fitness

Three Common Fitness Traps To Avoid (And What To Do Instead)

Benjamin Franklin once said there are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and too much fitness information. OK, he didn’t say that last one, but it’s still true. Fitness is overwhelming. We compensate by making mindless decisions that actually leave us vulnerable. Let’s look at three ways we can prevent ourselves from falling victim to our own psychology and marketers.


BodBot's Food Explorer Recommends Foods That Fit Your Diet

Figuring out what to fit into your diet can sometimes feel like playing a game of Tetris. This nifty web app allows you to explore different foods by different features, such as calories or carbohydrates.


Eight (S)exercises To Boost Your Bedroom Strength

Whether we want to admit or not, exercise and sex are inextricably linked. We exercise to look better and feel better about ourselves (among other reasons, of course) in hopes of it translating to more sex. But you can also exercise to have better sex. With that in mind, here are a few exercises that will help you get more out of your bedroom time.


What To Do When Your Weight Loss Stalls

If you’re losing weight, your progress will stall at some point. Even if you are doing everything right, the number on the scale will stop budging. Here’s what to do when this happens.


Survive A Long Treadmill Run With 400m Change-Ups

Unchanging scenery can make “dreadmill” runs the most boring kind. If you’re training to cover distance — say there’s a half-marathon on your calendar — here’s a trick to keep your brain awake.


The Importance Of Self-Compassion And Curiosity To Getting Fit

We often predicate weight loss success with things such as motivation, determination and self-control. While these factors undoubtedly play a role, lesser-known characteristics such as curiosity and self-compassion are equally as important. I explain the key characteristics behind weight loss success in this TED talk.


Why 'Eat Less, Move More' Is The Least Helpful Diet Advice Ever

If you’re overweight, you’ve probably heard the adage just “eat less, move more”. Unfortunately this saying will do nothing to help you progress. Here’s why.


Decouple Your Feelings From Your Actions For Fitness Success

I spent the first 20 years of my life “feeling bad” about my thoughts. Obese me would drive by a McDonald’s and experience immense guilt for feeling hungry. Similarly, after a perfect week of dieting, the temptation to raid my fridge led to feelings of moral failure. But feelings aren’t what matter — actions do.


Ramp Up, Don't Warm Up, During Strength Training

When you’re lifting weights, warming up can be a guessing game. Do too little and you won’t be ready for your real sets. Do too much, and your real sets’ performance suffers. By “ramping up” instead, you can take away the guesswork.


If You Just Got Fired, Use Your Free Time To Develop New (Good) Habits

When you’re out of work, your major goal is to get a new job. You can’t do that all day long, though. This is a good opportunity to start forming new habits and making them part of your routine — like going to the gym.