Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work... Read more
Ever notice how some people can have big bellies but lean legs, or how women tend to store most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and butt? These are examples of fat distribution, which refers to where your body typically stores the fat, no matter... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
If you’re a man who’s trying to lose weight and get fit, you’ve probably noticed that most of the books, magazines, and programs on these subjects aren’t really aimed at you. Most are for women. And the others seem to have bod... Read more
Maybe you ate the wrong thing or, on a gotta-get-healthier kick, you ate too much of the right thing (think fiber). All you know is that the inevitable discomfort has ensued and your pants feel a little tighter than they did this morning. What exactl... Read more
Looking for buddies in my health/weight loss goals. I'm 34 and 5'4. Mom of three. I started last month at 200 lbs which is a lot for my height. I am now down to 190 as of today.10 lbs gone but 50-60 more to go. I'm in need of motivaters/accountabilit... Read more
I found out two days ago when I weighed myself that I have lost 12 pounds! And then today I received notification of a job I interviewed for on Thursday! I’m so excited. Life is getting good! Im feeling better and able to drop the weight after years... Read more
Any weight loss/healthy choice celebrations today? No matter how small you think it is I want to hear it! For me my "skinny" work pants almost fit! No more laying on the bed to button them up still slightly tight but I getting there!!!... Read more
Waternelon is high glycemic, a diabetic should limit themselves to 1 cup and definetily talk to their health educator. It has Vitamins A & C, Magnesium. Cartenoids in watermelon also help to cure high blood sugar levels, there is lots of fiber & when... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She writes a monthly series on menopause health and fitness.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
One of the first changes many postmenopausal women not... Read more
When to Buy Full-FatWhen you’re at the grocery store and two options are staring you down—one that says “reduced fat” and one that’s unapologetically full-fat—choosing the less fattening option is a no-brainer, ri... Read more
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