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High Blood Pressure and Your Weight

Posted on December 12, 2018 by 3 Comments

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blog_bloodpressureHave you had your blood pressure tested lately? And if so, is it high?

The good news is if you do have high blood pressure, losing weight and making lifestyle changes can remedy the issue about 80 percent of the time. The bad news is, if you ignore high blood pressure you could be setting yourself up for some big health problems in the future.

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4 Reasons Why Women Need Weights and Protein

Posted on June 6, 2018 by Leave a comment

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blog_getleanIn the 1970s, a young Austrian by the name of Arnold Schwarzenegger burst onto the world stage in his full shiny, muscular glory. He won the Mr. Universe bodybuilding contest when he was 20 and then went on to win the Mr. Olympia title six years in a row (and ultimately won a seventh). Intense behind-the-scenes preparation and training for one of his wins was captured in the documentary, “Pumping Iron,” which helped to catapult him into legendary stardom in strong man roles, like Conan The Barbarian, Predator, and The Terminator. In homage, Saturday Night Live channeled him in Hans and Franz’s famous clap, “We are here to pump you up!”

“Ah-nold” showed us what weight lifting and protein diets did to our bodies. It made us HUGE.

And maybe it was the image of a pumped-up Arnold that kept women out of the weight lifting room and in the aerobics class. Of course, cardio exercise is critical to weight loss and especially healthy weight maintenance, but many women have been missing out on the incredible weight loss benefits of strength training with weights.

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Coconut Oil: Weight Loss Miracle or Myth?

Posted on May 16, 2018 by Leave a comment

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blog_coconutThere always seems to have been too much weight loss information to digest. Whether it’s different diet fads or using wraps to burn fat, there’s always a “next big thing” in weight loss. In our “Weight Loss Miracle or Myth” series, we will examine the latest trends, and decide whether they have scientific backing or are just a lot of hype.

The first of these trends is coconut oil, an apparent miracle when it comes to weight loss. Let’s find out if that’s really true.

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Easy Ways to Cut Calories in 6 Thanksgiving Favorites

Posted on November 2, 2012 by 1 Comment

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blog_thanksgivingThanksgiving comes only once a year and is a special cause for celebration. But beware: the average Thanksgiving meal can contain up to 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat!

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5 Foods for Weight Loss and Energy

Posted on July 6, 2012 by 6 Comments

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greensOne thing that you don’t want to happen when you are trying to lose weight is also to have your energy level plummet. But that’s exactly what can happen if you try cut calories without also thinking about nutrition.

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Do Low-Fat Diets for Weight Loss Work?

Posted on June 28, 2012 by 1 Comment

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food labelNot so long ago, low-fat diets (and low-fat or non-fat labels on foods) were all the rage in weight loss. But do low-fat diets for weight loss really work?

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