Cut out carbs. Only do cardio 3 times a week. Don't do weights at all, unless you want to look like a man. Do these so-called scientific "theories" have any truth to them? With all the different health warnings for foods and exercise-induced injuries, we have to wonder whether anything is really healthy at all, or if there is any one effective way to lose weight. Well, I say every person is different - every body type is different, every fitness level is different, and every lifestyle is different. So, you can either stress yourself out, raise your cortisol levels, and make yourself hungry enough to down a bag of chips - because someone told you you shouldn't burn too many calories a day - OR you can GET OFF YOUR ASS, release endorphins, and do a fun exercise that makes you happy - and hot! And who better to tell you what makes you hot from these scorching celebs?
PREPPING FOR A TRIATHLON
POLE DANCING/DANCING AT A CLUB
Stars like Jenny McCarthy and George Clooney swear by the fast results of this old but revived, sweaty traditions. After reportedly doing a 1200 calorie-melting class a day, it's no wonder McCarthy squeezed into a Playboy cover, at her age. And George Clooney is, hello, a timeless hunk?! While hot yoga is a pretty time-consuming process i.e. 3 hours of not eating before class, 15 min back and forth of driving to class (well, for me, anyway), and 1.5 hour of sweating, there are a few moves here I can tell you REALLY tire and tone me out. Number 4 (curling your leg over your other leg and balancing) helps form collagen and reduce cellulite. Number 10 helps the blood rush, cleanse your toxins, and increase your metabolism. And Number 22 (kneeling and bending over as far as you can to reach your hands to your ankles) requires you stay there for a mere 30 seconds, which - don't be fooled - kills you! But, what a great abdominal, back, and chest stretch! You can do these almost anywhere!
Also, remember to try alternating different exercises (for any one you do) every day or a few times a week. This forces your body to work different muscle groups and not get used to any of the exercises, which gives you faster results! Plus, it saves you from monotony! Have fun!