Monday, May 23, 2011

Lose those Lovehandles!

So, if you haven't noticed yet, I'm just going to lay it on the line and let you know that, yes, I am a nerd. And as a nerd, I never take anything at face value. Meaning, if someone were to say "eat 5 apples a day to help lose your lovehandles" I would ask "what is it in apples that helps oxidize fat?" Yeah. Nerd-esque I know! So what I've done for you in this blog is explain what lovehandles are. Why they develop. And how to get rid of them, with specific tips and tricks.

What are lovehandles?

Lovehandles are located above your iliac crest (hip bone) and are excess adipose (fatty tissue) that collects over top of your oblique muscles (part of your core muscles).

Carrying excess fat around our waist isn't just a body image concern, because we all hate the way they fall over the back of our jeans, but large lovehandles and excess abdominal fat can lead increase your risk of developing serious health risks like: cardiovascular disease, diabetes and high blood pressure (hypertension).

BREATHE! Don't worry if you have small lovehandles! Everyone carries excess fat! It can be a good thing!

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Taryn's Running Blog

'I'm NOT a Runner!'
So, as you may have heard, my goal for 2011 is to participate in a 'try-a-tri,' which essentially, a mini triathlon. Watch the video here:

I am happy to announce that I did reach my cycling goal and can ride 10 km in under 30 minutes! Yahoozahs! But now my focus has changed to the try-a-tri's run. Before getting into detail, let's get one thing straight. I am NOT a runner. Nope, not at all.