A good friend can make you laugh, cry, and, according to research, get fat. Who can forget the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that showed if a friend is obese, your own fat odds go up 57%—a finding that resulted in newspapers splashing, “Obesity … socially contagious!” But what was under-reported in all the hoopla was what the heck you’re supposed to do about it.Continue reading...
You may know the basics of weight loss, but here are some weird ways to improve your odds for dropping the pounds.Continue reading...
Having had several strokes was the health scare that inspired Wingnutaviary to lose her weight. She has lost 117lbs with only 4lbs left to reach her goal weight. Her story is an inspiration to all of us and demonstrates how dramatically we can all improve our health, fitness and enjoyment of life with the right approach and the right attitudeContinue reading...
Activities vary in their calorie burning potential depending on the vigor with which they are performed. For instance, general water aerobics burns 272 calories per hour but jogging in water burns 544 calorie per hour for a 150 lb person. In contrastContinue reading...
Poultry has a salty little secret.One chicken breast could eat up 20% of your sodium limit—before you even start to cook.Continue reading...
Each time my grandfather witnessed stupid behavior, no matter the source, he’d say, “Sense will save you, but ignorance will kill you.” And for many overweight and obese people, sensing or perceiving their plight is elusive. In fact, a new study found that one in four overweight and obese people do not believe they are overweight.Continue reading...
Why people are less active in some states rather than others is hard to determine, however, here are some pointers you can take from the most active cities that could help you get off the couch no matter where you live.Continue reading...
Facing a divorce, Jensenjeni was determined to rediscover her life and gain all her lost self-confidence back. She has successfully lost 74 lbs and loves herself againContinue reading...
There is no substitute for a balanced diet and plenty of fluids when it comes to maintaining healthy skin. That’s because skin integrity depends on a host of different nutrients. But a fewContinue reading...
It’s noon. Are you hungry? Many of us have become conditioned to eat “by the clock,” taking our meals at the same time every day, with little regard to our body’s natural hunger signals. While eating on a set schedule is generally more convenient and socially acceptable, relying too heavily on your watch instead of your stomach can lead to mindless eating and overeating.Continue reading...
So-called “detox diets” have become go-to quick fixes for many who want to look their best for a red carpet walk or upcoming event. But do we really need to go to extremes to achieve a cleaner, leaner body?
Celebrities’ weights are constantly under surveillance, but many of them do a great job at hiding how many pounds their small frames hold. Calorie Count offers what their weights would be if they fell into the normal Body Mass Index range for their reported (or best guess) heights.Continue reading...
Too often, what comes to mind when contemplating steps we can take this summer to improve our health and waistlines is spending more time on the treadmill at the gym or ridding the house of potato chips. Yet, an adventurous vacation might be just what the doctor ordered.Continue reading...
Larksong9 has lost 55 pounds thanks largely to a mindset change, new eating habits and incorporating daily exercise. The biggest change for her was her mental attitude which involved finding her “authentic self”Continue reading...
First, get your husband to buy into your need to exercise. Explain that, together, you are a team and you both need to stay healthy (not to mention hot) for both of you. And thenContinue reading...
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