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Cellulite: a healthy flaw
Cellulite: a healthy flaw

There are many endearing dimples and imperfections that make our bodies unique to us, but cellulite isn’t one we typically appreciate.

Be your own catalyst: my 18-month body comp scans
Be your own catalyst: my 18-month body comp scans

After 18 months of dedicated diet and exercise changes, I decided to get a closer look at my body composition. I signed up for a Bod Pod scan and a MedGem test.

Training to failure: when to drop the weights
Training to failure: when to drop the weights

What creates more physical progress? Training within your limits or pushing yourself to complete muscle failure. 

Carbs & fats: why food is not the enemy
Carbs & fats: why food is not the enemy

One of the first things people tend to do when starting a new diet is cut carbs or fats. But manipulating your carb and fat intake instead of getting rid of it all together may be better for your health.

Girl talk: why hormones matter
Girl talk: why hormones matter

The female body is a complex balance of hormones that keep us not only physically healthy, but mentally as well. Exercise can help you lose weight and change your appearance, but it can also boost your body’s most important chemicals.

No pain, no gain: is it necessary to be sore?
No pain, no gain: is it necessary to be sore?

A few days of stiff legs and tender arms can seem like a small price to pay for long-term muscle gain. But is that period of pain post workout necessary to gain muscle?

Getting stronger: lifting for more than looks
Getting stronger: lifting for more than looks

If you are willing to push your comfort zone and test your limits in your workouts, you can teach your muscles to push heavier and heavier weight.

Fad diets: breaking down keto, paleo & more
Fad diets: breaking down keto, paleo & more

Despite all the fancy names and claims, every fad diet has a breakdown of calories and nutrients that lead to certain results. Before you commit to a new meal plan, take a look at some of these fad diet breakdowns.

Skinny & sick: a lesson in crash dieting
Skinny & sick: a lesson in crash dieting

What sounds like a quick solution can actually have serious long-term consequences that are difficult to undo. Getting skinny doesn’t always mean getting healthy.

Food focus: how to get your mind off mealtime
Food focus: how to get your mind off mealtime

When you’re on the path to weight loss, feeling extra hungry is part of the territory. You’re eating less than your body wants to induce fat loss and your mind is definitely taking notice.

Drinking & diet: how to balance the booze
Drinking & diet: how to balance the booze

After a week of strict dieting and workouts, a drink on the weekend can seem like a harmless way to let loose. But alcohol, like anything else we put in our bodies, carries its own calories and long term effects we should be aware of.