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You run all the miles, you do all the burpees, you lift all the weights and when you step on to the weighing scale, the numbers don't go down. What happened? Are you not losing weight? Are your efforts not enough? Should you quit? I have a secret to tell you though: when it comes to "losing weight", the numbers on the scale don't matter. You know what matters? Body fat percentage - that's what matters. What you should be aiming for is a lower body fat percentage. Here's a truth bomb: there are actual skinny-fat people. They are those...

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Body image is simply how you see yourself. It consists of your thoughts, feelings and beliefs you hold about your body.  Body image is not defined by a person’s specific size, shape or weight.  The way you see the form and shape of your body reflects the positive and negative experiences you’ve had with your bod, as well as your social attitudes and cultural ideals. How you feel about your body, including your height, shape, and weight, as well as how you feel in your body, not just about your body, greatly affects your self-confidence. And with images of “ideal” yet...

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Having problem toning your arms? Working your arms can be a little more challenging since most of the go-to moves require a full set of dumbbells or other machinery. But even without weights or machines, there are ways to effectively build arm muscles. With the following moves you can lose the gym, without losing your wanted physique. Wall Push-Ups Indeed, push-ups are not the easiest thing in the world to do. But doing wall push-ups will help you adjust your difficulty level. This exercise is easier than “normal” push-ups. To do them, stand up straight facing a wall, your face about...

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Ahhh... It's that time of the year again when the gyms would be full and the organic food aisle in the groceries are empty. It's that time of the year again when people start their year with a resolution of constant exercise and proper diet. Two or three weeks in, I guarantee you that there would be fewer people crunching at the gym and more people queuing up at the local fast food joints. What went wrong? Exercising and eating right is actually more of a mental battle than a physical one. Sure, you can always enroll yourself in a...

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We all want a perfect butt. And in order to achieve a firm behind, you have to spend a lot of time doing squats and lunges. However, doing squats and lunges might bring you knee pain if done incorrectly. You don't have to go through that at all though! Avoiding knee pain during lower body exercises is all about the correct posture and execution. Here's how you can avoid killing your knees when doing squats and lunges: SQUATSStep sideways and keep your feet in line with your shoulders. The key with this is to make sure that your knees are aligned...

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