Fitness

Why You Really Need to Join the Gym

Everyone knows that joining a gym is a quote-unquote good idea. Now, a new study looks at exactly how much of a benefit fitness club­-goers have over the rest of us when it comes to getting regular exercise—and its results may convince you to restart that stalled membership. To put some research behind this commonly held belief, Iowa State University ...

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Emma Stone’s Trainer Swears By These 3 Full-Body Exercises

In La La Land, Emma Stone goes on a sing-and-dance journey through Los Angeles—and boy does all that tap dancing look tiring. We wondered what Stone did to build the strength and stamina needed for long days of dancing and singing on set, so we reached out to her personal trainer, Jason Walsh. Here, he shares the three exercises he uses in training with ...

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What’s the best kit for walking?

The great thing about walking is that it doesn’t matter what you wear – it’s what we all do every day. But if you want to get a bit more from your daily perambulations than just a lungful of oxygen or the shopping, then investing in the right walking gear can boost your performance by making you feel more comfortable ...

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Diana Henry: how to turn warming winter soups into showstoppers

  Ribollita, laksa, chowder – the soups we most love, certainly over the past 15 years – are chunky, wholesome meals in bowls. Lunch at your desk no longer has to be a sandwich – cold from the chiller-cabinet – but a take-away tub of steaming warmth; a homely comfort in the middle of the working day. These creations are true ...

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5 REASONS YOUR WORKOUTS AREN’T WORKING

In the pursuit of a ripped six-pack and bulging biceps, more might not always mean better. In fact, working harder in the gym may set you farther back from an ideal physique. Overreaching, a state of fatigue caused from several weeks of training too hard, can result in poor recovery from workouts and a sharp decrease in hormones that help ...

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6 WAYS TO LOSE FAT FASTER

Want to lose fat faster? We have some great advice for you. Cardio is the cornerstone to any good weight-loss plan—especially high-intensity interval training (HIIT), in which you alternate periods of absolute maximum effort with brief periods of recovery. To help you make those sprints as effective as possible, we talked to Phil Campbell, an interval-training expert and author of ...

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CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: THE WINTER WORKOUT YOU SHOULD BE DOING

If you’re looking for a high-caliber cardio workout to burn calories and build muscle, a great way to get it is with cross-country skiing. This season, take some time off your board or alpine skisand hit the trails Nordic style for a full-body toning workout. Even if you’re new to flat-land skiing, many ski resorts offer lessons where you can ...

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How a support team is helping me reach my health goals

Last month, you may have read a blog post from my friend Melissa, who introduced our story as two busy work-at-home-moms on our path towards fitness with the help of Advocate Condell Centre Club. Today, I’m going to share a little more about my own backstory… In 2007, I walked over 500 miles from Boston to Washington D.C. as part of ...

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How does exercise affect women’s diets?

Dieters are often concerned that working out could make them hungry, but according to a recent small study, working out is more effective at limiting calorie consumption than food restriction and actually reduces appetite in the short-term. Researchers at Loughborough University in England conducted a study of 12 fit women, analyzing the hormonal, psychological and behavioral reactions to calorie control ...

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