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Tuesday, 01 January 2013 00:00

25 Top Weight Loss Tips for the New Year

woman-in-bra-measuring-tapeEvery Year saying I want to lose weight is one of the most popular of New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, saying you want to lose weight and doing it are two very different things. Most times, weight loss resolutions don’t even make it to the thirty day mark.

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Published in Weight Management

woman boxing30 minutes of exercise hard enough to produce a sweat is just as good as one hour of exercise when it comes to weight loss according to a new study published in the American Journal of Physiology.

Researchers concluded that 30 minutes of daily training was as “equally effective” at shedding the pounds as 60 minutes worth of sweating and was enough to turn the tide on an unhealthy body mass index".

The University of Copenhagen study concluded that sweating for half the time was “enough to turn the tide” for obesity.

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high-intensity-interval-trainingTime spent in the drudgery of strenuous exercise is a well-documented turn-off for many people who want to get in better shape. In a new study, researchers show that exercisers can burn as many as 200 extra calories in as little as 2.5 minutes of concentrated effort a day—as long as they intersperse longer periods of easy recovery in a practice known as sprint interval training. The finding could make exercise more manageable for would-be fitness buffs by cramming truly intense efforts into as little as 25 minutes.

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Published in Fitness and Exercises
Monday, 08 October 2012 00:00

Calorie Shifting for Easy Weight Loss

healthy MealCalorie shifting is an idea espoused in several books and diet programs, particularly the Idiot Proof Diet.

The Idiot Proof Diet, and other diets like the zig-zag diet propose that you have to keep the body's metabolism “guessing” so it doesn’t slow down weight loss by slowing down the metabolism as a survival technique to accommodate a reduced calorie eating style.

The method of changing calories from day to day certainly existed before diets like the Idiot Proof Diet.

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

Does Weight Lifting Help with Weight Loss?

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.

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Published in Weight Management
Tuesday, 19 January 2010 12:27

Effective WeightLoss is All in the Mind

Sexy_Woman_Skinny_WaistYou’ve made the decision to lose weight. Vast numbers of people are making the same decision as you, to lose weight every day. You have read all the weight loss books and magazines and viewed numerous videos on weight loss. Now you believe that you have gained enough knowledge to begin an effective weight loss program.

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Published in Weight Management
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 00:00

How to Lose Weight without Dieting

couple_weight_lossWeight Loss without Dieting

Many people want to lose weight, but they hate the hunger they associate with dieting. What many people do not know, is that it is possible to lose weight without dieting if you adopt sensible eating habits, practice portion control, and exercise consistently.

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Published in Healty Eating
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 01:00

Hula-Hooping for Weight Loss

michelle-obama-hula-hoopCan the Hula-Hoop be your Secret Weapon for Weight Loss?

The hula-hoop, a large ring that can be gyrated around the waist, limbs or neck,gained intense popularity in the 1950s and now the hula-hoop seems to be re-emerging as a hot fitness trend to shed weight and tone, according to a new study presented  at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting.

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012 00:00

Keeping a Food Diary Doubles Diet Weight Loss

Keeping a food diary can food-diarydouble a person’s weight loss and lower their risk for many life threatening diseases and conditions according to Kaiser Permanente study  published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Published in Weight Management

woman-oversize-pantsThere are plenty of diets designed to lose weight rapidly. But for the most part these diets leave you feeling hungry and deprived. And what good is losing the weight to only regain it again? To keep the pounds off permanently, it's best to lose weight slowly. Many experts say you can do this without going on a "diet." Instead, the key is making simple tweaks to your lifestyle.

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