Become a lean and mean fitness machine with this Lean Green Smoothie recipe. Easy to make and even easier to drink, this special blend of greens, fiber, healthy fats, and protein work together to help you melt away fat, detoxify your body, and build muscle. It also delivers that crucial dose of energy you need before or after your workout.
Obstacle course races are all the rage at the moment, and with good reason: Few physical endeavors are as grueling. Courses are peppered with various challenges that require total-body strength and muscular and cardiovascular endurance. Since participants don't know what obstacles await, the only way to prepare is to prepare for absolutely anything. This month's workout does just that.
By Amanda Richert Classic Valentine's Day date ideas tend to lean toward the indulgent: a movie, complete with a giant soda and a large bucket of popcorn (with extra butter); reservations at an extravagant French restaurant; or cocktails and fried foods at a bar. Any of those date ideas could make for a memorable night, but perhaps not the healthiest choice. Here are a few great date ideas that will leave you feeling healthier, not heavier.
Feel the burn with this month's Full Body Fat Blaster workout. This fat-incinerating routine targets your upper body, lower body, and core — so pretty much your entire body — much more effectively than continuous moderate activity to improve cardio, respiratory, and mechanical functions. The real magic is the resulting boost to your metabolism, which means that you'll continue to burn fat long after you've left the gym.
The alarm blares. It's your cue to wake up only, only you don't want to. You hit the snooze button to get an extra 10 minutes of much-needed Z's. The alarm booms again, only this time it's with an ultimatum: Get up or risk being late. You feel tired yet get up, get ready, and head off to a day full of to-dos, all through which you feel exhausted.
In this day and age, exposure to numerous toxins including chemicals and heavy metals is inevitable. Over 80,000 chemicals are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency for use, and over 3,800 of those are high-use chemicals. These chemicals are found in the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe.
By Christine Fitzgerald
Wouldn't it be great if there was one magical supplement, a jack-of-all trades pill that, once swallowed, would go straight to work to help your body kick butt? Guess what. There is — and chances are you/re not taking it.
Let's be real, we all went for seconds — if not thirds — at every holiday gathering or party we went to over the last few weeks. If you have some ground to make up in the fitness department, or if just want to kick start the new year with a serious jolt, try this Full Body Calorie Crusher workout. This workout features two levels and eight exercises for a mean challenge and a major calorie burn from head to toe.
You've been down this road before. A year ago, you made New Year's resolutions that you confidently vowed to keep. Then, as they say, life happened. Throughout the year, work, kids' schedules, family obligations, celebrations of all sorts, and vacations mercilessly conspired to derail your fitness schedule and proper meal plan. Let’s not even talk about December.
It can be tricky to stay in shape over the holidays. The weeks leading up to Christmas and New Year's — and even the few weeks after — are usually full of festive food and merriment, leaving little to no time to exercise. We asked ClubSport personal trainers for tips and tricks on how they stay motivated, healthy, and fit over the holidays, and here's what they said helps them survive