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Like winning the Powerball jackpot, the odds of losing weight overnight and keeping it off are slim (excuse the pun). Instead of expecting miracles, give up a small, unhealthy habit that could make a big impact on your weight long-term. Said again….. Give up something in your diet you won’t notice you’re missing. Maybe that...
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Many medical experts will tell you that 30 minutes is where the exercise threshold begins. In fact, the Department of Health and Human Services suggests that at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity is required to reduce the risk of chronic diseases in adulthood. But don’t sweat it if you only have 10 or 20 minutes...
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I hope everyone enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving day with friends and family! If  you had one too many slices of turkey or pumpkin pie, it may be time to burn off those extra calories. What better way to keep celebrating – and start exercising – than signing up to run or walk a local turkey...
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With record setting temperatures all around the country, it becomes more challenging to run – or exercise outdoors in any manner. Fear not! You can still get outside and enjoy the scenery, but you must proceed with caution! Here are a few suggestions to help you cool, when the going gets hot. Get up early....
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Dog Talk: I didn’t get any exercise today so I’m a grump. I’m either lying around doing nothing or getting into things I shouldn’t because I’m bored. (Why does Mom have to work all the time anyway?) People Talk: I didn’t exercise today so I’m in a bad mood – no endorphins to lift my...
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I’ve recently begun a consulting engagement which requires business travel. As such, I’m reminded of the challenges in exercising and eating well when the comforts of home are miles away. Though it’s nearly impossible to replicate healthy, home-cooked meals, there are ways to curtail the amount of junk food one consumes on the road! Likewise,...
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The increasing rates of obesity have gotten the attention of First Lady Michele Obama, as well as celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Last year, a record 63.1% of adults in the U.S. were either overweight or obese. According to KidsHealth.org, the percentage of overweight children in the United States is growing at an alarming rate, with 1...
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