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A Basic Exercise Guide for Adults

This post is a summary of an exercise guide written for men and women ages 18 to 64 and is based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This important guide explains how any type of physical activity is beneficial to our health, and it’s a good read for anyone looking to improve their health by exercising. This includes activities such as brisk walking, running, dancing, swimming and more. Resistance training is also beneficial in building muscle mass.exercise for adults Read More…

New Years Resolutions are in Full Effect: Time for Weight Loss

Welcome to 2010 everyone! Hope you had a great holiday season and are enjoying the new year. No doubt that many of you have already decided on, or began working on, your new years resolution. As most people know, losing weight, getting healthier, working out more and other related resolutions are usually at the top of most people’s list. That’s certainly great to set a goal to lose weight or get healthier this year, but don’t shoot for a star that can’t be reached. Read More…

Weight Loss Challenge Update

weight loss goalsIt’s been quite some time since my last weight loss update, so here it is. Not much has changed in terms of my weight according to the scale, but I can certainly see changes in the way my clothes are fitting, and overall I feel lighter. In other words, I have made definite progress in achieving my overall health goals, so I’m happy with that.

My eating habits have “ok” lately. I eat healthy foods, but I also sneak in a snack here and there (i.e., ice cream or cookie), but I think it’s important to treat yourself now and then. The main thing that I’m currently working on is portion control. I’m slowly reducing my meal portion size, and it’s going well so far. Read More…

Quick Cheating Your Workouts – You Can’t Fool Your Body

dont-cheat-workoutsDo you ever workout – whether it be on a treadmill, elliptical machine or lifting weights – and focus more on the number of reps, miles or revolutions rather than focusing on proper technique? I admit that I have, so I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who has cheated my body out of a good workout (Or at least I hope I’m not the only one!). Read More…

5 Online Places to Get Weight Loss Support and Track Your Progress

Studies have shown that tracking your daily nutritional intake can double your weight loss. With results like that, it may be a good idea to give it a try. Luckily, there are many places online where you cannot only track what you eat but how much you work out and connect with others who are also trying to live healthier for support and guidance.

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10 Hot Fitness and Health Tips to Get You in Shape for 2009

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This article is written by Kat Sanders, who regularly blogs on the topic of phlebotomy technician training at her blog Health Zone Blog. She welcomes your comments and questions at her email address: katsanders25@gmail.com.

Fitness is important, especially in this day and age when obesity is the norm and not the exception. Your fitness routine must not be a roller coaster ride that has its ups and downs but a train that rides on to its destination – good health. You may be exercising all right, but if you’re going about it the wrong way, then all your efforts could come to naught. In order to get the most out of your diet and exercise routine, make sure you don’t ignore these top fitness and health tips: Read More…

The Importance of Changing Up Your Workout Routines

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Much like the repetitiveness of a factory job that can become “a little” dull after doing the same thing over and over again, your body gets bored after going through the same old, boring workout day-in and day-out. It’s important to change up your workout routine now and then, so that you don’t end up hitting a wall on your way toward your fitness goals. If you ever wanna be as ripped as the Hulk, then listen up!! Read More…

Weight Loss Challenge: Week 1

Rounding out the first week – actually half a week – of my Weight Loss Challenge, I ended right back where I started at 190 pounds. That’s to be expected though, so I’m not too worried about the lack of progress – it’s only been a couple of days and it takes time to “get in the groove”.

I lifted weights on Wednesday and ran on the treadmill Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Overall, it was a good start. I’m still slowly adjusting my diet, so it’s not such a drastic change. I’m eating more salads, chicken, beef, cheese, eggs, and other high protein foods. Avoiding soda (with the exception of diet soda), sugary snacks, and excessive breads and cereals (that’s the hardest part).

I hope to lose about 3 pounds by the end of next week. Keep checking my Weight Loss Challenge graph periodically for updates on my progress. I’ll try and update the graph everyday.

Have a great weekend, and good luck with your health and fitness goals!

Follow Me on My Weight Loss Challenge!

Being that I blog about health on a daily basis, I come across hundreds of great posts by bloggers trying to help people lose weight. There’s so much information out there about losing weight, but accomplishing weight loss goals seems to be impossible for some people. I think the biggest reason for this “failure” is the lack of motivation. So, I’ve decided to try to motivate people by tracking my own weight loss goals and posting the results here at the blog. Read More…

Top 10 Healthy Drinks That Can Help You Lose Weight

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When it comes to weight loss, substituting healthy drinks for those sugary sodas and energy drinks can have a drastic effect on your weight loss goals. Most people don’t realize how many calories they take in each day from drinks alone. For instance, a caffe mocha with all the fixings can pack in over 500 calories! So as you can see, switching to healthier drinks and ditching the “junk drinks” will greatly reduce your daily caloric intake and in return start shredding those unwanted pounds. Check out this list of the top 10 healthy drinks that can help you reach your weight loss goals… Read More…

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