Fitness

Stay active in the cold weather

December 30th, 2015

It’s winter and it’s cold. We get it. But do you really want to be carrying a bunch of excess weight around when Memorial Day gets here, all because you didn’t want to go outside? if you’re in a cold part of the world, it’s time to stop fearing the weather, and instead embrace it when it comes to staying fit.

Less talked about reasons to exercise

December 23rd, 2015

Most of us know that exercise is good for your health, helps you sleep better, and can improve your disposition. And while these benefits are undoubtedly great, you may wonder if there are any other, less talked about ways exercise can improve your life.

How to stick to your fitness resolutions

December 16th, 2015

The new year is the perfect time to start thinking about fitness resolutions. Everyone can make them, but the problem is that not many people end up going through with what they set out to do. In fact, some may even break them off before they’ve got started.

Barbell basics for women

December 15th, 2015

Some women believe that barbells are made solely for men. However, this is far from being true. A barbell is one of the most effective and versatile pieces of equipment a woman can use to work out the upper and lower body muscle groups and strengthen the body.

How to avoid joint injuries during exercise

December 11th, 2015

Exercise provides various health benefits, including improved cardiovascular fitness, weight loss, blood pressure control, and so much more. However, working out too hard or for too long can put a lot of stress on your joints, thereby increasing the risk of joint injuries.

5 ways to tone up with dumbbells

December 4th, 2015

We’ve all heard the myths about lifting weights making women bulky. However, that’s far from being true - when you pick up heavy things, your muscles get stronger, not necessarily bigger. That’s why every woman should incorporate weight training sessions into her workout routines, in order to get a leaner and stronger body.

Outdoor winter workout tips

December 2nd, 2015

Cold-weather exercising is a common practice for winter-sport athletes such as snowboarders, skiers, and hockey players. However, for an average exerciser, the chilly climate can prove discouraging, and it’s all too easy to skip your workouts and instead take refuge in the comfort of your home.

Work off that sweet cherry (or any other) pie

November 27th, 2015

It’s the time of the year where pie becomes the official dessert of just about every occasion. Not only do these delicious treats make their way onto our plates, but they will also find a way to end up on our hips, belly and booty as unwanted fat. As ladies, we have worked far too hard this year to let a slice a pie be our undoing.

How to combine shopping and exercise

November 25th, 2015

Whether you are mingling with the masses on Black Friday, rushing to the supermarket for some much-needed groceries, or are simply spending more time shopping than at the gym, you don’t have to neglect working out altogether. We’ve complied this handy list of alternative exercises that can be done while you are out shopping.

How to become a better runner

November 19th, 2015

Running is one of the simplest and most effective workouts you can do, and you can do it just about anywhere. It’s great for weight loss, strengthening your joints, and improving your cardiovascular health. Whether you’re just embarking on a new running routine or are an experienced runner, here are some tips to help you make the most out of your running session.