Fast Food Facts
talking about burning fat, check out the sobering facts
about the fare from your local fast-food chain. Compare
the nutritional value (what little there is) of your
favorite burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries and more. If
the drive-thru staff knows you by name, it’s time to
make some dietary changes. It’s a whole new year, after
Fit For All
Customized Connection to Total Well-Being,” this site
offers no-nonsense information, create-your-own
workouts, message boards and a shopping section for all
kinds of gear and apparel. Fit For All targets a broad
audience, so if you’re just starting an exercise or
weight-loss program, this is a useful site to check out.
the exercise and diet information here doesn’t motivate
you, the photos and competition results certainly will.
This site tells you “how to get huge” in simple terms:
The Get Big Diet, the hardcore training program and the
exercise descriptions provide an effective foundation
for building your body into a work of art. I noticed
quite a few spelling and grammatical errors on this
site, but their information is solid.
Ephedra Education Council
losing weight one of your New Year’s resolutions?
Thinking about trying a supplement with ephedra? Experts
are split: Some say this phytochemical is safe when used
as directed, and this site gives you all the facts. The
“Question and Answer” section offers detailed
information on the safety and usefulness of ephedra, as
well as the FDA’s position on it.
Fat-Free Recipe Collection
kicked your fast-food habit after visiting the last
site. Now you need some recipes that fit your new diet.
FatFree.com offers more than 4,000 healthy recipes. You
can use the search engine, but I prefer to browse. You
could find a recipe that becomes your new favorite.
for more info on fat-burners before you buy? This site
gives you a comprehensive explanation of how the ECA
(ephedrine, caffeine and aspirin) stack works in its
true and herbal forms. You’ll also find a comparison of
price, quality and how many capsules you need daily to
get the recommended dosage. There’s a lot of great info
diary and part Neilson ratings, this site helps you to
keep track of your life and then compares it to the
lives of others around the world. Sign up for questions
— use theirs or create your own — and then simply e-mail
your answers; Daily Rating will keep track of it all.
This site is not only fun to browse, it’s motivating to
read about things that other people like yourself are
doing. Maybe I need to get off the Net and get a life!
Sports for Women
site is more spectator than participant, but it’s still
a great place to surf if you follow women’s sports. The
news section is overflowing with up-to-the-minute
headlines, and the features section offers fan-
magazine-type articles and interviews. Sports training
information is hidden in the departments section. Click
on “Personal Best” for articles on overtraining,
kayaking, training for your first triathlon and more.
watch those strongman competitions on late-night ESPN?
You know the ones — massive men throwing logs, carrying
cars or squatting 900 lb of bricks. If you’re fascinated
by these feats of strength — or even mildly intrigued —
check out the Strongest Man Web site for pictures, sound
clips, interviews and competitor profiles.
themselves the “Weight Loss Community,” but Nutrio has
plenty to offer fitness enthusiasts, whether they are
watching the scale or not. With dietitians, physicians
and athletic trainers working behind the scenes, Nutrio
offers customized nutrition and fitness plans, plus lots
of cool tools to help you eat right, burn fat and build
travel, climbing, diving, mountain biking, snowboarding
— if you’re into outdoor sports, this is the site for
you. Clean-looking and easy to navigate,
GreatOutdoors.com offers trail guides, training tips,
gear reviews, event calendars and forums. You’ll also
find reports on weather conditions, as well as Webcams
from your favorite outdoor adventure destinations.
Runner’s World Online
site is heaven on the Web for runners — and just plain
informative for the rest of us fitness buffs. Included
is information about motivation, weight loss, marathon
training, stretching, proper apparel, nutrition and
injury prevention, as well as footwear reviews,
treadmill workouts and buyers guides. Easy-to-read
articles and active forums give this site a real
Learning to Relax
a big advocate of meditation as a healthy and effective
way to reduce stress, and this site is a peaceful place
to visit to find out more. I love the “Meditation Room,”
where you can actually listen to various meditations.
Mind Tools: Stress Management
comprehensive site offers a complete guide to stress
management. I like the detailed explanations of
stress-reduction techniques, as well as the helpful tips
on how to use stress as a motivational tool.