Health and Fitness




How Many Calories Do You Burn in a Day?

Contrary to the current trend, calories DO matter when it comes to weight loss, weight gain, and weight maintenance. For this reason, knowing how many calories you burn in a day is critical information when it comes to achieving your health goals.


How Much Water Should I Drink?

Water is a vital part of any diet and exercise program — not to mention life in general — because it aids every aspect of bodily functions.


More Reasons to Whittle Your Middle

While many people are concerned with how they look and feel the muffin tops and beer bellies aren’t the sexiest, the truth of belly fat is far more nefarious. Excess belly fat has been linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, some cancers and stress.


6 Bad Fitness Habits You Should Break

Killing it at the gym? Don't injure your body in the process. Jillian Michaels outlines the six most common fitness blunders that could be keeping you from getting the best caloric burn from your workouts.

As a fitness trainer, I've seen a lot of bad fitness habits first-hand. I can tell you that not only are they bad habits, but they're also bad choices that could affect your long-term health. If you're guilty of any one of these, it's time to make a change.


5 Healthy Changes to Make Now

Change doesn't happen overnight and it takes a lot of dedication and hard work. If you're ready to start living a healthier, happier life, Jillian Michaels has all of the tips to help you make it happen - starting today!


MYTH: You Can Improve With One Type of Workout

Obsessed with your daily indoor cycling class? Or exercising to the same DVD over and over again? Working out every day is great, but if you're repeating the same workout, you may not be getting all of the benefits - or results - you could be!

The Truth: To continue to challenge your body and improve your strength and conditioning, you need to switch up your day-to-day workouts — and try something new each month.


MYTH: Putting Your Exercise and Diet on Hold Over the Holidays Can't Hurt

The holidays definitely have all the elements necessary to throw you off the healthy track, but they don't have to. Breaking your diet and fitness routine will only make it that much harder to reboot come January 1!

The Truth: As crazy as it sounds, you don’t have to gain five pounds this holiday season! Being mindful of what you’re eating while continuing to exercise will keep you from ruining your weight-loss efforts.