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Never Compromise Health for Weight by Nicki Anderson (Reality Fitness)

This past week I was watching a popular morning show and they were discussing diets and weight loss. Of course, I watched closely as they talked about different diets, the success with some and failures with others. (more...)


Body Obsession is an Equal Opportunity Obsession by Nick Anderson (Reality Fitness)

I read it and I couldn't believe it. I read it again, thinking for sure this is just another attempt by the media to harass Oprah Winfrey about her weight. But the deeper I dug, the more I had to say to myself, "Say it ain't true!" But alas, Oprah is going on a diet.........again. (more...)


Tips for Safe Summer Workouts (WeightWatchers)

Weight loss tends to be easier when you exercise as well as eat wisely. But is it safe to work out when the temperature's soaring? We asked William Sukala, MS, CSCS, a clinical exercise physiologist, to answer some common questions about exercising when it's hot outside. (more...)


Stay Consistent with the "Go-To" Meal (SparkPeople)

You open the fridge and panic sets in. The cupboards elicit a similar response. Same for the pantry. You have no time and have to come up with dinner – and fast. But what will satisfy your hunger without requiring an hour of prep time? In the final hope that something new and exciting will appear, you open the fridge door one last time. (more...)


Keep Your New Year Momentum Going (SparkPeople)

Emerson once said that "consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." But when it comes to New Year's resolutions, 100% success usually isn't a source of fear or dread. In fact, with resolutions, most of us think consistency is everything-- which is why it's so easy to fade by February once we find ourselves slipping even slightly. When we eat too much, miss our target weight loss, or don't get to the gym for a few days, we conveniently give up-- taking an all-or-nothing stand so that when we don't achieve all, we have a built-in excuse to settle for nothing. What, then, can we do when we find our resolutions fizzling? (more...)


Love Your Heart (SparkPeople)

Evidence suggests that on February 14, 269 A.D., Valentine was martyred for secretly marrying countless couples and bringing together true love. Legend has it that the emperor of the time, Claudius II, believed that marriage weakened his army and therefore banned the practice. However, Valentine defied the emperor, was caught, condemned and beaten to death. (more...)


At Home Gym! (SparkPeople)

Imagine a gym you can commute to in seconds. It's open 24-hours, so you can come and go as you please-on your time. It's comfortable, and you feel completely at ease when you work out there. Oh, and membership is free. You may be daydreaming, but the perfect gym is a dream that can come true...in your own home. (more...)


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