Watch Out for These Signs of Dehydration

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No, it’s not your imagination. It has been hot lately! So hot, in fact, that it could be easy to become dangerously dehydrated if you’re out and about during the day. Some people manage to move their workouts to early morning or late afternoon during the worst part of summer. But if your schedule won’t budge, or you need to go out for other reasons, watch for these signs of dehydration. Read more

What Are Antioxidants, Anyway?

If you’re following a weight loss plan, you might be deluged with new information about nutrition. You’re learning the basics, such as how much protein you need to eat every day, or how sugars are metabolized in the body. But you’re probably reading a lot about antioxidants, too. Read more

4 Exercise Tips for the Summer Heat

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When you’re making progress toward your fitness or weight loss goals, the last thing you want is to take a break and undo a lot of that progress. But it’s July now, and it’s hot outside! Not only is exercise uncomfortable right now; it could be dangerous if you aren’t careful.

To keep up with your fitness and weight loss plan, take these four steps to keep yourself safe when exercising in the heat of midsummer. Read more

How Safe is Botox?

When you first heard about Botox, you probably thought, “A few simple injections, just under the skin, that nearly erase wrinkles and it only takes a few minutes? Sign me up!” But then you looked into how the process works, and maybe you felt hesitant. Botox sounds pretty bizarre, when you think about it. Read more

Hate Running? Then Don’t Do It!

Running has long been regarded as the go-to exercise for torching large amounts of calories in each workout. For those following a weight loss plan, or wanting to get in better shape, running often seems like the only solution. Luckily, for those who hate running, this isn’t true at all. Read more

What’s the Big Deal About Water?

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Venture into the weight loss section of any bookstore, and you’ll discover an abundance of books promoting one eating plan or another. Turn on the TV and you’ll see advertisements for various programs, promising to help you shed unwanted pounds. Weight loss plans vary significantly in the types of foods they promote, or the amount of exercise they claim is necessary. Some are even designed to address specific body types. But one thing remains constant, in every weight loss plan that has ever provided even a small measure of success: Water is important. Read more

A Quick-Start Guide to Strength Training

A strength training routine should be a part of everyone’s workout regimen. Strength training prevents bone loss as we age, helps to protect joints, and boosts your metabolism so that maintaining a healthy weight is much easier. Plus, muscle tone looks great! Read more

How to Cope With a “Bad Body Day”

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We’ve all heard of the infamous “bad hair day”. You’ve probably even suffered through your fair share of them. But have you ever woken up in the morning, looked in the mirror, and thought, “Gosh, did I gain ten pounds overnight?”

It happens. It’s a “bad body day”, and for whatever reason, sometimes our reflection in the mirror doesn’t seem to be matching all of our hard work in the gym lately. Read more

5 Surprising Foods That Help You Lose Weight

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We often make the mistake of viewing our weight loss plan in terms of “things we can’t eat”. That’s actually a bad habit for several reasons: Making foods “off limits” can trigger more cravings for them, it teaches you to view healthy foods as a punishment, and it trains your brain to resent your weight loss plan. Read more

Are Healthy People More Successful?

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Most people would assume that successful individuals can afford better food, access to healthcare, a pricey gym membership, and so on. There’s no debating those things, and saying that successful people tend to be healthier probably sounds like a pretty obvious statement. Read more

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