Fitness / WEIGHT LOSS

  • TAKING YOUR WORKOUT TO THE PARK: 5 IDEAS FOR WORKOUTS THAT WORK!

    TAKING YOUR WORKOUT TO THE PARK: 5 IDEAS FOR WORKOUTS THAT WORK!

    Now, more than any other time in recent history, is the perfect time to get outdoors and utilize our cities green spaces. This article is for our readers who may be feeling a little hesitant about exercising outside of the home. If your city's gyms have reopened or if they’re still closed, Vox says, pulling from research by MIT’s Lydia Bourouiba: “[...]increasing your distance, decreasing the duration of your exposure, and improving the ventilation of the air around you can all lower your risk. And being outdoors generally helps you do all three.” Basically, moving to outdoor spaces is safer for...

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  • I'VE HIT A WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAU, NOW WHAT? 4 TIPS TO KEEP YOU BURNING FAT

    I'VE HIT A WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAU, NOW WHAT? 4 TIPS TO KEEP YOU BURNING FAT

    It’s perfectly normal to hit a weight loss plateau around the 6 month mark of your fitness journey, according to The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Knowing you're not alone is nice, but you've got to keep burning fat if you want to hit your goal! Let's begin with why plateaus happen in the first place. According to Dr. Alexandra Sowa,  "One of the main drivers of a plateau is that, after weight loss, your body's metabolism drops significantly." So we have to keep that metabolism going strong. Not sure where to begin? We've got you!    #1 Pick Up Some Weights and...

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  • KEEP THE CURVES YOU WANT: WE'RE DEBUNKING 4 FITNESS MYTHS

    KEEP THE CURVES YOU WANT: WE'RE DEBUNKING 4 FITNESS MYTHS

    ~Keep (and get) the curves you want by understanding black beauty culture and debunking these 4 health and fitness myths.       FOUR out of five black women are seriously overweight. One out of four middle-aged black women has diabetes….How many white girls in the ’60s grew up praying for fat thighs? I know I did. I asked God to give me big thighs like my dancing teacher, Diane. There was no way I wanted to look like Twiggy, the white model whose boy-like build was the dream of white girls.” - ALICE RANDALL, for The New York Times. The...

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  • MORNING EXERCISE MAY OFFER THE MOST WEIGHT LOSS BENEFITS

    MORNING EXERCISE MAY OFFER THE MOST WEIGHT LOSS BENEFITS

    People who exercise in the morning seem to lose more weight than people completing the same workouts later in the day, according to a new study of workouts and waistlines. The findings help shed light on the vexing issue of why some people shed considerable weight with exercise and others almost none, and the study adds to the growing body of science suggesting that the timing of various activities, including exercise, could affect how those activities affect us. The relationship between exercise and body weight is somewhat befuddling. Multiple past studies show that a majority of people who take up...

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  • THE 3 GOLDEN RULES FOR EFFECTIVE WEIGHT LOSS

    THE 3 GOLDEN RULES FOR EFFECTIVE WEIGHT LOSS

    Weight loss can seem like a journey that never really ends. You can work out every day, but if you don’t eat right, you’ll never reach your weight loss goals. Or you can eat super clean every day, but if you don’t workout, your body will never be completely fit. Getting fit and losing weight has to be a combination of the two. Fad diets won’t work, either. You have to find a sustainable way of healthy eating and learn to love to workout. There are a few cardinal rules of weight loss, however- so when in doubt, make sure...

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  • 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BODY IMAGE AFTER WEIGHT LOSS

    5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BODY IMAGE AFTER WEIGHT LOSS

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    After you lose weight, most people assume you’re feeling healthier and happier—and you might be. But adjusting to a new body size can do a number on your self-esteem, no matter what the number on the scale says. You may not recognize yourself anymore and face body issues such as stretch marks or loose skin. You may even struggle with receiving attention or compliments stemming from your weight loss. In fact, one study found that losing weight doesn’t automatically make you happy. It can even lead to a higher risk of depression and anxiety. Our experts explain how weight loss...

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