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

 

There’s no shortage of information about how to lose weight, but when you choose what to do, don’t forget about YOU. If you’re looking to get to and maintain a healthy weight in 2012, changing your diet, exercise, and sleep habits will help you reach your goal. However, above pounds lost,

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

 

The first day of 2012 is full of hope and optimism to fulfill your health and fitness goals this year. You’ve got the gym membership, new workout clothes, and an extensive music playlist to boot. There’s just one problem, you only have a plan A.

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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 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 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 21, 2011 09:50 AM in Tips & Updates

 

Mary Hartley, RD explains probiotics, a type of bacteria that is touted for its health benefits.

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on Dec 18, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

With Christmas right around the corner, the race to finish your Holiday shopping has officially begun. You might find it hard to make it to the gym but you can turn a few hours at the mall into a calorie burning sweat session.

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on Dec 17, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

False alarm. There's no designated day to take your lunch to work, but you can make a grown up sack lunch everyday with these time-saving strategies.

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on Dec 16, 2011 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates

 

You’re not a teenager anymore, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rev up that metabolism and drop pounds.   Many readers are struggling with the same issues, and I frequently get asked similar versions of the same questions.  

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on Dec 15, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

Multiple sources list the definition for support as bearing the weight of something. New research suggests support is indeed the key to getting off the pounds.

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on Dec 11, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates

 

As we reach the height of the holiday season, minus mall walking, physical activity for many may be reaching new lows. Not only is the weather outside frightful, but motivation to schlep it to the gym or rough it in the cold may be waning.

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on Dec 10, 2011 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates

 

The weather's getting cooler, the days are getting shorter. Thinking about grabbing your baggy sweaters to hide a few extra winter pounds you suspect are on the way? Not this year. To help you keep weight off, we've found strategies that target the real reasons for winter gain. Ahead, five secrets for keeping your summertime body year-round. 

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