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  • Body weight training set to trend in 2015
    Fitness in the future – predictions for 2015 and beyond
    Body weight training is set to be the top fitness trend for 2015, according to a research survey the American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM). Body weight training knocked High Intensity Interval Training off the top spot from 2014 results, in...
  • Instant fitness using your body weight
    Instant fitness using your body weight
    What you need is a workout program you can do anywhere or at any time. When you are on a business trip or on vacation the last thing you are able to do is to lug pounds of bulky equipment with you. It’s simple, just using your body weight in...
  • Michelin Demands that Employees Lose Weight
    Michelin tells employees to lose weight and shrink waistlines
    Add Michelin to the list of companies actively encouraging its employees to get and stay healthy, although Michelin’s method of doing so leans more toward the stick than toward the carrot, as reported by HLN on April 8.Like CVS did last...
  • Iceland puts weight stigma proposal to a vote in their new constitution
    Iceland's new constitution may prohibit weight discrimination
    Iceland may set precedence for weight discrimination policies as it currently considers a proposal to prohibit weight stigma in its new constitution, announced on Dec. 3. If passed, this policy will make it illegal to discriminate others on the...
  • Nerve cells in the brain
    Your nerve cells help to control your weight
    Medical News Today reported on a specific network of nerve cells in the brain that communicate to and from the hypothalamus, an area in the brain involved in the control of appetite and the burning of calories. This wiring of the brain involves a...
  • Senior Health
    Lower mortality risk for elderly female cancer survivors through lifestyle
    Researchers find elderly cancer survivors can reduce mortality by 40%Researchers investigated cancer survivor’s dedication to the 2007 World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) guidelines for body weight,...
  • bathroom scales
    To weigh or not to weigh
    Weighing oneself is a very touchy subject. For the majority of overweight or obese adults in the US, stepping on the bathroom scale is a dreaded ritual. But for some people, especially people with anorexia, stepping on a scale is a compulsion. A...
  • Flat stomach
    Check your girth, lose your love handles
    Have you ever been mistaken for an expectant mother?Do you know your girth? It is the circumference of your abdominal area. That area referred to as your gut or beer belly.The size of this area has been used for ages to determine health risks, and...
  • Travel
    I can't workout...I'm on vacation!
    “Let’s take a trip!” Words that have always struck fear into the heart of my workout routine. A trip means I will be away from the gym, my usual running routes (when I was training for half-marathons this was serious!), and I...
  • Are you skinny Fat?
    MYTH: Thin equals Fit (skinny fat)
    In the world of super-models, being thin is superb. For me, I never liked the thin look, but the fit look. Of course, that is just a personal preference.The purpose of this article is explain that just because you're thin, it doesn't mean...
  • Get mad with your training with MyMadMethods magazine
    Get mad with your training with MyMadMethods magazine
    MyMadMethods magazine is a relatively new fitness publication focusing on unconventional training. As the unconventional training movement gains ground in the fitness world, more and more people areseeing the results and benefits of these extreme...
  • Wearing a heart rate monitor during exercise is a great way to track progress.
    Heart rate monitors and exercise
    Heat rate monitors are a great tool to wear when exercising. They are not just for athletes but for anyone that wants to track their progress and see results. The monitors available can perform so many functions and track a great amount of...
  • Resistance training is a key component to a well-rounded exercise program
    Muscular strength and endurance
    Muscular strength and endurance are two of the five components of physical fitness. Muscular strength is the ability of a muscle to exert force while muscular endurance is the muscle's ability to perform for many repetitions without undue...
  • Knowing your body fat is one piece of the puzzle in designing your exercise plan.
    Body fat and health
    As a society, Americans are very unhealthy. Obesity is at an all time high for everyone from children to adults. Physical education programs are limited and many adults lead a sedentary lifestyle behind a desk. Understanding body composition and...