How to Use the Elliptical for Fat Loss

The elliptical might just be the most used — and misused — piece of equipment at your gym. While the amount of calories you burn in any given elliptical workout depends on ramp height, resistance level and speed stride speed, you can burn usually burn about 270 to 400 calories in 30 minutes (see the […]

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Some of the biggest myths about weight loss

“I’m overweight because I do not exercise enough” Exercise is a critical component in weight loss but it can never be the only step we take. As we age, losing weight can be very frustrating.  We think we are taking the right steps to lose weight but our bodies just do not cooperate. When we […]

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Keys to Getting to the Gym

Make it an appointment. Put it in your calendar and don’t give yourself the option not to go. You know you won’t feel like it when the time comes but do it anyway. You wouldn’t blow off your husband/wife or boss if you had an appointment. Treat it the same way. Don’t over think it! […]

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Keeping a Food Journal

Writing down what you eat helps you take a critical look at your food habits and make healthy changes. Here are some tips. From Real Simple Record everything you eat and drink immediately. Note what you’re doing while you’re eating―driving, watching TV, etc. Describe how you felt while you ate: angry, sad, happy, nervous, starving, […]

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Eating Healthy While Eating Out

Quick Tips 1. Ask for it your way. Dining out is no time to be a meek consumer, notes Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D., executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and coauthor of the book Restaurant Confidential. “You need to be an assertive consumer by asking for changes on the […]

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Science continues to show high-intensity training improves not only your body but your mind

In a study published last year in the journal Neuroscience Letters  a group of researchers from the University of Texas investigated the effects of high-intensity exercise on a protein called BDNF, short for brain-derived neurotrophic factor. BDNF is involved in brain-cell survival and repair, mood regulation, and cognitive functions such as learning and memory; low levels of BDNF […]

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Best fitness tracker 2017

A fitness tracker is the perfect way to monitor your activity and healthy effortlessly and with unmatched accuracy. Think of it as an electronic finger on the pulse, constantly measuring your vitals, quality of sleep and step count. Today’s fitness band market is stuffed with fantastic devices, most of which can do a pretty good […]

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