It’s hard to ignore the refreshing feeling a new year brings. It’s a chance to re-evaluate your life and think about where you might like to make changes. Statistics show that most resolutions don’t work, so we’re going dive i... Read more
Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just e... Read more
A recent study had 42 women eating lunch that consisted of a first course salad and a pasta entrée. The salads they ate varied in both the calorie content and the portion size, but all contained lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, celery, cucumber, an... Read more
Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... Read more
Vacation season is here! You deserve a break, after spending the last few months becoming a fitter, healthier you, right? While vacation is a time to relax and take a break from work, stress, and the usual routine, it shouldn’t be a break from... Read more
Help! I always think I've eaten enough but whenever I track my calories I end up short by about 500- 1000...I feel like I eat plenty though.. what do I do? What should I add to my diet and when? I suck at eating right.... Read more
Ok so here is my dilemma...I work 12 hour shifts 2-3 days a week....on my days off its usually not a problem for me to do my workouts and walk....however...on the days i work its another story. I work in a hospital and I work 12 hour shifts. I walk... Read more
If you eat mindlessly while watching TV at night (which I've done), try doing a little mini-workout during commercials. You can do squats for one, pushups, march/jog in place, etc. It gets you active and might distract you from food.... Read more
Eat as fresh as you can: protein, fruits, and veggies. Whole grains (be careful to read ingredients!), limit or omit sugar and processed foods. Low-fat dairy if you're not allergic. Portion control & moderation in all things. Be honest with yourself... Read more
When you slip off track, have a card catalog created to get you back on. Use flash cards and write things to do when you go off track. Pick your usual situations that take you off track, and make a couple cards for each it. (ie: Eat too much, hav... Read more
I recently came across two news stories that present some new thinking about how much exercise you might need to do for effective weight management, and how much is safe for the typical fitness buff. The first article talks about why some scientists... Read more
A few weeks ago I was reading through the message boards when I came across a post from Chris 'SparkGuy' Downie to a member who was asking about what type of strength training activities he could do without access to a gym or weight training... Read more
I started this "biggest loser" competition at work on June 6th. I was pretty sick of myself at the time and needed some motivation to start taking care of myself again. I was really pushing myself, counting everything I ate and working out harder t... Read more
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