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Stress Only Slightly Impacts Weight Gain

Sunday, December 12, 2010 10:07 Comments Off on Stress Only Slightly Impacts Weight Gain

I hate stress. And I’m a mental case, so I don’t handle it very well. Lots of junk food, yelling at people, and watching Planes, Trains and Automobiles on loop. Stress can wreak havoc on your body. Common symptoms of chronic stress include headache, insomnia, depression, high blood pressure, irritability, and I’ve always thought weight-gain was a risk too….

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Mediterranean Diet Fights Off Age-Related Weight Gain

Saturday, December 11, 2010 10:05 Comments Off on Mediterranean Diet Fights Off Age-Related Weight Gain

My people, the Italians, have known for centuries that the Mediterranean diet keeps you fit and trim. It’s about time the rest of the world caught up. Fannulloni! The Mediterranean diet includes foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, olive oil, and moderate amounts of fish and wine, but very little saturated fats, like eggs, red meat, dairy products, and poultry….

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The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss

Thursday, December 9, 2010 22:25 Comments Off on The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss

If you know how successful The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss was, you’ll be excited about the release of his latest book, The 4-Hour Body. It has been described as the result of an obsessive quest, spanning more than a decade, to hack the human body. And, it contains the collective wisdom of elite athletes, doctors, and thousands…

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Total Obese Americans to Reach 42%

Thursday, December 9, 2010 10:00 Comments Off on Total Obese Americans to Reach 42%

It’s not the bubonic plague and you get it from cheeseburgers, not blood thirsty rats, but the United States is double-chin deep in an obesity epidemic. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity has grown dramatically over the past 20 years. Only Colorado and the District of Columbia have an obesity rate less than 20%….

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Poll: Holiday Dieting Pitfalls

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 15:47 Comments Off on Poll: Holiday Dieting Pitfalls

Whether you are trying to lose weight or just trying to maintain a healthy diet, the holidays can be challenging for the best of us. In fact, diet and fitness related websites see a sizable drop in traffic this time of year as some people adopt an “out of sight, out of mind” philosophy in regards to diet and…

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Sesame Street Goes Healthy

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 10:03 Comments Off on Sesame Street Goes Healthy

The last few years have been a whirlwind for the Cookie Monster. From having to dispel tabloid rumors about his name being changed to the “Vegetable Monster,” to his recent run in the limelight, which centered on an aggressive campaign to host Saturday Night Live. Although the cookie monster will not be changing the name on his birth certificate,…

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Piloxing: A Fun Way to Workout

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 9:48 Comments Off on Piloxing: A Fun Way to Workout

Flickr: aktivioslo If you love hybrid words, you’ll love “Piloxing.” And no, it doesn’t involve punching your cat, whilst doing the dreaded Pilates Hundred… thankfully! It’s a fun combination of Pilates and Boxing, created by Swedish celebrity trainer, Viveca Jensen. This is Jensen’s way of physically and mentally empowering people through fitness. Piloxing is mainly designated for woman (sorry guys!),…

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17 Day Diet

Monday, December 6, 2010 19:45 Comments Off on 17 Day Diet

The 17 Day Diet is a new program from Dr Mike Moreno, a family practitioner from San Diego, California. Moreno specializes in diabetes and diabetic complications. The new diet has featured on Dr Phil, and consequently lead to a surge in interest. So what’s it all about?…

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Link Time! Fitness Gifts and More

Monday, December 6, 2010 16:13 Comments Off on Link Time! Fitness Gifts and More

Most of the western world is in the midst of holiday gift buying and figuring out what to buy can be challenging. ThatsFit.com just published their Holiday Fitness Gift Guide which can be used as a great resource to shop for the fitness buff in your family. However, use caution when buying these gifts for others as they could…

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Roni’s 100 Pound Weight Loss

Monday, December 6, 2010 10:03 Comments Off on Roni’s 100 Pound Weight Loss

Success stories always brighten my day and boost my own motivation. It’s great to hear about people achieving their health and fitness goals. Roni Yonka, a 30-year old woman from North Carolina, used the free diet service SparkPeople (which has been featured on Diet Blog before) to get off to a really strong start, losing 6lbs in just two…

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