The 1-2-3 of Calorie Counting

By Betty Murray Calorie counting has been the standard formula for weight loss for years. Calories in Lets take a look at the pros and cons of calorie counting. Calorie Counting: Pros Counting calories allows you to better track what’s going into your body and can provide some structure to help you stick to your weight …

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HIIT the Gym

By Betty Murray The American College of Sports Medicine conducted a survey to determine the top fitness trends of 2014. HIIT tops the list, along with bodyweight training. So what is HIIT? HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a circuit of short bursts of, as the name suggests, high-intensity workouts. Each exercise is followed by a …

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Weight Training Will Not Make You The Hulk

By Betty Murray Do you avoid the weight room at the gym because you fear “bulking up”? Contrary to popular believe, women: lifting weights won’t make you look like The Hulk. Yes, it is possible to add muscle bulk through weight lifting — as seen in body builders and in many men — but adding bulk …

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Show Metabolism Who’s Boss!

By Betty Murray Are you frustrated with slow progress on your weight loss journey? If you’re struggling to burn excess fat, it may be due to a slow metabolism. Metabolism is the rate at which your body burns calories. A person with a high metabolism will have less trouble keeping the extra pounds off than someone …

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Start Thanksgiving Off Right by Participating in the Turkey Trot

By Betty Murray No better way to start your Thanksgiving Day than with a little exercise! Join thousands of other Dallas residents in the 2012 Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot in Downtown Dallas. This is the largest Thanksgiving Day event of its kind in the country. Last year, more than 38,000 men, women and …

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