The key is to make sure you're performing them correctly.
The only way to gain weight is to eat more calories than your body requires.
If you follow the Sirtfood diet, you'll probably lose some weight in a short period because you're consuming fewer calories. But the evidence behind the diet is lacking.
Workouts that include weight lifting and bodyweight exercises burn fat both during and afterwards.
Counting macronutrients offers more food flexibility – but may be most useful when trying to build muscle.
A lack of sleep increases appetite, makes us more likely to eat unhealthy foods, and even affects how body fat is lost while dieting.
Hormonal changes mean during the first half of a woman's menstrual cycle, she'll have more energy and recover more quickly. This is the time to train hardest.
New research shows so-called 'restrained eaters' prefer larger portions of lighter foods.
There's currently little evidence that 'reverse dieting' works.
Researchers are only beginning to understand the relationship eating time and circadian rhythm have on our body weight.
The most effective strategy for reducing obesity will be tailored to each individual.
Don't give up just yet.
Trial participants could choose from 53 weight loss strategies. They lost half a stone, on average.
New study finds compensatory eating the day before.
Often focus on research concentrates on reducing and suppressing appetite, but it is important to support those who need to increase their appetite to avoid malnutrition.
The FODMAP diet was developed to reduce the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. But as it grows in popularity, online bloggers and 'health gurus' are promoting it for a range of unusual purposes.
Nearly 40% of Americans are obese, and the numbers are climbing. The U.S. needs to get serious about solutions.
A growing interest in plastic surgery reflects growing ideas that 'fixing' your body will fix your life.
No matter how much you weigh, there are many benefits to starting exercise, from a reduced risk of heart disease to better mental health.
A biologist frustrated by his own struggle to lose weight explains why simply exercising more and harder won't melt the pounds away.