Getting in Shape? Plan for These Stages of Weight Loss

Losing weight takes commitment and determination. If you're trying to improve your health by shedding pounds, you'll find that understanding different stages of the process can help you stay committed when it feels like you're hitting a plateau. Learn more about these stages of weight loss so you can adjust your diet, your...

How to walk with good posture & technique

Walking may seem like a simple activity and really, it should be. But with so much time sitting down, a lot of us have forgotten how to walk properly. Hunching forward at our desk all day really hasn’t been helping us walk better. The way you hold your body is important to walking comfortably...

How to add variety to your walking workouts and keep losing weight

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. That applies to exercise too! If you do the same workout over and over, your body will eventually get used to the workout. In other words, your body gets stronger, the workout becomes easier and you stop making gains in...

Beginner’s guide to Pilates

Your co-workers have been raving about it. Health guru’s can’t stop extolling its benefits. Celebrities swear by it. It’s over 100-years old which, in the flash-in-the-pan world of fitness, is testament to both its popularity and effectiveness. Pilates might just be the best exercise you aren’t doing. Looking to not just get strong and...

9 Ways to burn more calories exercising

You can’t outrun a bad diet, but you sure can boost how many calories you’re burning when running – or working out generally. There are several things you can do to maximize the productivity of your workouts. These calorie burning boosters are easy to implement and require very little change to your normal...

The Fat Burning Zone: What you need to know

Set foot in any gym or on any piece of cardiovascular equipment and you’ll find it impossible to miss the charts directing you to train in the enticingly sounding “fat-burning zone.” You’ve heard about it, but what exactly is the fat-burning zone? To exercise in the “fat burning zone”, means to exercise at lower...

Long slow distance exercise

What is it? Long slow distance exercise – LSD (!) for short – is the type of training most people associate with cardio. As the name cleverly suggests, LSD involves covering a relatively long distance at a slow and comfortable pace. How long, how hard? LSD is low intensity and long in duration. LSD...

What’s tempo educating?

What's it? Tempo educating – moreover often known as Quick Common Working (FCR), lactate-threshold (LT) or anaerobic threshold educating (AnT). Because of the glut of names counsel, it’s a hottest type of educating. The place LSD is all about gradual and customary, tempo educating is the selection. Tempo educating is principally working exhausting...

What is Fartlek training?

What is it? Fartlek training – this funny word is Swedish for speed play and describes a variable pace workout where you run/cycle/row at different speeds and for different duration based on how you feel and what you are trying to achieve from your workouts. The premise is to do whatever comes into...

Interval Training: Easy Guide

What is it? Interval training alternates periods of intense exercise (e.g. sprinting) with periods of recovery (recovery here means going slower such as jogging or walking – not taking a time out!). Interval training is probably the most versatile of all the cardiovascular training methods because by changing up the duration and difficulty...
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