Exercise, eat more vegetables, drink lots of water, get a full night’s rest…sound familiar? These are all among the most common things advised for people who want to lose weight. While it is important to know what to do, it is equally important to know the things to avoid. Here’s a list of common mistakes that weight loss beginners make along with tips to prevent them.
Hey Fit Radio! My name is Pam. I’m a 50-year-old mom, fitness enthusiast and lifelong runner. My dad first took me out running when I was 11. I ran 2 miles without stopping and thought it was the greatest thing ever. Since then, I’ve run 15 marathons, 8 half marathons and a handful of other races. Read more to learn about me and my fitness journey with Fit Radio! More
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If there’s any time for excuses, it’s during the holidays when sweaters come out, socializing heats up and the overindulging begins.
After a long, hot summer, autumn has finally arrived. Why not let the crisp air and pretty autumn leaves motivate you to get outside and get moving? Combine cardio and strength training with these quick and effective workouts… and feel free to treat yourself to a pumpkin-spiced flavored treat afterward.
The sweat drips down your back. Not knowing this was even possible, you look down and see beads of perspiration forming on your thighs. You feel slightly dizzy, but push through, taking a huge swig of water before heading into tree pose. Sounds like a typical hot yoga class, yes? Women everywhere swear by the warm practice, where rooms are heated to between 80 and 105 degrees. And while you’ve surely heard a girlfriend say how much she loves the toasty Vinyasa because she feels like she “sweats out all the bad” at her go-to studio, the question remains: Is it really safe? Is there such a thing as yoga that’s too hot?
“I dare them to find the iPod on me,” Richie Sais told the New York Times in 2007 when he was preparing to run the Marine Corps Marathon. USA Track & Field, the national governing body for distance racing, had just decided to ban athletes from using portable music players in order “to ensure safety and to prevent runners from having a competitive edge.” Rais resolved to hide his iPod shuffle under his shirt. Many fellow runners protested the new rule, which remains in effect today in an amended form: It now applies only to people vying for awards and money.
Does “Active Recovery” seem paradoxical to you? Recovery traditionally implies taking periods of time off from your workouts, while activity is just the opposite. Fitness misinformation has generally promoted the idea that activity and recovery are mutually exclusive. More
Regular exercise has so many benefits. It can help ward off health problems like heart disease and high blood pressure, boost your mood and relieve stress, increase your energy, and even help you sleep better. What’s not to love?
Experts recommend adults get a minimum of 150 minutes a week (a little more than 20 minutes each day) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity and do strength-training that works the major muscle groups at least two days a week. But there are other ways to boost physical activity outside of your regular workouts and reap additional health benefits. Here are thirteen ways to sneak more exercise into your day.
Now here’s a contagion that might not be so bad to encounter. A new analysis of the running habits of about 1.1 million people reveals that exercise is indeed contagious — though its communicability depends on who’s spreading it.