You've probably noticed that there's a lot of information floating around about how to lose belly fat, and we know it can be difficult to weed out what's correct and, well, just wrong. Because figuring out how to work out in general can be stressful, let alone figuring out how to lose fat and build muscle, POPSUGAR spoke to Tiffany Chag, MS, RD, CSCS, a sports performance specialist and sports dietitian at the Hospital For Special Surgery'sRead More – Source
In a statement issued on July 3, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) announced that all UAE residents and locals are allowed to travel out of the country, provided they meet a set of health requirements.
The announcement came just one day after a statement issued by NCEMA clarified the list of individuals and groups that would be allowed to travel out of the UAE.
According to the statement, those looking to travel for diplomatic reasons, official government business, business travel, and those looking to travel for private sector business trips would be given permission to leave the country. Individuals seeking medical treatment and students wishing to return to the country will be granted permission to travel. Expats wanting to visit their home country will also be allowed to travel.
However, as July 3, all those looking to travel out of the UAE can, provided they meet a set of health requirements.
The #UAE, represented by #NCEMA, @icauae and @MOFAICUAE, announces that all citizens and residents are now able to travel, in accordance with the health requirements currently enforced within airports and in accordance with the destinations regulations.
Kacey Musgraves and husband Ruston Kelly have split after two years of marriage. On Friday, the country music stars, both 31, announced that they filed for divorce by sharing a joint statement with the Associated Press. "We've made this painful decision together — a healthy decision that comes after a very long period of trying the best we can," the statement read. "It simply just didn't work. Though we are parting ways in marriage, we will remain true friends for the rest of our lives. We hold no blame, anger, or contempt for each other and we ask for privacy and positive wishes for us both as we learn how to navigate through this."
Kacey and Ruston first started dating in early 2016 and got engaged on Christmas Eve at Kacey's childhood home later that year. In October 2017, they tied the knot in
We want to preface this by saying that everyone's fitness or weight-loss journey is different, and everyone's body is different. So no two people's results will be the same. That being said, we spoke to three experts on what to expect results-wise from exercise depending on your goals — because everyone's goals are inevitably different, too — and we broke it down for you right here.
How Soon Can You Lose Weight After Exercising?
NASM-certified personal trainer Guychard Codio, cofounder of New York City Personal Training, told POPSUGAR that first, you can't work out and eat in a caloric surplus and expect to lose weight; you have to burn more calories than you take in (learn more about eating in a caloric deficit here). Healthy eating habits, he said, have to be an integral part of your workout routine. In terms of losing weight through exercise, he said people can start seeing results in two to three weeks, but that's extreme, and in most cases, they won't keep the weight off since their bodies don't have enough time to adapt to it.
Similarly, trying to lose 20 pounds in a month isn't a realistic goal, he said, which is what he sees some people do before weddings and some professional athletes like boxers or bodybuilders do before competitions. If you have more intense parts of your workout and diet plan where you cut calories from 2,500 to 1,200 for two months but want to maintain your weight-loss process, you should gradually bring those calories back up and increase your exercise routine as you do that, he explained. Slow and steady wins the race.
Ashley Kelly, NASM-certified personal trainer for Bach, puts her clients through a six-week program if their goal is to lose weight through exercise, with three weeks of introductory training to get them used to an elevated heart rate, one lighter week, and two higher-intensity strength training weeks. She'll usually do a body fat test before and after the program to see their progress.
Ashleigh Kast, NASM-certified trainer at Performix House and Ladder coach, gave POPSUGAR a scenario in which people only focus on exercise to lose weight (and by losing weight, she means losing fat). "If you're trying to lose fat by working out, you're going to need to establish a caloric deficit through working out alone," she explained, but she stressed that "the amount of working out you need to do in a week without addressing food to maintain that caloric deficit can be very stressful."
Eating in a caloric deficit and exercising is what's recommended for weight loss because you'd have to burn 500 calories per day in your workouts for seven days just to lose a pound a week, which isn't a super realistic goal. It's not recommended that you work out every day. And "in some cases, where calories are still very high, it's simply not enough to create the necessary deficit," Ashleigh said.
All the trainers we spoke to said they couldn't give a definitive answer for weight-loss results since it depends on a person's individual goals, body type, weight, age, and other factors. In general, though, they all agreed that, for healthy weight loss, it will take at least a few weeks to really see results and that an aggressive approach in a short amount of time isn't something you can sustain. You can healthily lose half a pound to two pounds a week, Jim White, owner of Jim White Fitness and Nutrition Studios and ACSM-certified personal trainer, told POPSUGAR. So after five weeks, you may see a loss of up to 10 pounds.
