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on Feb 22, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

You may have missed the latest news in the world of healthy living, so Calorie Count put together a mishmash of the info you need to know or would just like to read while your local news station covers a dog rescue or road closures.

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on Feb 21, 2012 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates

 

Since protein has a high thermic effect, your body will burn more calories to digest it. Score! When it comes to protein, Amanda Carlson-Phillips, vice president of nutrition and research for Core Performance, recommends including a lean protein source in every meal.

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on Feb 19, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

I love watching an NBA pre-game warm-up. The smiles, the shooting, the lay-ups, it's a classic example of laid back fun. Or so you think. I've often wondered just how useful it is for players performance, but the truth is, it is only a part of their body's preparation for game time.

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on Feb 13, 2012 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates

 

You ate a cupcake at the office birthday party (even though you swore you wouldn't). You skipped the gym to go home and watch TV (can't resist those Real Housewives!). And now you're beating yourself up for it, right? We know, because we've all been

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on Feb 12, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

Regardless of what the media promotes, when it comes to fitness, you don't have to push yourself to the absolute max to get the results you want. As with any goal, giving your all and continuing to improve your fitness level is important, but just as important is rest and recovery.

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on Feb 08, 2012 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates

 

Think it's time to make some healthy lifestyle adjustments? Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, is right behind you. Buettner is crossing Iowa in a bus, attempting to change American towns into healthier places. "More than 40% of Americans smoked in the ’60s, and only 20% do now," he points out. "We can turn around our diet and lifestyle, too."   

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on Feb 04, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

When supermarkets opened self-checkout lanes I was upset. Not because I had to scan and bag the items myself, but that I had to go to the grocery store at all. I figured if no one was going to smile at me at the register, what was the use of even being there.

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on Feb 01, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

If you woke up thin, your life would not change very much. It’s nice to think so when you’re trying to lose 50 pounds, but the truth is your new life begins at the point you decide to make a positive change and seek a better life. While weight loss appears to be the goal, many who want to lose weight want a better life.

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on Jan 31, 2012 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates

 

You swore this was the year you’d stick to those resolutions, but that jumbo tin of caramel popcorn and comfy couch are calling your name. Join the club: About 40 percent of Americans make a life-enhancing vow on January 1—and half “relapse” within the first 21 days. How to sail through that critical launch period and keep on going? Start with these five no-fail strategies.

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on Jan 29, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

If you are struggling with making exercise a part of your lifestyle, please don’t stop now. Your overall health and fitness is so worth fighting for. Here's a kickboxing routine that will keep you in fighting form.

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on Jan 28, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

The United States Department of Agriculture(USDA), with the help of the health conscious First Lady Michelle Obama, unveiled changes to the National School Lunch Program this past week.

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on Jan 26, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

Up until a chance lunch meeting a few years ago, the tea bag was the only way I’d experienced tea, the world’s most popular beverage behind water. Enter Hugo’s Restaurant in Studio City, California, which boasts an extensive list of loose leaf teas.

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on Jan 24, 2012 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates

 

Does an injury have you sidelined from your regular workout routine? Don't sweat it. While getting injured can be frustrating (and painful), it doesn't have to mean you'll gain weight. In fact, it may be a great time to take a break from your current workout and focus on other ways to stay fit. And the good news is, when your body is ready to go back to your workout routine, it will have to work even harder than it did before, making it even more effective.

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on Jan 24, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

If you think a few glasses of water aren’t important, check your mood. As you rev up physical activity and change your diet, you may be getting less water than you need.

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on Jan 22, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

If you’re conflicted about your gym and group classes and in need of a boost, you can get the best of both worlds through small group personal training.

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