Glued to the tube? You're not alone. American women spend, on average, more than five hours a day watching TV. Which made us think: What if you could use some of that prime time to fight flab? Here, Smallville actress Erica Durance shows you how to get into superhero shape without missing your favorite shows.
We have some great news for your abs: The ultimate piece of belly-fat-busting equipment is a $30 stability ball. When researchers at California State University, Sacramento, hooked up electrodes to the midsections of 18 people, they found that ball moves recruited twice the number of muscle fibers as traditional crunches or yoga/Pilates-inspired workouts. Scientists credit the ball's instability with doubling the toning power of these moves.