Posts Tagged ‘workout’

How long we should exercise?

June 30th, 2009

If you’ve been working out to lose weight but see no results, then you may not be exercising for long enough.

at least she tried

at least she tried

According to a report in Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise, adults need at least 250 minutes of exercise per week or 50 minutes of exercise five days a week to lose weight.

But if maintaining your weight is what you’re looking at, the report recommends that adult clock in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week or 30 minutes a day.

The report also recommends strength training as part of your exercise regimen to increase your muscle mass and further reduce health risks.

Workout flubs you should never make

June 30th, 2009

Celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson shares how to right the fitness wrongs he sees most often.


  • Quickly cranking out crunches

Take five seconds to lift and five to lower. A slow as molasses pace forces your abs to contract longer which means they work harder.

  • Thinking cardio is the only way to blast calories.

Lifting weights torches 200 in just half an hour. If you never strength-trained before, try out a group fitness class that uses dumbells or weighted bars to help ease you into it.

  • Going to the gym without a plan.

Do that and you’re likely to default to your standby routine. This will sabotage your progress. Instead, take a few minutes to organize your session and try to work in something new.

All about Eva

June 21st, 2009
Eva Longoria Parker

Eva Longoria Parker

Eva Longoria isn’t one to skip the good stuff. “I eat brownies all the time, I even bake them.” she says, stuffing a huge wedge of cake in her mouth. “Yellow cake mix and chocolate frosting. Is there anything better?”

A down-to-earth beauty, Longoria is the type who has her carbohydrates and eats them, too. “Don’t get on me,” she says with a laugh. “I work out like a mad woman, so I deserve a few brownies. All women deserve a few brownies! I work out three to four times a week.My trainer kicks my ass. I live in the Hollywood Hills, so it’s very inclined,” she moans.

loves brownies.....

loves brownies.....

“We do lunges while walking up the hill and then we’ll run up to the next hill and then do squats up to the next. I do this early in the morning, and the entire time I’m thinking, ‘Why, oh why did I leave my pillow? I wish I could just sleep.’”