Monthly Archives: March 2013
If there were an award for ‘Too Good to be True,’ it may just go to Fila USA™’s Toning Resistance Tight Capri exercise pants for women. Fila claimed the toning pants enhance the efficiency of your workout. But can a pair of pants provide a “50% increase in muscle workouts” as Fila claims? The American Council on Exercise (ACE) worked with the experts at the University of Wisconsin-Continue reading..
The Danbury Whalers—this season’s Federal Hockey League champions—dominated the rink thanks in large part to Gym Source. Gym Source, the official supplier of fitness equipment to the Whalers, provided the team several Star Trac Spinner® Pro spin bikes to complement the team’s training program this year, and the results speak for themselves: The Whalers had a perfect showing in theContinue reading..
Whether it’s for health or ideological reasons, more and more people are following a vegetarian diet. A recent study indicated that 7.3 million Americans are vegetarians. What’s more, these same studies—sponsored by the American Heart Association—showed that vegetarians tend to be at lower risk for obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer.But is aContinue reading..
If your diet is driving you crazy, it’s probably time to take a break – really! Experts advise that taking strategic breaks during a weight loss diet can help dieters continue the program and supports long-term weight loss success. In fact, you may be surprised to discover that going back on your diet after a break isn’t as difficult as you might think. A 2012 study in the ObesityContinue reading..
New research suggests that putting conversions on restaurant menus that are based on physical activities—as opposed to just calorie counts—can persuade people to make healthier choices. A study at the Chapel Hill School of Medicine presented individuals with one of four hypothetical restaurant menus:Just calorie counts. Calorie counts supplemented with the number of minutes one would needContinue reading..
A new study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, shows that abdominal (visceral) fat packed deep between the organs increases intestinal and colon cancer risk. There had been skepticism as to whether obesity itself was a cancer risk – or if the poor habits (unhealthy diet and lack of exercise) were the connection to increased cancer risk. The finding of this study at theContinue reading..
Spring is just around the corner and it’s a great time to explore your local parks and mountains. But trekking around in the woods, canyons and mountains can be dangerous if you’re not prepared. As with any exercise endeavor, safe hiking requires planning and preparation, self-reliance, and good choices.Make sure you know your destination before you begin—and check the weather report (butContinue reading..
Jennifer Koppelman Hutt is already an accomplished author, media host and attorney—and now she brings her considerable talent to her latest television project is called ‘Treadmill Talk with Jenny Hutt,’ co-produced with the lifestyle video network for women, PowerwomenTV. In this series, Jenny interviews celebrities, tastemakers and fascinating people on a treadmill in various hot spotsContinue reading..
The following article has been provided to Gym Source courtesy of our friends at TRUE Fitness. We’ve all heard the old saying that slow and steady wins the race, but there is much to be said about taking the hare’s approach to your workout routine with interval training. Interval training is not only a great way to build speed and endurance, according to the American College of SportsContinue reading..
The intelligent design of the LeMond g-force RT recumbent indoor bike makes it more comfortable—and more innovative—than any other recumbent indoor bike on the market. The g-force RT’s revolutionary seat design gives you a form-fitting mesh back, along with an adjustable seat angle that provides limitless adjustments for comfort. Simply select the riding position that’s best for you byContinue reading..