Posts tagged "yoga"
Eating Before Exercise

Eating Before Exercise

You are ready to hit the gym, the road, or the living room for your P90X session. You are neither hungry nor full, but you still wonder—“Should I have something? What if I get hungry in the middle of the workout and hit a sugar crash? Or is exercising on an empty stomach better like...
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...
Men's workout habits that help us all: Gender differences Part II

Men’s workout habits that help us all: Gender differences Part II

Beyond the physiological discrepancies among the genders, men seem to be very savvy at the gym to achieve their goals. In my last article, I reviewed the “men’s diet”: tips that give them an edge when losing weight. From having a beer to not eating emotionally, there was plenty to learn from the opposite sex,...