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on Mar 15, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

How many times have you abandoned your exercise program because it was boring, time-consuming, or unpleasant? Usually the real problem underlying the excuses is that you simply haven’t chosen the right activity for your personality so it feels awkward and uncomfortable. If it’s not fun and rewarding, you won’t keep it up. 

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on Mar 15, 2012 02:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

When I decided to lose weight, I announced it to my friends and family. I didn’t scream it from the top of a mountain, just slipped it into conversation, but I made sure to really let them know that I was committed to improving my health and losing weight.

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on Mar 14, 2012 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates

 

Whether you’re working out or not, fitness and wellness experts tell us why stretching is so important. 

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

 

"I'm a big fan of apples," says Ellen Barrett, a certified yoga instructor, integrative nutrition coach, and star of the Ellen Barrett Live: Grace + Gusto DVD. "They hydrate, give a little sugar jolt, and they clean your teeth," she says. "They are also a great source of vitamin C, and contain fiber, which can help hold you over until after you've finished holding tree pose.".  

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on Mar 11, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

The push for regular exercise or physical activity is increasing more and more in the wake of our country’s obesity epidemic. The belief that a person needs to do strenuous workouts that will burn mega calories in the shortest time frame has become unappealing to those that are older or those who have health conditions that will influence exercise programs. 

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on Mar 07, 2012 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates

 

Does your metabolism grind to a halt after 35? Can certain foods rev it up? Answers ahead—and they’re good.

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

 

Going to the gym can get monotonous if you stick to the same pieces of equipment when you go. You might feel stuck with the treadmill, bike, or elliptical, and any attempt at exploring other equipment might seem futile.

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on Mar 03, 2012 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

It is now easier for Americans to determine what's in the meat their eating. Although the consumption of meat is down for the fourth straight year in a row, it is still quite high at over 224 pounds of meat, poultry and fish per year, approximately .6 pounds of meat a day.

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on Feb 28, 2012 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates

 

Nutrition and sleep deprivation are closely tied. Resolve your diet woes to keep you looking like sleeping beauty.   

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

 

The ideal workout is one that produces the most results in the least time. While there are some people that enjoy long hours in the gym, the majority would like to get their workout done and get on with their day.

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on Feb 25, 2012 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates

 

What's in My Gym Bag?  From lip gloss to lifting gloves, bloggers share their gym essentials.

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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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