Author Archives: Julie King

5 Tips to Burn the Most Calories on an Elliptical


Most of us know that eating too many calories causes weight gain, and the only way to lose weight is to burn more calories than we consume. The best way to burn calories and help prevent weight gain is through daily activity and exercise. Consider the elliptical machine, which is a great way to exercise and burn maximum calories. » Read Full Story

How to Get Rid of Stubborn Muffin Tops


Belly fat is what many exercisers want to lose the most – including beer bellies and muffin tops. No other body part seems to attract more attention than the abs. And yet, confusion and misunderstanding abound about the best ways to shape up the center of the body. Here, we address smart ways to slim and strengthen the core; but note, these methods yield the best results when done together and consistently over time.

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Starting – and Sticking to – An Exercise Program


While many of us know that exercise is vitally important to weight management and staying healthy, challenges commonly derail plans to start – and stick to – an exercise program. So although the knowledge and intention may exist, the execution and follow-through are typically where people struggle. As a result, more Americans are overweight and obese, and suffering from corresponding health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.

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30-Minute No-Gym Workout


Health clubs are great places to get in shape and be exposed to different workouts, equipment and classes. But sometimes it can be challenging to get to the gym due to life’s many obligations or travel commitments. Rather than just suspend your fitness regimen, take advantage of no-gym workouts at home. These routines are typically simple and don’t require a lot of equipment – just simply some space to move. You can do them indoors or outside depending on the weather and your preference.

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7 Plank Exercises for Amazing Abs



With all the attention paid to core strength and stability – whether you’re an athlete, regular exerciser or rehabilitating from an injury – popular, effective exercises have expanded and changed over time. What hasn’t changed is the quest for beautiful abs – which require a strong core and consistent performance of a variety of exercises that challenge the center of the body. » Read Full Story

How to Succeed in Trail Running


Many more runners hit the pavement, beach, track or treadmill than the trail, and yet trail running is increasing in popularity, with more than 6 million trail runners in the United States alone in 2012, the most recent year for records. Trail running is somewhat limited by one’s nearby scenery, as it typically takes place on hiking trails, often located in the mountains. Runners appreciate the softer terrain, the gorgeous landscape and the connection with nature.

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