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Friday, 13 December 2013 00:00 Published in Weight Management

Sexy-Santa-Lost-WeightThe average person consumes about 4,000 calories on Thanksgiving, two times the amount that an average person needs. And with Thanksgivimg just the start of a holiday season full of parties, sweets, holiday dinners and holiday parties.

If you’re counting calories or looking to stay trim over the holiday season, consider using the research findings of Koert van Ittersum, associate professor of marketing in Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business. Van Ittersum’s conducted several studies validating techniques that could help you eat less and stay svelte throughout the holiday season.

Sunday, 13 October 2013 00:00 Published in Weight Management

Weight_Training_coupleWeight Lifting and Weight Loss

Many people underestimate the value of resistance training (weight lifting) for weight loss. While people tend to understand that combining exercise with dieting increases weight loss success, they tend to minimize the importance of resistance exercise (aka resistance training or weight training).

While any form of exercise is helpful for weight loss, since it helps burn calories,  resistance exercise (aka resistance training or weight training) is extremely effective in promoting weight loss because you not only burn calories while exercising, but resistance exercise (aka resistance training or weight training) helps develop lean muscle mass. The more lean muscle mass you have the higher your resting metabolic rate. A higher resting metabolic rate results in more energy expenditure every minute of the day. In other words, someone with more lean muscle burns more calories throughout the day, even when sleeping, than someone with less lean muscle.

Friday, 11 October 2013 00:00 Published in Weight Management

diet-FailuresMany people want to lose weight but they often stumble along the way.

Extra weight can lead to serious health issues, like diabetes, metabolic syndrome, stroke, hypertension (high blood pressure), cardiovascular disease, sexual health issues, joint problems, several types of cancer and many other life shortening disease and conditions.

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