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Popular Fitness Advice—Debunked, Part 1

Popular Fitness Advice—Debunked, Part 1

“Burn more than 1,000 calories by doing this group fitness class.” “Maximize fat burning with high intensity interval training.” “Yoga can cure almost everything!” We come across headlines like these everywhere from magazines to blogs to twitter. But should we heed to all this advice? Many popular fitness practices often come from studies and/or research...
What is Your Workout Missing?

What is Your Workout Missing?

If you eat the same food every day, even when healthy, you still may be missing important vitamins and minerals. The same is true when you stick with only one type of workout like strength training, running, spinning, or yoga. Your body soon will reach a plateau, which makes further improvement more difficult, and you...
Fitness Face Off

Fitness Face Off

Which is better—the elliptical machine or the almighty treadmill? Does a boot camp class beat a cross fit session? Dumbbells or weight machines? Yoga or Pilates? Certainly, no exercise satisfies all your needs. Exercises come in different intensities, tackle diverse energy sources and movement patterns, and vary according to every individual’s goal, fitness level, overall...
Blast Away Belly Fat

Blast Away Belly Fat

How can I reduce belly fat? This is the most popular question asked to trainers and one of the most problematic one to answer. The answer though is simple: exercise and proper diet. However, the type of exercise is more complex. Experts do not have a conclusive answer on the best training to maximize belly...
Swap These Moves to Give Your Back a Break

Swap These Moves to Give Your Back a Break

Exercising has its risks even though the benefits often outweigh the risks.  At times your daily training quota may give you some aches and pains—back, shoulder, neck, and so on. Some are due to the “too much-too soon” effect while others are blamed on overuse or risky exercises like the squat and deadlift, which place...