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8 challenge vacations that’ll turn you into a superhuman

Getting in shape for vacation isn’t just about looking good in a bikini. In fact, the only way to make hiking through the Sahara Desert in roasting heat or skiing through the Arctic Circle any tougher would be to do it in a bikini. One thing’s for sure, competing in these events involves life-changing levels […]

Maybe that workout can wait till the weekend?

It has become a habit. Each week, the weekdays fly by so quickly that you find time to exercise only on Saturdays and Sundays. If you’re feeling guilty about your “weekend warrior” exercise schedule, stop. Even though it’s not ideal, packing the recommended amount of weekly exercise into just one or two workout sessions may […]

Cardio vs. Weights: Which is actually better for weight loss?

  For decades, conventional wisdom (and Jane Fonda) said cardio was the best exercise for weight loss. Then strength training muscled its way into the spotlight as the must-do move for revving your metabolism and losing weight in your sleep, prompting many exercise enthusiasts to promote strength training. So a few years ago, Duke University […]

The Difficulty Older People Have Maintaining A Health Weight

It is possible to lose weight at any age. However, there are several factors that make it harder to lose weight as we get older. Health researchers believe that people who remain active lose muscle mass every decade starting in their 30s, replacing it with fat. Muscles use up more calories than fat, so less […]

How to Overcome the Diet and Exercise Cycle of Failure

You’re excited. Early on, you are seeing good results from your diet and exercise efforts. You look and feel better. You’re losing weight. At this pace, you’ll be purchasing a whole new wardrobe in a couple of months. You feel confident all your hard work will pay off, because you can see the light at […]