If you’ve ever wondered if your workout routine is making you more fit – or if it is just a waste of time – there’s now an easy, accurate way to find out.
We’re working out like crazy. But are we getting in better shape?
That’s a question all of us who push to stay fit often ask ourselves. Sure, maybe we’ve shaved a few seconds off our last time or done a few more reps, but is all that time, sweat and effort we put in at the gym making us any healthier? Continue reading →
Want to shape up and stay healthy? Let’s forget calories, and instead put the fun back into our workouts.
How is this for depressing? On a recent trip to the U.S., I had dinner at one of those restaurants that prints the calorie count of each item on the menu. Imagine my surprise when I learned that my plate of grilled chicken taco salad registered a heart-stopping 1,200 calories. Continue reading →
Forget about the latest fitness trends. The best workouts are the ones where we listen to our bodies. Are you ready for the intelligent workout?
Why is workout advice always so contradictory?
We can’t visit a fitness site or thumb through a magazine without an “expert” sharing the newest theory on how to get in shape. Trouble is, it’s usually the opposite of what we heard last time. Continue reading →
For decades we’ve enjoyed the freedom to take our music with us wherever we go. Today we begin a new era of freedom.
The year was 1979. It was a time of big hair, big platform shoes, big bellbottom jeans and the big beats of disco music. Donna Summer, the Bee Gees and the Village People ruled the music charts. Continue reading →
The weather outside was miserable, so I headed over to the fitness club to resume my half-marathon training.
I laced up my shoes, plugged in my earbuds, fired up RunDMC and began pounding the indoor track. As I glanced at the others working out that day — running, spinning, lifting — I couldn’t help but notice how many, like me, were wearing headsets or earbuds. At least 8 of every 10 by my count. Continue reading →