It’s the (unofficial) start of a new season, so naturally you’ve decided to embark on a fresh fitness routine. Congratulations! But wait a minute. How come your “new and improved” bod is feeling kind of weird after you tried that spinning class for the first time? Is this normal? Actually, yes. It turns out that your body can bust out some funky moves when you try a new kind of exercise for the first time—and we’re not referring to your Zumba class. Continue reading “Weird things that happen to your body when you try a exercise”
Working up a sweat in bed can burn more than 144 calories in just a half an hour. Having sex also reduces blood pressure and overall stress levels (and stress can lead to weight gain). Need we say more?
We’ve already praised strength training, but it gets even better when you set yourself free. And by that, we mean step off the leg-press and start squatting with a pair of dumbbells. Working out with free weights can activate muscles more effectively, and as we’ve learned, muscle can torch calories.
52. Get Trackin’
Writing stuff down may be helpful, but it’s tough to accurately gauge how much we move every day (and not just on the treadmill). Invest in an on-body device like the BodyMedia trackers or the Nike+ FuelBand to monitor energy burn. Or invest in a pedometer to track daily steps. Studies show that individuals who walk more tend to be thinner than those who walk less, and pedometer-based walking programs result in weight loss.