Whether you get pumped up for gym time or you’d rather crawl back into bed if someone mentions exercise, your genes might be to blame, a new study suggests. Most people receive a mental reward from working out in the form of increased levels of dopamine—a brain chemical associated with
You plan a workout for the evening, but then something comes up—a happy hour, a deadline for work, or maybe even a Tinder date. And there goes your exercise for the day. If this keeps happening to you, there’s a logical solution: shift your workout schedule to the morning. But…that’s
In order to make your workouts super challenging, you have to push yourself past your physical and mental limits. Here are some tips for upping your physical game. 1.Switch up your workouts. One way to challenge yourself is to keep switching up your workouts — let your body try new
New Year’s Day has come and gone, but you’re probably still contemplating your health goals for 2016. If putting a fork in your couch potato ways is at the top of your list, you don’t need to be a CrossFit junkie or a triathlete to reap the benefits of exercise.
I write, and talk about in my various positions as a fitness professional, the praises of living a healthy lifestyle. But the truth is that even though smoothies and salads are delicious—and I hope you try it—I don’t want to eat this way. When I wake up in the morning,
Excuse after excuse—the “free passes” we give ourselves for opting out of a workout (again!) are seemingly endless, but enough is enough. Brett Hoebel, author and creator of the 20 Minute Body and trainer on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, shares his advice on how to banish the most common excuses