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Five Strategies for Starting a Successful Weight-Loss Plan

Posted: Jan 17 in Lifestyle by

Turn on the television, and you’re sure to see commercials promoting weight-loss plans and programs which promise to make you skinny, attractive, and glowing with health in just weeks if you follow their instructions and eat their special (and especially expensive) foods. Walk into a bookstore, and you’re sure to find shelves full of books promoting “scientifically proven” diets based on anything from wholefoods plant-based meals to no-carbohydrate diets packed with meats, eggs, and cheeses. Even your favorite social media platforms are not immune: how often do you see blog posts, links, and advertisements promoting a particular product or plan that purports to solve all your weight-loss woes? [Read more]

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5 Inexpensive Ways To Get More Fruits and Veggies

Posted: Jan 10 in Food Gauge, Healthy Eating by

Fruits and vegetables are good for you. It’s been established by countless studies that a diet based on “the green stuff” is the best thing for our health. However, if you have lived your entire life as a meat-and-potatoes person, you may be at a loss as to how to sneak in those vegetables. It’ s not as complicated as you think. [Read more]

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Five Diet Mistakes That Can Inhibit Weight Loss

Posted: Jan 03 in Food Gauge, Healthy Eating by

The amount of conflicting information and advice relating to weight loss means it’s no wonder many people don’t know where to start. Fad diets can come with health warnings, and the obvious approach of eating less and exercising more often fails to deliver results. Knowing the facts about weight loss is just as important as having the discipline to stick to a diet and make lasting changes to what you eat. [Read more]

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Everyday Tips to Help with Your Weight Loss

Posted: Dec 27 in Lifestyle by

Losing weight or maintaining your achieved weight-loss goal is going to be an ongoing journey. Weight management requires a conscientious level of attention to daily habits and overall lifestyle. If you’re determined to win the continuous struggle with your weight, there are several strategies you can follow to help you in your efforts. [Read more]

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What Can Pilates Do for You?

Posted: Dec 20 in Getting Active, Lifestyle by

Is it time to give your exercise routine a shot in the arm? If you’ve been following the same structured program so long that you can anticipate the next moves long before you work through the current ones, you may be overdue for a change. Fitness experts encourage variety if you want to continue to improve your fitness level. [Read more]

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Obesity Fueled Diseases

Posted: Dec 13 in Healthy Eating, Lifestyle, Obesity Medicine by

If you’re struggling with your weight, your first concern may be about your appearance and your energy levels. After all, the issues you must deal with today weigh more heavily on your mind than any future concerns. While appearance and energy are certainly strong motivators to improve your nutritional habits, there are also some ominous diseases off in the distance that could be fueled by the decisions you make about your weight today. Before you decide to put off getting into shape one more time, consider the implications of continuing to carry that excess weight. [Read more]

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Easing Back Into an Exercise Routine after Taking Time Off

Posted: Nov 29 in Getting Active, Healthy Eating, Lifestyle by

Good intentions to the contrary, nearly everyone faces a setback in their usual healthy exercise routine at one time or another. It could be the result of illness, overbooking in work or family obligations or a simple momentary lapse in commitment to the cause. Whatever the reason, there eventually comes a time when well-meaning individuals heed the call to ramp up their fitness program. [Read more]

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Build Your Enthusiasm for Any Goal

Posted: Nov 22 in Lifestyle by

Any goal worth pursuing is sure to be loaded with surprises and setbacks. Not only should you expect them, you should welcome them. Any goal that proceeds without a hitch or two is probably too puny to be worthwhile. Failure builds strength and will more than likely produce a stronger result in the long run. Knowing there will be challenges in the pursuit of your goal should be inspiring, but if you need a little more encouragement to build momentum, there are ways to keep up your enthusiasm. [Read more]

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Are You Really Doing All You Can to Lose Weight?

Posted: Nov 15 in Getting Active, Healthy Eating, Lifestyle by

As much as you might wish it to be otherwise, maintaining an ideal weight is a constant, vigilant effort for many people. Temptations abound and society generally provides a more than ample supply of both good and not-so-good options to tempt your palate. You may think your gym membership, positive mental attitude and meal tracking efforts are enough to manage your weight in a manner that works for you. [Read more]

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