Fitness

After Getting Sick With GERD, Alicia Recovered and Gained 25 Pounds of Muscle — Here's How

When Alicia Rancier, 30, (@alicewolves on Instagram) went away to college, she fell off her healthy habits. Previously an athlete, she traded in her weightlifting sessions for study sessions and turned to fast food for all her meals. Not only did this cause her weight gain, but her health took a turn for the worse. After being diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Alicia's weight dropped significantly, and not in a healthy way. Determined to get her health back on track, she st

Cardio Is Important For Weight Loss and Health, but How Much Should You Do in a Week?

Cardio Is Important For Weight Loss and Health, but How Much Should You Do in a Week? A well-rounded fitness routine includes both cardiovascular exercise and strength training. And while some people may adjust how much they are doing of each depending on their goals — more weightlifting if they want to build muscle and more cardio if they want to lose weight — doctors and trainers generally recommend a balance of both. But how much cardio should you aim to do each week? Not surprisingly, it d

The 30-Day Gym-Free Fitness Challenge

So, so wrong. Instead of spending money on a gym membership, what you really need is a month-long fitness challenge -- something that tells you exactly what to do every single day, no equipment or gym required. The Gym-Free Fitness Challenge consists of 30 equipment-free workouts (plus an initial assessment) designed to hit all the strength, cardio, and flexibility guidelines suggested by the American College of Sports Medicine. And it's totally free.
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