As much as exercise hits your body with a barrage of feel-good hormones, it also puts your body in a state of stress. From your gut to your heart, every cell is working hard to maintain all bodily functions while you work out.
You’ve tried them all in your pursuit of flat abs: crunches, reverse crunches, planks, bicycles, and even the ab roller. After all, it seems logical. To increase muscular definition and lose fat, you should work out your stomach muscles more. However, will that lead to a trim belly?
The holiday season is approaching fast, and with it comes the endless choices of calorie-loaded food choices. This is a difficult time for people trying to lose weight, but it can also prove to be a test for people trying to maintain their present weight.
By now you know if you want to build a lean, fit body, you can’t stick to the treadmill or elliptical alone. It takes some heavy lifting to get that chiseled and robust physique.
When it comes to people’s top goals for improving body composition, the fat loss often takes the cake. However, we can’t talk about how to lower body fat percentage without touching on how to drop pounds in general.
When most of us think about exercising with lower back pain, we feel about workarounds. As in, “is that squat going to hurt? Moreover, what variations can I sub in to prevent a flare-up?”
When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s easy to get sucked into counting calories. After all, that’s what weight loss is all about, right? To some extent, that’s true, says Keri Gans, MS, RDN, author of The Small Change Diet.