Posts by madcap

The Short and Sweet Routine

The fastest way to keep your exercise routine regular. If you’ve spent some time away from the gym, you may feel like taking on the world at your return. Sure, a three-hour marathon workout may make you feel like you conquered the world, but it takes regular exercise to get your body in good shape,…

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Transforming a Salad into a Meal

Leave the magic wand and the hocus pocus at home. This magic trick only requires a little kitchen know-how. What comes to mind when you hear the word “salad”? More than likely, you consider this green dish to be little more than an appetizer, a side dish to the real part of your meal. But…

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Kill Cholesterol in the Gym

How you can put high cholesterol to sleep by hitting the gym. Cholesterol is produced naturally by the body and gets fed to your body through all sorts of food. While a certain level of cholesterol is necessary to keep your body functioning properly, too much can be dangerous, and if it leads to a…

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Natural Vs. Artificial Sugar

What’s the difference and what’s it matter to you? You know that getting too much sugar isn’t good for you. So when you find yourself in a situation that demands a sugary treat, you often go for the artificial stuff, expecting it to be healthier for you. But are artificial sweeteners all they’re cracked up…

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You Are What You Drink

So be careful to avoid these high-calorie alcoholic beverages. When you’re out on the town, living it up with your best friends, the world is your playground. Unless you’re not enjoying yourself, counting calories is the last thing on your mind. Before you head to the bar and wind up drinking more calories in a…

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Transform Your Diet in 2011

Want to change how you eat? You’ve got to do it one piece of food at a time. Reducing your waist size doesn’t take a miracle. It takes a lot of little steps. Wondering about the foods you should get rid of in order to transform your health and your weight through small dietary transformations?…

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How you can improve your body’s performance in four steps

It seems everybody who knows how to exercise has a tip or two on how to get your body to operate at its maximum potential. Which ones should you use? The ones that work for you. Believe it or not, most tried-and-true ways to get more from your body work. At least they work for…

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Ab Work

One of the most common fitness questions this time of year is “How can I tone my stomach for swimsuit season”? Typically, people believe that the guaranteed quick route to obtaining a rock-solid six-pack is a path packed with hundreds of sit-ups or abdominal crunches. Wrong! The reality is that even if you do crunches…

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Exercise With The Kids

Making exercise a priority is a challenge for everyone. And for parents it can be especially difficult to find time to workout because of the full plates that they often juggle. But, finding time for regular physical activity is so important that it should be a priority placed on your calendar, just like your kids’…

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Adding a Stability Ball to Your Workout

Chances are if you’ve stepped foot in a gym or watched a television fitness program in the past year then you’ve seen the “big balls”. You’ve probably wondered what all the fuss is about. Well, they may look like something found on a children’s playground, but don’t be deceived. These balls offer one of the…

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