30. July 2012 20:16
It’s hard to imagine that with one set of dumbbells you can get a total body workout, but you can. Work your upper body, legs, glutes, core, biceps, triceps, and shoulders with these exercises:
1. Dumbbell Wood Chop- (low to high)- works your leg... [More]
24. May 2012 19:17
Is Dieting a Four Letter Word?
When I talk about what I eat (especially when my children are around), I am very careful to use the word “food plan” instead of the word DIET.
Growing up in the 70’s where fad diets such as the “Grapefruit Diet” “Sauerkraut... [More]
24. April 2012 19:31
Recently I found myself “between weights”. By this I mean that 15 lb. dumbbell’s were feeling less challenging during biceps curls, but 20 lb. weights were too much for a whole set without someone there to spot or me losing my form.
I priced out creating my own 17 lb. ... [More]
7. April 2012 19:34
High intensity training burns more calories in a shorter period of time by utilizing quick, high-intensity cardio moves that spike your heart rate, in a short period of time.
You can achieve tis cardio burst by running sprints, Spinning class, cardio DVD’s, or you can add these moves in betwee... [More]
3. March 2012 19:45
On average, women after 40 lose 1/3 to 1/2 pound of muscle each year, while gaining the same amount in body fat.
The most important body shape issue to watch is the waist-hip ratio. High abdominal fat can lead to high cholesterol, type 2 Diabetes and heart disease. This ratio is calculated by ... [More]
5. January 2012 17:42
Exercise is a metabolism furnace for calorie burning for up to 14 hours after you’ve changed out of your workout gear!
According to Medical Science Sports Exercise (43:1643, 2011), researchers had 10 men aged 22 to 33 ride a stationary bike for 45 minutes at a brisk pace. During the 14 h... [More]
5. December 2011 06:53
We all know that a diverse exercise plan helps us attain out fitness goals. Diversity helps the body to keep from plateauing on the progress we see.
Another benefit that exercise provides is to properly digest a big meal, such as a holiday turkey feast or other party indu... [More]
30. January 2011 10:25
There are so many myths about metabolism. It’s like the Holy Grail that everyone wants, but no one can make it burn like they’d like!!
The reality is that eating certain foods (like grapefruit, cabbage or cayenne pepper) won’t boost your metabolism. Believe me, I love ... [More]
17. February 2010 09:08
I received a comment from a reader named ‘Oscar’ the other day. He commented on the validity of my point of questioning the slant that research studies may take when reporting their results. He then made a comment on how I could eat between 1100- 1400 calories per day on a re... [More]