When it comes to strength training, there's one technique that can help you gain more in less time than regular resistance workouts. It consists of emphasizing the eccentric part of an exercise - doing what is commonly known as 'negatives.'
It would be impossible for your workout to include every muscle-toning, calorie-torching move you've heard/seen/read about in your life - at the very least, it would be an incredibly long workout. So we called up a few fitness experts and asked them to name one exercise women aren't doing enough of. While many protested that choosing just one essential exercise was extremely difficult, they all complied. The result? A list of six indispensable moves that we can almost guarantee you're not already doing (we certainly weren't). You don't have to ditch your existing gym routine; just sprinkle a couple into your existing workouts and see what happens.
People have heard about her. Some have read about her in the newspaper. But this spring, I had the honor of hosting my maternal grandmother, Anna Brock Gipson, at Tadda's Fitness Center. Granny had flown to South Carolina to visit her baby sister and then came to Atlanta to spend some time with me.
More of a stroller than a sprinter? You're still getting a solid workout. Study after study confirms that being active throughout your day is an effective way to stay slim, and realage.com, which offers a test that assesses your "real" age in terms of how your body is aging, claims that taking at least 10,000 steps a day is the equivalent of subtracting 4.6 years from your chronological age for women and 4.1 for men.
It's definitely better to squeeze in some sort of physical activity during a busy day than nothing at all. But, according to new research, a workout that really makes you sweat is the key to avoiding an early death.
These days, the more functions a piece of gear has, the better. That makes a camp lantern great, but a camp lantern that can also charge your mobile devices even better. Bracketron SmartLantern has that covered with a 7800mAh rechargeable battery that provides up to 48 hours of light or five full charges to your mobile device. As an added bonus, it can also function as a flashlight.
You cannot fake nostalgia. Or, at least, I can't. My acting skills aren't so well honed that a stab at expressing faux enthusiasm would not come off as anything but artificial. But I tried - really, I did - to share Todd Huber's zeal for all things skateboarding, as he led me past wall-upon-wall of vintage decks and trucks and 60 years of skater swag at his Skateboarding Hall of Fame & Museum.
The great thing about cycling, says Catherine Hennings, board president of Seattle's Cascade Bicycle Club, is "you are out in the open air and see so much more when you are moving at the pace of a bicycle, not only our spectacular mountains, lakes and rivers, but also the small things along the side of the road like spring wildflowers, birds and waterfalls."
Not everyone can eat grilled salmon on a bed a quinoa with a side of bok choi every day. For those who prefer to stay away from oily fish and cruciferous vegetables, the healthy options can feel a bit limited. But after spending several years in the picky eater camp, we've found a number of ways you can trick yourself into eating better.
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