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15 Best Exercises to Lose Belly Fat - How to Burn Belly Fat Fast. Drazen_Getty Images When many people think of losing weight, one of the first things that comes to mind is getting a totally toned and taut tummy. After all, who doesn't want to be able to slip into a pair of jeans without having to deal with a muffin top? Plus, losing belly fat is a surefire way to improve your health: Research links a larger waist size to heart disease, diabetes, and even some cancers.

That said, we hate to break it to you, but doing hundreds of crunches every day isn't the best way to lose belly fat. In fact, exercises that promote spot reduction just don't exist. “Spot reduction isn’t a viable approach to losing belly fat," explains fitness trainer and nutrition expert Corey Phelps, creator of the Cultivate by Corey Fitness Program. Day 5 - HIIT Cardio + Butt & Thigh Workout: 5 Day Workout Challenge to Burn Fat & Build Lean Muscle.

Exercises That Burn More Calories Than Running. We’re huge fans of running.

Exercises That Burn More Calories Than Running

It allows you to get a stress-reducing, endurance-boosting workout with just a pair of shoes and an open road. It also burns calories, of course. At a 10-minute-per-mile pace—roughly the average guy’s marathon pace—you’ll fry about 10 calories a minute. That’s a solid number, and if you run faster, you can burn even more. But if running isn’t your favorite cardio activity, there are plenty of other modes of exercise that can help you torch calories at a lightning fast rate.

How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym. When I first started training for marathons a little over ten years ago, my coach told me something I’ve never forgotten: that I would need to learn how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.

How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym

I didn’t know it at the time, but that skill, cultivated through running, would help me as much, if not more, off the road as it would on it. It’s not just me, and it’s not just running. Ask anyone whose day regularly includes a hard bike ride, sprints in the pool, a complex problem on the climbing wall, or a progressive powerlifting circuit, and they’ll likely tell you the same: A difficult conversation just doesn’t seem so difficult anymore. A tight deadline not so intimidating. Relationship problems not so problematic. HOW TO SWITCH TO A VEGETARIAN/VEGAN DIET. To eat well is fundamental for your body and spirituality.


What does it mean to eat well? It means that you respect your temple enough to see how important it is for your existence on this plane. It means, also, respecting mother Earth, using non GMO and, possibly, organic food. Diet is directly linked to mental clarity and your levels of energy. Always choose food that nurtures your body, that gives this wondrous machine what it needs to sustain us. I don’t eat meat/processed food since 2 years now and no animal byproducts by more than 1 year. First step: avoid ALL processed food. Second step: eat less meat. Third step: eliminate meat completely. Other tips: avoid acidic substances. Also try to avoid, if not to eliminate totally, gluten for the reasons mentioned above.

12 Top Vegan Iron Sources. If you are a vegan, what is the first argument you hear from meat-eating advocates?

12 Top Vegan Iron Sources

Well the sarcastic ones might say something about plants having feelings too, but the most popular rebuttal usually has something to do with iron. And yes iron is an essential mineral because it contributes to the production of blood cells. The human body needs iron to make the oxygen-carrying proteins hemoglobin and myoglobin. Yoga for Healing: Why Western Doctors Are Now Prescribing Yoga Therapy. With a growing body of research proving yoga’s healing benefits, it’s no wonder more doctors—including those with traditional Western training—are prescribing this ancient practice to their patients.

Yoga for Healing: Why Western Doctors Are Now Prescribing Yoga Therapy

Stop Asthma By Using Just A Little Of This Juice. Meditation for Muscle. Warning: This is the type of article you're either going to love or hate.

Meditation for Muscle

Unfortunately, the aggressive types who laugh at the following "hippie psycho-babble" are probably the ones who could benefit from purposeful relaxation the most. The trick is to browse the available material and pick only what helps you while discarding the rest. Promise to keep an open mind and I'll promise not to call you grasshopper. Relax and Get Buff? Ever wonder about what meditation is all about? After posting a blog entry regarding my personal forays into meditation, I was stunned to instantly receive over 30 private messages.

6 Easy Yoga Poses That Will Help You Achieve A Full Nights Rest. If you are one of the variety of people who has the relentless personality of an insomniac, this article is just for you.

6 Easy Yoga Poses That Will Help You Achieve A Full Nights Rest

If you are wanting to achieve a full nights worth of rest, these yoga poses can help you accomplish just that. Six basic practices of yoga that are able to induce a natural urge for rest and relaxation. Build Extreme MMA Endurance: Trainer Martin Rooney Discusses 'The Hurricane'! Hurricane Training For MMA Success Over the last number of years, some incredibly powerful hurricanes hit a number of parts of the world, and they have left devastation in their path.

Build Extreme MMA Endurance: Trainer Martin Rooney Discusses 'The Hurricane'!

The MMA Training Bible. The Ultimate List Of 40 High-Protein Foods! Pump up your protein intake, aisle by aisle, at the supermarket with's top 40 ultimate protein picks!

The Ultimate List Of 40 High-Protein Foods!

Let us count the reasons we're obsessed with protein. For one, you need enough of this benevolent macronutrient to build and repair muscle. It also plays a role in revving fat-burning metabolism and reducing the hunger pangs that can lead to an attack on the vending machine. Additionally, protein works to slow the release of carbohydrates into your bloodstream, which can prevent the sudden spikes in blood sugar that are thought to encourage fat storage and sagging energy levels.

Physique-minded individuals should seek out at least 1 g of protein for each pound of body weight to maintain and build muscle. Exercise & Muscle Directory. Push-Pull Training: The Next Generation. The classic push-pull split allows you to take advantage of higher frequency and volume.

Push-Pull Training: The Next Generation

The problem is you'll start to experience local fatigue. When your shoulders and triceps are tired from other push movements, it's difficult to put up big weights in subsequent lifts. The next generation push-pull split pairs lower body pushing and upper body pulling, and lower body pulling and upper body pushing.

This keeps local fatigue of smaller muscle groups from limiting your intensity on the big lifts. Sports Drinks vs. Water. Why sports drinks are a bad idea. Most people believe that sports drinks are the best alternative to replenish lost fluids and electrolytes when exercising, but that’s simply not true. Many sports drinks contain as much as two-thirds the sugar of sodas. They also typically contain high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), artificial flavors and food coloring, none of which contribute to optimal health. Sugar After Exercise Furthermore, consuming sugar after exercise will negatively affect both your insulin sensitivity and your human growth hormone (HGH) production.

Butt Building - Fixing Your Flat *ss! Pilates News and Articles: Ode to the Pelvic Floor by Angela Barsotti. Finding and activating pelvis floor muscles. Pelvic floor muscles can be hard to feel when you are exercising or moving through daily life. "Engage the pelvic floor" or "Activate the pelvic floor muscles" are common instructions in Pilates as well as in Internal martial arts, but many students are unsure about how to get that to happen. My favorite image for getting the pelvic floor muscles in on an exercise is to think of bringing the sit bones together and up.

The Pelvic Floor Paradox. Internal Strength. Internal Strength: Silk Reeling, aka Six Harmonies Movement. Four Winds Diagram, Austria; ca. 1300. Making Sense of Modern Fitness Data. How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym. If You Want to Be Fit, Do Not Ignore Proper Body Alignment. The Best Body Recomposition Workout. The Dangers Of Dehydration. How To Increase Serotonin Levels. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is derived from the amino acid tryptophan. The Top 10 Benefits of Regular Exercise. Exercise is defined as any movement that makes your muscles work and requires your body to burn calories.

There are many types of physical activity, including swimming, running, jogging, walking and dancing, to name a few. Being active has been shown to have many health benefits, both physically and mentally.