Weight Loss

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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How to Shed Fat and Build Muscle [Infographic]

The team at Greatist.com put together an awesome infographic showing tips on how to burn fat and tone up your body. It can sometimes be frustrating trying to get in shape, but the tips in this infographic should help get you on the right track. All the fitness tips were taken from Reddit’s fitness community, call sign: Fittit. Thanks to the guys and gals at Greatist for putting together such a helpful guide! Read More…

Stand instead of Sit: Adds Years to Life [Infographic]

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Did you know the average person sits down for more hours per day than they sleep? It’s pretty crazy to realize how inactive we actually are as a society. It’s not necessarily our fault; much of the blame can be put on technology. The majority of today’s jobs include eight-hours-a-day of sitting at a desk, whereas most jobs were far more active in the good ‘ol days before computers. Read More…

Dieting by Making Permanent Lifestyle Changes

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In the developed world, many of the problems we have with excess weight, and its associated health problems, stem from poor eating habits and lack of exercise. We eat too fast and rely too much on very tasty, but non-nutritive, fast and pre-prepared foods.  We spend too much time behind computers or in front of the television set. We relax and entertain too often with alcoholic beverages and high calorie snack foods. Read More…

More Promising Research about the Benefits of Interval Training


There’s no doubt that exercise can be quite time consuming, which the reason many people avoid doing it altogether. However, we’ve discussed specific ways to exercise here at Promote Health that can cut your exercise time in half while providing the same, if not better, health benefit. This method is called high intensity interval training, or HIIT, and several clinical and university studies have proven its effectiveness in the past. A new study further proves HIIT is a time efficient and effective way to exercise. Read More…

Moderate Exercise may Alter Genes to Improve BMI


Certain genes in your body have a predisposition to obesity. In other words, your genetic makeup plays a role in how easily you gain and lose body fat. A new study shows that walking for an hour per day can actually reduce the genetic influence of these “fat genes” by up to 50 percent. The study findings were recently reported at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2012 Scientific Sessions. Read More…

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