Category Archives: Weight Loss

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Is Your Chair Killing You? And The Business You Work For?

The desk job has become the norm in America and across most of the Western world. Many of us are virtually chained to our desks, working on our computers, answering emails, teleconferencing and doing Skype meetings. For most, the only reason to get up out of our chairs is to take a quick bathroom break, and then it’s back to the desk to type up that report or send out that follow-up e-mail. According to a poll of 6,300 people by the Institute for Medicine and Public Health, Americans spend an average of 56 hours each week just sitting. That’s up by eight percent in the last twenty years. We are also contending with longer commutes to work, leaving us sitting in our car fighting traffic for longer periods of time each day, and causing us to be more sedentary than ever before.  But it’s not just our jobs that encourage all this sedentary behavior; it’s also what we do when we are off work. Continue reading

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Deer Antler Velvet

One of the hottest new products on the supplement market today is deer antler velvet. Its said to speed healing, enhance male sexual performance and improve strength and stamina in athletes and is band in many professional sports as an performance enhancing drug. But did you know deer antler velvet has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries? The first recorded use of deer antler velvet as a medicine dates back more than two thousand years to a tomb in Hunan Province where an ancient scroll was recovered that listed over 50 different diseases that deer antler velvet was prescribed to treat. Deer antler velvet is still used today by Chinese medicine doctors all over the world.

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Fit But Fat ? New Study Points to Health Risks

This story was written by Linda Carroll NBC News contributor and appeared on NBC News Health. get more health news from NBC at http://www.nbcnews.com

 

If you’re overweight or obese, it may pay off to shed even just a few extra pounds.

Excess weight can knock years off your life even if your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar are in the healthy range, a new study suggests.

Scrutinizing the combined data from eight earlier studies, Canadian researchers have concluded that there is no such thing as “healthy obesity,” according to a report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Just having good metabolic numbers doesn’t protect you from fat’s deleterious effects, said study co-author Dr. Bernard Zinman, a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and director of the diabetes center at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

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Get A FREE Weight loss E book:Exercise Sucks! The Secret To Losing Weight Without Really Trying

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It’s the day after Thanksgiving and your feeling like one of the balloons in yesterdays Macy’s parade. Have we got just the thing for you. Our E book Exercise Sucks! The Secret To Losing Weight Without Really Trying is FREE November 29th thru December 1st.  Talk about a great black Friday deal! To get yours just click on the book cover and start losing weight for the holidays…the no sweat way.

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Fun Fitness: HIIT Training

For the past couple of years I have been doing my HIIT workout (high intensity interval training) religiously. Not because I love it, I don’t. In fact I hate it with a passion. Don’t get me wrong. As a personal trainer, group exercise instructor and wellness coach I really like to exercise, but I find traditional HIIT just plain painful. But if your not a trainer or an exercise aficionado you may be asking yourself, what exactly is HIIT? It’s a workout were you go very hard (80-90% of your maximum effort) for a short period of time (for beginners 10-30 seconds) then actively recover (keep moving but at a much slower pace) for a period of time, then repeat that sequence several times. So why do I do it? Well the benefits are just too good not to do it. Interval training can cut the amount of time needed to do exercise in half while actually improving performance. HIIT is actually more effective for burning fat than aerobic exercise and increases your metabolism for up to 24 hours after finishing your workout.  Interval training actually triggers a huge boost in the production of human growth hormone a big plus if you’re over 30 as this is the anti-aging hormone that keeps skin looking young and muscle mass high. Studies even show that it can improve memory and brain function, not to mention its positive effects on heart health and lung capacity. But for me HIIT is a lot like Brussels sprouts…something you force down and move on as quickly as possible.

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Workout at Work: 25 Lower Body Strength Exercises to do at Your Desk

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Losing weight over the holidays is tough. A better strategy is to try not gain weight between Thanksgiving and the new year. Simple exercises that you can do right at your desk in just a few minutes are the key to not gaining weight during the “eating season”. The muscles of our lower body are some of the biggest muscles and burn more calories over the course of the day than any other muscles. Yet sitting at work all day long causes these vital muscles to go “dormant” causing us to gain weight and get sick. Learn how to activate these muscles and jump start your metabolism helping you to control  your weight during these tough times. These no sweat exercises take only a few minutes each hour and are simple and easy to do. Get your copy of the ebook

Workout at Work: 25 Lower Body Strength Exercises to do at Your Desk

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Exercises You Can Do In your Living Room: Half Handstand With Feet On The Couch

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This simple exercise is something  you can do almost anywhere you have a bench, chair or couch. It’s also is the perfect at home workout for the muscles of most of the upper body. Because it works the shoulders, triceps, chest, upper back and core makes this a great move when you need to get a lot done in a short period of time. It’s also a great way to change the angle on the humdrum exercises that you do at the gym. This can mean you power threw those plateau ‘s we all experience in our progress towards the body and health we want.

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Everyday Pilates: Day By Day

Are exercise books to hard to follow but video just doesn’t give you enough information? Then try a Vook. This hybrid of book and video will let you see and follow along with the exercises and give you all the information you need to do the movements and the mind/body work correctly which is at the heart of the Pilates experience. Everyday Pilates: Day By Day is fresh and innovative and has one of the top Pilates trainers in the world at the helm to guide you through this incredible Vook experience.

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