How Does Honey Work to Lose Weight?

The simplest answer is two words: It doesn’t. The somewhat longer qualifying answer is: It could, but only when used in conjunction with a proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle regimen. Did a little digging – it’s too painful to dig too long on the net looking for “honey and weight loss” but here are a…

Tabata Audio Download – 4 Minutes of Bliss!

Make sure you also read my other article about high-intensity interval training (HIIT) here. This 7 minute and 30 second guided workout is based on the Tabata method of HIIT. What is HIIT? Direct from Wikipedia … A version of HIIT was based on a 1996 study by Professor Izumi Tabata et al. initially involving…

High-Intensity Interval Workouts – Burn More in Less Time

Be sure and get your free MP3 audio – it’s at the bottom of this article. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) involves aerobic training that is not constant or continuous. Instead, the training intensity is varied throughout the session and the session is normally shorter than traditional aerobic workouts. This type of training is commonly referred…

Weight Loss Myths Debunked – NEJM

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine debunked several weight-loss myths. Instead of telling you the myth I’m going to tell you the truth for each of the myths according to the authors. Truth number 1: Small sustained changes in energy intake or expenditure do not produce large, long-term weight changes.…

Transforming Intention to Commitment

We’ve all heard the saying “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” One meaning of the phrase is that individuals may have the intention to undertake good actions but nevertheless fail to take action. This inaction may be due to procrastination, laziness or other subversive vice. As such, the saying is an admonishment…

Heart Rate Training On Blood Pressure Meds

Many fitness enthusiasts use heart-rate monitors to guide them in their aerobic training intensity. But what if you’re on blood pressure meds or beta blockers? Many are known to lower resting pulse and reduce maximum heart rate. Can you still use a heart-rate monitor effectively? What’s the best way to determine maximum heart rate when…