Whether you call them rocker shoes, toners, shape-ups, negative heel shoe, the funniest looking shoes you ever saw, or the shoes that saved the workout world, people are wearing them. And we are getting asked often “do they work? Are they worth the money?” “Are they actually helping me get more fit when walking?” “Are we not DEVO?” We turned to self-appointed experts, ourselves for a full review. (Please click on the title link to access the full post).
Can you burn 10 calories a minute by walking? Does helpful math really mean that would be 300 calories in a half hour? Could you burn even more calories if you hustled during your walk? What if you walked like an Egyptian? And does walking count as a “brisk cardio activity”? What if you are going uphill… both ways? Please click on the tile to link to the full post.
Dear Fun and Fit readers. movers, shakers, and occasional barca-Loungers: So many of you (and we’re not even counting our mom here) have asked us to tell you our opinion of fitness products, services and stuff you should and should not buy to get into the Buff Zone. Starting today, we launch our Products, People, Services series. Monday posts are still devoted to answering your fitness questions. Thursdays are for reviews and inspirational stories (email us if you have one to share!), We do not accept money for any reviews but we do get some of the products and services free. If you have a question about a fitness purchase, send it in! We hope someone asks us to review a week at Rancho la Puerta spa so we can do up close and personal research! So far we are reading books, watching DVDs, and trying out exercises.
Does balance have to decrease with age? How can you increase stability and balance with each passing year? Can “The Who” and Alfred Hitchcock help at all? Let’s just state right up front that drinking and balance go together like fish and bicycles! Please click on the title link to see the whole post.
Sore back, weak core, weight gain and feeling gross–none of these sound like Nick is heading for a successful Spring Break. Is there something he can do that doesn’t require crunches and is really easy? Something easier than finding a magic wand or unicorn? Like patting the computer monitor and rubbing his abs? Does an ice cream diet work?
Yoga has been around for centuries. Anything with that much history is obviously working. Can it be your path to weight loss? Flexibility? We are flexible in our answer. To read the whole post, please click on the title link. Clickity Click!
Myth or Magic: Can creams, massage, herbals, heat therapy, injections or surgery get rid of cellulite? What the heck is cellulite? And most importantly – Can I get rid of it if I exercise? By the way, you can only blame your parents for your cellulite up to a point. After that, you either need magic or movement! Please click on the title to read the entire post.
Waaay back in January, we answered a question about why people should exercise besides having the goal to lose weight. Courtesy of the Mayo Clinic, we gave the top 7 scientific, “just the facts, ma’am” reasons. That got a few people asking us, “Come on now, what really motivates people, especially if they don’t check research to know why to work out?!” So we prepared our list of Top 7 Reasons People Really Exercise. You’re welcome!
Do women really have an advantage over men when it comes to core stability and strength? Do men really think biceps bigger than a Smart car are appealing? Will Brad ever get his wish to be as good on stability balls as the women he’s seen?
If your baby is older than a year, can you still claim that abs that resemble a fallen souffle are due to “baby fat”? What is the difference between baby fat and body fat? No fair saying that the former is on the baby! Once you get rid of that baby fat (sometime before your kid heads off to college) what do you do to get the taut, tight, toned abs you once had? Pretend that traveling back in time to your pre-parental days is not an option.