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Does Lifting Weight Help You Lose Weight?

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Does Lifting Weight Help You Lose Weight?

Does Lifting Weight Help You Lose Weight?

There are a lot of differing (and often wrong) opinions and fads on the best way to approach your fitness goals. Many of these are perpetuated by people who heard it from someone else and not from scientific fact. Unfortunately, it is a long-held belief that just doing cardio is…

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Why Have A Golf Fitness Plan?

Why Have A Golf Fitness Plan?

Many golfers may think they don’t need a fitness regimen in order to improve their game, and this thinking could not be any further from the truth. Most importantly, frequent exercise will help a person play the game they love throughout their lives.  In addition, there are other added health…

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Running vs. Walking

Running vs. Walking

It is well known that regular cardio is part of a healthy lifestyle. Although there are many forms of cardio, running and walking are the most common. The question is, which is better? Both running and walking have pros and cons, so the final answer will be different for every…

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Christmas Calorie Burn

Christmas Calorie Burn

Although we all love the holiday season, it can be hectic and trying at times.  We seem to have so much to do, so many places to go and so many people to see that we can forget to take time for ourselves.  Making time to work with your personal…

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Fact or Fiction??? Spot Reduction

Fact or Fiction??? Spot Reduction

Let’s start with the answer – Fiction.  Science established long ago that you cannot spot reduce a specific body part or area.  Although this is a persistent and attractive fiction, it is just not possible to concentrate exercise in one specific area, and realize reductions in just that area.  Fat…

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Rewarding Rewards

Rewarding Rewards

Setting small goals for yourself on the path to your final goal is a great way to help keep your motivation.  When you reach a goal, you need a reward.  Planning for your reward can be an additional motivator.  When your goals relate to weight loss, however, it is important…

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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

So, you want a great Thanksgiving meal, but would like to stay on track with your healthy eating plan?  Is that possible?  Yes, it is possible thanks to some great recipe substitutions.  Eating Well has some great ideas to make over your Thanksgiving meal.  Check out their suggestions, maybe make…

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Trick or Treat: Tips for Surviving Halloween

Trick or Treat: Tips for Surviving Halloween

    While all holidays can be fraught with diet pitfalls, Halloween is especially dangerous.  Treats are everywhere and people are just passing it out – FOR FREE!  Here are a few tips to help you survive the holiday while staying on track:   Pass out healthier treats instead of…

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Low Glycemic Fruit

Low Glycemic Fruit

Healthy diets should include fruit and veggies; however, paying attention to the amount of sugar in fruit is always a good idea.  Some fruits have a higher glycemic index than others.  Foods with a high glycemic index will cause an increase in blood sugar while those with a lower glycemic…

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Is Caffeine Good for You?

Is Caffeine Good for You?

Aside from caffeine’s best-known benefit of increased energy levels, there are other potential benefits.   Caffeine may help you to: Burn Fat Lose Weight Stay Alert Be less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, dementia, certain types of cancer and type 2 diabetes   On the downside, however caffeine has some potential…

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