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How to Lose 30 Pounds in 3 Months With a Diet Plan

Losing 30 pounds in three months isn't easy but it is possible - just make sure you do it in a healthy way. → Read More

Is Doing Weights and Pilates Considered Overtraining?

Overtraining syndrome strikes when you've stressed your body too much with exercise. Pilates and weights aren't usually a cause, but it depends on your routine. → Read More

How Much Weight Will I Lose if I Run a Mile Every Day for a Month?

Running a mile a day is a good start toward a weight-loss goal, but it's probably not enough to see noticeable results. → Read More

What Is the Difference Between Pilates & Stott Pilates?

The Pilates method of exercise was developed in Germany in the early 20th century. There has been almost 100 years of research since the original technique was created, but Pilates purists believe that it should still be taught without variation or modification. Others, such as Moira Stott disagree. Stott, as well as other proponents of a... → Read More

Effectiveness of Malibu Pilates Chair

The Malibu Pilates Chair, manufactured and marketed by infomercial giant Guthy Renker Inc., offers home Pilates enthusiasts a method for performing classic Pilates wunda and electric chair exercises. Invented by fitness entrepreneur Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s, the wunda and electric chairs are still in use in Pilates studios around the... → Read More

What Is Restorative Yoga?

Restorative yoga is a calming practice with easy, supportive postures. You may use props during the meditative practice. → Read More

Pilates Exercises to Do at Home for Free

Pilates includes hundreds of exercises between mat and equipment. Do some of the moves at home for a healthy spine and strong core. → Read More

How to Get Six Pack Abs Without Working Out

A six-pack usually requires time at the gym, but some people can get one by following the right dietary protocols and staying active. → Read More

How to Run Faster for Long Distances

Training yourself to run long distances faster can be a tricky endeavor. You want to increase your speed without sacrificing your ability to complete a longer distance. If you don't run enough miles with too much speed work, you risk losing your endurance. If you run too many miles, you risk losing your leg speed. To find a happy medium,... → Read More

How Fast Does Jogging Make You Lose Weight?

Jogging has the potential to help you lose a significant amount of weight relatively quickly due to the number of calories it can burn. How quickly you will lose weight will depend on a few things, such as your jogging pace, the duration of your workouts, how often you get your jogging workouts in and your current body weight. Your jogging workouts... → Read More

At-Home Warm-Up Exercises

Even if you perform your workout at home, you need to warm up. Include a little cardio and dynamic stretches to make it effective. → Read More

Boiling Potatoes the Right Way for Potato Salad

The way you cook potatoes for potato salad can make or break this summer classic. Boil them too long and you may get a mushy salad with the texture of mashed potatoes. Skimp on the cooking and your potatoes can turn out as crisp as celery. A few simple steps will help you boil potatoes the right way so your salad is a winner every time. → Read More

Are Graham Crackers Good for a Low-Carb Diet?

A low-carb diet limits your daily carbohydrate consumption to fewer than 150 grams. Some very low-carb plans limit you to fewer than 30 grams per day. Usually, starchy and sweet foods, such as graham crackers, are off the menu. Foods good for low-carb diets include proteins, healthy fats and watery, fibrous vegetables. → Read More

Vegetables in a Smoothie

When you think of a smoothie, you most likely picture a blend of fruits, milk, yogurt and juice. You can boost the nutrition of your smoothies by including vegetables. Some types of vegetables blend into smoothies better than others. You can add vegetables without altering the flavor of your fruit-based smoothie, or you can make vegetables the... → Read More

Is Eating Pizza Healthy?

Pizza is an easy go-to food loved by people of all ages. With frozen, delivery, take-out, bake at home and gourmet options, pizza fits just about any occasion. While an occasional indulgence in commercial pizza is okay, if it is a regular feature in your diet, you may want to reconsider your choices. Pizza can be a healthy option, if you avoid the... → Read More

Healthy Fat-Free Breakfasts

Many classic breakfast foods are high in fat. Eggs, bacon and full-fat dairy contain saturated fat, which can wreck a low-fat diet. But that's no reason to skip breakfast altogether. People who eat breakfast actually have a better chance of managing their weight. Plan a healthy, fat-free breakfast that will help fuel your morning activities and... → Read More

Free Low-Carbohydrate Diets

You probably prefer not to spend lots of money on books, online subscriptions or weight-loss centers in a quest to drop a few pounds. Reducing your carbohydrate intake is one of the most effective weight-loss measures possible, found a 2014 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, and it doesn't have to cost anything extra. You can... → Read More

Healthy Low-Carb Soups

A bowl of soup warms and satisfies you on a cool day. You don't have to deny yourself this comfort, even while on a low-carb diet. Although many typical soup ingredients, such as starchy vegetables, noodles, potatoes and rice, are off-limits, plenty of delicious options remain. Whether you want a creamy bowl or hearty vegetable blend, soup can... → Read More

Ketones & Low-Carb Diets

Your body produces ketones from your fat tissue when you don't get enough carbohydrates for energy. When glucose is not available, ketones are formed in your liver from fatty acids and are used to fuel the body, including the brain. The production of ketones is a normal process, but isn't usually experienced because a standard American diet... → Read More

Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte Nutrition Information

A favorite fall treat at the Starbucks chain of coffee stores is the pumpkin spice latte. Released in September, the drink features espresso, pumpkin, spices, steamed milk and sweetened whipped cream. The latte packs a lot of calories and sugar in a simple, comforting cup. → Read More