Using a Weighted Medicine Ball For Better Abs

One of my favorite pieces of workout equipment for training the core is a weighted medicine ball. You'll add just enough weighted resistance to really challenge and fatigue the muscles recruited during exercises like the Russian twist, any variation of crunches on the floor or a stability ball, and will give your lower abs extra work by gripping one between your ankles and feet during leg drops. Strengthen your core, targeting the lower abs by using a medicine ball to pass from your hands to between your ankles/feet while doing v-up crunches (laying flat on your back, arms extended overhead and legs extended straight, crunching up into a folding ‘v’ motion, passing the ball back and forth).

How Much Water You Should Be Drinking

All living things require water to survive. Being that we are made of around 60% water after the age of 1, its understandable that our day to day water intake really does make a difference in how we look, feel and function. A good baseline is at least 70-ounces of water for sake of a healthy functioning body; all of our organs and digestive system need water to work efficiently and deliver nutrients throughout our systems, so don't skimp! How active you are and what type of climate you're in will help determine what's best for you, because water also helps the skin regulate the temperature of the body through perspiration (sweat isn't a bad thing). So, if you're being active for 30 minutes o