Exercising specific body parts does not reduce fat stores in those areas. For example, more situps will not reduce belly fat. Proper nutrition—reducing all around calories—and full-body cardiovascular and resistance (weight-bearing) exercises to burn stored fat is the best general prescription for fat loss. However, spot training certain muscle groups can make them stronger and better toned. Read the discussion at this link for good exercises in the gynoid region (hips/thighs/buttocks).
As the new year dawns, many of us begin resolutionizing our health and wellness plans. However, before latching onto the latest diet craze, let us review the well-informed advice in the link below on diet dangers to watch out for. Our best advice: most of us don’t actually need diets, we need nutrition.
Last in our series of healthy holiday feasting, the link below offers valuable tips to avoid food poisoning for the season’s feedings.
Gifting a HR monitor to a loved one for Christmas? The linked research below verifies that, once again, the most accurate style is the chest strap. But many of us find them inconvenient and uncomfortable. There are, however, some photoplethysmography (PPG) wrist-worn monitors which can provide acceptable accuracy for most of us.