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on Dec 31, 2011 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates

 

It’s that time of year when I take my running workouts inside to the treadmill. Or should I say dreadmill? The treadmill can be a real drag, but I find that using a plan to guide my workout keeps me on track, interested, and motivated, so the time flies by. Here are three of my favorite (read: not boring) treadmill workouts.

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on Dec 31, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

Regardless of whether you eat black-eyed peas, sauerkraut or lentils the first day of the New Year, you must first get through three meals and two snacks on New Year’s Eve (NYE). Unless you’re a college student, most of your days are coming to a close by 9pm, but the last day of the year is a game changer.

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on Dec 30, 2011 10:00 AM in Recipes

 

I did not give more than a passing thought to the next seven years when I dropped and broke a mirror. A ladder blocking my way? Not a problem. Stepping

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on Dec 29, 2011 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating

 

This year has seen headlines that have had a major impact on the practice and perception of healthy eating and exercise in America. Without any further ado, here are the news stories of 2011 that kept Calorie Count members talking.

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on Dec 28, 2011 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating

 

With specialty food stores and going organic, eating your best can come at a high price. Luckily, there are tons of actions you can take to not fall into this food trap. It all comes down to planning ahead.

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on Dec 28, 2011 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating

 

While there is ample coverage of carbs and protein in the media, when it comes to healthy living, fat gets the cold shoulder. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggests 20 to 35% of daily calories come from fat with no more than 10% coming from saturated fat.

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on Dec 27, 2011 06:00 PM in Healthy Eating

 

Do you ever have those days when you feel like a bottomless pit and snack on everything in sight? Me too. I know my body sometimes requires more calories, but I also know sometimes I eat out of sheer boredom. Here’s what I do when I want to ward off those boredom munchies.

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on Dec 27, 2011 10:00 AM in Dieting & You

 

Yesterday began what some have come to know as the laziest work week of the year. Notable goings on for many people this week include shopping for after-Christmas deals, planning their New Year’s Eve festivities, and relishing time with kids who are out of school and seeing extended family.

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on Dec 27, 2011 09:50 AM in Tips & Updates

 

Calorie Count's New Director of Nutrition Rachel Berman shares tips for eating on New Year's Eve.

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on Dec 26, 2011 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates

 

If you are one of the millions of people who are genetically predisposed to obesity, getting more exercise may help you trump the cards nature has dealt you. A new study suggests that even moderate physical activity can reduce the influence of an obesity-related gene variation by more than one-quarter.

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on Dec 26, 2011 10:00 AM in Success Stories

 

The Jenny Craig program along with Calorie Count has been helping Kdub10s rethink her way of eating as well as monitoring the type of foods she eats. This, along with a positive mindset has helped her lose 52 lbs, and she is now focusing on maintaining her weight loss

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on Dec 25, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

Muscle strength and endurance, heart health, and flexibility are a three-pronged approach to many fitness programs, but there’s another element to being healthy that a lot of people miss: balance.

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on Dec 24, 2011 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates

 

On the days when I am dragging, my dog, Murphy, reminds me that exercise should be fun. Murphy’s energy is contagious, so it makes me look forward to our time together. He gets so excited before we go outside for a walk. Imagine if we all felt that excited before exercise! Here are six reasons why you should work out with your fury friend.

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on Dec 24, 2011 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating

 

Savvy shoppers watching their caloric intake know that ice cream, pizza, and cookies could push them over their daily limit. But you may be surprised at how foods that have a reputation for being “healthy” pack a surprisingly high amount of calories in a single serving.

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on Dec 23, 2011 10:00 AM in Recipes

 

Dashing through the halls of the office trying to tie up loose ends, rushing home only to be greeted with an array of household chores, dealing with the car that decided it just had to act up right now, and decking the home with

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