Fed up with all the media messages and Pinterest graphics telling you how to “burn calories?” So was photographer Henry Hargreaves. More
Topic: burning calories
With Spring officially here (at least according to the calendar, if not yet the weather), there’s a certain level of excitement to ditching the winter clothing and getting your mojo going for the sunny season. Here are five sure-fire ways to boost your body’s thermogenic rate so you can burn more calories and get your metabolism working like a fine oiled machine. More
Finally, ladies: Someone has calculated how many calories one burns by clicking a computer mouse. And here you thought you were just blogging, looking at porn, uploading cat photos or responding to your backlog of LinkedIn requests; really, all the while, you’ve been working out!
If the holidays have sidelined your workout routine and added up to one too many days of gym-skipping, you may be tempted to go hard on your first day back. But does packing in extra cardio to make up for the days you took off help you get back on track–or is it a waste of time? More
If holiday weight gain is at the top of your “naughty” list this season, you may be looking for extra ways to rev up your metabolism and keep your egg-nog-and-turkey-loving self in check. And if this healthy holiday regiment includes chilly outdoor runs (either at home or while visiting friends or relatives), you may be wondering about an age-old rumor: that exercising in the cold burns more calories. But is it true? More
What would you do to burn a few hundred extra calories? According to a recent study, 76% of women are more inclined to have sex if they think it will help them lose weight. Not only do women see it as a cheap form of exercise, but nearly two-thirds of females who frequent the gym said they were happier having sex than a traditional workout. More
Taking relationship advice from Samantha from Sex and The City may not be a wise decision, but occasionally, Sam got things right. She once explained to her friends that “sex is a barometer for what’s going on in the relationship.” And while we might not agree on all counts, when it comes to health benefits, she did have a point.
Sex is just plain good for the body, and may even be on par with diet, exercise, and genetics when it comes to living a healthy life. More
As the thermometer’s mercury (or digital reading) drops, likely so will your desire to spend time outside. For many of us, the days of picnicking in the park have been replaced by dark days of scraping ice off windshields and applying lip balm to hopelessly chapped lips. But chances are you didn’t always associate winter with being miserable. Think back to your elementary-school-self. What two words did you look forward to hearing more than anything else? Snow day, of course. If you can reclaim that enthusiasm for the freezing cold, you can also burn some serious calories (something you never had to worry about back when your metabolism was a well-oiled German machine). So bring on the snowsuits and mittens (just don’t lick any frozen poles), and walk, run, shovel, skate, or sled in a winter wonderland: More
Have you heard of Kangoo Jumps? They’re bouncy moon shoes that you wear while you work out to reduce the impact on your joints and burn more calories. Apparently, they increase your core strength and improve balance and coordination. They … More
Read my previous BOOTYCamp! post here. BOOTYCamp! makes me tired. (I really need to get more than five hours of sleep the night before a session.) So today, instead of yakking about the exhausting drills and exercises we did on … More
In a recent interview with the Daily Mirror, Jennifer Aniston said that it was easy to get her fit body. All you have to do is work out — every single day. Easy, right?
How much do you really know about your health? You may think you know all the ins and outs of staying well, but our daily Health Smarts Quiz will test your knowledge on the spot. Answer our question, below, and … More
How much do you really know about your health? You might think you know all the ins and outs of staying healthy, but our daily Health Smarts Quiz will tell you how good your knowledge really is. Answer our question, … More