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Apr 18, 2011

Body Blog: 5 Easy Things That Will Change Your Body

Ever have one of those days where you were supposed to make an appearance at the gym but got caught up in a marathon study session and platefuls of tater tots instead? Yeah, me too. It's called Saturday. But don't beat yourself up about those less active days; compensate for them!

Jan 3, 2011

The Body Blog: Quick and Efficient Exercises

We are busy girls, no doubt. But being busy is never a good excuse for skipping out on a workout. Not only is it BS (you could spend a little less time shopping online, you know), but it’s just not good for you. And you are gonna feel really crappy later when your body turns to mush and you can’t play Rock Band without breaking a sweat.

Jul 5, 2010

Body Blog: Why Weight Loss Hits the Wayside

I am destined to be big-boned. That practically became my mantra throughout high school as day after day I sat next to my beautiful, svelte friends and felt like a blob. While I clearly couldn’t metabolize chocolate-covered pretzels and pizza like they could, looking back I realize that even I slimmed down just by correcting a few errors in thinking.

Body Blog: Less Time, More Rewards

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!

Body Blog: Metabolism Myths and Facts

We all love to talk about metabolism. A lot. Some of us love it (like that girl who never goes to the gym and eats french fries for every meal and somehow still wears a size 00) and some of us hate it (when we eat an apple and our thighs starts rubbing together). But does anyone really know what metabolism is or how it works?

Jan 11, 2010

Bad Advice Women Get: Laugh Away Those Pounds

Ah, weight loss: the subject that’s sold a thousand glossies. I just got finished reading People magazine’s latest “Half Their Size!” spread, a semi-regular feature that celebrates regular people who have shed an entire person’s worth of pounds.

Dec 28, 2009

Body Blog: Switch Up Your Workouts in 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.

Sep 28, 2009

Body Blog: Bored Mind, Bored Body

There are days when not even a new playlist, the latest issue of Glamour, AND Tough Love on VH1 could make my 45 minute elliptical sesh fly by. My mind is bored, and so is my body. And when my body is bored, it’s not burning as many calories. The human body is designed to be efficient so when I do the same exercise day after day, my body uses fewer calories to do the same amount of work on day 30 than, say, on day 1.

Aug 26, 2009

Just How Hard Is It To Burn Those Extra Calories?

So the fall semester is rolling round again. For you freshies that means the dreaded “Freshman 15." For the rest of us it means the shame of gaining an undisclosed amount of weight even though we are supposed to be “adjusted” and know how to stay healthy while we’re away from home.

Aug 6, 2009

Working Out Won’t Make You Thin?

A new study from LSU has proven that exercise may not help us lose weight after all. In fact, what it does do is make us all hungrier so we end up consuming all those calories we just worked so hard to burn...and end up with the same results we would have had if we had simply stayed home and watched Real World Cancun on the couch

May 4, 2009

Body Blog: Summer Sports Leagues Make for Fun Workouts

With the sun shining and the weather heating up, it's hard to motivate yourself to spend an hour inside a dark and smelly gym. At the same time, if you're not into running, getting a good workout outdoors isn't always easy. Or fun. So what can you do to take in the beautiful summer weather and burn some serious calories?

Mar 30, 2009

Body Blog: 1-Minute Abs and More Quick Workouts

With finals right around the corner, you may be feeling pressed for time. Instead of skipping that workout, here are a few ideas on how to get the most from the time you have when it comes to exercise.

Mar 12, 2009

Sexy Time: Sex for Your Health?

We all love to sex because, frankly, it’s fun and it feels good. But what if there was another benefit...

Jan 19, 2009

The Body Blog: Lose The Winter Gain Before Spring Break

On average, people gain 5 lbs during the holiday season.  Wearing sweat pants and bulky sweaters to keep warm can...

Jan 19, 2009

Candy Dish: Celebrating the Life of Dr. King

Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t the only person with a dream. Obama honors MLK with a national day of service....