It seems like the biggest news to come out of Beijing today is how much swimmer Michael Phelps must eat. The darling of the 2008 Olympics must pack in 12,000 calories a day in order to keep up the energy to fuel his grueling 5-hour-a-day, 6-days-a-week training schedule.
I'm jealous and I have no shame in admitting that....
Swimming 101: The Fitness Benefits
Swimming is an excellent total body exercise and offers no joint impact or any such stress on the body like many other types of activities. Swimming workouts are perfect for any kind of rehab, muscle endurance, burning unwanted calories, controlling breathing, and a good way to switch up the workouts in general.
Make a stop by the farmer's market before you make this fresh Summer Fruit Salad. This recipe is packed with fresh fruits like mangos, blueberries, strawberries and bananas- and rather than coat it in whipped cream you'll drizzle with a honey orange sauce.
Jillian Michaels takes that old classic reuben sandwich and gives it one of her workouts to make it lighter. Grill lean corned beef with saurkraut, low-fat dressing and low-fat swiss cheese for a hearty lunch.