Side Lunges

Side lunges are one of more effective exercises which can work all your lower body large muscles such as glutes, hams, quads, inner and outer thighs. A basic side lunge consists of standing with feet together. With the left foot, take a step sideways as far as is comfortable, keeping that leg straight. As you step sideways,…

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How To Avoid the 5 Pound Vacationers Weight Gain

Unless your vacation destination is one that requires lots of walking and is filled with heart-racing activity (be it water sports, mountain adventuring, or even intensive sightseeing), it’s way too easy to come home with a few bought trinkets, plus 5 pounds of weight around your once whittled middle. Thankfully, many city hotels across the…

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How to approach the scale with a positive attitude

It can be hard to approach the scales, especially after a week of eating poorly. Some people even allow the numbers to ruin their diets completely. Instead of letting a number on the scale determine your future, why not approach the scales with a positive attitude? A positive attitude can help you overcome any bad…

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How to find the middle ground in fitness

Slowly but surely I’m learning to listen to my body when it says enough is enough. I have always been an extremist, hence me growing up with a somewhat unhealthy relationship with food–I was either binging or starving. As I got older, I learned that there was a middle ground to eating, but now my…

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How to Rock That Plus-Size Bikini!

Are you hearing a “should” echo? (The sentence would be: “Should I rock a plus-size bikini?”) We at Shine passionately believe there’s no “should” or “could,” about who sports the iconic beachwear. This is no swimsuit contest. It’s more important how a bikini fits your personality style than your figure. “A bigger body can look…

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How to use a Weight Watchers Points Calculator

Weight Watchers is probably the most widely known and most used diet system across North America. It’s so successful because the way it helps you lose weight is by evaluating the food you eat, and turning its calorie, fat, and fiber content into points. Only being allowed to ingest so many points per day, you’re…

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Importance of Exercise for Weight Watchers Success

Weight Watchers members find success because the program consists of a lifestyle change, including both food and exercise. While many people think the key to weight loss is limiting calories, Weight Watchers understands that the true value lies in choosing the right foods and in learning how to have a more active lifestyle, including daily…

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How to Take your Workout to the Next Level

You’ve been working out for a while now. You haven’t achieved pro-athlete endurance yet, but you’re exercising consistently and you seem to be in pretty good shape, much better shape than when you started out. You’ve reached many of your goals and have hit a sort of plateau. So what do you do now? Step…

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Jumpstart Your Fitness: By jumping rope!

If you’re looking for a fast and efficient way to get in shape that needs little space and equipment, then consider indulging your inner child by taking up jump roping. Even though it’s most commonly thought of as a kid’s activity, jump roping has long been used in training by boxers. And in recent years…

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Train for a Triathlon and Get Your Best Body – The Swim

Once regarded as an event braved by elite athletes, triathlons are becoming more appealing to average in-shapers who crave new challenges. And nearly half of those in-shapers are over 40. What’s cool is that competing is easier than you think: Instead of doing an Iron-man, you can take on a doable short distant tri called…

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