fitness

Most People Have Cholesterol All Wrong

Do you know which foods contain good cholesterol, and which contain bad cholesterol? If you think you do, ha! That’s a trick question! Cholesterol in our food doesn’t come in “good” and “bad” varieties, but cholesterol readings from blood tests do, and the two aren’t as closely connected as we used to think.


Run Long Distance In The Morning, Harder In The Evening

Sometimes you might want to go for a long distance run and other times go for a hard speed run. There are better times of the day to do each of these different types of runs.


Large Chested? Look For These Features In A Sports Bra

It’s hard to build an exercise habit without functional, comfortable gear — and for large chested women, a good sports bra is as essential as the right bike saddle or running shoes.


This Video Shows Hand Exercises For Gamers And Heavy Computer Users

If you spend long hours attached to your keyboard and mouse — whether for gaming or work — try these stretching exercises. They will not only make your hands and wrists feel better, you might get faster and more efficient when gaming.


How To Find The Right Gym For You

A good exercise program and diet are undeniably important parts of your fitness success. But they aren’t the only factors — the gym you choose can have a big impact on your success too.


The Three Most Effective Interval Workouts

When it comes to cardio, high-intensity interval training gives you the biggest bang for your buck: a short sprint-based workout improves your health as much as a longer, low-intensity slog. But should you pick the workout with the 20-second bursts or the one that has you sprinting for three minutes? Here’s how to choose.


Learn How To Bulk Up Your Chicken Legs With These Exercises [Infographic]

If you feel self-conscious about having really skinny legs, you need to do some training to bulk them up. This infographic features 19 exercises you can do to take your legs up a few sizes.


Does Yoga Have Any Real Fitness Benefits?

Take one look at someone in Scorpion Pose and you’ll know: yoga can build strength and balance. But how does it stack up to traditional strength training — and what can’t yoga do for your body?


What To Look For In A Good Personal Trainer

There’s a notion that a good trainer is a like a field general: someone who will “whip you” into shape. But that’s not the case. If you hire the person who most resembles a general, you may find yourself a casualty in the battle of the bulge. Here’s what you should look for when choosing a good trainer.


How To Properly Carb Load Before A Race (If You Even Need To)

Ahh, the pre-race pasta dinner. It’s not just an opportunity to bond with fellow athletes, it’s also the last remaining excuse to think of spaghetti as health food. Carb loading isn’t necessary for everyone, but if you’re one of the people who will benefit, it’s time to learn the right way to do it.