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What Most People Get Wrong About Weight Loss

What’s the biggest misconception that gets in so many people’s way when trying to achieve their long-term weight loss goal? According to Shawn Arent, director of the Center for Health and Human Performance at Rutgers University, what’s getting in the way of losing weight IS…trying to lose weight. Huh? Let’s unpackage that… Weight Loss versus Fat Loss A study on… Read More

Top 10 Ways to Scorch the Most Calories

When you’re looking for an exercise routine that will work for you, there are a lot of things to consider. Like: Will you actually ever do said exercise? (Here’s how to guarantee that you’ll exercise regularly, AND actually start loving and looking forward to it.) Are there any injuries or physical limitations that make certain forms of exercise unadvisable? Like… Read More

Overeating Myths That May Be Holding You Back

As we get older, we eventually figure out how to manage and control all the many important areas of our lives. But, for some reason, when it comes to food, we keep getting stuck. Bombarded with so many ideas about what to eat, how much to eat, when to eat, where to eat from, it’s so easy to start feeling… Read More

Could Your Poop Predict Your Weight Loss?

If we’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that losing weight is far more complex than simply balancing calories in with calories out. One’s ability to successfully lose weight is tied into several different factors, like diet, activity level, sleep, stress management, hydration, environmental factors, genetics, etc. A new line of research on the human body’s microbiome is leading to… Read More

Top 7 Ab Exercises for Lower Back Pain

Chronic lower back pain is often a symptom of weak abdominal muscles. At the same time, many popular ab exercises that strengthen these muscles – think sit-ups and crunches – seem to only exacerbate back pain. It’s a frustrating cycle, and leads many chronic back pain sufferers to just give up on core training all together. Here are 7 great… Read More

How to “Drink More Water” the Right Way

“Drink More Water” is one of those well-meant – but extremely vague – pieces of health wisdom that we’ve all heard or read somewhere, along with “Eat Right”, “Be More Active”, “Love Yourself”, and “Live a Balanced Lifestyle.” Each of those health mantras have the potential to transform all of our lives. If only we could just understand what the… Read More

Major Weight Gain linked to Low Levels of THIS Vitamin

The exhilarating thrill of summer sunshine on your skin – finally! – always seems to bring with it intense tummy-trimming thoughts, gearing you up to get your body tight, toned and beach ready enough to enjoy that sun while it lasts. And it turns out that it’s not just bikini envy that turns your mind towards women’s weight loss every… Read More

7 Common Workout Mistakes that are Hurting Your Results

Beginners, exercise junkies and even trainers are often guilty of these common fitness blunders during workouts, even though they could destroy your weight loss results, waste your workout time and even lead to serious injury. Avoid these 7 common exercise mistakes to make sure that your workouts are effective, efficient, and will win you the weight loss results you’re working… Read More