A lot of time is wasted working out that doesn’t need to be. Whether it’s taking too long of a break between sets or just working at an intensity that’s too low for maximum calorie burn. Instead, why not burn more calories in less time? Read the rest of Why You Should Exercise Less!
There are so many pieces of equipment on the market today and so I realize how challenging it can be to know what to buy or not.
The main factor to consider when buying equipment is whether a piece of equipment is versatile and has many uses. Equipment that you can use for only one thing, such as crunches, is going to be very limiting in the long run and thus limit your workouts, so don’t get sucked into the latest fad infomercial product that will only tone one area of your body!!!
Posted by Becky Fox on February 4, 2013 at 6:54 pm
3 Workout Tips to Get Toned Legs Fast
If you're like most women, you want to get toned legs fast so you can look great in that little black dress or those cute new denim shorts, especially this time of year when it's warm out. Well here are a few simple steps to get you on the way to having shapely looking legs in less time.
1. Strength train.
The best way to get toned legs fast is to work them! Women often neglect strength training but this is one of the most important steps to adding tone and definition to your legs. Don't worry your legs are not going to end up too bulky, unless of course you're taking some sort of growth hormone or steroid! The best leg toning exercises include a variety of exercises to tone the glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves such as:
Posted by Becky Fox on January 14, 2013 at 6:00 am
5 easy ways to reduce belly fat
A guest post by Anna Miller
What is the best reason you could think of to lose belly fat? It’s unsightly, isn’t it?
That’s not all. Belly fat or excessive amount of fat stored in the abdominal area is more than just unsightly, and it is equally unhealthy too. While there are no specific ways of losing fat from a target body part, there are still ways to maximize the process of fat loss. It takes a lot of patience, endurance and discipline to follow the strict approach of losing belly fat. As you will not see results very fast, you have to be patient and continue doing your work. Your goal should be – to promote balanced weight loss throughout the body since there is nothing called spot reduction.
You may be allured by the plethora of belly fat loss products available these days. Honestly, these products that claim to be miracle quick fixes can do no good to the body. There is no scientific evidence to backup these gimmicks. Such diets and pills can only lead to desperation, restlessness, deprivation and sickness.
When it came to getting a smart phone that actually supported apps, I was a late bloomer. It took me until a little over a year ago to finally purchase an Iphone. Mostly because my old phone broke and well I needed to replace it. I knew that it was going to make keeping up with things much easier and well just way more awesome, but I really had no idea how much it would effect my fitness (and yes all for the better).
So what I'm trying to say is that there are some amazing fitness apps out there designed to help keep you on track, motivate you, and actually make working out a little more fun. I'm sure there's thousands of fitness apps, but I'm going to stick with five of the best Iphone fitness apps that I personally use and enjoy! So here goes:
This app is a great way to track your meals, workouts, and progress! As I've mentioned in the past, keeping a food journal can be a huge part of successfully losing weight. This app makes it super easy. You can search foods or even scan barcodes to input food data and the app will calculate your calories and other nutrition facts for the day. In addition, you can log your exercise, track your progress, and even add friends so that you can see their progress and updates. Here's a quick screenshot from my phone in the afternoon yesterday:
You love to run, right? Or maybe it’s lifting weights or swimming that get your body moving. Whatever it is, there is some activity that your body loves to do. No matter what, you need to be careful to protect yourself so that you don’t end up injured and can no longer do what you love. Here are some tips to follow to ensure successful exercise sessions.
1. Make sure you are having regular check ups
This may sound silly, but this is incredibly important, especially when starting a new fitness regimen. You need to make sure that your body is able to handle the change in stress. An undiagnosed condition can lead to nothing but trouble if you do not modify your exercise accordingly. Also, your doctor will have good advice on how to still do what you love, even if you have recurrent issues with a certain part of your body.
2. Warm up before exercise
Warming up before exercise is one of the best ways to ensure a successful workout. You want to start slowly, gradually moving into the speed and exercises that you will be using doing your workout. Some great warm ups include: stretching, walking, jogging, or meditation. These help get your mind and body into a great place to work out. Read the rest of 7 ways to avoid exercise injury
Posted by Becky Fox on December 26, 2011 at 5:02 am
5 Tips To Lose Holiday Weight Gain
If you are like most people, keeping your waistline in check over the last few weeks has been a challenge. With holiday parties and erratic schedules your diet has probably not been what one would exactly call healthy. And on top of that, hectic schedules and well even just gloomy, cold weather can leave you unmotivated to workout. So now is the time to get back on track with your diet and fitness routine so you can start to lose unwanted holiday weight gain and get back into shape. Here are a few tips to get you headed in the right direction:
1. Toss the crap.If sugar cookies, chocolate candy, and egg nog have been your main food source for the last few weeks it’s time to clean up your diet. If you have any of these foods left in your house it may be a good idea to toss them in the trash. There’s no need to have the temptation lying around when you are trying to eat healthy again. So toss any unhealthy leftovers, and instead hit the store for some healthy fruits, veggies, nuts, lean meats, and whole grains. Read the rest of 5 Tips To Lose Holiday Weight Gain