Shoe and apparel company Reebok International Ltd. recently agreed to
pay out $25 million in refunds to customers who bought its toning
shoes. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the company
falsely advertised that its line of toning shoes would help consumers
activate more muscle. Reebok’s various ad campaigns famously claimed its
shoes could shape and tone the glutes, hamstrings and calf muscles more
than regular walking shoes. When an FTC-commissioned study could not
produce research to support those claims, charges were filed against the
control declines with age and is influenced by genetics, diet, and physical
activity. Muscle accounts for approximately
42% of total body mass, so it is an important issue for regulating blood
sugar. A study from Arizona State
University focused on the effects of weight training intensity and volume on
blood sugar control in adult men and women (average age about 30) with slightly
elevated resting blood sugar levels (100-125 m/dL).
intensity weight training controlled blood sugar better than low -intensity
I recently came across a new "gym" franchise. Being a
fitness professional, I was pretty sure what to expect, weights, cardio
equipment, showers. What I DIDN'T expect was a "no grunt" or no
body-builder sign, a fish bowl full of tootsie rolls and members being served
If you surround yourself with the lifestyle you want, it will be the
lifestyle you get. Your gym should not make it more difficult for you to lose
weight by keeping tempting "foods" in fingers reach.
Strength training is an excellent way to increase your lean muscle mass and the good news is that this will help you reach your fat-loss goal even faster. Always equate an increase in muscle mass to an increase in your body's fuel-burning engine. By lifting weights you will go from a four-cylinder to a six-cylinder engine. By increasing your muscle mass, the amount of calories you burn at rest each day will rise as larger muscles need more calories to be maintained. And since muscle is not as bulky as fat, the size of your clothing will go down and your overall shape will become more scultped while our weight may remain stable.