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  • Fun, Fat-Burning Activities
    on Feb 27, 2013
    Regular exercise plays in important role in overall physical and mental health, including decreasing your risk of diabetes and heart disease*. If you’re like most Americans, you typically get more exercise in the summer months. Inclement weather, s...
  • The Diabetes Diet: Understanding the Glycemic Index
    on Feb 26, 2013
    Whether you have taken care of your health by eating well and exercising regularly, or have allowed yourself to become a couch potato, being diagnosed with Type II Diabetes is likely to be a wake-up call. It doesn’t have to be a life sentence, howe...
  • Weight Loss: the Do's and Don'ts of Safely Slimming Down
    on Feb 25, 2013
    Riding the up-and-down "diet rollercoaster" can be discouraging and detrimental to your health. By following the do's and don'ts of safely slimming down, you can reach and maintain your weight loss goals. For tips on losing weight safely, read on. Do...
  • Tip the Scale in Your Favor with These Weight Loss Secrets
    on Feb 21, 2013
    With a few helpful hints and a little high-tech gadgetry, you can shed the pounds and keep them off. First Things First: There Are No Weight Loss SecretsAs you're standing in line at the grocery check-out trying to keep your kids from adding a candy...
  • Stocking Your Kitchen for Healthy Cooking
    on Feb 20, 2013
    A healthy lifestyle starts at home. In fact, it starts in the heart of the home: the kitchen. Stocking your kitchen with healthy ingredients makes it easy to put together low-calorie meals that are healthier -- and cheaper -- than take-away meals or...
  • The Diabetes Diet: 3 Pitfalls to Avoid
    on Feb 19, 2013
    Since diabetes is a disease where blood glucose, or sugar levels, are higher than normal, it is essential to maintain a healthy diet that keeps blood sugar at optimal levels. Failure to do so can result in a myriad of health issues, including blindne...
  • Weight Loss Management: Ending the Diet/Binge Cycle
    on Feb 18, 2013
    A good weight loss management plan should focus on long-term changes in the way you eat and exercise. Eating the right kinds of foods in appropriate amounts and being physically active is the best approach to staying at your optimal weight. Other met...
  • Interval Training: Spice up Your Next Treadmill Workout
    on Feb 15, 2013
    Studies show that interval training, or alternating lower-intensity and higher-intensity exercises, is an effective tool for increasing your fitness. Anyone of any age*, from the beginner to the advanced athlete, can benefit from an interval workout...
  • Why You Need a Heart Rate Monitor
    on Feb 14, 2013
    A heart rate monitor isn't just for elite athletes; anyone can benefit from knowing that their heart rate is reaching its optimum, aerobic level to maximize fat burning and weight loss. Generally, if you're breaking a sweat, you're doing something to...
  • Nutrition Quiz: Which Foods Should You be Eating?
    on Feb 13, 2013
    Making healthy eating a way of life can be challenging, especially if you grew up in a fast-food household. Before you can make smart choices, you need to know which foods you should be eating. Here's a quiz to test your knowledge. Healthy Eating Qui...
  • The Diabetes Epidemic: Don't be a Statistic
    on Feb 12, 2013
    Some awareness of diabetes has existed for approximately 2,600 years. Sushruta, a 6th century B.C. Indian physician, first became aware of the disease upon discovery of the sweetness of urine in some patients. The term “diabetes” would not be coi...
  • 5 Fat-Fighting Foods
    on Feb 11, 2013
    If you eat healthy foods in appropriate portion sizes, engage in regular exercise, and use more energy than you consume, you will lose weight. But, did you know that there are certain foods that can help ramp up weight loss? Incorporating the followi...
  • 5 Simple Ways to Burn Calories
    on Dec 10, 2012
    Whether you're a relatively sedentary fitness first-timer or a seasoned exercise buff, burning calories is second only to a fresh, balanced diet if you're looking to maintain a healthy weight. Here are five simple steps for burning excess calories. S...
  • Treadmill Training: Reaching Your Fitness Goals from the Comfort of Home
    on Nov 30, 2012
    One of the largest hurdles in meeting a fitness goal is getting to the gym. If you joined a gym in January and haven't been back since, it might be time to re-evaluate your fitness strategy. A home gym can be the perfect solution to attaining your pe...
  • Weight Loss Tip: Track Your Progress with a Calorie Counter
    on Nov 27, 2012
    You probably know that physical activity keeps you from adding unwanted extra pounds, but you may not know that a crucial activity in the battle to lose weight is something you do virtually every day: walking. The amount of steps you take as you go a...
  • Designing a Training Program that Works for You
    on Nov 23, 2012
    It makes sense that an elite athlete would monitor their heart rate to measure and improve performance. But did you know that men and women at any age or fitness level can also benefit from using a heart rate monitor? You don't need to be a triathlet...
  • Selecting a Fitness Club: Finding a Gym that Meets Your Needs
    on Nov 21, 2012
    So you’ve made the decision to join a fitness club? Good for you. The decision itself indicates a level of commitment to your health you may have been reluctant to make in the past. You will find a selection of fitness clubs available at great rate...
  • Weight Loss Tip: Snacking Your Way to a Thinner You
    on Nov 20, 2012
    Weight loss is a goal for a great many people, but lots of them struggle with making any kind of meaningful progress. The problem is that so many trendy diets, weight loss supplements, and self-proclaimed weight loss gurus all promise that if you’l...
  • Race Day Tips for Beating Your Personal Best
    on Nov 19, 2012
    There's nothing quite like beating your personal best, whether it's at work or at play. For athletes, the quest to better oneself comes with all the side benefits of regular exercise, including increased self-confidence, improved mood, and general ph...
  • The Ultimate at-Home Workout
    on Nov 17, 2012
    Developing a regular workout routine is the key to getting and keeping fit. However, "routine" can imply doing the same thing, day after day, which can become boring and uninspiring. If your workout routine has become “routine,” or if you're stru...
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