Need a little extra motivation this week? We've got you covered. Try these seven tips and tricks to be healthier and fitter.
Check your weight
The weight you're lifting, that is. A simple test to determine if you're getting all the calorie-burning and muscle-boosting benefits from your strength routine: Can you easily do the reps recommended in your workout? If so, it's time to grab heavier weights. When you do, watch your form carefully in the mirror. Aim to get through the prescribed number of reps, but if your posture suffers, do 80 percent of that number until you get used to the new load.
Step it up
Find a set of bleachers for an awesomely butt-lifting stadium workout. Hit the stairs by sprinting up and jogging or walking down. As you go up, pitch your body forward slightly, pump your arms, and shift your weight to the balls of your feet. Slow your speed--and watch your step--on the way back