Blogs

Gareth Evans's picture

Insanity Fast & Furious 20 Minute Workout DVD Review

I love the feeling you get after a long, hard workout. The endorphins have been released and you feel invincible. As I always workout at lunchtime, it’s a great feeling to go into the afternoon knowing that you’ve put some real hard work into improving your body.

If you’re anything like me, however, sometimes work or family commitments get in the way of your workout. No matter how well your weekly fitness regime is planned, every now and again something unexpected pops up and it leaves you short on time to train.

It’s on these occasions that you can do one of two things: Miss a session or modify it. If at all possible, I try to go for the latter. After all, getting in shape doesn’t always mean spending hours in the gym; it’s about how effectively you use your time. You can get great results in 20 minutes, if you know what you’re doing and you use your time effectively.

When I only have 20 minutes to exercise, I tend to opt for some form of circuit training. Circuits are an excellent means of mixing things up, they give you a great cardio workout and they help to develop good muscle tone.

julian.hooks's picture

Seven Great Exercises for Women at Home

As independent and hard working women, we all want to stay in shape, feel good ourselves inside and out and have that confidence that will shine through every single day. We all dream of that lean, healthy and toned body, but the question remains, how do we achieve just that especially when we are home bodies? Well you don’t have to look any further because in this article we will provide you with seven great exercises for women at home. They are easy exercises that will help shape your body as desired. Let’s begin with our amazing exercise routine tips.

1. Walk or Run however way you can

Jogging

Whether you have a treadmill at home or choose to walk around your neighborhood, walking or running is definitely a great way to stay in shape. First and foremost, it is an excellent way to get in some cardiovascular activities in your life. It really works out your heart making it work to help you stay away from certain medical diseases and also shed off some much needed pounds. If you’re a beginner, try walking or running around 10 minutes every day or every other day. Then as your start feeling like you’re getting used to it, try adding in a few minutes at a time until you reach around 30 to 45 minutes.

kristinaI's picture

What is Sustanon and How Does it Work

Sustanon is a popular name among all the steroids for bodybuilders. It is an androgenic steroid with a pronounced anabolic effect. Therefore, athletes commonly use Sustanon to put on mass and size while increasing strength.

It is a mixture of 4 different testosterones which based on a well timed composition have a synergistic effect. This special feature has positive characteristics for the athlete. The effect of the 4 Testosterones is time released so that Sustanon goes gradually into the system and remains effective in the body for several weeks.

Body Builder

Sustanon 250 is one of the most powerful combinations of Testosterone available and has been used by millions of men worldwide. Sportsman who use Sustanon state a strong muscle development since it lead to less water storage and also aromatizes even less either testosterone enanthate or cypionate.

Michelle Rebecca's picture

Finding True Motivation to Stick to a Diet/Fitness Routine

From personal experience, I know that if I wait too long to adjust my diet and/or get back into a solid exercise routine, the pounds will begin to accumulate fast. And with age it becomes even harder to get them off.

To begin with, you have to be motivated, or even the best regimen in the world won’t work. Motivation begins with setting realistic, achievable goals. Telling yourself that you have to lose 20 pounds before next week isn’t going to help. You’re setting yourself up for failure and disappointment, not to mention it’s not healthy to lose that much weight in that short amount of time. Start with a smaller, more realistic goal to get you started; maybe two pounds a week.

Thinspiration_thinspo_motivation_0043

TrishaVivona's picture

Is Nutrition a Personal or Public Issue?

There is much discussion these days about nutrition and healthy eating. Why has obesity become a major health concern in the United States? What can explain the growing interest in locally grown foods? Can local governments regulate what foods citizens can buy and consume? Why is healthful eating determined not only by what a person buys but also by where she lives?

All of these questions seem to lead to an even larger question: is nutrition a personal or public issue? The current thinking on this subject, as reflected in scientific studies, popular writing, and news reports tends to indicate that the answer to this question is “yes, nutrition is both a personal choice and a public responsibility.”

