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" A combination of cardio exercises on the rowing machine, treadmill, elliptical, or The Gauntlet will help blast fat in the lower half of the body. "
" Slow-twitch muscle fibers are mostly used for long endurance exercises like aerobics, swimming, and distance running. Fast-twitch muscle fibers are generally more powerful and are activated during maximum exertion exercises like heavy weightlifting and intensive, short bursts of sprints. "
" Walking is great because it's an amazing exercise, and it also helps to clear your head and relieve any built-up stress before the work day begins. "
" The moment your kids start crawling, they are exercising. To them, movement is fun and organic... It is adults who have turned daily activity into a mandatory chore. "
" A boot-camp class that combines upper- and lower-body moves - like walking lunges and push-ups - gets the heart rate up quickly, burning fat and calories and toning muscles in a time-efficient way. "
" On weekends, I'm chasing my six-year-old girls around the city. That's my cardio! "
" A jump rope is cheap, it's portable, and you can do it anywhere. "
You Can Do It
" The Swiss Ball Pike is a total-body exercise that is especially great for your core, arms, and lower back. "
" I think that we all plateau, from fitness experts to regular folks at every fitness level. What that means is we need to change our exercise routine, food, and attitude. "
" Despite popular belief that watermelon is made up of only water and sugar, watermelon is actually a nutrient-dense food with a high amount of vitamins such as A and C, minerals such as iron and calcium, and is high in antioxidants. "
" The Swiss ball is such a great tool because it forces you to recruit more muscles in order to stabilize yourself. "
" Move with them, be active with them - whether it's swimming or scooting or bicycling or playing soccer. Engage your child. "
" In my experience, working with a bride-to-be, the last couple of weeks leading up to the wedding is uber-stressful. "
" You want to have fun and try new things but also shock your muscles with new workouts so that you keep your body guessing and get the maximum results from your workout. "
" If motivation is an issue, I would try to get out of your house to work out, not just go into the basement. "
" If the mind is not healthy, you'll never get a sound body. "
" When training intelligently, 'one size doesn't fit all.' There are exercises and weights appropriate for some body types, ages, and overall objectives and not for others. "
" It's true of models in general - I don't think they eat and fuel properly throughout the day. "
" Jumping on something too fast can be a mistake. Tae Bo was once the latest and greatest craze, but where is it now? "
" Clients like Kerry Washington stay energized by substituting high carb, high fat foods with a diet rich in lean protein and low-calorie, fiber-rich vegetables. These foods not only keep you trim but have an amazing impact on the shape of the body, the appearance of skin, hair, and nails. "
" Remember that it's never too late and you're never too old to get the body you were born to have. "
Never Too Late
" Movement is exercise. Seemingly simple things - taking a walk, for example - can be just the spark your body needs to get back on a healthy track. "
" Dinner should be low in caloric intake. Foods like fish and broccoli are very good choices. "
" Don't fool with machines you're not familiar with - stick with the treadmill and elliptical. "
" Your body is smarter than you are, so you always have to stay one step ahead. "
" I had a client who was getting ready for the Oscars, and all she ate was one meal a day - of two boiled eggs! I was able to persuade her to add some almonds and a protein shake and some vitamin supplements. It's a self-defeating strategy. You need to eat enough, particularly protein, to build lean and toned muscle in the first place. "
" Eating is not a bad thing; it's not a curse. And I think to have long, sexy, lean, tight muscles, you need to feed them with good quality proteins and make sure you stay hydrated. "
" If you take care of your body, it will take care of you. "
" One of the easiest things to incorporate into your everyday life is plank exercises: great for your core, great for your lower back. "
" January is the best time of year for gym owners. You all come. It's great! And then, by Valentine's Day, you're not coming in anymore. "
" You need to stick to a workout that fits into your lifestyle, targets your body issues, but also correlates to your objectives, whether you're at home, on vacation, in the office, or on the road. "