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Terry Crews' Fitness Secret: Treat The Gym Like A Spa

Actor Terry Crews has a simple mantra on how you can stick to the habit of going to the gym: treat it like a spa. You can even go and not work out, if you don’t feel like it. But just go.

How To Stay Healthy On A Budget

Personal trainers, fresh vegetables, and gym memberships all cost money. Not everyone can afford such luxuries. It’s one reason why being poor is too expensive — a crappy diet and sedentary lifestyle costs more down the line. Don’t worry: While fitness comes at a price, it’s not one you have to pay out of your wallet.

Planks Aren't All That, So You Might As Well Do Push-Ups

For a (thankfully) hot minute, planks reached viral status when everyone tried to “plank” on ridiculous surfaces. In fitness, planks are a legit ab exercise, but there’s no need to treat them as the “one ab exercise to rule them all.” You might be better off with push-ups, which are basically leveled-up planks.

Bigger People Sweat More, Even If They Aren't Obese

People who are overweight seem to sweat more than svelte athletes — but that’s not entirely because of body fat. A new study explains why losing weight might not affect your sweat rate the way you’d think.

Does It Matter How Many Reps You Do When You Work Out?

So, your workout has you doing 4 sets of 5 reps for this exercise, 3 sets of 8 after that, and — oh, thank goodness — only 2 sets of 50 to finish it out. Well, hey, the good news is that these rep numbers aren’t just based on a sadistic desire to see you huff and puff. Here’s how they differ and what they mean for you.

How To Use Caffeine To Improve Your Athletic Performance

Caffeine is a performance-enhancing drug that’s legal, cheap, and easy to get: chances are you had some this morning. More importantly, it actually does make you better at sports, which is more than you can say for a lot of supplements marketed to athletes. You just have to know how to use it strategically.

Nine Quiet Exercises You Can Do In Your Hotel Room Without Any Equipment [Infographic]

Travel can take a toll on you mentally and physically, especially when you skip out on your normal exercise routine. If your hotel doesn’t have a gym, these simple exercises require no equipment, and are quiet enough to do in any hotel room.

Sworkit Kids Gets Your Kids Moving With Randomly Generated Workouts

Android/iPhone: We’ve long been fans of Sworkit for its randomly generated, equipment-free workouts. Sworkit Kids plays off that theme, but targets the workouts to kids aged 5-14.

Dehydration Isn't Causing Your Muscle Cramps

Add cramp prevention to the list of hydration myths: if your muscles seize up while you’re exercising, it’s not because you’re dehydrated.

Blaming Yourself For Failure Could Increase Your Risk Of Injury

Practising a healthy mindset doesn’t just strengthen your brain — it may protect your body from injury, too. Runners in a recent study were more likely to develop overuse injuries like tendinitis if they were hard on themselves after bad performances.

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