What You Need to Know If You Are Thinking About Starting a Detox Diet

Open any popular magazine at the supermarket checkout on any given issue and chances are good that you’ll see an article on the latest “detox diet.” Often tied to a celebrity from the entertainment world, and occasionally endorsed or promoted by these famous people, detox diets may sound like an easy way to achieve better…

4 Signs Your Glutes Are Too Weak

Plus, four exercises that will help you rev up your rear. Your glutes are much more than just cushy pillows to sit on: They’re the most important muscle group in your body. “The glutes are our stabilizers,” says Briana Kline, Pilates instructor and founder of Roots of Integrity in Chicago. “They’re what push us forward…

Choosing a Diabetic Diet: Manage Type 2 Diabetes with the Foods You Eat

You’ve probably heard again and again that a diet overhaul through healthy eating, eating right, or cutting back on sugar is one of the major steps to take in preventing or managing diabetes. These tips sound easy on paper, but it can be an uphill battle in real life because nutrition experts can’t even agree on what “healthy eating”…

What Happens to Your Body Composition When You Starve to Lose Weight

You may have a few (or more) extra pounds you want to lose. What do you do? Naturally, like most people, you turn to tried and true methods of weight loss, diet and exercise. You begin running or hitting the weights a few days a week. You start to tighten up your diet, omitting junk…

Weighing the Facts: When Should You Work Out?

Talk to some people about when the best time to work out is, and they’ll swear that mornings are best.  They’ll tell you getting out of bed earlier has all sorts of benefits, like making you more energized in the morning, feeling better throughout the day, and so on. Then, you’ve got the people on…

Riding Towards a Better You: Using Cycling to Improve Body Composition

When looking for workouts and exercise modalities to improve body composition, there’s a number of options available to you. These options suit different groups of people based on several factors: convenience, equipment, and facilities required, technical skills required for the activity, and likelihood to cause injury or exacerbate previous injuries to name a few. On…

PREPARE TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT CALORIE BURN

Finlay Macdonald by Finlay Macdonald Ground-breaking new research makes it clear we should look beyond the immediate calorie burn of a workout, focusing instead on crucial longer-term benefits for body composition and metabolism. In this era of activity tracking, when we have instant workout data at our fingertips, it’s very tempting to judge our activity…