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Benefits of Strength Training vs. Cardio for Weight Loss

Fortunately, this is a question weight loss researchers have looked into, and the answer is ... well, both types of exercises can help. But understanding how each one works will allow you to better realize the full potential of both.  Cardio vs. strength training: What’s the difference?  First, the basics: Cardio exercises are those that focus on raising your heart rate. You should be breathing heavily while you do them. Running, bicycling, and swimming are prime examples. Strength-tra
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The Beginner's Guide to Yoga

6 quick tips for a great yoga class: Before booking a class: Call the yoga studio to find out which class is best for you. Ask if you'll need any props: The yoga studio should provide any items you may need, such as a block or strap, to help support you and make poses more accessible. Still, it’s a good idea to check ahead of time. Show up early: Introduce yourself to the instructor and let him or her know you are new. Get in the zone: Avoid distractions and leave you
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6 Tips to Start a Strength Training Routine

We tapped Jenny Craig’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Briana Rodriquez, who is also a certified personal trainer, to share some of her insights on strength training. Whether you’re new to strength training or are just starting to try new exercises, these easy-to-follow tips will help you incorporate physical activity into your day.   Remember to always consult your doctor before starting a new exercise routine. What is strength training? Strength training, or resistance
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Your Guide to Trying a New Workout Class

You might be thinking, “What if I don’t like the class?” or, “what if something embarrassing happens?”   Don’t worry – the people around you will be focused on their own workouts. And if you don’t like it, there are plenty of other classes to choose from! When in doubt, phone a friend and show up to class with a workout buddy. You’ll have a built-in support system, and someone who you can cheer on, too!    Here are five of our best tips for trying a new workout class and leav
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The Complete Guide to Your First Turkey Trot

Typically, Thanksgiving Day races are the length of a 5K (3.1 miles) and are held in communities across the country. If running three miles seems daunting, some events offer one-mile “fun runs” instead. Not ready to run? No problem — these family-friendly events are perfect for any fitness level and welcome runners, joggers and walkers alike.   If you’ve committed to your first turkey trot and are unsure of what to expect or how to prepare, we’ve got you covered. Check out our complete
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The Top 10 Fitness Products to Support Your Weight Loss Journey

Looking for the perfect (healthy) holiday gift? Or maybe something to treat yourself for staying on track with your weight loss goals? Check out our top 10 fitness products that are excellent for supporting your goals.       Elisa Hoffman Elisa is a content marketing manager for Jenny Craig with over ten years of experience working in the health and fitness industry. She loves sharing her passion for living a balanced and healthy lifestyle. A San Diego native and an endura
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