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Home Workouts – Free ways to exercise

Woman in a yoga class.

Each year many people join a commercial gym to help them get fit and lose weight. If you are dedicated to getting fit and staying fit, and especially if other members of your household are too, then it may not only be more convenient to workout at home, but cheaper too. Here we list the best home exercise routines and methods.

Strength

Bicep Curls

Man performing a Preacher Curl.

Biceps are possibly the easiest muscle to build and they are rarely concealed under a layer of subcutaneous fat either. Big biceps can be both functional and aesthetic. So, how is it done? What is the best way to beef…

Overtraining Problems when Weight Training

Less is more. Man doing seated bicep curls

Overtraining is generally regarded as one of the biggest and most common problems bodybuilders and athletes face. Overtraining can affect anyone that performs a lot of intensive exercise on a regular basis. However, do not confuse overtraining problems with being…

Weight Loss

Our Top 30 Weight Loss Tips

fitness couple on the beach

Like any successful project you need to be organized and prepared to ensure that the program succeeds and you fulfil your weight loss and fitness goals. So here we provide 30 steps to losing weight, split into 4 “parts”. Once…

Health News

What Is Food Learning Impairment?

Obese women

Health researchers from Yale have made a new discovery and with it a new condition that causes, or is linked with, obesity. The study was reported in the journal Current Biology. Yale School of Medicine found that some obese women have…

Time To Ditch Pre-diabetes?

male with belly fat

A group of health researchers have declared that labelling some people with pre-diabetes is both unhelpful and unnecessary. Pre-diabetes is defined as somebody who is close to developing type 2 diabetes. Health researches have published in the Too Much Medicine section…

Waist Circumference Predicts Early Death

male with belly fat

When is Your Stomach Too Fat? Diabetes UK advises that the following waist measurements put people at risk: Women: 31.5 inches (80 cm) White and black men: 37 inches (94cm) South Asian men: 35 inches (90cm) These measurements are the…

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Diet & Nutrition

Celebrity Fitness

Cameron Diaz Talks About Meditation

In an interview with Bob Lynch, as part of the David Lynch Foundation of interviews, Cameron Diaz spoke about the transformation impact that practising Transcendental Meditation has had on her life. She explained: “To have that tool now and to be…

Athlete's Training

Mo Farah’s Fitness and Diet

Mo Farah at the European Cross Country Championships, 2008

Mo’s potential was spotted when he was 11 years-old by his PE teacher, Alan Watkinson, at Isleworth and Syon School in the London Borough of Hounslow. After seeing him run he knew immediately that Mo had the potential to compete at…

Yoga Zone

Dolphin Yoga Pose Push Up – Yoga Workout

Starting from the Dolphin yoga pose, demonstrated above, then inhale and lean forward lowering your shoulders down as much as you can or until your head is over your hands. Keep the chest open. Exhale and pull the arms and…

Yoga Warm Up Exercises

Woman in a yoga class.

Before performing the yoga asanas / postures it is recommended that you warm up the muscles and loosen the joints and ligaments with some gentle exercises first. This helps with performing the yoga asanas and also reduces the chances for…

Can Yoga Help You Lose Weight?

This is a very common question and considering what we have reported above, the answer would at first seem to be that it is not a useful tool for weight loss. So, how many calories does yoga burn per hour? Yoga…

Weight Loss

Don’t Ask Google How To Lose Weight!

Dont ask Google how to lose weight

I just searched Google “how to lose weight” and was rather surprised by what I saw. It is obviously some clever new feature of Google, but the answer they gave was absolute nonsense. Here is a screenshot – try it…

The Truth About Weight Loss Branding

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There seems to be a growing trend at the moment whereby people are offering advice starting with “The Truth About“. Whether it is fad diets, exercise plans, weight loss, carbohydrates, belly fat or abdominal muscles, there seems to be a…

No Proof That Weight Loss Programs Work

Researchers from University of Pennsylvania found that most weight loss programs offer no real proof that they work. In their study they discovered that with the exception of Weight Watchers, no other program could prove that their methods resulted in…

4 Simple Tricks to Lose More Fat Now

4 Simple Tricks to Lose More Fat Now

Losing fat is not a complex process, but it does take time and commitment. For many people, especially men, stomach fat is the first unwanted fat to appear. Most people tolerate a little extra fat on their bodies, but developing…

Learn To Be Young Again

Child with hoop

There is only one reason why people become overweight: it is because people go from being healthy and fit to being an unhealthy one and sedentary. When we are at school our eating habits are restricted. Children can eat only during…

Weight Loss Advice For Seniors

fitness advice for older people

Losing weight becomes harder as we age. Metabolism tends to slow down which means that it is far easier to gain weight. Also we become less active as we get older which just adds to the problems. However, this does…

Weight Loss Advice for Men

Stomach fat seems to be a huge problem for lots of people, especially men. Naturally, men tend to hold more fat around their waistline (this is visceral fat, or internal fat), which we call love handles (also known as beer…

The Relationship Between Exercise and Diet

Athletic woman preparing food

Sometimes people really do like to complicate matters. There is already enough confusion regarding weight loss, which leads to many people making costly weight loss mistakes. In recent years two pieces of research were published which really helped to confuse…

Play Tetris and Lose Weight

Scientists at Plymouth University have discovered a method for losing weight and quitting smoking – playing Tetris! Researchers found that people who play Tetris for three minutes a day are less likely to crave food or cigarettes when they are…

A Review Of Flat Stomach Advice In the Media

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We have decided that it is time to conduct a review of the current ideas and advice about losing weight. This is obviously far from an exhaustive review of the information online on weight loss and specifically “belly” fat, but we feel…

The Valentine Workout

a valentine heart

It is just one week until Valentines Day, so why not use the next seven days to start getting in shape again? In a one week period you need to focus on eating a very lean and healthy diet as…