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FITNESS STRATEGY

Are you looking for the right exercise routine that’s going to help with weight loss? Before planning your activities, try looking at what the minimum recommendations for adults are first. This is a checklist put together by the largest international organization of exercise professionals. They’ve researched what’s needed for an adult’s basic health and wellbeing and it’s a good place to start. Read More...

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STRENGTH OR CARDIO

We’ve known for a long time that cardiovascular training burns lots of calories and really helps slim the body. It’s also the type of training that provides health benefits such as decreased cholesterol or improved blood pressure. In fact, the health benefits from cardio are so vast in comparison to strength training that some people argue that ALL time should be spent doing cardio. Read More...

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BLOOD SUGAR & INSULIN

Insulin acts as a very important regulator for the body and several of its systems. It’s a hormone responsible for keeping blood sugar stable, but also has other important duties like making muscle and fat cells grow larger. Whenever food is being digested, insulin matches up with the amount of glucose, (sugar) that is entering the blood stream. As glucose comes in, insulin shuttles it to cells to be turned into energy. Find out which foods can help or hinder this process. Continue reading...

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FOODS TO AVOID WHEN TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT

When anyone makes the decision to begin losing weight, they’ll find that their success greatly depends on the specific types of foods they include in their diet. Although every type of food group is made up of different calorie compositions, there are some groups of food that are simply bad for health and will slow down weight loss. You may also find that these foods can have adverse health effects which you previously had not known about. Continue reading...


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FOODS THAT PROMOTE HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS

Are you incorporating enough good foods into your diet? This is the single most important step that can determine whether you're successful in achieving your weight loss goals. Creating a good diet is about the types of food groups you're choosing more than the individual foods themselves. The benefits allow for more flexibility and give you the opportunity to rely on the foods you like most. Continue reading...

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TRICKING YOURSELF INTO EATING HEALTHIER

There are many factors that can affect one’s food preferences and alter the foods that they’re choosing to eat. The first lesson to take from healthy eaters is that you must find healthy foods you really like. People who eat a very healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables are not doing so because they’ve mastered the art of choking down lots of tasteless meals. A healthy diet depends on a vast knowledge of healthy foods prepared in desirable fashion. Continue reading...