Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Weightlifting Program

Weightlifting is straightforward in theory (you just lift weights, right?). But it’s a bit more complicated in practice. As a beginner to weightlifting, it’s confusing (not to mention intimidating) to figure out which muscles to target, how much to lift, and how often to work out. How are you supposed to know where to even begin with finding a good weightlifting program? Although it might seem daunting at first, the benefits of lifting weights far outweigh any hurdles you might have to getting started. Major benefits of weightlifting include improved strength, bone density, and heart health. Studies even suggest that it can help keep your brain sharp, as well as increase energy levels and d

The Best Cardio Exercises for Weight Loss, Strength, and Stamina

To many people looking to lose weight, cardio exercise means running… and that’s it. So if you don’t like rapidly planting one foot in front of the other for miles at a stretch, chances are you don’t do it. Or you give it half effort on the rare occasion you do lace up your sneakers. But there are plenty of other ways to get your cardio on, most of which can help you boost heart health, build muscle and strength, and reach or maintain your goal weight — it all depends on how you do them. Following is everything you need to know about cardio exercises for weight loss, strength, and endurance. What Is Cardio Exercise? Although we think of “cardio” as activities like running, cycling, and swimm

Things To Get Rid Of If You Want To Keep The Weight Off

Losing weight isn’t easy, but keeping it off can seem even more daunting. Thankfully, it turns out that the idea that most people who lose weight gain it all back (and sometimes more) might be a misconception, and there’s research to back that up: An ongoing observational study found that with sustained behavioral changes, the majority of people were able to keep weight off for 5+ years. To help bolster your resolve, shed these nine unhealthy habits and ways of thinking to help make weight loss part of who you are, rather than a fleeting phase. Ditch: Thinking long-term weight loss is impossible Feeling like you have to suffer for the rest of your life to maintain your weight loss is underst

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