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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Weight Loss Tips for Eating at Restaurants

Whether you’re eating at a Mexican or Italian restaurant, you can savor the exotic, while keeping calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium under control.

By: The weight-loss experts at Mayo Clinic and Donald Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H.

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Look for: Stir-fried (ask to have it prepared in little or no oil) or steamed dishes with lots of vegetables, steamed rice, poached fish, and hot and sour soups.

Avoid: Fatty spareribs, fried wontons, egg rolls, shrimp toast and fried rice. To limit sodium, ask that your food be prepared without salt or monosodium glutamate (MSG). Request soy sauce (high in sodium) and other …

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Can Extra Weight Boost Breast Cancer Rates?

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Obesity creates a greater risk for breast cancer post-menopause, while pre-menopausal women actually have a reduced risk.

By: Anita Mahaffey

Obesity has always been known as a danger to women’s health; however, recent studies have linked obesity and breast cancer in a variety of ways.

Doctors aren’t sure why this link exists and are trying to figure out what ties weight gain to breast cancer. But they are more and more convinced the link is there, and they are urging women to watch their weight and increase their exercise to help stave off breast cancer which is the most common …

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