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Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …

Oatmeal Recipes That Will Change Your Life Before 8 am

You already know what a difference a bowl of healthy oatmeal makes: It warms you up, fills you up, and pumps you up like no other breakfast food. Studies suggest that this overachiever can also help prevent obesity, diabetes, and heart attacks. And that's just the plain stuff. What happens when you …

10 Best Fitness Foods For Women | Women's Health

<b>Berries</b><br>USDA researchers recently placed fresh berries on their list of the 20 foods richest in antioxidants. Just a handful of blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries is an excellent source of these potent nutrients, which protect muscles from free radical damage that might be caused by exercise. …

Nutrition

What Causes Midnight Hunger?

Getting a good night's sleep is essential for your mood and overall health. Waking up hungry from time to time isn't something you necessarily need …

Running for Beginners: FAQs

<b>Can I run in sneakers?</b><br>Running doesn't require much investment in gear and accessories, but you have to have a good pair of running shoes. Unlike sneakers, running shoes are designed to help your foot strike the ground properly, reducing the amount of shock that travels up your leg. They're also …

7 Secrets to Keep Off the Weight You Lost

Congratulations! You've worked hard on your eating and exercise, and you achieved the fit body you had as your goal.<p>Now you're ready to strut your …

10 Habits That Make You Fat

If losing weight were easy, more than two-thirds of Americans wouldn't be overweight and the 64 billion dollar weight loss industry would probably be …

Fitness

People under stress stick to habits, good or bad

<b>It seems old habits really do die hard - whether they are good or bad.</b><p>The study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, contradicts the idea that being under pressure leads to bad habits like over-eating or shopping sprees.<p>Instead, people are just as likely to maintain gym habits or …

University of Southern California

Quinoa: How to Pronounce It and Why You Should Eat It

Quin-what? How do I pronounce this food that is so popular in the health community lately? Is it "kwuh-NO-uh” or “KWIN-wah”? Quin-NO. The truth is, …

Green Tea Antioxidant Content Varies Greatly by Brand

“We wanted to look at the active compounds in common green tea products to give people a better sense of what they’re really getting with each,” says Tod Cooperman, MD, president of ConsumerLab.com. “Our tests revealed that these products had varying degrees of potency, and some fell short on their …

Why You Give Up on Exercise and What to Do About It

How many times have you given up on exercise? If you're like most of us, probably more times than you can count. There are plenty of reasons we find …

Women's Health

How to Become a Morning Workout Person<p>Even if you're an early bird, getting up before the sun rises to go sweat your butt off can be seriously daunting. The good news: It's possible to become a morning workout person (with relatively little pain). Just follow these 7 steps<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Pack …

Why Are Vegetables Important to the Human Body?

"Eat your vegetables!" It's a directive you've likely heard your whole life, since Mom served a side of broccoli with your meatloaf or …

10 ways to talk to your child about weight

<b>Education secretary Michael Gove's nine-year-old daughter has been withdrawn from her ballet classes over fears she was becoming worried about her weight. So how exactly do you tackle such a touchy subject with children?</b><p>Times columnist Sarah Vine, who is married to England's education secretary, …

Michael Gove

Fast, Easy, Light, High Protein Meal

Everyone always says that they don't have time to cook something healthy at home. Well, do you have four minutes? Here's a meal that takes only four …

Easy Meals and Easy Recipes

Cedric Angeles<p>Lemon-Tarragon Halibut en Papillote<p><b>The Situation:</b><br>Important Business Dinner<p><b>Perfect Meal to Make:</b><br>Lemon-Tarragon Halibut en Papillote<p>The right meal (and the proper presentation) shows you're sophisticated and serious about your career, and that you have creativity and flair. Sealing fish …

Tone Up Anytime, Anywhere

For this total-body workout, all you need to get super-fit is your own body<p>Chris Shipman<p>These no-gym-required fat burners—paired in supersets (two moves done back-to-back without resting in between)—will get you into killer condition fast.<p><b>What to Expect</b> You'll do this total-body routine on three …

The Best Vegetables to Eat for Weight Loss

Loading your plate with more veggies is a good way to drop those unwanted pounds. Veggies fill you up without a lot of calories. Plus, they're an …

How One Woman Went From Obesity to a Bikini Body

This post will explain exactly how Briana, a mother of three and reader of my blog, lost 100 pounds. It's a lot simpler than you might think.<p>For additional real-world examples and the fundamentals, I suggest reading <i>How to Lose 100 Pounds on The Slow-Carb Diet</i>. There are several men and women …

Fitness

Myths And Facts About Weight Loss

<i>By Tamara Duker Freuman for U.S. News</i><p>Collectively, my patients have shed thousands of pounds through our work together. I've worked with preteens through octogenarians; men and women; healthy folks and others struggling with chronic diseases. While each patient's weight-loss journey is unique, …

Women's Health

The 7 Simplest Weight Loss Strategies<p>You don't need a complicated weight loss plan to shed pounds. Instead, live by these straightforward rules<p>Hemera/Thinkstock<p>You don't have to count a single calorie to lose weight on this diet. Here, 7 super-simple weight loss rules to follow.<p>Reprogram your body …

Yoga: Poses To Tone Your Butt

<b>Warrior III</b> Standing on one straight leg, lean forward with your chest until it is in line with your lifted back leg and parallel to the ground. Extend your upper chest and gaze forward as you flex your back foot, keeping your leg straight and all of your toes pointing down. Stay here or extend …

Yoga

Increase Metabolism

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism<p>Stop these habits now to boost your calorie-burning potential<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of …

Why eating a bigger breakfast may help you lose weight

Most of us know that losing weight is a matter of calories in versus calories out. To shed excess pounds, the equation is simple: Eat less and move more. But according to a new study in the journal Obesity, there's more to weight loss than total calories: when you eat your calories matters, too.<p>It …

Nutrition

Bloated Stomach: 15 Ways to Debloat ASAP

<i>By Leta Shy for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>Slimming down for summer takes time and dedication, but a few quick tricks can help you feel a little bit lighter in just one day. Read on to get our tips on how to feel less bloated and puffy—and have a flatter belly—by the end of today!<p><b>1. Morning: Drink Hot Water</b> …

The Best Breakfast to Eat for Weight Loss

By the end of the study, the large-breakfast group had lost two and a half times more weight and 4.6 more inches from their waists than the women who ate their largest meals in the evening. But it gets better: The big-breakfast eaters also had lower levels of bad cholesterol and higher levels of …

The 7 Best Healthy Snacks

If you’re feeling hungry between meals, a smart snack doesn’t have to be as boring as a bag of carrot sticks. Here are seven easy light bites that …

5 Ways to Jump Start Your Weight Loss

In the 12+ years I have been working as a personal trainer, I have met a lot of very smart, very successful people with a broad knowledge of weight …