Does your resolution have to do with weight loss or getting fit, but you don’t know where to start? I came across an article that lists 52 different ways you can get moving towards your goals. Check them out, choose a few to start with and gradually add more. Make 2013 a great year!
52 Ways to Leave your Blubber
School is starting again and families are facing changing schedules. With so much transition, excitement and stress going on it can be hard to make healthy choices for you and your family. Most families can’t even bring themselves to talk about healthy choices! (more…)
Are you 25 or older? Did you know that after you turn 25, your metabolism can slow down by 5 – 10% per decade! For the average American, that means their metabolic rate decreases by 20 – 40% over their lifetime.
This decline in metabolism is made even worse by the fact that as you age, your body requires fewer calories. This is because we are often less physically active, more sedentary and many of us suffer muscle loss as we age. (more…)
Last week, I told you a little about the NIH Look Ahead Study and how they found that people who participated in group weight loss programs lost significantly more weight than those who didn’t. This week I’m going to tell you a little bit more about that study. The NIH also found that there were three key factors that helped those people in the group weight loss program be so successful.
One of the top reasons people use for not exercising is lack of time. And yes, many of us are very busy, but that may not be an acceptable excuse any longer. (more…)
Americans say they are doing everything they can to be healthy… but the numbers aren’t adding up. Two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese and yet 49% of Americans say they are doing everything they can to achieve balanced nutrition and a healthy diet. Something is not quite right there, so what is going on? (more…)