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By Nora Fried    View more articles by this author
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December 23
Sticking with your New Year’s resolutions can be challenging, especially without someone to hold you accountable. Luckily, stickK is here to help! View Full Article
By David Modderman    View more articles by this author
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July 16
3) Not Exercising Enough To truly lose weight we have to create a calorie deficit. Therefore we have to focus on burning enough calories each day and week to drop weight. One pound of fat is equal to 3500 calories. So to lose one pound of fat a week you must burn 500 more calories than you consume each day. View Full Article
By Michelle Berman    View more articles by this author
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July 09
“Just have some willpower and you will lose weight” The person speaking those words does not understand the problems associated with emotional eating. Emotional eating is not about food View Full Article
By Emily Leigh Jones    View more articles by this author
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June 01
With recent hype swirling in the media about “Going Green” people are beginning to wonder whether becoming environmental friendly is just another fad, like acid washed jeans or tube tops. In an effort to ensure that becoming eco-friendly doesn’t find it’s way to the last season’s clearance sale rack, I have listed a few easy ways to stickK to your new greener roots View Full Article
By Jennine E. Estes    View more articles by this author
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May 05
It’s another long week at work and you still can’t seem to get caught up. The work follows you home and no matter what you try to do, the work consumes your mind. You like to work and enjoy your success, yet you can’t seem to stay focused on your family. View Full Article
By Michelle Berman    View more articles by this author
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March 25
How are you doing with your New Year's Resolutions? When a new year comes upon us many of us begin to think about what our goals and dreams are for the upcoming year. The truth is that it is the every day of our routines and experiences that allow us to realize our dreams and reach our goals. For instance, if we want to become fit, we need to View Full Article
By Phyllis Brown    View more articles by this author
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February 24
If a person’s bodyweight is at least 20% higher than it should be, a person is generally considered to be obese. If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9, you are considered overweight. View Full Article
By Blair Morrison    View more articles by this author
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February 24
Typically, I think of fitness as a way to achieve ability in different facets of life. I want to be strong so the loads life asks me to bear seem lighter. I want endurance so that I can enjoy activity longer without tiring. I want to be agile so I feel balanced and coordinated in any situation, be it going up stairs or climbing a wall. View Full Article
By Jennine E. Estes    View more articles by this author
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February 11
It’s that time of year again where the stores get filled with red balloons, heart decorations, lover’s cards, gifts, and flowers. February 14th is nationally recognized as “lover’s day,” a relationship day, and day for couples. Some singles despise the day, some couples enjoy the romance-focused day, other people feel overwhelmed, and other people avoid it at all cost. Either way, the focus tends to be solely on romantic relationships. Valentine’s Day isn’t simply a day for couples View Full Article
By Rebecca Mohning    View more articles by this author
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February 03
If you haven’t noticed, portion sizes are getting larger every day. Portions of common foods like pasta, hamburgers, fries, coffee, sodas, and bagels have doubled in size from where they were twenty years ago. With this growth have come increases in waistlines and body weight. View Full Article
By Seth Meyers    View more articles by this author
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January 18
Even if you were not one of the million hopefuls who recently cast their new year’s resolutions to the universe in the hope that these prayers, of sorts, would be answered, it’s not too late to ask yourself what you would like to come of 2010. View Full Article
By Damona Sain    View more articles by this author
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January 12
Here’s a “stickKy idea” for the New Year. Rather than making a variety of resolutions—you know like “I resolve to lose weight, quit smoking, and exercise more”—instead make a more global resolution that will have a ripple effect in your entire life. I’ll explain with a story. View Full Article
By Margaret H. C. Giblin    View more articles by this author
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January 12
In a previous article, I wrote about how each of our individual “green” actions can have a positive effect on the overall condition of our environment. In November, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) published a study that quantifies just how much of an impact individual actions can have. The authors examined 17 types of voluntary actions that households could choose to take to decrease their energy use and thus reduce their emissions. How much of a potential impact could reducing household emissions have? View Full Article
By Julie C.H. Brake    View more articles by this author
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January 05
