Interval Training Is Heart-Healthy

ETR has reported on the health and fat-burning benefits of interval training for years now. But the mainstream media is just finally catching on. In a recent study performed at Canada’s McMaster University (my alma mater), subjects did three interval training...

The Meal-Replacement Bar Paradox

The other night, after filming a set of workout videos at a friend’s gym, I reviewed the plethora of meal-replacement energy bars at the front counter. Some were made with all-natural ingredients, while others contained numerous chemicals. But all had about...

3 “Core” Exercises for Beginners

It’s summer – the time of year when almost everyone wants six-pack abs. But if you’re a beginner at exercise – especially if you’re overweight – the worst thing you can do to lose belly fat is hit the floor and do hundreds of...

A Neglected Metabolism-Boosting Move

If you want to burn a lot of calories, you need to do a lot of resistance-training exercises for the back of your body, not just the front. Your entire upper back is one of your biggest muscle groups. By exercising this important area, you can burn more calories than...

Adding Extra Oomph to Almonds

As you know from reading ETR, almonds have a host of health benefits. They can lower cholesterol, help reduce inflammation, and keep blood sugar in check. Plus, they are a good source of healthy fats, fiber, and protein. And back in 2003, I discovered a study that...
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