Family Grocery Day '09 018

Photo: “Family Grocery Day” at the Oak Cliff Boys & Girls Club in Dallas

johnny's picture

How to Lose Weight Using Cinnamon

In the weight loss and fitness industries, cinnamon is making waves because of its weight loss properties. If you’re wondering, “What is cinnamon good for?”, you’ll be pleased to find out that it has been linked to weight loss. The effects of cinnamon on weight loss are impressive and many fitness guru’s are spreading the word about how the simple spice can help people lose weight quickly.

Cinnamon Variaties

Cinnamon is not a miracle cure for weight loss, but it will help boost your other efforts and improve your odds of success. This spice is a great way to add flavor to bland foods while preventing the build-up of stubborn belly fat. When combined with diet and exercise, the results can be quite dramatic.

How Cinnamon Works

It is well-known that cinnamon and honey combined together have numerous health benefits. Honey and cinnamon for weight loss works on the body in three different ways.

BrookeChaplan's picture

Before and After Workouts: 5 Ways to Stay Safe and Healthy

With beach and pool season in full swing, many of us are trying to adopt an exercise regimen to keep our bodies in top shape. Summer is great because you can move your workout outside, and there is so much variety in exercise to try. Summer also provides for incorporating a mixture of fresh fruits and vegetables to rejuvenate your body before and after you exercise. Read on for some tips on how to keep your body safe throughout your workout this summer!

Jumping on the beach

Carolyn Heintz's picture

Prevention Can Help Maintain a Healthy Liver

Many Americans consume alcoholic beverages on a daily basis. From a cook battering food on the restaurant menu in beer, to a person drinking a glass of red wine for heart health, alcohol is being consumed in large numbers. While everyone certainly does not abuse alcohol, there are many that overuse the substance and unknowingly cause adverse effects on their liver.

The liver is the organ responsible for filtering blood before it passes to other areas of the body. Located on the right side of the stomach, the liver serves several other important metabolic functions as well. These include detoxifying chemicals and altering drugs. Enzymes can be found within the liver; it is their job to alter drugs through a process called drug metabolism.  As with any other organ, without care, the liver can be easily damaged through unhealthy activities. This is not limited to alcohol alone; fried foods or foods with high fat content can inflict irreparable damage on the liver and impede its functionality. The problem with alcohol in particular, however, is that the liver delays carrying out its other important functions in order to metabolize the additional alcohol in a person’s system.

Causes of Liver Disease

heavens786's picture

The 15-Minute-A-Day Workout For Miracle Results

Modern times are fast and furious. And they demand the best from you. Great performance, total focus and an endless hunger for more seem to be the basic requirements to make it in a world where results are top priority and they need to be delivered on time.

Which is exactly what a lot of people out there don't have anymore. The ever-increasing pace the world moves by demands not only perfection, but a virtual omnipresence and the imperative need to multitask at the best level to meet our goals and still have time to look our best.

Slimming machines, miraculous pills and exotic weight-loss treatments, they all appeal to our lack of time and the desire to keep our self healthy, young and beautiful.

And let's be honest. In a world filled with instant gratification-seekers constrained in tight schedules we all love a quick fix, especially when it comes to our body.

"I love to take care for my body. Both for healthy reasons and for my job, but sometimes I just don't have the time. I take care of my family in the morning and by the end of the day I am usually just burned out to do any physical activity. My exercise routines usually take place during the weekends, but I am missing the energizing factor that regular exercise gives to a day".

Ahsika Sanders's picture

Debunking Lies You’He Always Heard About Skin Care

All your life you have been told certain things about your skin that you have simply taken to be true. Things like greasy food will give you pimples, or that you are bound to age just like your mother. Luckily for you there are several misconceptions when it comes to skincare and we’ve compiled a few of the most common below.

Woman with an umbrella

Genetics plays the biggest role in how your skin will age.

Many people think that because their mother started getting wrinkles when she was 38 that they will too. You have been taught to believe that you will inherit your family’s tendency to develop wrinkles early or that we are going to be wrinkle free well into our 50s because our grandmother was. That is simply not the case. You have to consider the life you live including your stress levels, sun exposure, how well you care for your skin, your diet and so much more. True you are genetically predisposed to how you look, but your habits are a major factor in considering how you will age. So check your bad habits at the door. You can start by not smoking, wearing sunscreen, maintaining a healthy diet and finding a good skin care regimen that works for your skin and sticking to it.

User login