Fast Fitness: Weight Loss Benefits Beyond the Scale

If you're trying to lose weight, chances are you primary goal is to see the benefits on the scale, right? It turns out that there may be other benefits you may not be aware of, based on recent research published by the University of Michigan: Losing 10 percent of body weight can relieve weight-related joint…

Fast Fitness: Secrets from a Personal Trainer

I recently came across an article in Self where the author shares the lessons she learned about fitness during her journey to become a certified personal trainer. Here are some of the things she mentioned that your trainer or fitness-minded friends might not tell you, but can really help your fitness routine: Don't do any…

Fast Fitness: New Year, New You

It's 11:59 p.m. on New Year's Eve in any year. The clock turns to 12...the ball drops...the glasses are raised. Before you know it, you wake up late on January 1 and you missed that special New Year's Day spin class at the gym you just signed up for. And so it goes for another…

Fast Fitness: Foods That Actually Burn Calories

We all have at least some idea of what foods are better for weight loss (kale is better than key lime pie, for example...wish it wasn't). But what about foods that actually burn calories? Well, this isn't a fairy tale, it's true - and they're the perfect foods to include in your diet as we are…

Fast Fitness: Dodging the Holiday Calories

I mentioned on the air today that the average American will consume up to 4,500 calories for their holiday meal. Forget about sugarplums dancing in your head as you nod off after the big feast...how about a treadmill belt whirring? Here are some tips to help you make that post-holiday calorie shed a little less painful,…

Fast Fitness: How to Train Like an NYC Marathoner

The New York City Marathon - one of the biggest running events in the world - kicks off today, where 50,000 people and everyone from elite athletes to weekend warriors will be out hoping to achieve their goals. Not running today? Well, it's never too early to start training for a marathon or half-marathon in…

Fast Fitness: Tune Up Your Push-Ups

The very thought of push-ups probably gives you flashbacks to high school gym class physical fitness tests, but they remain one of the best exercises you can do that won't require a trip to the gym or the purchase of home workout equipment. Here are some tips to get the most out of this workout…

Fast Fitness: Three Tips for Exercising with Diabetes

If you have diabetes, there are a lot of things you have to pay special attention to in your daily life, and that includes exercise. It doesn't mean exercise has to be complicated, though. Here are three tips that are easy to implement in your daily life, courtesy of LIVESTRONG.com: Check your blood sugar levels…