It’s the beginning of 2010, and many people make resolutions to start the new year. With the obesity epidemic raging in the United States, as well as weight gain from holiday eating, a very common resolution is to go on a diet and/or lose weight. The flaw in this resolution is View Full Article
By Jordan Goldberg    View more articles by this author
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December 30
It’s that time of year again--when we pause to reflect on our personal shortcomings—and vow this year to make real change. You’ve made annual resolutions in the past--maybe you’ve even signed up for a new gym membership. But if you’re like most of us, by February 1st, that sincere promise to exercise has turned into nothing more than a monthly gym payment. View Full Article
By Michelle Berman    View more articles by this author
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December 07
Obesity rates in the U.S. are significantly on the rise. Based on the 2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey information, 15% of children age six to nineteen are overweight and this number has tripled since the 1970’s. Health problems such as hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes which used to be only associated with View Full Article
By Julie C.H. Brake    View more articles by this author
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November 02
The obesity epidemic has been in the news for years now. There are reality TV shows based on large amounts of weight loss. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over one third of the adult population in the United States is obese – that’s over 72 million people! Most people are able to do well with weight loss if they can just View Full Article
By Dan DeFigio    View more articles by this author
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November 02
By now, physicians realize that it takes more than calcium supplements for their patients to combat osteoporosis. A good calcium/magnesium/vitamin D mix, along with prescription bone density drugs, may slow the loss of bone over time, but in order to re-grow bone tissue, it is clear that more needs to be done. View Full Article
By Seth Meyers    View more articles by this author
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October 26
You may have seen a popular 2004 documentary called “Super-Size Me,” a commentary on how eating McDonald’s fast food causes weight gain and a host of other health problems. View Full Article
By Michelle Berman    View more articles by this author
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October 26
There has been much talk about health foods, organic foods, low-fat foods, raw foods, unprocessed foods, and chemically treated foods over this past decade. View Full Article
By Kathy B. Glazer    View more articles by this author
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October 21
We are usually being told what foods not to eat; well here is a listing of some great foods to eat. These are some foods that have good nutritional qualities and are relatively low in calories. View Full Article
By Seth Meyers    View more articles by this author
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October 20
For smokers, particularly those who have smoked for many years, the urge for a cigarette can be incredibly powerful. Beyond the physical drive that underlies the urge – the body’s expectation and need for nicotine – lies something that can be even more powerful: the psychological drive. View Full Article
By Michelle Berman    View more articles by this author
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October 15
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a complex disorder experienced by women; it is characterized by numerous emotional and physical symptoms. Twenty years ago there was little evidence and research conducted on this topic, however, two decades later there seems to be more information available in terms of nutritional recommendations to follow which may alleviate some of the uncomfortable symptoms. View Full Article
By Rebecca Mohning    View more articles by this author
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October 15
Are you feeling overwhelmed at the grocery store reading food labels all the time and deciding what to buy food that is healthy? The best news about choosing fruits and vegetables is that you really can’t go wrong View Full Article
By Rebecca Mohning    View more articles by this author
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September 29
It is time to find ways to be healthier to protect your heart. The American Heart Association recommends a dietary pattern that keeps intake of trans fats and saturated fats as low as possible (with less than 10 percent of daily calories coming from trans fats and saturated fats combined), as both of these are associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Don’t be confused trans fat is worse than saturated fat since it raises the bad cholesterol (LDL) and also lowers the good cholesterol (HDL) unlike saturated fat which only raises the bad cholesterol. As a result, the debate has been settled, margarine is worse for us than butter because most margarines are processed using a method which results in unhealthy trans fats. View Full Article
By Julie C.H. Brake    View more articles by this author
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September 29
A fad diet is any diet that becomes popular for a short period of time due to stories of success from a relatively small number of people. They are advertised as quick ways to lose weight. Most of these diets require a low intake of specific foods or nutrients for a certain period of time. Some of them have various stages to reintroduce the limited food or nutrient. Here are some examples of fad diets and why they don’t work: View Full Article
By Dan DeFigio    View more articles by this author
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September 29
