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Why You Should Be Doing Interval Training

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of exercise in which you engage in a short exercise period followed by a short rest period and then repeat. What makes HIIT different from continuous...

Strength Training for More Fat Loss

Here are some takeaways from "Lifting Heavy" at Muscle & Fitness Magazine: When alternating weight training and cardio days, you are more likely to burn twice as much fat than if you were to perform cardio...

It’s Not Your Genes!

Physical activity and fitness are associated with a lower risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). A recent study looked at whether the reduced risk was associated with a better genetic fitness profile. The researchers followed...

5 Reasons Women Need Weight Training

1. Weight Training Will Help You Lose More Fat Than You'll Gain in Muscle. Research shows that the average woman who strength trains two to three times a week for eight weeks gains 1.75 pounds...

Seniors Gain from Exercise

A little exercise and some mental stimulation may go a long way toward helping seniors stay sharp, a new, small study suggests. Researchers found the memory and thinking skills of 126 inactive older adults improved after they...

April Challenge – Daily Tabata

Teresa here. I thought I'd share with you my newest workout. There is joy in hours of running with a steadily increasing heart rate. I can listen to music and think. Moderate exercise is awesome!...

Eleven Things You Should Tell Your Personal Trainer

"I'm frustrated I'm not seeing results." Sharing this with a trainer should spur on your trainer to find the problem, be it unreasonable goals or a lack of accountability on your part. "I can't afford to...

Is It Really Exercise? Intensify!

Any activity you perform above a resting threshold that sustains and improves health and fitness is exercise. The good news: that aerobic class you started two years ago was exercise. The bad news: that aerobic...

Massage, Stretch, Strengthen: Fixing Those Pains

If you have poor body alignment and weak or tight muscles, you likely have pains you deal with daily. You might not be aware which muscles are the problem or how you may be...

Deadlifts are for Women!

Why should you be doing deadlifts? The deadlift is a highly inclusive resistance exercise. It works primarily your butt and back of your legs, but also works nearly every other muscle group in your body....