How Soon Can You Gain Muscle After Exercising?
Ashleigh said that, when completing a bodybuilding or strength-training cycle of 10 to 12 weeks with at least three lifting days per week, it's not uncommon to see a muscle gain of five to seven pounds. Guychard said it's going to be easier for someone who already has some muscle to add to that muscle. For this person, it normally takes about two weeks for them to see results. For someone who hasn't worked out before, it may take up to two months — and this also, he noted, varies depending on how much muscle you're trying to put on.
Similarly to what she said about seeing weight-loss results in six weeks — which she named as a general timeline for her clients — Ashley said you can start to see muscle chanRead More – Source
No dumbbells? That's OK! You don't need them if you choose effective bodyweight moves like these. The 10 exercises below will target your upper body including your biceps, triceps, forearms, shoulders, and upper back. Be warned — you will absolutely be sore after this workout, but that's what you want in order to build strong muscles.
If you have access to a wall and want more of a challenge, CrossFit competitor and coach Dani Jenny said instead of the plank side walk, you can do handstand wall walks. For this entire workout, she also advised to focus on form over speed.
Bodyweight Arm Workout
Equipment needed: none
Directions: After a five-minute dynamic warmup, complete three rounds of the below 10-move workout (each round should take about five minutes). Try not to rest between exercises, but if you need a one-minute break between rounds, take it. After the workout, be sure to do a cooldown.
Margot Robbie, the acting powerhouse set to star in the all female led version of Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as the star behind some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters of late, turns 30 today, July 2, 2020!
In honor of the Australian stunner's milestone birthday, we've compiled a gallery of some of the best looks that the Harley Read More – Source
Continuing her already successful mission of improving diversity in Hollywood, Priyanka Chopra Jonashas signed an impressive two-year multimillion-dollar first-look television deal with Amazon, Variety reports.
"My quest really is to be able to tell female stories, work with creators from around the world and create a cross-pollination of storytelling. Amazon is such a great partner to do that because their reach and outlook is so global. My Amazon television deal is a global deal, so I can do Hindi language, I can do English language, I can do whatever language I want," Chopra Jonas told the publication of her two year TV deal with Amazon.
Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios, explained that the pair bonded over their shared passion for diverse global storytelling.
"Priyanka is drawn to exciting original content and characters that can resonate globally. She's a powerhouse producer, and we are thrilled to collaborate with her for years to come," Salke explained.
During her interview with Variety, the 35-year-old actress revealed that growing up, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was her inspiration. However, the lack of representation of Bollywood actors in Western films and TV shows, Priyanka explains, may have affected her self-confidence, especially during the star's teenage years.
"I didn't think as a 13-year-old when I was watching TV that something was missing, but now as I'm older, I wonder if I would have been a lot more confident in high school if I would have not been afraid of every other person that looked different than me. I wonder if I wouldn't have put my head down and walked in the hallways feeling like a unicorn that everyone was staring at. I wonder if that would have cRead More – Source
In honor of the late Princess Diana, who was born on July 1, 1961, and who passed away in a tragic accident on Aug. 31, 1997, we're taking a look at some of the special moments she shared with Prince William and Prince Harry through the years. Just like the royal baby fever that surrounded Kate Middleton's pregnancies with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, there was plenty of buzz when Princess Diana was expecting.
The world watched as she raised Prince William and Prince Harry, and 20 years after her death, we're reliving the sweet moments that were caught on camera when she brought the boys to official events, toted them along on trips, and took them to school. From the princes' first pictures to their later years as young boys, take a look at Princess Diana's adorable public Read More – Source
With her quintessentially '80s coiffure and repeatedly sophisticated makeup looks, Diana embodied the aesthetic of an equally modern and glamorous royal. We're looking back at her best moments in honor of what would have been her 59th birthday, today, July 1, 2020.
Princess Diana has long provided beauty and style inspiration to many of her fans, but there was one trend she stayed loyal to through many years: short hair. The late princess is seen in many photos with a pixie cut or short bob, rarely letting her hair past her shoulders. She wore her pixie cut in a variety of ways, with and without bangs and sleek or with texture.
If you've been thinking about going for the pixie, look no further for inspiration photos. These gRead More – Source