30 Simple Diet and Fitness Tips (Part 6)

By Leslie Barrie From Health Magazine   16.  Be a weekend warrior You’ve been following your diet plan to the letter, but enter: the weekend. To deal with three nights of eating temptations (think: birthdays, weddings, dinner parties), up your activity level for the week. For instance, try taking an extra 15-minute walk around your […]

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30 Simple Diet and Fitness Tips (Part 5)

By Leslie Barrie From Health Magazine 13.  Turn your cheat day around Feeling guilty about that giant ice cream sundae you enjoyed at your niece’s birthday party? Don’t beat yourself up! It takes a lot of calories—3,500—to gain a pound of body fat. “So really, that one off day doesn’t usually result in any significant […]

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November 11, 2015

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30 Simple Diet and Fitness Tips (Part 3)

by Leslie BarrieFrom Health magazine 7.  When to weigh You’ve been following your diet for a whole week. Weigh to go! Now it’s time to start tracking your progress (and make sure pesky pounds don’t find their way back on). “It’s best to step on the scale in the morning before eating or drinking—and prior to plunging […]

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October 26, 2015

30 Simple Diet and Fitness Tips (Part 2)

by Leslie BarrieFrom Health magazine 4.  Relieve Those Achy Muscles After a grueling workout, there’s a good chance you’re going to be feeling it (we’re talking sore thighs, tight calves). Relieve post-fitness aches by submerging your lower body in a cold bath (50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit; you may have to throw some ice cubes in to […]

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30 Simple Diet and Fitness Tips (Part 1)

By Leslie Barrie from Health Magazine Curb Your Sweet Tooth Got a late-night sugar craving that just won’t quit? “To satisfy your sweet tooth without pushing yourself over the calorie edge, even in the late night hours, think ‘fruit first,’” says Jackie Newgent, RD, author of The Big Green Cookbook. So resist that chocolate cake siren, […]

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Childhood Obesity is Killing America’s Children

Children in America are facing an unprecedented epidemic. Childhood obesity is sweeping our nation in staggering numbers. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), the number of obese children in America has more than quadrupled in the last 30 years. In the 1970s, the childhood obesity rate was around four percent. In 2015, it […]

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October 1, 2015

Inactivity is Twice as Deadly as Obesity

New study concludes exercise is more important to longevity. We all know that maintaining a healthy body weight is important, however, new research indicates that, in terms of preventing premature death, the amount a person exercises is more important than weight. And a daily walk that lasts as little as 20 minutes might be enough […]

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September 22, 2015

Burn More Calories without Even Trying

An unexpected benefit of strength training is that you’ll stay more active after you’ve toweled off. A study in Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise found that exercisers who di a toning routine moved up to 48 percent more throughout the day than those who did just cardio. “Building muscle makes things like walking, […]

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Men’s Fitness at Midlife Reduces Risk of Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease

Men, what drives you to keep yourself active and healthy? Is it to look and feel better? Is it for your family’s benefit? Or maybe it’s because you know about the subsequent lowered risk of various health issues both immediately and later in life? If you have not yet found that drive, or if it […]

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September 3, 2015