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To Run Or To Lift, That Is The Question

What Aerobic and Resistance Exercise Do For Your Health When you think of exercise, what immediately comes to mind? Going out for a jog? Sweating it out on the spin bike at the gym? Or maybe loading up weight at the squat rack? What about a resistance band workout? All of those classify as exercise, but they serve different purposes. If …

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How ‘The Sultana Exercise’ Can Help You Lose Weight

The five-minute trick could be the secret to re-establishing a healthy relationship with food We all have to eat to stay alive, but how often do you actually savour your food? The concept of mindful eating is nothing new – for years, health gurus have extolled the virtues of appreciating your food instead of mindlessly shoving it into your mouth. …

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Seven Common Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

It’s that time of year, summer holidays are over, kids are back at school and you’ve been on a new diet to lose all the weight you put on while on your ‘all inclusive’ in the sun.  While you lost quite a lot of weight at first without much effort, you have now reached a plateau and all your hard …

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Is it Possible to Lose Weight with an Underactive Thyroid?

Is it Possible to Lose Weight with an Underactive Thyroid? If you are being treated for an underactive thyroid, medically known as hypothyroidism, and are struggling to lose body fat, you are not alone. Of the estimated 2% percent in the U.K. who have hypothyroidism, many find themselves with undesirable weight gain. Hypothyroidism is mostly seen in women between the …

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Why You Need to Know Your Body Fat Percentage

Do you know what your body fat percentage is, right now? Do you know what a healthy body fat percentage is for your gender? Do you know why you should care? Your body fat percentage is a value that tells you how much of your body weight is made up of fat. In terms of your overall health, your body …

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How to Help Heal a Heart

Suffering from a heart condition can be very stressful and upsetting. How will it affect your day to day life? Is there anything you can do? Lots of people, understandably, feel powerless. However, there are positive actions you can take to minimise any further problems. Obesity and Heart Conditions If you suffer from a heart condition, the logical starting point …

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Is Liposuction A Logical Choice?

Weight loss is a hard mountain to climb. There are numerous methods and theories that can be tried. However, the main focus of any self-improvement has to be sustainability. As such, the various ‘quick fixes’ and weight loss ‘miracle plans’ may have a short term effect, but they do not generally have longevity. With all weight loss options, it is …

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Metabolic Rates: What your body does when no one is looking

You might think metabolic rates are simple. It is just an input to output ratio. It is actually far more than that, and is essential to every healthy human and animal. It governs how your body assimilates food intake and distributes the energy, and is a vital component in regulation of your essential organs and the well being of your …

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Rubber Gastric Band or an Iron Will?

When losing weight seems difficult it can be tempting to look into surgical options like the gastric band. However, this weight loss surgery is not a miracle cure or an easy way to lose weight, and you should make sure you educate yourself about the procedure, its risks and less invasive alternatives. The first step to achieving weight loss will …

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How to Stop Overeating Once and For All…

You had one too many drinks last Saturday evening because it’s the weekend anyway! At dinner last night, your dessert craving for chocolate cake turned out to be a binge – one tempting slice after another. And today,  you stuffed yourself with five buttery rolls at the office potluck. You originally intended to have only two of the tasty rolls, …

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