The USDA reports that food prices rose more over the last two years than they have in almost 20 years. Many people are looking for less expensive ways to feed their families. Sure, a fast-food hamburger or a box of prepared Mystery Helper is an inexpensive way to put calories into your family's stomach. But how much actual nutrition are you delivering? View Full Article
By Seth Meyers    View more articles by this author
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September 21
In the world of psychology and mental health, self-talk refers to the inner dialogue we have in our minds as we go through our daily lives. When something bad happens to you, for example, you probably have a thought that flies through your head. For some, you may think to yourself 'I was so stupid,' while others may blow it off and think 'It wasn't my fault - I tried as hard as I could.' Whatever it is that you say to yourself, it's what we call self-talk. View Full Article
By Seth Meyers    View more articles by this author
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September 14
Last week a study revealed that America is watching more television than ever, with many watching approximately 140 hours per month. I know, it seems almost hard to believe. Aren’t many of those viewers also working 40 hours per week? Perhaps in this economy, no, but still – how many hours are there in a week?! View Full Article
By Michelle Berman    View more articles by this author
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September 14
Shopping at the grocery store these days can be overwhelming with so many products on the market and so much information we are bombarded with on a daily basis. If your ultimate goal is to keep you and your family healthy, then here are some simple tips and strategies to help you obtain this goal. View Full Article
By Damona Sain    View more articles by this author
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September 08
Are you? Of course you are, or why else would you be reading this? Maybe to confirm what you already suspect or maybe you’re looking for something that says you’re not a chronic procrastinator. Well, it’s time to find out! View Full Article
By Phyllis Brown    View more articles by this author
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September 01
You can’t consume 3,000 calories a day and expect to lose your belly, but calories aren’t the entire story. Certain foods seem to pack pounds on the midsection: Last year, experts from the Framingham Nutrition Studies reported that women who ate almost 400 fewer daily calories, but chose the least nutritious foods had more than double higher risk of abdominal obesity than those who ate that much more, but made better choices. It’s not just about “dieting.” Just incorporate these strategies into your life and watch ab flab pare down. View Full Article
By Blair Morrison    View more articles by this author
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August 27
A client of mine called me one Saturday to report on an amazing workout he had just finished. This workout, he told me, had completely exhausted his upper and lower body, taxed his core, and left him utterly out of breath. Knowing that this guy was pretty fit and that I had put him through a lot in the past, my curiosity was understandably piqued at this point. What exercises could he have been doing to get him so depleted? View Full Article
By Rebecca Mohning    View more articles by this author
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August 17
Summer temperatures are on the rise and so is the need for a frozen treat. If you are trying to make the healthiest choice it can be confusing with all the latest choices for ice cream: low-fat, light, non-fat, or frozen yogurt. The good news is that with all the new options for ice cream, it can be part of a healthy diet; it is just a matter of knowing what to look for on the label. View Full Article
By Kathy B. Glazer    View more articles by this author
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August 17
Summer time and warm weather has us craving cool refreshing desserts. Ice cream, sherbet, frozen custard, gelato, popsicles, or sorbet are all treats we love to add to our menus, bowls or shopping carts as the temperature soars. Many people eat these treat year round as shown by these statistics. “A recent survey noted that each American consumes a yearly average of 24.5 quarts of commercially produced frozen dairy products (ice cream, sherbet, and ices)” View Full Article
By Kathy B. Glazer    View more articles by this author
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August 14
As the temperature rises in summer we know we need to drink more water to stay hydrated. But we need to drink water all year long as well. I am going to discuss why. View Full Article
By Dan DeFigio    View more articles by this author
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August 14
There's an old saying that goes "Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper," but most of us do the opposite. This is exactly the wrong way to eat if we're trying to lose weight. It also works against us if we're trying to keep our energy up during the day and our mental performance level high. Remember, you've just gone eight hours without food, your body is craving nourishment, and your brain needs glucose to function at its best. Skipping breakfast is one of the worst possible things you can do. View Full Article
By Kathy B. Glazer    View more articles by this author
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August 14
Consumers need to have a game plane when shopping for groceries at the supermarket. In this economy it is even more important to have strategies that stay within your budget and keep your waist line from expanding. View Full Article

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