Best of Fast Fitness: Diet, Exercise or Both?

As you think about the beginning of beach season, you may be wondering if you should focus on exercise or dieting to get toned. Here is one way to get into fighting shape as quickly as possible. ***   A family member and I recently got into a conversation about whether diet is more important…

Fast Fitness: Three Portion Control Strategies

Weight management is only partially what you eat - it is also how much. Here are three strategies to help with the portion control aspect, courtesy of Cooking Light: Pre-portion your treats. Studies have shown those who eat straight out of the main container eat a lot more. Portioning out what you should have on your plate will…

Fast Fitness: Diet, Exercise or Both?

A family member and I recently got into a conversation about whether diet is more important than exercise in a weight loss program, and that the Mayo Clinic found diet to be more important. After doing my own digging on this topic, here are some of their key points: Net effect of consuming less calories…

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: 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…