Still don’t believe weight lifting and body weight exercises will get you a slimmer physique? A new study by the university of Jyväskylä in Finland has proven once and for all that the secret to a leaner bod is in resistance training. the study found that both endurance and resistance exercises activated genes that stimulated the growth of new blood vessels and increased endurance, but resistance exercise also activated a gene that encouraged muscle growth. the more muscles you build, the more fat your body burns efficiently, leaning out and strengthening your body. So pick up those weights and get pumping!
JANUARY 2016 High heels led to more than 100,000 not-so-glamorous trips to the ER in the US from 2002 to 2012, according to new research. Heels taller than two inches reduce stability, upping injury risk. “You don’t have to stop wearing high heels though. I wear them!” says US podiatrist Grace Torres-hodges. Instead, stretch and strengthen from calves to toes with these exercises. on The couch Starting with one foot, draw the alphabet with your toes. this will stretch every muscle in your foot. Repeat on
other side. at The gym Do squats and calf raises and dips (stand on the
edge of a step, raise heels, then lower them below the step). these strengthen the Achilles and calf muscles, which support ankles