We’ve all seen ads for fitness equipment that make promises that are way too good to be true. Whether they claim to shape you up in only 8 minutes a day or give you an enviable six-pack in two weeks, these false statements reflect poorly on the fitness industry and ultimately can make consumers feel duped and distrustful regarding exercise machines. » Read Full Story
With today’s nonstop demands and a 24/7/365 pace, most of us want instant responses, immediate results and faster accomplishments. Certainly this is true for weight loss – we want to shed the pounds fast and with relatively little effort. Of course, lasting weight loss comes only over time, and with considerable effort at cutting caloric intake and boosting expenditure. Sounds like a lot of work, and indeed, it is.
But it’s doable; just watch a few episodes of “The Biggest Loser” as proof. And not everything along this journey must be difficult, as multiple little efforts add up. Here are some relatively quick ways to cut calories: » Read Full Story
When it comes to cardio exercise, ellipticals are a popular choice for workouts at home and at the health club. While other equipment, such as treadmills and stationary bikes, is effective, the benefits of elliptical machines can outweigh other exercise modalities. » Read Full Story
Not All Ellipticals are the Same - Considering an elliptical for workouts at the gym or at home? The elliptical machine is one of the best pieces of exercise equipment, providing low-impact, total-body workouts that can accommodate beginners to athletes. They are so popular because they work! » Read Full Story
Maximizing Elliptical Machine Workouts – A variety of equipment is available for cardiovascular workouts, but elliptical machines offer low-impact, total-body exercise that can be very effective. While you can just jump on and go, but it’s best to know how to use an elliptical machine properly to get the most out of your sweat sessions. » Read Full Story
Chocoholics Rejoice! In the “too good to be true” category, you may have heard already that chocolate isn’t all bad for you. In fact, research has shown the chocolate is good for you and has multiple health benefits (hooray!), including: » Read Full Story
What’s Up with Heart Rate? People used to use the talk test to gauge their workout intensity – if they could talk to someone else relatively easily, that meant that their intensity wasn’t too high. If they were gasping for air, they needed to slow down. Fortunately, in today’s tech-savvy world, heart rate monitors take the guesswork out of intensity feedback during workouts. Here are a few benefits of using a heart rate monitor. » Read Full Story