As we all surely know, starting a new diet or exercise routine can be an expensive and time consuming endeavor. Gym memberships, personal trainers and private nutritionists have always come with a hefty fee, and women are often too busy to take the steps necessary for achieving weight loss.
If you're like most gym-going girls, you believe that lifting any weight above 10 pounds will make you too bulky. There's a fine line between looking toned and looking like superwoman -- no one wants biceps that will make people think you've been chugging Muscle Milk.
So Spring Break is coming. That means it's time to strip off all those layers and see what your body's been up to during this long, brutal winter. Not happy with what you see? Welcome to the club. But what the hell are you supposed to do about the extra flub on your midsection when your flight to Panama City takes off in just 10 days?!
I know that if I don't clock in at least thirty minutes of cardio per session, I feel like my gym outing has been a waste and a failure. And I'm always hard on myself if I leave without doing crunches, even if I've run a couple of miles. In short -- going to the gym has become about the time clock, but according to a study published in the New York Times, I'm going about things all wrong!
Feb 8, 2010
As preparations for Super Bowl Sunday commence, you may be wondering how your upcoming football fiestas will contribute to the post-holiday weight loss plan you drew up on January 2nd. You've been faithful to your diet since you packed on a few lbs with an abundance of Christmas cookies and egg nog, but now you will be faced with temptation. In the form of dips and the fried things you stick in them.
Feb 1, 2010
Ever wonder why those treacherous treadmill sessions haven't turned you into the next Gisele? Are you one of those people who thinks that you can eat a slice of pizza after leaving the gym because the body is supposed to burn more fat on days that you exercise? Well, step away from the pizza, woman.
Jan 18, 2010
If magazines like Women's Health or Fitness are considered a part of your required monthly reading, you have probably learned that switching up your workout routine is vital. In addition to being a surefire way to speed up weight loss by ensuring that you'll burn more calories, varying the things you do at the gym will ensure that your body is up for any challenge.
Attempting to lose weight can be seriously stressful when you feel like you have to follow a laundry list of rules—don’t eat after 7 pm, banish white flour, etc.—in addition to hitting the dreaded treadmill and the stinky weight-room. According to Women’s Health magazine, however, it’s possible to shed pounds successfully without listening to every piece of diet advice that gets thrown around (or, you know, printed in Women's Health).
While most people’s gym routines differ – I, for one, have always been an elliptical girl and hate the stationary bike – it’s safe to assume that almost everyone incorporates a “cool down” into their cardio program. After running for 30 minutes at 7 miles per hour, you’ll knock your speed down to 3 and spend five minutes jogging or walking before you hop off the machine.
New findings suggest that the fat found in certain foods actually make their way to your brain before they add the dreaded cellulite to your hips and thighs. Once there, they order the brain to send messages to your body’s cells, telling them to ignore the appetite-suppressing signals that stop us from stuffing our faces (well, sometimes).
Are you thinking of starting a long distance relationship as you and your warm-weather fling get ready for separate schools next fall? Answer the following Q’s to see if you have what it takes!
It’s finally here: week ten of my summer internship at Magazine X in New York City. I’m proud to report that I’ve made it through numerous days of unpaid labor and braved the horrible commuting conditions, and I actually managed to have a pretty good time while doing so. So what have I learned?
I made a very interesting discovery at work yesterday (we’re researching investigative story ideas), and if any of you readers live in NYC and spend time outside of the Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods in Union Square, you may have witnessed what I’m about to discuss: The Freegan Movement.