I have about a month to lose 5-10 lbs for an upcoming wedding that requires me to wear a dress that does not fit and cannot be altered. Normally I'd cut back on calories and just go running a lot, but I've been rendered unable to run or elliptical or bike due to an Achilles injury that I don't want to worsen. What dietary things and other workout things can I do during this time to ensure weight loss? In my twenties, no health problems, no dietary restrictions, reeeally need to fit into this god forsaken dress.
Am I going to badly regret running a half-marathon this weekend with minimal training? [more inside]
How can I strengthen my knees? [more inside]
I find the running shoes I picked up a year ago at a sale uncomfortable, even though I run regularly in them. So I've been thinking of going down to a speciality running store - but as a 10 km a week beginner, I'm pretty nervous and embarrassed. What should I expect? [more inside]
Help me get rid of my man muffin. [more inside]
Getting exercise in a limited space - recommendations? [more inside]
Is there an iPhone App that tracks ALL of the following aspects of health: Blood pressure, weight, Type II diabetes, exercise routines and calories (aka food consumption)? There's plenty of apps that track 2 or 3 of these things, but is there one that tracks ALL of them?
I like doing push-ups. They are great for my upper back and upper body strength, and for opening the collar bone area. The only problem is that push-ups aggravate a ganglion cyst in my wrist. This is even when I use fancy push-up handles. Is there an exercise that does not put pressure on my wrists that has the same benefits?
Why does my body object when I run? [more inside]
Help me design a strength-training workout with this Technogym equipment. [more inside]
If I, say, go on a very long run and burn enough calories to metabolize one ounce of fat, how does that weight leave my body? That is, do the products come out in my breath, pee, poop, or some combination? Everything I can find online is either too complicated or too simple to help me find an answer.
Are you a lady? Do you run? Do you know about sports-bras and other lady things? Help! [more inside]
Why aren't these stairs getting easier? Will they ever? [more inside]
Asking-for-a-friend filter: How do you create a corporate rate for a fitness club? [more inside]
I am running a 10k race tomorrow. Your advice please? [more inside]
I think I'm finally done with dieting and obsessing about the scale. But I do want to develop healthier habits, and I am very goal-oriented. What are good ways to do that without obsessing over the scale? [more inside]
I'm trying to go from a mostly sedentary person who, frankly, is greedy, to someone who enjoys exercise and eats well. But working in an office full of gymbunnies and no-carbers is making it surprisingly hard... [more inside]
I would like to buy an armband to hold my 3rd generation iPod touch while jogging. I have tiny girl arms. Do you have a (preferably available on Amazon) recommendation?
Can you recommend a good pilates video? [more inside]
Recommend some quick exercises that I won't get bored of and can do at home. [more inside]
Question about the compulsion to drink beer disappearing when I exercise. [more inside]
Do knee straps work for chondromalacia and tendonitis? If so, how? Or is there something else I should check out? Deets inside. [more inside]
No equipment, no space, no time, no money, no buddies, no skills, no enthusiasm: no exercise? [more inside]
Did you used to find running tedious and uncomfortable? Do you enjoy it now? How did you do it? [more inside]
I am too young to be on all this medication. I’m willing to make drastic lifestyle changes to get off of them. Please help me. [more inside]
How to recover and get back into running after a half marathon? [more inside]
How to start exercise and other daily routines when super fatigued, sleepy, spacey, sad, but otherwise "healthy"? [more inside]
What lifts should I do to increase the width (from front and rear) or general diameter of my biceps/arms?
What lifts should I do to increase the width (from front and rear) or general diameter of my biceps/arms? [more inside]
Ways to increase my kinesthetic awareness and proprioception? [more inside]
So, I've joined a gym. Now what do I do? [more inside]
I need to lose a bunch of weight by next Tuesday morning. How can I do it? [more inside]
I am interested in purchasing a Heart Rate Monitor for myself. I am overwhelmed by my choices and am leaning towards "what my friend has"...but want to hear about other options before making the purchase. [more inside]
My girlfriend confided in me that old thoughts from her days of having an active eating disorder are cropping up again. Help me help her. [more inside]
What are the best exercises to strengthen my core that I can do at home without expensive equipment?
What are the best exercises to strengthen my core that I can do at home without expensive equipment? [more inside]
Adding dumbbells and ab work to Simplefit for muscle gains? Basic diet guidelines to see some gains? [more inside]
Can you recommend a way to make my wrist not whine at chest presses? Are there any women's fitness gloves that stabilize and support the wrists, without a lot of padding? Or a different solution? [more inside]
I have two problems: poor circulation and slowly advancing secretary spread. Which exercises and/or sports will help me tackle both? [more inside]
Question about what, in medical/nutritional terms, constitutes a sedentary lifestyle versus one with "moderate" activity. I don't know where I fall. [more inside]
What can I be doing for 10-15 minutes a day to increase (or even simply maintain) my long-term health and well-being? [more inside]
Cardio? Yoga? strength-training? Help set me straight. [more inside]
Do I need a a doctor, chiropractor, or morphine dealer? [more inside]
Why do I find lunges so unbearable, when I don't mind squats at all? [more inside]
How can I tell how much of the weight I've gained is muscle? [more inside]
Strength Training/Stretch Routine for Runner? [more inside]
I'm keen to add lap swimming to my fitness routine, but I haven't done it before and don't know the etiquette. Help me not commit any lap swimming faux pas. [more inside]
I need some Bollywood music for my 10k run (runtime: 60 minutes). [more inside]
I'm taking 150 mg of Seroquel which has seemed to be helping. But i need to lose preexisting weight..about 40-50 lbs. All i read on the web are horror stories about people gaining 50-100 lbs even when they are doing cardio and weights. My question...anybody here either themselves or know people who have actually been able to lose weight while on seroquel if they followed the usual healthy eating and exercise 3-5 times a week?
What is the best way to get rid of belly fat, for a woman? Diet or exercise? What kind of exercise? [more inside]
Do squats really help with building your upper-body? [more inside]
My familiarity with exercise footwear is limited to my running shoes. What should I be looking for in a gym shoe? [more inside]