Exercise Less, Eat More, Sleep In and Lose Weight

One study suggests that if you sleep fewer than seven-and-a-half hours a day not only makes weight loss difficult, but it can increase your body mass index.

Remember when you were a teenager and could eat anything you wanted? Not only could you eat fatty, sugary foods around the clock, but your body actually needed all that energy.

Many years later, those cravings still remain, but your body’s nutritional requirements have changed. With each passing decade, metabolic rates slow down — as does your ability to shed unwanted pounds.

This slowing of your body’s metabolism is an inevitable part …

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Physical Activity for a Healthy Weight

Getting to and staying at a healthy weight requires both regular physical activity and a healthy eating plan. Here are some guidelines for you to follow.

Why is physical activity important?

Regular physical activity is important for good health, and it’s especially important if you’re trying to lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight.

* When losing weight, more physical activity increases the number of calories your body uses for energy or “burns off.” The burning of calories through physical activity, combined with reducing the number of calories you eat, creates a “calorie deficit” that results in weight …

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4 Ways to Change Your Diet and Your Life

One can become confused and sometimes even overwhelmed by the vast amounts of dieting rituals available.  Here are four ways to change your diet and your life.

In today’s world, there’s a major emphasis on dieting and eating healthy. Everywhere you look, there are ads promoting the next dieting fad or individuals claiming to have the solution for losing that excess weight. Obesity awareness ads have created a weight-conscious population.

One can become confused and sometimes even overwhelmed by the vast amounts of dieting rituals available in society. So which one is the best? Is there a right or …

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Count Up Your Calories and Pump Up With Exercise

Truth is you don’t need a formal exercise program; just spend time on the things you enjoy doing that also get you moving.

By: Bindu Grandhi and Brigid Beitel

Count Up Your Calories

“People need fewer calories as they age because of a shift from lean muscle mass to fat, and a resulting decrease in metabolic rate,” explains Andrew Weil, a physician who specializes in integrative medicine. Since many women don’t take that into consideration, the much maligned “middle-age spread” starts to pack on the pounds. Shoot to decrease your caloric intake by 200 calories. A woman who is not

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Does Cold Weather Make You Store Body Fat?

Many men and women wake up one morning at age 40 or 45, look in the mirror and ask themselves, “How did I get so heavy?”

By: Tom Venuto

Do you get fatter in the cold weather? It’s a good question right now, and the answer is yes!

First there’s the psychological explanation: in warm climates, people are wearing less clothes and enjoying the outdoors and people want to look good when they’re exposing more flesh! In the cold, you’re covered up, so there’s less self-consciousness and no public accountability. Therefore, most people tend to stay on a diet more …

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Dr. Melina's Guide to "Everyday Exercises"

A recent study concluded that 89% of cases of diabetes could be prevented through five lifestyle factors including getting above average amounts of exercise.

By: Dr. Jampolis

30 minutes of Gardening = 15 minutes on the treadmill at 3.5 mph

o   150 lb person could burn up to 184 calories

30 minutes of mopping = 10 minutes on the treadmill at 3.0 mph

o   150 lb person could burn up to 139 calories

60 minutes of mowing the lawn = 30 minutes on the treadmill at 3.5 mph

o   150 lb person could burn up to 337 …

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