Weight Loss

Obesity Costs the United States How Much Money!…

Have you ever wondered what the actual cost of obesity is to America? Obesity is a huge problem that is growing year after year, and some estimates say that obese adults will make up over 40% of the U.S. population by 2018 if things don’t change. Today, it is estimated that over $79 million is spent annually on treating obesity, and over 100,000 people die each year because they are overweight or obese. At the rate that obesity is growing, the U.S. will spend about $344 billion on health care related to obesity by 2018! Have a look at the graphic on the next page for a detailed overview of the problem… Read More…

How NOT to Exercise: 10 Funny Examples of Exercising Gone Wrong! [Videos]

There’s no doubt about it – exercising is tough. However, in order to reach our weight loss goals, exercise is an essential piece of the puzzle. Going to the gym to get in a good workout can sometimes not go as planned, and luckily for us, many of these little fitness mishaps are caught on tape so we can get a good laugh at them later. I’ve compiled 10 of the funniest videos that YouTube has to offer relating to exercise failures, gym mishaps, and weight loss don’ts.
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Check Your BMI to Gauge Your Body Fat Content

Your BMI, or body mass index, is a fairly accurate measurement of your body fat. It can be used by doctors to assess someone’s body fat content and whether or not they fall within a healthy range. BMI is calculated in its most basic form using simply your height and weight. There are other factors that may affect your BMI results as described below, but in general you can get a good measure of your body fat using a BMI chart. You’ll find a free BMI calculator at the bottom of this post that you can use to check your BMI.
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Hypnosis for Weight Loss: Can it Help You Lose Weight?

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There have been a handful of legitimate studies conducted on the topic of hypnosis for weight loss, and the results have been largely positive. These studies have shown that in most cases, if the hypnotherapy is done correctly, hypnosis can help yield positive results in regards to weight loss. But before you go run out and start searching the yellow pages for the nearest hypnotherapist, there is a catch (Doh!). As with any other sort of weight loss program, weight loss hypnosis isn’t a quick, easy fix – it’s more of a “helping hand” of sorts… Read More…

Quick Cheating Your Workouts – You Can’t Fool Your Body

dont-cheat-workoutsDo you ever workout – whether it be on a treadmill, elliptical machine or lifting weights – and focus more on the number of reps, miles or revolutions rather than focusing on proper technique? I admit that I have, so I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who has cheated my body out of a good workout (Or at least I hope I’m not the only one!). Read More…

It’s No Wonder There’s an Obesity Epidemic in the U.S!

Have you ever wanted to see a heat map that depicts every single McDonalds restaurant across the continental United States? Well, here ya go! As you’ll see when you click through the link below, McDonalds fast food restaurants pretty much consume the entire map. As a matter of fact, there’s a McDonalds no less than 145 miles from where you’re standing right now in the U.S. – So do you understand now why we have an obesity problem in America! (Click it for a larger version).
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How to Prepare Delicious Diet Meals: 6 Tips

When most people hear the word “diet”, they picture glum, uninteresting and tasteless food.  Healthy foods and meals don’t have to be tasteless or boring. Below you’ll find some tips for preparing delicious and appealing diet foods and meals.
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Quick Ways to Lose Weight by Incorporating Exercise into Your Daily Activities

Most of us in today’s hectic world have used the excuse of too little time when asked about our lack of daily exercise. However, this excuse tends to falter when you are given a few scenarios where you can incorporate the daily exercise you need, in order to live a healthier life, into your everyday activities. These are also great quick ways to lose weight. Read More…

Resistance exercises – perfect for building muscle as well as losing weight

Exercise has just as many benefits as there are excuses not to do them. One of the greatest benefits is that it boosts your metabolism, which keeps your weight under control and keeps you feeling energetic. In this article we will look at resistance training (exercises) as a method to build muscle as well as to lose weight.
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Should We Punish Children for Not Finishing Their Dinner?

At dinner a couple of nights ago, my wife and I wouldn’t let our daughter have dessert because she didn’t finish her dinner?…Is that such a good idea? That’s how it was for me growing up, and I’m sure it was the same way in most other households in the U.S., but that state of mind may just be contributing the growing child obesity problem worldwide – and especially in the U.S where child obesity has reached epidemic proportions.
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