Weight Loss

New Studies give Tips to Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

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Two new studies – one focusing on exercise and the other on diet – show promising results in reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is an all-too common disease often effecting people who are overweight and eat a poor diet. 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…

FDA Committee Endorses the Weight Loss Drug Qnexa


An FDA advisory committee voted to move forward in approving a new weight loss drug called Qnexa. The final approval will not take place until later this year. This is an extremely rare occasion, considering the FDA hardly ever puts its seal of approval on weight loss pills and only one such drug currently remains available, Xenical. The last weight loss drug to be approved by the FDA was way back in 1999, Meridia, which was subsequently pulled due to various side effects experienced by users. The makers of Qnexa claim the drug is safe and offers minimal side effects. Read More…

Ideal Shakes for Weight Loss: Whey Protein Shakes

Of the many protein and meal replacement shakes on the market, one type seems to be superior over the rest in terms of weight loss. Whey protein shakes have been shown to help improve body composition and promote weight loss, according to the McKinley Healthy Center of the University of Illinois. It’s important to point out that consistent exercise and a healthy diet are also essential factors in losing weight; there’s no such thing as a miracle weight-loss shake.

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If You’re Severly Obese, How Much Weight Can You Lose in One Month?

When you’re severely obese – defined as having a body mass index of 40 or higher – losing weight is no longer just an option. By not losing weight, you greatly increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The fastest way to lose weight is by having weight surgery, such as gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. This decision should be made with your doctor. An alternate way to lose weight fast is by modifying your diet and exercising regularly.

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If I Lose Weight Will My Double Chin Go Away?

The dreaded double chin goes hand in hand with being overweight. Losing weight is the best, all-natural way to eliminate the excess fat that has accumulated in your chin and neck area. It’s important to know exactly how your body burns fat. Your body burns fat for energy by using stored fat from the most concentrated parts of your body first, according to sports and fitness coach Brian Mackenzie of UK Athletics. So, while you can’t specifically target fat loss from your chin area, it is possible to reduce the appearance of a double chin over time as you burn through your body’s fat storage. Read More…

Healthy Tips for Weight Loss

(Guest post from Julia Wayne)

In order to optimize the effectiveness of your weight loss, consider eating healthy foods. Some healthy recipes for weight loss include eating fresh fruits and vegetables that are high in water content. Eat lean cuts of meat, such as chicken, fillet cuts of beef, or fish, cooked with olive oil in a pan, or baked. Avoid cooking foods that have lots of fat, or eating foods that are fried. A great way to lose weight is to take advantage of meal planning before getting an idea of having abdominal or vaser lipo in order to get rid of those extra pounds. Read More…

Comparison of Rollerblade and K2 Inline Skates

Rollerblade and K2 are two of the largest inline skate manufacturers in the world with each producing a wide variety of skate types, including recreational, fitness, aggressive and speed skates. These two companies offer competitively priced skates via their online stores and most major online and retail skate shops worldwide. As spring approaches, inline skating can provide an outstanding workout that is both fun and provides an aerobic benefit as well as tones your legs and butt. Read More…

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