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Sitting all day is bad for your health

I read an interesting article several months ago in the LA Times (read it here). It was an interview with Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic at Arizona State University. He had some interesting things to say about the negative health implications of sitting too much, even saying “sitting could be worse than smoking.” Read More…

How Much Time Will It Take to Reduce Belly Fat?

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Belly fat accumulates just beneath the skin and deep within the abdomen surrounding the organs. The fat is known as subcutaneous fat and visceral fat, respectively. Reducing your caloric intake and exercising regularly are the two ways to naturally reduce both types of fat around your waistline, and both strategies take time to produce results — think weeks, not days. Modifying your diet leads to quicker results compared to exercise, but a combination of both strategies will help melt away the fat even faster. Read More…

Gluten Free For Weight Loss…Yes Or No?

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You may have heard about the gluten free diet at the gym, from your friend or even when reading celebrity weight loss news. Even though the diet is mainly recommended for those suffering from celiac disease, it has gained popularity in recent years for helping individuals to lose weight.

If gluten-free has been haunting you for a while and you’re thinking of giving it a go, here are some pros and cons of the diet you should consider first. Read More…

What Obesity is Costing? [Infographic]

Today in America about two thirds of the American population is considered obese. That means that a person’s average body mass index (BMI) is over 25. Most of the obesity in America is located in the southern states, with Mississippi having the highest number of obese residents. America is second in obesity only to Mexico.

Obesity brings up a number of costs that many may not have thought of. The most obvious cost is for medical care due to complications from obesity, but there are also other individual costs incurred. These costs can include plus sized clothing, food, weight loss programs and disability payments. Money can also be lost due to a decrease in productivity. Even gas prices are higher for obese people because their car uses more gas depending on the total weight of the vehicle.

While obesity is a serious problem, many have seen this problem as a money making opportunity, particularly in the clothing and weight loss industries.

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How to Use Social Media to Improve Dieting Success

Losing weight is difficult. Choosing which diet to follow amongst the hundreds of different diet programs is only the first step; sticking to the diet will deliver results. This second step, however, is much more difficult to complete. Luckily, social media platforms, fitness websites and smartphone apps designed to help us lose weight are becoming increasingly popular, making it easier than ever before to slim down. This article will explain how social media websites like Facebook and Twitter can help you lose weight while detailing two websites and smartphone apps that can help assist you in your weight loss efforts. Read More…

Most Popular Weight Loss Diet Plans [Infographic]

The weight loss industry in the U.S. is a $60 billion a year industry, and most of that money goes straight to diet plans like Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig. More than one-out-of-every-three Americans are obese, according to the CDC. If you’re one of ’em, it’s time to make some dietary changes. This useful infographic will show you a comprehensive list of the most popular weight loss programs out there for 2012. Read More…

5 Ways to Stay Fit Indoors this Winter

A chilly stroll through the park. Source: Flickr, via: Peiyu Liu


When the cold weather forces you inside, it can become all too easy to slow your routine and gain back all those pounds you shed over the summer. Since running around the block becomes a hassle, exercise, as we know it ceases to exist, but it shouldn’t! Keep your mind and body in shape year round with these motivating ideas! Read More…

3 Electrifying Fitness Motivators that Can Turn You towards Indoor Cycling

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(Guest Post)

People looking to beat their sedentary lifestyle are often under the impression that staying active means to exercise in a gym all day, every day. However, this belief is only partially true. Although staying active certainly means to exercise, it does not mean exercising in the gym only. You can exercise anywhere – a brisk walk, climbing the stairs, and indoor cycling. The focus is always on movements – just make your body move! Read More…

Celebrity Weight Loss: 5 Famous Actors that Lost Over 20 lbs.

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Celebrities are under the spotlight constantly, so they have a lot of pressure to look thin and attractive. When they are not in the best shape, they get criticized in the tabloids. Although celebrities have more access to personal trainers and chefs, it is still not always easy to lose weight. Just like everyone else, celebrities have to work hard to drop weight. With that being said, here are five actors who have lost over 20 pounds.

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