and people who exercise change the neural pathways in their brains. In simple terms, this means that people who exercise are able to learn more easily and are less likely to suffer from degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease than people who don’t exercise regularly. For Read more …

PX90 vs Jogging for Weight Loss

PX90 versus jogging

Let’s cut to the chase: Calorie for calorie, jogging and PX90 burn about the same. But PX90 does a better job of building muscle all over your body.  When you build muscle and burn calories, you stand a greater chance of losing weight. Exercise + Diet = Awesome Wait! What? You “stand a greater chance?” Read more …

Lose Weight and Be a Celebrity in Your Own Home

Woman Stepping onto Scale

The Biggest Loser show has made a big winner out of all of its contestants. People who have participated in the show are unanimous in saying that they now enjoy a higher quality of life, with more energy and sense of well being than they have had before. Just because you are not a contestant Read more …

Cold Weather Will Be Here Before You Know It: Cold Whether Exercise

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If you feel confined in gyms and dislike exercising in your home, chances are you engage in physical activity outside. While this is an excellent way to boost your mood while receiving nutrients such as vitamin D from the sun, exercising in the winter months can often be discouraging. However, you do not have to Read more …