May 04, 2012 // Category: Fitness Community

We have become a nation of oversized meals and middles. Recent studies indicate Americans eat more calories today than they did 30 years ago. And just an extra 100 to 200 calories per day can add up to an extra 10-pound weight gain each year. If you are accustomed to mega-sized platefuls of pasta and Flintstone style steaks, you may have portion distortion—no longer recognizing what a healthy portion looks like.

Chris Freytag
 

April 20, 2012 // Category: Fitness Community

In honor of Earth Day we’ve compiled some fun green fitness facts that are sure to get you thinking about how you can make your workouts a little more green.

Green Fitness by the Numbers:

185: Number of times one year’s worth of the world’s used plastic water bottles could circle the globe.

3.6: Megawatts of electricity that a group cycling class with 20 bikes can produce a year. That’s enough power to light 72 homes for a month. 

Lauren Kraft
 

April 03, 2012 // Category: Fitness Advisor

When you’re trying to get into shape, the question isn't whether or not you'll hit a plateau, it's when. Plateaus are as inevitable as rainy days and Mondays—and just about as welcome.  Before you throw in your workout towel, first know you aren’t alone.  A plateau simply means you have reached a state of equilibrium: the calories you’re consuming and the calories you’re burning are balanced. Balance is a good thing; it’s your body’s way of announcing that you’ve succeeded. But if your weight loss has come to a screeching hault, we advise you to perhaps add one thing, change one thing and stop one thing to break free from your plateau and see the results.

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